Category Archives: Grey Britain

Banff, Canada: Sunshine Coast

Back in The Canadian Rockies. It’s great.  Snow piled high along the sides and centre of Banff Avenue, the main street, scraped there early morning by snowploughs, a lot more moved out-of-town on huge trailers.  Still leaves a layer of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

2017 was not  as eventful for me as 2016, my Annus Horribilis, which included a dislocated shoulder, diagnosis of a heart condition, Easter in a Greek hospital, skin cancer …..  and culminated in an 02.30 evacuation from a hotel fire … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Christmas in Grey Britain this year.  Weather unexciting but a couple of weeks ago we had a good fall of snow at home followed by a few days of blue skies and freezing temperatures. Looking forward to going to Banff … Continue reading

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The sunshine has gone

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Seven years. Missed no less

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Symi:  the 15 minute walk that took 6 days, or, Notes on How to Use a Bedpan.

And now for something completely different “What are you doing? “ The tone was reprovingly incredulous, not inquisitorial. “I need to use the toilet.” “No!  The doctor says you must stay in bed.” The nurse was much smaller than me … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: snow good, I’ve got to go back

At the end of my last post on the blog I wrote:  ”It is this extra dimension to winter in the Rockies which makes Banff unique, which makes me want to return”.  I didn’t realise then how soon. I flew … Continue reading

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