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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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Germany in the 1730s. And then in the 1930s.

I was given a flyer during the last week or two at the Proms for a concert featuring The Bach Players in Hampstead. We decided it looked interesting enough to be worth the effort, and booked tickets. Unfortunately we’ve both … Continue reading

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Too Much Nostalgia

Book Review: The Trains Now Departed – Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain’s Railways, by Michael Williams I’ve really enjoyed previous books by the same author, so I found myself a little disappointed with this one. It’s not … 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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They Also Served

Book Review: Steaming to Victory – How Britain’s Railways won the War, by Michael Williams I’m a bit behind on book reviews, as I finished this over a week ago. This is the second of two books I bought at … Continue reading

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