Category : Personal

Written on Oct, 24, 2017 by in | 2 Comments.

I've been lax on blogging this year, so I thought I'd ease back in with some photos of what I've been up to during 2017. First off, Tamara and I toured Scotland for 2 weeks in September. Click the photo to see the gallery. And I did a lot of sailing around San Diego, earning my US Coastguard sailing qualifications… …

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Written on Jul, 03, 2015 by in | 3 Comments.

In June 2015 we took an incredible trip to Russia. After a few days in Moscow, we sailed north along the Volga-Baltic waterway to some towns deep in the Russian countryside (Uglich, Yaroslavl) and then north to some lakes. After stopping at the remote island of Kizhi, we headed along the River Neva to spend a few days in Saint …

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Written on Jan, 25, 2015 by in | 7 Comments.

This is the special story of Tigger. I have shared most of my life with cats, typically 3-6 of them at any time. Though Pippin is my current favourite, Tigger remains the most dear to me. Let me tell you why. When I was a young teen, living in rural Oxfordshire in England, my parents promised me a new cat. …

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Written on Apr, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Back from a fun vacation in Florida. Here’s a small selection of the hundreds of photos we took:   A gallery of Orlando, including Disney, Universal Studios and Kennedy Space Center:   A gallery from St. Augustine, the oldest continually occupied city in the USA, dating from 1565, settled by the Spanish:    

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Written on May, 24, 2013 by in , | 1 Comment.

Hello. Hey, it’s me, in case you’re wondering who this stranger is. I haven’t posted for a whole month because May has been an insanely busy month. My mother came over from England for 3 weeks and we had a great time. Even though I had to work, we still found time to take her to Palm Springs and up …

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Written on Mar, 02, 2013 by in , | 4 Comments.

I know it’s not Thanksgiving, but today I want to give thanks for some things. I have two lists: General My darling wife: She is a wonderful friend, mate and companion in life. We don’t have everything in common (and nor should we) but we share the same opinions on the things that matter most to us, like family, house, …

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Written on Feb, 08, 2013 by in | 1 Comment.

Here’s a look at a hobby I picked up a few years ago: Building wooden ships. I’m sure you just imagined all those plastic kits that we boys loved to make as a child, typically of aircraft and spaceships. Although you buy a ship “kit”, it is typically a bundle of wood, cotton and paints with a few manufactured pieces …

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Written on Jan, 14, 2012 by in | 1 Comment.

And now a change from writing about writing. For your enjoyment and overdose of cuteness, I present a gallery of our six cats:  

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Written on Oct, 29, 2011 by in , | 2 Comments.

Where do I write? In an earlier post, I showed some fantastic photos of famous sci-fi and fantasy authors and their writing nooks. The two common denominators appeared to be overflowing bookshelves and piles of “stuff” on and around the desk. I’m sure this embodies most readers’ imagination of where authors hole up to pen their masterpiece. It makes sense, …

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