Tag Archives: Bruce

Iceland – ticking all the boxes

Following the success of Hayden’s PhD defence, we decided to have a family Christmas “somewhere exotic”. Think warm weather, tropical beaches and swaying palms. No, that is not exotic enough for this bunch. After much communication and research, the family … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bruce, finally

For the man who has everything he needs (I mean cameras, lenses and other gadgets) a birthday present for Bruce was a challenge. But as I sat at my desk building web sites and watching the bay, the little blue … Continue reading

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Disaster averted

Woke up this morning feeling grim…  Bruce’s camera is broken, and photography is so important to him, that we decided to replace it with the latest alpa 57 model. After researching “buying a Sony camera in Japan” we learned that … Continue reading

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Stuff Happens

Travelling is not without its woes. My watch battery died. It is an underwater watch so getting a battery and pressure testing it was too complicated. Easier to buy a cheap Japanese watch to add to my wardrobe. I lost … Continue reading

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Three Mates

It has been delightful to sit in the background and watch three school friends catch up. Yes, we are a long way from home, but Denis lives in Switzerland and Rob is touring Spain – so for a special few … Continue reading

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The End of the World

Forty and a bit years ago, in my hitch hiking days, I was on a mission – to reach Land’s End. It was Sunday and it was raining so my chances of reaching there were looking grimmer and grimmer. Then … Continue reading

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Moustache(s)

As we travelled through Dubai, Egypt, Jordan & Greece, the local people constantly befriended Bruce for his moustache.  Cries of “Mr Moustache” followed us everywhere.  There were even times when I got the “Mrs Moustache” call!! So, when we found … Continue reading

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Stamps & Hair Cuts in Sienna

Today we visited Sienna, a beautiful medieval town set on a rock.  As well as sightseeing, we had some more pressing needs – Bruce needed a haircut (gosh his hair neary reached his ears) and I needed to buy stamps. … Continue reading

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Couch Surfing

We have had an amazing 3 weeks with friends and family between vacating our apartment and flying out. After 4 “interesting” nights at the Sandy pub, we invaded the Davies’ peace and quiet.  Sally, Bruce & I had a wonderful … Continue reading

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