Monthly Archives: December 2010

My Life Summed-Up in a Single Photo

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London Pride beer with a bowl of Hong Kong noodles (with one of the chopsticks the wrong way round).

Mountain Biking in the Snow

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Yes, it’s that time of the year that you get the obligatory ‘going mountain biking then head to the pub’ post.  But we know you love it, Michael! Dad and I headed over to Thetford Forest, which is usually a quick blast and great for […]

Winter in the Fens

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The Fens, while almost utterly flat, carry a certain beauty that gets under your skin.  It’s something in the expanses stretching to infinity that at once create calm and mild despair. There is surely no better time to feel this than when the landscape is […]

D’Hiver de Paris

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“Moi?” It’s quite likely that I have been to France in the region of thirty times. I have canoed the Ardeche, the Tarn, the Loire. I have frolicked on the beaches of Normandy, of Bordeaux, and of the Mediterranean. I have carved snow in Corchevel, […]

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

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I am lucky enough to be in Europe for the whole month of December, joyfully mixing two weeks of work, with two weeks of time with family and friends. The weather is cold. So cold, in fact, that it has delivered several dumps of snow […]