Category Archives: holidays

Hunted #holidaymemories

Today, a dog, not Dog, some black-brown-drool combo rather randomly decided to check if his paws could reach my shoulders. To say I was taken off guard is rather like saying I’m not surprised when my children offer to buy … Continue reading

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Niceland: #iceland Part 3

Iceland had lived up to its own stereotype: the geology is otherworldly, converting your bill into sterling is like rubbing soap in your eyes, and the weather swings from chilly to downright parky and back again. The capital, Reykjavík, is … Continue reading

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Trolls And Strolls: #iceland Part II

Most countries I visit have something that leaves me discombobulated. Here the simple expedient of a sliding door on a gents toilet saw me standing in the corridor like a lemon until another customer walked past me and slid it … Continue reading

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The Wall And Other Weirdies: Part One #Iceland

What did I know about Iceland? It’s pretty cold It is a geology lesson It explodes more frequently than my old French master used to trying to get me to decline avoir They beat us at footie Everyone is known basically … Continue reading

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Holidays: Where Did They Go?

For those inclined to visit here, you will well know my ingrained incompetence with preparing for and organising family holidays. So much so that, in so far as is possible, I am banned from such chores these days. Today we are … Continue reading

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What A Brummie Chinaman Taught Me About Variety #thoughtpiece

I helped at a shelter last week. Amongst the clients who turned up, were three men we’d not seen before. They appeared to speak Mandarin and certainly had a Chinese appearance. Someone, near the counter made an off colour remark. … Continue reading

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Gotta New Motor

It’s rather incredible to me that someone with the money to buy a Lamborghini does not have the sense to avoid somewhere covered in snow. Today, a rather murky sort of day it has to be admitted, I was pulling … Continue reading

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