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The Dubliners

Through a variety of logical twists centred on other events, we opted for a short break in Dublin last weekend. Leaving directly from work, the flight from London City Airport was much less hassle than Heathrow, and although we didn’t … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

I was hesitant about booking a holiday in Portugal in mid-June, but was persuaded to go ahead. We had a good time – eventually – although, really, much of it was too hot for me; generally into the 30s and … Continue reading

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Perhaps last week was a good week to be away. The shootings in Orlando, the killing of Jo Cox, and the derailment of a train outside Paddington station all impacted on me in a bad way. After last year’s holiday … Continue reading

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God’s Own County

I’ve never had much time for Geoffrey Boycott or Fred Trueman, so for me the above phrase is heavily loaded with arrogance and negativity. Nevertheless, judging by the way I felt on Monday morning I must have had a good … Continue reading

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The Hungarian Phrase Book

Having considered several options, we finally arranged for a holiday in Budapest this year. Mysteriously, it turned out that not all BA flights at Heathrow depart from Terminal 5, but at least we found that out before setting off for … Continue reading

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All Gall

All Gall At various points we’d contemplated Portugal, Switzerland, and northern Germany as possible holiday destinations, so it was natural that we’d end up booking relatively late on for a week in Paris. The start was not auspicious; between the … Continue reading

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