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Six Spitfires

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was commemorated today with 22 planes that took off from various small airports then flew over the south of England. Six Spitfires flew over our house, looking like a small but throaty … Continue reading

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Swapping cold for hot

After walking Mirinda to the station for the first time this year, I did some essential shopping at Waitrose (mainly for Tracey) then some at Boots (for Mum) then returned home to the puppies. Most of the day was spent … Continue reading

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The Marrakesh Express

This just annoyed me so I don’t blame anyone for ignoring it…I read this today. I thought Christ was all about love. It has nothing to do with Marrakesh (or Marrakech as some spell it). Nicktor arrived around 11:30 and … Continue reading

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Heading for China

Yesterday, a certain person left her eReader at the flat. So another certain person was put onto eReader purchase duty today. I’d planned to go into town, anyway (the cab wasn’t due until 1:30pm) so it was just something else … Continue reading

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Hong Kong to Sydney

The worst part of the trip was the transfer at Hong Kong. Rather than a simple walk from one plane to another, there was a very long, snaking queue that shuffled forwards like bunch of reluctant monks at an auto-de-fe. … Continue reading

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Climate lag

Well, wasn’t that a horrible trip home. All I can hope is that my luggage has a better trip. Mind you, I reckon 22 hours in a cargo hold is infinitely better than the seats in the Etihad plane I … Continue reading

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Flying away

It was an early start this morning in order to meet Col at the beginning of mum and dad’s drive. He was picking me up at 6:15 in order for me to make my flight down to Sydney. As usual, … Continue reading

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A long way to go for a roast dinner

The Abu Dhabi to Sydney leg of the trip was pretty dull and uneventful – it certainly wasn’t relieved by very much sleep! The most exciting part was when we landed and I realised, because of the delay taking off … Continue reading

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The drought is over!

It was announced today, amid weather warnings of flooding due to the unprecedented amount of rain we’ve been having, that not only is the drought finally over but that the hose pipe ban has been lifted. I figure, with the … Continue reading

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New York – London

I would love to say it was a pretty uneventful flight home…but it wasn’t. In fact, the events were thick and fast. It was late at night (plane time, clearly) and most of us were uncomfortably asleep when a loud … Continue reading

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