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Travelling

Wandering around on a glacier

I’m back! We’ve just returned from a fantastic trip to Argentina. Obviously it’s always good to see Felipe’s family, but we also managed a weekend in El Calafate in the south. El Calafate is the nearest town to the Perito … Continue reading

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Doha Logic

I fondly call Qatar ‘The Land That Logic Forgot’, and here is another example. I went to the bank today and saw this sign: Where do you think I was supposed to park? a) Around the back of the bank, … Continue reading

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China

What a fantastic country! Random, crazy and rather strange, but it’s been a place I’ve wanted to visit for years. We first landed in Beijing, but flew straight up to Shenyang, which is just north of North Korea. It’s a … Continue reading

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It’s a hard life

Thought you might like to see this photo that I took on Friday. Yes, it was another hard day on a boat, but I was kept entertained by the appearance of a few little fluffy clouds. Doesn’t Doha look strangely peaceful … Continue reading

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Tripods

As some of you will know, every year I go on holiday with a couple of friends. As there are three of us, we call ourselves the Tripod. We’ve been to Moscow (via Milan, by accident), Alicante, Vienna, Budapest…the list … Continue reading

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Aurora Borealis

Last night it was possible to see the Aurora Borealis over many parts of the UK….well ok, those small patches of the UK which didn’t have too many clouds. The Aurora is sometimes visible over Scotland, but it’s far more … Continue reading

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A Great British Summer

Whilst Doha was enjoying a vicious sandstorm, I escaped to the UK. It was a flying visit, just long enough to attend a wedding, see my parents and my sister and enjoy a lovely cup of tea in the beautiful … Continue reading

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They must be mad

I was born in a forest. Well, that’s what my London friends thought. I was actually born in a hospital, but I was brought up in a forest. The New Forest, none the less. There are two imortant things to … Continue reading

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Roadworks in Doha

I tried to do a bit of shopping yesterday. There was a diversion on my normal route: “It’s my lucky day,” I thought, “there’s a diversion!” A turned left…and followed the road round a corner, round another corner and round … Continue reading

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That explains a lot

I’ve been looking through my photos from Portugal and I came across this one. My choice of drinks could explain a lot…

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