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MAS

On every station platform in this country, set back a goodly distance from the edge, there is a thick yellow line. We are (almost) constantly advised to stand behind it. The majority of people manage to do this because, basically, … Continue reading

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The John Dewrance Rocket

I was responsible for a bit of a kerfuffle at work. Poor Nick at Work suffered at the hands of a huffy curator when he suggested that, perhaps, some chap called Dewrance built the Rocket. That’s the famous Rocket that … Continue reading

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Building ships

Each week, Nick (at work) checks through my work and adds things for me to work on. Sometimes this doesn’t amount to much (and some weeks he doesn’t even get time) and then, like this week, there’s a lot for … Continue reading

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Miss Minnesota

BT is driving me a bit mad. Our broadband connection keeps disappearing and the phone is all crackle and pop. The main problem is that you can only talk to a machine when you ring the fault number. I don’t … Continue reading

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Power problems, fires and fatalities

It’s been a while since I’ve had a really bad day on the trains so I guess it was only fair that I had one today. First thing, on our way in, there was a track side fire at Raynes … Continue reading

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Back in Britain

Talk about a good, solid welcome back to Britain! Apart from the cold (loverrrrrrly), thunderstorm (scarrrrrrry) and lack of pollution, public transport has more than adequately said g’day. I went to work this morning (ignoring any thoughts of jet lag) … Continue reading

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Trains and dinosaurs

Mirinda and Sarah left the hotel for a work thing and I set off for the Beijing Police Museum. Funny thing is, I never found it. Most things in Beijing that aren’t huge tourist things, are not signposted in English … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Before I write about the wonders of today, I just have to report the biggest news of the day. We actually saw the sun this morning. Okay, it was behind a rather milky sky but it was there. I could … Continue reading

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And it started off so well…

Last night, following a lovely date at Cafe Rouge, I left the flat at 8:45, in the hope of getting aboard the 9:25 train home. I was so jolly and happy. South West Trains saw fit to change all of … Continue reading

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Trains, planes and automobiles

I caught the train from Hornsby to Central then changed to the airport train to the domestic terminals. I then caught a plane up to Brisbane then, eventually, I boarded one of the wonderful Col’s coaches back to mum and … Continue reading

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