Category Archives: holidays

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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Finland – walking in among the fungi

Finland is full of trees. When it’s not wet. After Helsinki we ventured north, to the Lakeland and, boy do they have a lot of lakes. We flew about 400 miles and hired a car and then looked at the … Continue reading

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Finland – Helsinki is the place to be

‘Why have you come to Finland?’ If we were asked once we were asked a dozen times. Finland doesn’t expect tourists it seems. Not summer tourists. Which is a shame because it has a lot to offer the discerning traveller … Continue reading

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Dickhead tours – revisted #holidays

A while back I posted about my experiences as a holiday organiser and why it was not a complete success. As we enter the summer holiday season I thought I might return to the subject for those of you who … Continue reading

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