Category Archives: holidays

Dave the Mechanic #holidayspast

Coming back from holiday brings back many memories. In the long hot summer of 1975 (no ok, that was 1976 but where would we be without rose tinting) my holiday comprised a kind of grand tour around the UK with … Continue reading

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Gone Weston, Young Man #bankholiday #seaside #surprises

I like to nostalge with the best of folks but one place where I don’t hanker for a glorious past is the Great British seaside resort. As a child I spent two weeks with my family at Herne Bay every … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 1, Lima and the Colca Canyon #travel #Peru

When a Condor comes to call, you need to be ready. Otherwise you might get more than you bargained for. Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One ¬† Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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A Time in Africa – Part Three #nairobi #Africa #safari

This is part three of the story of our trip to Kenya and Tanzania in 1988. I’d like to say all the images are int he right places both geographically and chronologically but I fear that might not be the … Continue reading

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A Time in Africa – Part two #travel #memoir #africa

In part one we were in Tanzania and we had had a wonderful time; our guide, Moses took us to the Kenya border to meet our Kenyan guide. Once again I’m not sure I remember his name correctly but it … Continue reading

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Finland – mad music and powercuts for breakfast

Why is it that, miles into a Finnish forest my phone had 4 bars of signal, 4G too whereas at home in south London it has nothing, nada, buggerall, zip? Are we rationed? Do the Finns have something we don’t? … Continue reading

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