New Zealand

I mentioned yesterday that we’re off to New Zealand in ten days time. If anyone’s interested, here’s the itinerary (all dates in August): Sun 5th Leave UK Mon 6th Arrive Singapore Tue 7th Singapore Wed 8th Leave Singapore Thu 9th Arrive Christchurch Fri 10th Christchurch Sat 11th Christchurch to Queenstown Sun 12th Queenstown Mon 13th… Continue reading New Zealand

Montserrat

The highlight of my holiday was the helicopter trip that we took to Montserrat to see at first hand the damage done by the Soufriere Hills volcano since it became active in 1995. The trip is organised by Caribbean Helicopters on Antigua. I only found it because I was idly flicking through my copy of… Continue reading Montserrat

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Delta Blues

I rarely have a need to use a US airline, so I don’t really know anything about their relative merits. I do, however, now have one useful data point. Delta is staffed entirely by incompetent fools and I’ll never be using them again. Our return from Costa Rica involved two Delta flights on Friday. DL245… Continue reading Delta Blues

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. We’re heading towards Cuba. We arrive there tomorrow morning for a four day stay. We’re all hoping that Castro doesn’t die in the next few days – as that could apparently be a bit of a problem for tourists in the country.

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A Mystery

Yesterday, following a series of confusions that may never be adequately explained, we ended up having a very nice dinner in Barbados with my step-mother-in-law (is that a real term?) During the meal, she mentioned that at some point earlier in the year she had met someone who knew me. Someone who worked in computers.… Continue reading A Mystery

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Cruising

I’m writing this from a ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Net access is (understandably) patchy – we’re sharing a 64k pipe with all the ship’s official data traffic – so I haven’t kept as in touch as I hoped that I would. We’ve been to Gibraltar and Madeira and for the last… Continue reading Cruising

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