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Move, Moving, Moved

For some long time living in the centre of town (Bath) was enjoyable and convenient being just minutes away from the cinemas, pubs, theatre and friends but the infamous ‘nighttime economy’ and traffic problems had started to wear me down. It was most nights that sleep was disturbed with broken alarms, angry fights or aggressive seagulls. Not only that friends had started to move, bit by bit further out of…

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20th February 2014

Had Dim Sum with Gwil and Fiona after a day exploring Window on China. A nice end to the day especially as Laurie wasn’t due back from work till late so wouldn’t be around to let us into his flat. Earlier that day we’d caught the bus from Zhongshan airport and an hour and 50 minutes later we were in Taoyuan county. A bright and sunny day and much needed…

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Yehliu Bandao Geo Park.

Sunday. As the weather report suggested it was going to be a fine warm day Rich and I took the opportunity to head out of Taipei to the geo park on the Yehliu peninsula. Although we were supposed to meet up with Laurie at Taipei Main station he felt that he needed to do some study so he bailed first thing in the morning. Luckily Gwilym had given us some…

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Day 2

Further to the blog posts I wrote last year here are just a couple more that I’ve just discovered in a diary I wrote at the time: Our first proper day and Fiona and Gwil had allowed us a nice lie in and brought us breakfast. We sat down to Dan Bing in the flat which we thoroughly enjoyed. It’s a thin pancake with a thin egg and bacon filling.…

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Arrival Taipei.

Further to the blog posts I wrote last year here are just a couple more that I’ve just discovered in a diary I wrote at the time: Straight after dumping our bags and having a cup of English tea we headed out for supper. The rain continued but not so heavily to dispirit us on our new adventure. Gwil and Fiona hastened us through traffic and down streets into Beitou…

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Excerpts from the Italian Diaries.

Day 2. Trip to Malcesine After a too hot night of crazy dreams we were awoken by nan knocking on our door at 8.15am.Too early for us (having not really recovered from the extremely early start yesterday) but we got up and went down to a reviving buffet breakfast where there was something for every taste, plus a nice big mug of english breakfast tea. Coming down the stairs first…

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Toulouse!

On such a day as this, when the Bath buildings, usually so golden, today appear slime green, what better time to revisit a Summer holiday to Toulouse? Here is a little round-up of what we got up to and what transport we took. It comes straight from my diary pages hence the tense. I always wrote it at the end of a long day so it’s a bit stream of…