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Nisyros: rocks and butterflies

Apologies for the delay with the blog, the internet connection has been very poor. Saturday was an easy day in walking terms.  After a season skiing in Canada Ruth and Tim had had little exposure to the sun.  A month … Continue reading

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On my way

Just a quick post to say that I am finally on my way. Great time at Ruth and Tim’s.  Now at Manchester airport having survived a check-in of the cattle market variety.   My Departure  Gate has just been flagged … Continue reading

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Rambling around the Classic Slum, or Images from childhood and adolescence

It was no good, I had to go back. The morning two weeks ago when I re-visited the bit of Salford I knew as a boy the weather was very grey with the consequence that I took very few photos.  … Continue reading

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Banff and the Bow Valley: Wildlife on the doorstep, walking on the wild side ….. and getting it wrong!

I’m back home now (Thursday evening) but I’ll update the blog with the Canada trip.  The blog below failed to upload in Calgary airport where the WiFi connection cut me off. First of all, apologies in advance if this is … Continue reading

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Frozen North PS

The URL split across two lines so may not work.  Try: http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/p?p=B2HJHBaz7tB

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Alternative Christmas

It was inevitable that this Christmas was going to be different from any other. Before Ruth was born Enfys and I used to split our time over Christmas between her parents in Surry and mine in Salford, travelling from one … Continue reading

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Taken for granted

On Wednesday Ruth and Tim had a lesson first thing in the morning, getting up at the crack of doom to catch a  bus at 06.45 to start skiing at 08.30.  Very uncivilized.  Which meant I got to make the sandwiches … Continue reading

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Incentives and distractions

Monday morning I woke up at 06.00, 50 minutes before my alarm was set to go off.  I was unusually alert and focused ……… on the sound of a mouse in the roofspace above the bedroom.  It wasn’t moving about … Continue reading

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