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Gothenburg – Canals, Architecture and Fish

Gothenburg – Canals, Architecture and Fish

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien The three statues in the square outside the Clarion hotel sum up Gothenburg for me, hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil.  There are three, based on the three wise monkeys I suspect,  one with his hands over his eyes, the other his ears and the final one his mouth.  During the day they are one creamish translucent colour and are quite high up so it is…

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Weymouth – A trip to the sea side

Weymouth – A trip to the sea side

“They walked along in that wide, peaceful, whispering hush of the sea that gives every sound, near or far, some mysterious importance.”― Thomas Mann When I booked my hotel for the weekend away in March I actually thought I was booking a place at a B&B in Poole.  It was only when I received an email from the B&B telling me that all the sea view rooms had sold out that I realised that I would actually be going to…

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Gadget-free in the New Forest

Gadget-free in the New Forest

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” – Unknown My first trip of the year was to the New Forest in the south of England.  This year I have decided that I would like to see twelve new places.  As I am still working full time, most of these are most likely going to be over long weekends.  A friend has organised ten hikes in ten countries in Europe and I am hoping…

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A stormy welcome and the Clan

A stormy welcome and the Clan

“For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.” – George Gissing I left Kampala yesterday and arrived in Lira to a stormy welcome.  It seems heaven and earth let loose as soon as I walked off the bus.  Firstly there was the sandstorm, followed by lightning and thunder and then heavy rain…

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In search of a home

In search of a home

“There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home” – Kenny Guinn After what seems like days of sleeping, today I finally dragged myself out of bed and decided to venture out of the compound. I’m staying with my (ex) stepmother (long story), well at her house. She is somewhere out of town expanding her already large empire. The place has changed a lot since I was last here. All the children now have their own mini…

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The Begining

The Begining

“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams Brussels Airlines Flight to Uganda via Brussels and Kigali, flight time thirteen whole hours.  I was made to check in my cabin bag, not impressed even more annoyed when other people walked in with bags that were bigger than mine. I fell asleep right after takeoff, rather unusual for me…

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