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Steam engines required

It snowed this morning in the South East. When I woke up and looked through the kitchen window all was clear. About 15 minutes later it started falling. Very quickly the garden was covered in white. It had stopped by … Continue reading

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Replaced by fog

I stepped off the train in Farnham at around midday, having been very lucky in my connections from St Pancras, into a world of white. Not the nice white of Paris but the slightly off-white of foggy Farnham. According to … Continue reading

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The long journey home

The last few hours of my trip back from Cork were a bit diabolical. All was well at the airport. I updated everything that needed updating with the assistance of the free Cork airport wifi – so much better than … Continue reading

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Shopping in a war zone

OK, the title of this post may be a bit of an exaggeration but it sure felt like it. I should have known it would be bad. Shopping at Waitrose in Canary Wharf between 5 & 6pm is always going … Continue reading

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Waiting for Dame Edna

Waking at a ridiculous 7am (having gone to bed at about 1:30am) the puppies and I moved from the bed to the lounge to watch the news. Nicktor slept on. He is one of those lucky people who can just … Continue reading

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Mastering science

In front of a worldwide audience of two (that I know of) I shook the vice chancellor’s hand today and received my Master’s degree. The ceremony took place in the wonderful Guildhall where, previously, Mirinda and I had dinner when … Continue reading

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Como – Venice

[We were without an Internet connection for the duration of our trip so I am now catching up] The train was delayed by 15 minutes which extended our stay at Como train station. As it was we had to check … Continue reading

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End of trains

This evening, Mirinda & I were sitting on the 5pm train (along with a few others) and it pulled into Clapham Junction. This isn’t unusual; it is scheduled to do this. What was unusual was the station guy running up … Continue reading

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In Training

I spent from 10:30 to 2:30 on trains today. While this can often be a pain, today I was wrapped up in reading about the Indian Mutiny 1857, so the time just slipped away. It was also quite handy that, … Continue reading

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Timing

As the old joke goes, it’s all about the timing. Of course, that only works when you say it. I was trying to work out how to make it work by writing it down but it’s just not possible. Like … Continue reading

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