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Hedges and boats

Up bright and early this morning then, realising my mistake, I went back to bed. Up at a proper holiday hour and a leisurely start to the day, we headed out for a garden visit. Following a long and arduous … Continue reading

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No bratwurst today

We tried to visit the cathedral, along with about 4 million other tourists. We went in one door, hesitated a little bit then went out the other door. I guess some people would count this as a visit. There are, … Continue reading

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Life on a royal dhow

Spare a thought for poor Mirinda. Today, in Doha, she was forced to enjoy a boat trip on the royal dhow, servant on hand to top up her coffee, a table set up chock full of Middle Eastern delights and … Continue reading

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Now that was odd…

The photograph I took of the remains of my duck has somehow appeared on one of the hotel TV screens in the lobby. No text, just the image. It looks quite weird. I have no idea why or how they … Continue reading

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Heatwave hysteria

Ben (who works with Mirinda) had a letter published in the Telegraph this week. This is what he wrote (though he maintains his funniest work was edited out by the paper): Heatwave hysteria SIR – Is there to be no … Continue reading

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Speed boat

The first steam turbine driven ship was the Turbinia, built by Parsons Marine Turbine Company back in 1894. Charles Parsons (eventually a Sir) designed the engine and the boat and created the company in order to manufacture the engines for … Continue reading

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