Monthly Archives: July 2013

Confessions of a Clarinet Player

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wanted to learn to play the flute. However, by the time I got my head out of a book and decided that I ought to get my name down … Continue reading

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The Beach

This morning, we hit the beach. What a difference from last week. Seven days ago, this was made from soft, crushed coral, the sea was turquoise and the drinks were cold. Today? The bluey-brown ocean of the Severn Estuary, more … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 9

Good to be back out riding again, after a few weeks on vacation. It’s now over three months since I had my first round of treatment for cervical dystonia. And it shows. Just a week and a bit to go … Continue reading

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Teignmouth Electron. A Petition.

Following some previous interest shown in one of my blog posts, I contacted the Maritime Museum in Falmouth about a potential rescue for the poor old Teignmouth Electron (by them), before she finally disintegrates (if she hasn’t already). I got … Continue reading

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Aaaaaaagh! Or Tales From Flight BA2202

We’re finally back home. What a journey. Have to say that I don’t much care for Cancun airport. It always seems to be stuffed with far more people than it can hold. Low ceilings in the main airport building topped … Continue reading

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Thank You And Goodbye

Tomorrow, we are due to fly home. As we lie in our super-king bed, staring at the blue ocean and the very blue sky, the family considers the highs and lows of our trip to Mexico. The good points? Many … Continue reading

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Cenotes and Turtles

This morning, the alarm clock went off at 06:00am. We peeled ourselves out of bed, had a quick mouthful of too early coffee and went to wait for our guide. Our plan for the day? Swimming in a freshwater cenote … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

When visiting other parts of the world, a tourist is often presented with challenging sights, which are not welcome to his or her way of thinking. Yesterday, on our trip to Cancun, we saw a little, emaciated pony. The pony … Continue reading

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Covent Garden Meets Cancun

Yesterday we ate cactus. Today? McDonalds. Topped up with Starbucks. That’s the beauty of Mexico. Something new, something old. Always a surprise. And the biggest surprise was the prices. A couple of years ago, shopping in the touristy bits of … Continue reading

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Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos. If you’re looking for bright lights, glitzy shops or the Hard Rock Cafe, you won’t find it here. But if you like peaceful, small town life, where you can sit in the town square and watch the world … Continue reading

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