Tag Archives: boats

Mirinda’s work do

I didn’t go to work this week. The reason was that I’d be dragging a very heavy suitcase around with me and while there’s quite a few escalators between home and the Science Museum, there’s also a few stairs. I … Continue reading

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South of the river

Today we went for a stroll around Rotherhithe. A while ago, Mirinda went there with Bob and they were very impressed. Today it was my turn. The day started with a lovely and late breakfast at Carluccio’s. Having eggs (Benedict … Continue reading

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Missed opportunity

I have to say that catching a ferry to work is the best. Lucky Mirinda does it most days but I get to do it on Friday’s now…well, for this month, anyway. Work was very good (as usual) with lots … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child

A very long time ago, fishermen and small traders along the coast of the Red Sea built their small boats out of reeds. They used reeds because they had a lot of them. These boats would either take them out … Continue reading

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Walking sideways and wearing cork

I thought I’d show you where I research a lot of the objects at the Science Museum. This is the technical file store. Well, actually it’s one bit of the technical file store. There are a dozen of these sections. … Continue reading

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Water taxi, bollocks

Here in Cornwall, they have a pretty conclusive schedule of water transport options to get from one side of the Fal to the other. Sadly, none of them operate if there is a breath of wind or the merest sprinkle … Continue reading

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Walking through Wandsworth

“The station is right there,” Mirinda remarked, pointing at an old building that looked as if it had stood beside the road for about 300 years. “My iPhone says so.” She added for a bit of technological justification. The complete … Continue reading

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Having a Mari-old-time

Today was a bit of a red letter day, as Charles Pooter would probably have remarked. For ages now (well, for as long as I’ve known it existed) I’ve wanted to visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. And today … Continue reading

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Women’s Day 2013

Today was International Woman’s Day. Starting in 1911, it celebrates and highlights the achievements of women throughout the world. It started with the suffragettes and continues to recognise the inequities that still exist. Equality isn’t an ideology, it’s obvious. It’s … Continue reading

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Cars for boats

The traffic into Surfer’s Paradise was horrendous this morning. It took us 45 minutes to go on a journey that, normally, takes 15. What made it worse was that the Hassells were in the same traffic jam though, fortunately, a … Continue reading

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