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Sep 22nd, 2016

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Rome – the Vatican

Actually that title is not very accurate as of course Rome is in Italy and the Vatican is in, well, the Vatican. Actually our apartment was so close to the border that if I had pushed J off the terrace it would have been a toss up between being put in prison or burned at […]

Sep 18th, 2016

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Off on Holiday

I’m off on holiday with my friend J today (R has no holiday left having used it earlier in the year and is on cat sitting duties). Today we went to Edinburgh where we stayed overnight at the airport Hilton as our flight to Rome in the morning is at the ungodly hour of 6:25 […]

May 22nd, 2016

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Bit of a problem with the site

I’ve been off on holiday in Northern Ireland, cruising round Lough Erne.  Inevitably, the web server behind all my sites picked the moment we left to pack in, and us being super security conscious people (well R is anyway…), we didn’t leave ourselves a back door to get in and fix it.  So if anyone […]

May 21st, 2016

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Two Cathedrals and Home

We left the boat at Manor Marine after the Galley Slave (me) had given it a good clean.  It was rather amusing that the guy from the boat company had just as much trouble parking it as N had had during the course of the week.  I used the on-share ‘facilities’ one more time, with […]

May 18th, 2016

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Two castles, “one mile”

Today was a bit grey again but at least not raining.  In the morning we went to see Enniskillen castle which was moderately interesting.  There was a regimental museum with one feature that amused me – one of the maps had a diagram (relating to fleet movements) with a label of “Orkney Isles” slap over […]

May 16th, 2016

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One man’s mile

Anyway, we were fixed again by 10am the next day (with no real explanation for what had happened though) and set off  to catch up with where we should have reached the following day.  It was now Monday and the Lough was even emptier than at the weekend.  Against the forecast, the weather was still […]

May 15th, 2016

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In which we have good weather and a mishap

Our first full day dawned with beautiful weather (which according to the forecast would be the last sun we would see all week).  We cruised down the “Upper Lough” which is very wide and very empty.  Comparing it to the Norfolk broads which we visited a few years ago, not crashing into things was very […]

May 14th, 2016

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Under Stone, Over Water

We had a giant “Full Irish” breakfast in the hotel.  These are before and after pictures of J’s plate. Then we went to see the Marble Arch caves which are part of a huge Unesco Geopark (I’d never heard of one of these before).  Apparently they were where the Beric Dondarion scenes in Game of Thrones were […]

Aug 10th, 2015

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Trip to York

R and I just got back from York with my brother N and my friend J. J is lucky enough to have a birthday in August, so the four of us always seem to end up doing something nice for it (last year we took a boat out on Loch Goil). R and I have […]

Jun 26th, 2014

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Down South….

Here we are down south. Cambridge is a pretty place, much as I remember it from my University days (late 80s). It always did have a faint air of being a parody of itself (all the high class shops trying to look as though they have been there since 1800 when in fact they were […]