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Para Glider
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African woodcarving and occasional web author
African woodcarving and occasional web author

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Breet breet!
I had just changed into my extreme hot weather walking kit and was on the point of going out when I thought I heard a cricket or cicada chirruping somewhere in the house. Clearly a quick eviction was called for. I stood still to listen and immediately the c...
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Al Khabail Grocery
There are grocers. And there are green-grocers. And it would seem there is at least one pastel-green-grocer, nestled snugly in downtown Doha, somehow keeping its head below the demolition radar. It would almost be camouflaged, if there were anything growing...
Al Khabail Grocery
Al Khabail Grocery
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G + is for Greetings, friend! Seriously though, does anyone still use Google Plus? Apparently, 51 people have me in Circles, which I think means they signed up to be notified whenever I post to G+, which I believe happens automatically every time I publish ...
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One Small Step for a Chicken
This blog started out as Helga's Chickens. Later, it became The Paranormal Hotel, and more recently, Paraplexed at the Paranormal Hotel. The changes were occasioned by such major events as: Helga's retirement and/or exile to the (now demolished) Rattlesnake...
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Thick Escorts, Anyone?
The other day, I received a spam comment which made me laugh. I've deleted the links to sanitise it. It is very much the usual rubbish, but ends spectacularly badly, even for spam. See if you agree. We encourage you to peruse through our gallery and be dazz...
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Change of Scene
Off on my travels again tomorrow, to Muscat, a place I have never visited. Only one overnight then back to Qatar on Saturday night. Normally, I'd be going to Dubai but our little local difficulty rolls on and Dubai can't be accessed from Doha except by stop...
Change of Scene
Change of Scene
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An Alternative Energy Plan
Now, it might be pure coincidence, but a mere three weeks after the second visit to Qatar, in as many months, by the Irish International Alternative Energy (IIAE) Consultant Patrick O'Donohoe (103), from Connemara, the first tentative steps towards establis...
An Alternative Energy Plan
An Alternative Energy Plan
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Qatar's Transportation Crisis
There are none left on the roads. Or if there are, they are hiding pretty well. Used to be, every time you turned your head there would be an orange monster of a bull-nosed Mercedes truck snarling along the road with a load of demolition rubble or rattling ...
Qatar's Transportation Crisis
Qatar's Transportation Crisis
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Al Hamra Restaurant, Doha
This is Al Hamra restaurant, a place I've often walked past but never entered. It looks like nothing else in Doha. The main restaurant area seems to be on the first floor, accessed by an external curving staircase shaded by stretched parasol sails.It has be...
Al Hamra Restaurant, Doha
Al Hamra Restaurant, Doha
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How to turn KFC Crispy Strips into Something Edible
So, you arrive home late from the bar, having stopped off at KFC, the only open food place on the way. You've not eaten KFC for ten years. Maybe it's improved. Hope springs eternal. You open up your Crispy Strips Meal and reel backwards at the smell of fat....
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