Monthly Archives: February 2012

Some things I did not know about Shrove Tuesday and Easter

I was quite surprised to find that today was Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day. I don’t know why. Perhaps it is just that the day has never been that significant to me. Sometimes, probably most times actually, when I was a … Continue reading

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Amazing sight

I found this while browsing and thought it incredible. I took the photo from a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oydydGUYsc) taken by a helicopter pilot over Panama City and the waves are clouds.

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Dog poo, watches and terrorists

Sunday was sunny but cold. Ideal for a walk. We needed some milk anyway, so I chose a walk of about 10km which took me by a shop. The walk was fine but quite squidgy underfoot; well, around knee-deep in … Continue reading

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Austrian wafers, signs, “Song of Ice and Fire”

When skiing, we usually take food with us and always have, even when we first started to ski in Austria. Eating out in restaurants on the slopes has always seemed a mite expensive, though we do indulge on special occasions. On … Continue reading

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Starting skiing, altruism and motorway signs

I am being a nursemaid, together with Mrs D, for our daughter who is recovering from an op. She is getting better slowly and doing really very well. While doing my nursing she has been showing me lots of web … Continue reading

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More snow, Kandahar, motorway toilets and Wales

I have left the Chamonix valley now, but the night after I left there was more snow. We were probably lucky to get away because around 20cm fell overnight. Looking now at weather forecasts for Chamonix, it seems bright but … Continue reading

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