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The Insipid Traveller (part 2): Baby Steps #holidays #travel #hernebay

Every summer holiday from when I can remember until 1970, when I was thirteen and we’d moved making the journey more problematic, we stayed with my grandmother in her Georgian terraced house overlooking the sea at Herne Bay on the … Continue reading

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And Finnally, Mad Music And Murky Meals: #finland

And this is the last Finnish post, or should that be the Finnish Line? Lots more pictures and some ott weirdness… Why is it that, miles into a Finnish forest my phone had 4 bars of signal, 4G too whereas … Continue reading

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Finnished Yet? Nope, Here’s Another

People seemed to enjoy my Finnish reprise of our short holiday there a few years back. So this is my take on Helsinki and Tuurku the former capital. As ever I tend to see things from a slightly off the … Continue reading

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Going Pembroke: Tiny Wales

Day two and a longish drive after exercise with the Vet (legs bums and tums plus a cheeky cardio and abs finisher). Cheeky being apposite because at some point during the session my right buttock began deflating, and the abs … Continue reading

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Part Two: You Old (French) Romantic #france #french

More reminiscences of France… I married in 1984, May and we decided to postpone a proper honeymoon until later because, well, we were pretty skint. But, in case that wasn’t romantic enough, we had four days in Paris. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Part one: My French Debut #france #french

I’m in France for most of this week so I thought a series of posts on my experiences of all things French. As our nearest neighbours – I am speaking as a Brit not as an Englishman, just to clear … 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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A Time In Africa – part one #memoirs #africa #Safari

In 1988, I had turned 30, been married 4 years and been a partner in my law firm 12 months. The Textiliste and I had undertaken a rather crazy project of refurbishing a house in Herne Hill, South London which, … Continue reading

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Taking to the piste

I’m skiing so not really blogging. But, you know, I can’t really not. You understand. It’s just a space I have to fill. How drab would so many lives be if I stopped?! So what’s happened, here in Austria? Day … Continue reading

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