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Finland awakes

Book Review: Come to Finland! Paradise calling, by Magnus Londen I enjoyed my visit to the Ateneum in Helsinki, and although thie pocket book relates to a previous exhibition at the National Museum of Finland I didn’t see, I’m glad … Continue reading

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En Saga

After looking through the guidebooks, we decided we couldn’t fit all three Baltic states into a single holiday, so we opted for a trip to Rīga and Tallin. The logistics were straightforward but not trivial, and we ended up with … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

We were warned it was going to be bad, but somehow we didn’t believe the experts, or though it wouldn’t happen to us. It’s the first severe snowy weather in this area since 2010/11 I think, though there were bad … Continue reading

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The Golden Age and beyond

Book Review: Poster to Poster – Railway Journeys in Art – Vol 2 Yorkshire and the North East, by Richard Furness The book sale at work spoils me as to the price and value of books; but we also have … Continue reading

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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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Trainspotting

I pass Old Oak Common depot on the way to work every day. Sometimes I’m getting a little extra shut-eye, but sometimes I look out of the window, and one day, a few months ago, I saw a banner advertising … 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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