Monthly Archives: December 2013

My 2013 blog year in review

Well it has been a busy blogging year and I’d just like to thank everyone who spares me a minute of their time to see what I am up to. It’s been a pretty horrid year away from blogging with … Continue reading

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Dungeness – Britain’s only desert

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I have over-indulged this holiday for putting two seemingly mutually exclusive terms in the same sentence, Britain and desert.  Yes I too thought it a bit strange, even more so as it is pouring … Continue reading

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Hope you had a nice Christmas

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas wherever you are and whatever you did. Our Christmas was very low-key which is how we like it. Most of the morning was spent cooking Christmas Dinner. We fancied being a little … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Firstly, apologies for the small break from blogging for the last week or so but I’ve been unwell with an asthma related chest infection that I seem to get whenever anyone else might suffer from a cold so I’ve been … Continue reading

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How Google Keeps The Roads Moving

Like pretty much everyone, I used Google nearly every day.  In fact probably dozens of times a day.  I don’t use it as much as I used to due to privacy concerns and there are no shortage of alternative search … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela, the man and the times

When I was growing up as a boy in the 1980’s there were three continual stories that kept coming on the news headlines.  They were all quite similar and the images were almost interchangeable.  Though the world was on edge … Continue reading

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Lost in the world of maps!

I don’t know what it is about maps but ever since I published my article Getting Lost In The World of Maps, it has consistently ranked as one of biggest views and so at long last I am creating this … Continue reading

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