Monthly Archives: October 2012

Architectural tour

After a lovely sleep in, we dragged ourselves down to the hotel breakfast room and availed ourselves of the rather over priced meal and coffee ready and waiting. Interestingly, last night, I mentioned to Mirinda that it was quite good … Continue reading

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Cafe culture

I remember the first time we came to Paris. Like the Americans yesterday, we thought everyone was rude and unpleasant. I’m pretty sure we’re used to that now because we love Paris. But sometimes, like this morning, I’ll sit in … Continue reading

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Building to impress

This morning, we were on the RER train out to Versailles, when an American chap asked us if there was a toilet on the train. Apparently he’d had a little too much coffee and now had to get rid of … Continue reading

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Eurostar is a star

Back in July (the 7th to be exact) we booked a trip to Paris. The Eurostar tickets are a lot cheaper when you book so well in advance but it doesn’t change the level of service and comfort you receive. … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day 2012

Tonight we went to the Institution of Engineering and Technology for the Ada Lovelace Day Live show. For anyone who doesn’t know (could there be anyone?) it is a yearly event to celebrate women in science, named after Ada Lovelace, … Continue reading

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Another birthday

Today marked my two year anniversary on Blip. That’s 730 photographs, each with a comment. I think that’s pretty amazing until I see other users who have submitted over 1,000 images! Because of a few missed blips, Dawn and I … Continue reading

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Tom day

Today Tom had his birthday party. His birthday is tomorrow but that’s a Monday so his party was today. So we leapt out of bed and hightailed it over to Haslemere to catch the train to the Isle of Wight. … Continue reading

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Young love

Sometimes we get to have one of those days when nothing happens. Today was one of those days. Apart from Mirinda making her way home from the flat, after South West Trains decided she’d be staying there last night, and … Continue reading

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Massive signal failure

We had an unexpected meal in the Baltic restaurant tonight. Mirinda has been to the Baltic before and suggested we eat there after South West Trains declared their inability to get us home. I had left my Northern Line train, … Continue reading

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Soaked and soaked again

It rained almost constantly in West Sussex today, particularly round the Eartham area. I know this because I was in it. All of it. There was little respite. Consequently I spent the day being quite wet. It was our second … Continue reading

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