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Christmas in July

For anyone who lives in the southern hemisphere, celebrating Christmas is done in the warm embrace of high summer.  lt conjures up the image of the barbie on the beach with shrimps, snags and steaks sizzling away. As it is

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Posted in Christmas, Expat, Friends, Sydney, Travel

Seeing the heights in Bangkok

Today we are in Bangkok (mostly, one picture from Ayutthaya has been included just because I like it).  It is a city that I spent a huge amount of time in over the last 14 years, for work, friends and

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Posted in Architecture, Bangkok, Friends, Heritage, Photography, Thailand, Travel

Coming together

Yesterday afternoon a number of pieces of my life came together in an fairly unassuming south-east London suburb – Kennington. I was catching up for a drink and dinner with an Italian friend who is visiting from San Francisco, and

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Posted in Friends, Heritage, London, Travel

In search of lost memories

“I don’t remember that” A phrase that has been used on a number of occasions over the last month or so as friends, family and I have been catching up.  Stories were told that jogged more memories and we laughed

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Posted in Friends, Home, London

Whatever the weather

In a week, I head back to Europe for a few months.  The period of impatience has arrived, when you just want to be heading to the airport and setting off, getting on the way to the destination.  Final arrangements

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Posted in Expat, Food and Drink, Friends, Home, London, Photography, Travel

Stormy Weather

Braving the blustery weather, C, JM and I took a drive to the Fleurieu Peninsula yesterday, picnic optimistically packed in the car.  As it turned out, the weather co-operated perfectly.  The rain stopped at the times we stopped and started

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Posted in Friends, Photography, South Australia

It’s only words

I have known the friends I am staying with in Adelaide for about 14 years – I used to work with C when I first moved to Asia in 2000 and met his wife, JM, not long afterwards.  They are

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Adelaide Evening

Am currently down in Adelaide for a work trip so have taken the opportunity to catch up with old friends from Singapore who now live here.  Apart from the first day I arrived when the temperature was just a shade

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Posted in Adelaide, Food and Drink, Friends, Photography


Today I was told that a friend had died.  It was, it seems, completely unexpected and happened quickly.  He leaves behind a young son and his partner – someone I have known for about 14 years and is indeed the

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Question time?

Over dinner at the weekend, a friend asked me a simple question, to which I gave a simple answer at the time.  Over the last few days however the question has been playing in my head and a number of

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Past Posts

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Mother Of Teenagers

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Travelling with Lyn

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Love Travelling

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Rome Plein Air Art Holiday

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Frusher on Food - A Nottingham Food Blog

A fully independent delve into the Nottingham food scene, with the odd journey elsewhere thrown in

The Irish Aesthete

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Places Unknown

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Disconnected musings of a long-term expat

Georgian London

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Looking at the World

"For some time now I have felt the need to physically feel the World"

Il mio giornale di bordo

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thoughts from the forest

Unofficial Guide to Rome

Tips for surviving the eternal(y dirty) city

the Book of Bokeh

Bokeh describes the character or "feel" of the out-of-focus areas in a photograph.

Evelyn Wallace -The Castle Lady

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Natural Expat

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