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Where the mustard comes from

Alex and Paul were telling us at breakfast about when they last visited Dijon. It was a few years ago and during a horrendous thunderstorm. The roads were all up because some idiot was putting a tram system through the … Continue reading

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Unexpected favourite band

All the businesses that surround the place where our hotel is situated, have clubbed together and decided to have 15 DJs and lots of very loud music playing continuously all day. Apparently it was the same yesterday. I can only … Continue reading

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The long drive east

After a morning that consisted of taking the dogs to Sue, shopping for lunch, planting some mid-winter fire dogwood and eating lunch, we packed and headed off for Mirinda’s Mystery Birthday Break. Just over an hour later we arrived at … Continue reading

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Nice journey, shame about the flat

Why is it that when a human being gets behind the wheel of a car, his (and it’s generally a male) IQ drops by at least 50 points? I always tend to wonder about this when I’m in a big … Continue reading

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Coffee beans

It’s beyond me why some people think it’s reasonable behaviour to listen to a downloaded Radio 4 programme on Fairtrade chocolate production without the aid of earplugs. Two chaps sitting in front of me on my unexpected train trip into … Continue reading

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The Emperor

Our hotel in Beijing doesn’t have room numbers. Instead, each room is named after a Chinese emperor. We are in the Shun Zhi room, very nicely on the ground floor. Very nicely, because there’s no lift in this four storey … Continue reading

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Quick change

Lisa rang to say that the hotel we’d booked was a dive and advising us to book another one that she suggested. I quickly switched bookings. This meant a $50 cancellation fee, of course. 0

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