Category Archives: Travel

Service Interruption

Just a heads-up to note that I may well be out of circulation from the blogosphere for a few days. I’m heading to Blighty to visit an old friend. My connection to the Intertubes is likely to be interrupted. So, … Continue reading

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A Day Out

Yesterday I left Martin in charge of the dogs while I travelled to Rotterdam for a day out with a couple of old colleagues. I arrived at midday, and the original plan was to stroll from Central Station down to … Continue reading

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A Day Out

We had a day out yesterday, visiting a potter friend of ours in Flevoland, and then taking in a rather elaborate garden on the way back. Gerda Grashuis had an open day at her pottery (Pottenbakkerij GG), which also featured … Continue reading

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London Bound

I’m off to London for the weekend, hopefully to meet up with a couple of friends that I haven’t seen for many years. It’ll be my first visit to London in nearly five years. I expect that I will find … Continue reading

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Postcards Home

One of the careers that my father had was as a ship’s engineer. He began with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on the ships that crisscrossed the Irish Sea. The Island at that time (the 1920s) was a … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away

Last Monday, I managed to tick off one item on the "50 things to do before you die" list: I went on a trip in a balloon. The farmer next to us had organised it, and as well as taking … Continue reading

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Misplaced Trust

When it works, SatNav technology is almost magical. When it doesn’t, then the road to Hell beckons. Michael Bywater, in this piece for the Independent last week, sums up the failings, and the inevitable gnashing of teeth, very well. During … Continue reading

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