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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 […]

Skype Group Video

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Well it only took SIX YEARS.  Skype has finally added group video calling to its (all-be-it Beta) services, and we just gave it a test drive for the first time.  It took a few seconds to get going, but once in … it was a […]

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Midsummer Madness

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Usually, when heading back to the UK, a healthy two-week window is necessary to really get over the jet lag and calm down properly. I didn’t quite have that luxury this time, however, and was restricted to one week of British Summer Time, Tour de […]

Hong Kong Sevens

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The Hong Kong Sevens – carnival of the Rugby world – landed in Hong Kong the same weekend as me, but I managed to assemble my own team to compete with anything they had to offer. As is customary when I visit Hong Kong, I […]

Wells Next-The-Sea

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Hiking in the bleeding cold weather on the north coast of East Anglia. I am presently sitting in a heavy haze of jet lag with the rain coming down outside in the way that only Taiwan can muster. Got back after rather a long night […]

Mud, Glorious Mud

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Dad and I braved the incredible (almost) sub-zero temperatures to attempt to ride along the new-fangled Guided Busway route from St. Ives to Cambridge, using the old railway lines. Running was smooth for much of the way, but we hot trouble where the construction ran […]