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Thunderboxes Wot I Have Noan #motherlore #memories

The other day I told the story of how my mother narrowly avoided death by swallowing disinfectant in order to eradicate an ingested fly. Some of you, dear readers, mentioned your admiration for mum and her methods of overcoming childhood … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground: Part Deux and a Half #holidays #canada #rockies

We left me sitting at a tea house, up a mountain, communing with a chipmunk, blissful in the fresh air. I like a good walk, I like tea even more and the day was only half done. ‘Maybe,’ said Anika, … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground: Part Deux #canada #rockies #holiday

Waking up before even the most self respecting sparrow would break wind, the whatever time difference between the Rockies and London working is oracle on me, I had time to kill. I have to admire my wife and children’s ability … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground #canada #holiday #2013

My godfather was Canadian. In truth, he was born a Brit, but that’s not as romantic. He went to school with my dad and emigrated to Canada in his thirties, set up an airline that flew from Fort Nelson to … Continue reading

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The Insipid Traveller #holidays #travel

I’ve written about many holidays and travel and walking trips I’ve undertaken as an adult, to give a flavour of the places I’ve visited, what I’ve seen, how they’ve struck me and what I think about them. If I’m to … Continue reading

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Iceland: It’s What It Says On The Tin; Part Three #iceland #holidays

My third entry in the Iceland Diaries.. 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 … Continue reading

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Iceland – It’s What It Says On The Tin; part two #holidays #iceland

More Icelandic holiday memories to fill our blank schedules 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 … Continue reading

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Iceland – It’s What It Says On The Tin; Part One #holidays #iceland

In these crazy months when foreign travel is about as popular as a fart in a lift, I thought we’d revisit some previous holiday trips and my thoughts thereon. This is part one of a trip to Iceland in 2018 … Continue reading

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Taking Stock(holm) #holidays #sweden #stockholm

In 2009 the Textiliste and I holidayed in Stockholm as part of a cross Scandi break. This is a repeat of a 2015 post based on my journal and memories… So what springs to mind when Stockholm is mentioned? Abba? … Continue reading

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Bacon Sarnies And The Tivoli: Travels In Denmark #holidays

My repostings about my recentish holiday in Finland made me want to revisit my 2009 excursion to Denmark and Sweden (we went on the Finland and then Tallinn and I might take us there too). This though is me on … Continue reading

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