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Banff: a Canadian Rockies town in Winter

Apologies for the blog-free zone.  I’ve been in Whistler since Saturday, skiing every day on either or both of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.  But I’ll come to those another time.  I couldn’t leave Banff behind without giving some impressions of … Continue reading

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Back from the shops: Jinxed journey and verglas

When I was a kid we used to have to write essays in school on less than thrilling subjects such as ‘My Summer Holidays’, ‘An afternoon in the Park’ or ‘My Favourite Pet’.   So boring did I find this that … Continue reading

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Shafts of light in the winter gloom and hibernation

In the last week I have made another couple of trips to Cardiff in increasingly stressed and depressed pursuit of Christmas presents for the family.  Each time I arranged to meet up with friends in the evening, something to look … Continue reading

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