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Octopus balls and Bratwurst

It’s always odd on a first day of a holiday when you take a plane. Well, I think so, anyway. You start off in a familiar environment. You enter an airport terminal where everything looks the same as any other … Continue reading

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Comparing Chinese

Tonight, having met Mirinda at the ferry, we decided to walk across the path from the wharf and dine at the Royal China restaurant. Mirinda felt we were being a bit disloyal to the Lotus but I wanted to try … 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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Making hats

Mirinda was feeling a lot better today. As it was a book group day, that’s a good thing. She wouldn’t have enjoyed a drive out to Chawton still in the grips of the lurgy. This month’s book was Original letters … Continue reading

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Off to Florida

Mirinda left for Miami today and, rather than go to work, I decided to go to Heathrow and see her off. This was for two reasons. Firstly, because I went to Middlesbrough last weekend, I haven’t seen her much recently. … Continue reading

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Between places

I spent the whole of Saturday on a plane. It was very full. And it was delayed at Abu Dhabi. For what reason it was delayed, I have no idea. We all stood and waited (some impatiently) for some sort … Continue reading

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Chinese perspectives

Today was a bit disappointing as far as my researching went. It all started off well enough when I managed to solve a mystery over two objects looking exactly the same (basically they both had the same image) but it … Continue reading

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London – Paris – Zurich

The last time I was in France, the heavens opened up and I was straining my eyes to see ahead of the car through the teaming rain. This time, it seemed, I was in for more of the same. Except, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Travel

Ignoring the very long wait at Brisbane airport, the journey wasn’t that bad. In fact, it consisted of three seven hour stretches (Brisbane to Singapore, Singapore to Dubai, Dubai to London) which broke it up quite nicely. This is clearly … Continue reading

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