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I highly suspect that this series - taken on the Icefield Pass on the Banff Hiway connecting Banff and Jasper (Alberta, Canada) will not be everybody's cup of tea. (Too Minimal, Too stark)  But these represent some of my very faves from that trip, and my ow...
I highly suspect that this series - taken on the Icefield Pass on the Banff Hiway connecting Banff and Jasper (Alberta, Canada) will not be everybody's cup of tea. (Too Minimal, Too stark)  But these represent some of my very...
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A man was visited by the police for tweeting his opinion of UKIP. Despite the fact he had not committed any offence, as the police admitted, they nevertheless asked him to remove the Tweet.

This illiberal shit, apparently a UKIP employee, https://plus.google.com/109925615178412088443/posts is defending the original complaint and the police action
I've written about different things and different people, but surprisingly for a blog (which, let's face it, is pretty much the archetype of vanity publishing) I've never written anything about me. Until now. Yesterday aftern...
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Google Play Music and Sonos. We’re about to make beautiful music together: http://www.sonos.com/googleplaymusic

#googleplay   #music   #sonos  
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We’re spending 3 weeks this summer on holiday in China. As soon as Helen suggested it we both immediately agreed it would be China this year. Plans are firming up – we’ll fly into Beijing, then move on down to Xi’ian, then a round trip ending up in Shanghai that’ll see us taking bus trips, one sleeper train and two internal flights.

Of course we know hardly anything about the country and we don’t speak the language. I’m trying to remedy this...
We're spending 3 weeks this summer on holiday in China. As soon as Helen suggested it we both immediately agreed it would be China this year. Plans are firming up – we'll fly into Beijing, then move on down to Xi'ian, then a round trip ending up in Shanghai that'll see us taking bus trips, ...
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HMS Beagle: A Voyage of Researches Between 1831 and 1836, the survey ship HMS Beagle and its crew made an exploration trip around the world. Although the main goal of the voya...
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It's been a week since I returned from China and I've only scratched the surface of my photos. Also, it's given me a bit of an itch to travel more widely. I wonder how I can do that for more than just a few weeks each year.
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As a sales gimmick I wonder if a book of poems nominated by men - specifically men - as tear-jerkers isn't a bit of a non-starter. 

Without thinking about the subject for too long I dismissed Larkin - brilliant but too analytical to move you to tears - and thought straight away of Douglas Dunn's 'Elegies' which were dedicated to his wife, who died of cancer. Already streets ahead with the story of its origin, eh? The poem, 'Reincarnations', I remember, written about the empty house still redolent of his dead wife:

'...She waits for me at home
Tonight, in the house shadows. And I must mourn
Until Equator crawls to Capricorn...'

but I think finally I'd go with Craig Raine. I notice someone else went for Craig Raine too. This is from, 'How Snow Falls'.

In the poem, 'On The Slopes', Raine describes a family skiing outing. He  takes a tumble in the snow then has to climb back up the long, steep, slope on the high mountain to rejoin his children. As he struggles upwards, gasping, he's struck by the thought that this is what his death will be like - fighting for breath, his children willing him on but unable to help:

'...They will listen to amplified breathing,
rasping like a tracheotomy,

as their father tries and tries
for the top of this small hill,
this impossible, trivial distance,
to where his lungs can rest,
to where it will be impossible to stop,

Nothing they can do. Nothing they can say.
They can only watch.
There will be no rescue.
My children will be patient, patient,
waiting for the last breath quiet as the creak of snow.'
Anthony Holden's new anthology celebrates the poems that move men – with revealing contributions from the likes of Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen and Salman Rushdie
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A Castle in the Desert Gorge

After making out of the deep desert, I ended up in a beautiful gorge and found this amazing castle right in the middle of it!  This is where I slept for the night, inside one of the cozy spires.  This is in the Todra Gorge, which is still well into the desert side of the Atlas Mountains.  

I've taken so many photos... so... many... photos... only had a chance to process a very few, but thought you'd like to see a random sampling of the latest! :)   This place is called the Auberge de Festival. 
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Food not at all bad but: service hit-and-miss - one of us asked for a sweet lassie, was told that was fine, then told they didn't do them; the dining area was very, very cramped - I sat in a chair at the table we were shown to and was ordered to move because the fourth chair blocked the waiters; service was slow; the restaurant was cold, my plate was cold, the food didn't arrive together (there were only 3 in our party). Wouldn't go back
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Stopped for one night. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the hotel was completely quiet through the night and the restaurant we ate at (there are 2 in the hotel, I understand) trying for a bit more than your average hotel restaurant. Very highly recommended.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Larry and Lynne couldn't have been more welcoming as hosts, the house and location are beautiful and the dogs the friendliest dogs I've ever met. An excellent place to stay if you're in the area.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Our first room's sink was blocked and the staff took 4 hours to relocate us. Our night was disrupted completely - we got about 3 hrs sleep - by noisy occupants who spent all night thumping on our ceiling. We told the staff about the problem several times throughout the night; they did nothing about the noise. I would never stay in this place again and as there's plenty of choice nearby I recommend you try anywhere else.
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Food indifferent but the real problem was the length of time they took to make 3 simple sandwiches (45 minutes) and the half-hearted apologies. I would never, ever eat there again. Take a look around for other reviews - this seems to be a common experience.
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fantastically rude staff. I asked for a medium- sized coffee and was admonished for not calling it a 12oz coffee. Bizarre behaviour, can only assume it survives because some masochists expect or enjoy rudeness from people employed to make coffee. There are other cafes and other bookshops in Boulder. Use them instead.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Phoned him to clear a blocked drain. He accepted the job, I took time off work, he didn't turn up. I called his number and the person who answered gave me two other numbers to call, both of which didn't work. He let me down. Don't bother - phone someone else. I did.
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