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Monkeying Around In Malaysia – A Mother’s Love

  Going through my Malaysia pics is a slow process. I came back with about 2,000 photos and I reckon a good 350 of those are of monkeys, if not more. This photo is of a macaque monkey and her baby at … Continue reading

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A Watercolour Sunset Over Royd Moor, South Yorkshire

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I snapped this on my iPhone on the way to my other half’s parents in Penistone, South Yorkshire. I like it because the sky looks like a watercolour painting, with thick brushstrokes of amber, blue and grey. But look closer and … Continue reading

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A Symbolic Sunset Over Havana

Last week, the US embassy in Havana opened for the first time in 54 years. It symbolised a major thawing in the distinctly frosty relations between the US and Cuba, themselves a stubborn hangover of Cold War politics. That’s the embassy … Continue reading

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Poems, Prayers And The Promise Of A Good Night’s Sleep In Hawnby, North Yorkshire

With such a big wide world out there, it’s easy to forget the beauty on your doorstep. But with the North York Moors just an hour or so drive away from my front door, it certainly would be foolish to … Continue reading

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On Safari In Sabi Sands, South Africa

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This week we’re on safari in South Africa. Back in 2009, four of us travelled to Sabi Sands Game Reserve. It is a private reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park and is particularly known for its leopards. There we saw … Continue reading

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The Lovely City Of Ljubljana

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Good things come in small packages, and nowhere is this more true than the delightful city of Ljubljana. With a population of under 300,000 and one of the prettiest riversides in Europe, the Slovene capital is perfect for wandering. It has a … Continue reading

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Sunset Over The Alte Donau

“If the world comes to an end, I’m moving to Vienna where everything happens 50 years later,” the saying goes. Well I can testify that this particular scene – looking up the Alte Danube towards Leopoldsberg – has hardly changed … Continue reading

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Sunset, Fishermen and A Mackerel Sandwich On Galata Bridge In Istanbul

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When I canvassed opinion about things to do in Istanbul, I was told I must spend some time on Galata Bridge, watching the fisherman and enjoying a mackerel sandwich. The bridge spans the mysteriously-named Golden Horn, connecting the two European parts … Continue reading

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Beyonce Headlines Glastonbury 2011

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It took a fair amount of effort to get me to go to Glastonbury. Just ask my other half, who roped in the aid of two outdoor activity instructor friends to convince me that spending several days in a tent and … Continue reading

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Light Streams Into The Hagia Sophia

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There is something truly magical about Istanbul. Perched between Europe and Asia, it’s a city with a true clash of cultures. One of the main highlights for visitors is the Hagia Sophia, in the historic heart of the city. Now a museum, … Continue reading

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