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Bloody airports

August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Bloody airports · Life

I like being away, but getting there is becoming less bearable every time I do it.   I used to take trips to the USA, Australia and the Far East in my stride but I am now finding even a four-hour flight to be about the limit.  Part of this might be age, but there […]

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Getting away from it all

August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Getting away from it all · Life

One of the undisputed pleasures of taking a holiday is ‘getting away from it all’. This can just mean a change of scenery and getting away from all the familiar places, but I also interpret it as getting away from a lot of life’s daily routine and away from the television, radio, internet, telephone, newspapers […]

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Holidays 2009

August 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

Expect a fair few holiday-related posts here over the next few days, even if they are only tangentially related to our hols.  Jayne and I returned from Crete today – our first holiday on our own for ten years (not counting some long-weekend-type city breaks) and who know, there might even be some sister Jane […]

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Phew what a scorcher

August 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

I am not a big fan of hot weather as such.  Unlike some people that I have known I do believe that it can be too hot: we have all known somebody who would return from holdays and insist that their holiday was better because it was 45 degrees while yours was ‘only’ 30 degrees […]

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Gratuitous holiday snaps

March 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Gratuitous holiday snaps · Life

Just for the sake of it, here are a few holiday snaps from last month.   I took something like 350 photos during the week on the new camera.  There were also about 100 pictures on the old compact before Charlie managed to lose it.  About 150 of them are up on Flickr now.  I can […]

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Flying

March 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

Last week’s holiday was the first time I flew anywhere since February 2004, which means the first time since all the new security restrictions were imposed.  I had forgotten just what a joyless experience flying has become now.

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Half-term holidays

February 23rd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Life

The absence of any new waffle here lately is because we have been away for half-term, spending a week in Tunisia. Quite exciting really because it was the first family holiday abroad for about six years I think and the first time I had been on a plane at all since going to Amsterdam exactly […]

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Things to not think about #94

January 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

Anyone who finds it very hard to get truly dreadful, traumatic mental images out of their brain should not read any further…

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The longest day

January 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on The longest day · Work

Isn’t the first day back at work after Christmas horrible?   You reach that mid-morning point where you really need a coffee and then realise that for the last week you wouldn’t have even been up by that time.  This year is even worse since we are all going back on a Monday and therefore have […]

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Sailing On The Seven Seas

October 26th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Politics

I have been to Corfu on holiday a total of four times.  I would happily go back again, in fact Jayne and I have thought it would be a decent place to retire to.  Here is a little secret about the place that I will happily pass on to the likes of Osborne and Mandelson: […]

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