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Christchurch – a burden not yet lifted
We were lucky enough to be in the city and was able to enjoy the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup. It was a great event, free to the public, to experience and be able to say ‘I … Continue reading
Queenstown…..everything you expect from New Zealand
If you asked a bunch of people to describe New Zealand and amalgamated their thoughts I am pretty sure you would end up with Queenstown. A small low rise town on the shores of a glacier fed lake surrounded by … Continue reading
Qantas gets it so wrong and so right…
All in the space of 20 minutes…. This is a rant so please forgive the indulgence. So I left the UK to fly half away across the world to meet my daughter in Sydney to fly on together to Queenstown, … Continue reading
Finally the penny drops….
It’s not that I haven’t been sleeping well, I have. But there has been an ‘air’ that has kept me if not on edge then a little sharp. Then of course the penny dropped. Over the years I have done … Continue reading
To infinity and beyond….
Watching Hellen on her travels brings back memories…. You could say a sense of deja vu….. My trip was March 2010, Hellen’s a few days ago. She is now going to places far beyond I got to in Australia. I am … Continue reading
Same place…. a different time.
Tonight I am in the German city of Dusseldorf. This is my 3rd visit probably in as many months. I quite like the vibe of the city, there is a pleasant mixture of old and new buildings and a real … Continue reading
I want to go to sleep….
I started this trip last Sunday needing to stay awake, now exactly one week later I am in exactly in the same situation, in the same location but for different reasons. It has been a long week, some amazing experiences, … Continue reading
The sun shines on the North Shore
Without doubt Vancouver is a city set in a stunning location, encircled by what are currently green covered mountains and water. The regular hum of floatplanes going about their daily business and a people who are secure in who they … Continue reading
I need to stay awake
By my calculation I have been awake around twenty two and half hours, but I still need to stay awake. It is nearly 10pm local. Local being Vancouver time and I have flown in from London, England. Writing this is … Continue reading
There is a plan……
Spent an hour with my daughter Helen to start the process of trying to work out what we have time for when we are in the US in August. Three cities – New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Last night … Continue reading