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Edinburgh 2: The Return

This weekend marked our second trip to Edinburgh to visit with Mark and go and see his football team, Dunfermline Athletic, the Pars. By ‘we’ I mean Nicktor and me. We set off ridiculously early this morning for our second … Continue reading

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Worst crossing EVAH!

I was woken up in the wee small hours by the spectral figure of Mirinda, framed in the open cabin door, claiming it was like an oven. She’d given up trying to sleep in it and tried to cool down … Continue reading

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Ghastly day

[Actually, it wasn’t really ghastly…just some bits of it.] Last night, I received an email from one of our mortgage providers requesting two pieces of information. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, however, the pieces of information were in my … Continue reading

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Farewell to Marrakech

There were Christmas carols playing at Marrakech airport while we waited for our plane home. I don’t know why. It was an odd way to end our Moroccan week. And we had a female captain on our plane home. I … Continue reading

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(Not such a) Perfect Day

It was with great sadness that I read of the death of Lou Reed first thing this morning. A massive part of my growing up. Taught me everything I needed to know about the seedier side of New York, drug … Continue reading

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Without food, there’s nothing

We are often amazed at how excited the dogs are when they visit somewhere new. Their noses are assaulted by all manner of new smells. By the time we get back home, they collapse with exhaustion. I think we now … 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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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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Deaths in fiction

There is apparently a grave in the grounds of Trinity Church, New York for one Charlotte Temple. I say ‘apparently’ because although we wandered all around the graveyard this morning, we couldn’t find it. There are also a lot of … Continue reading

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