Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dante’s bones.

The past week has been a tough one, since the theft of my suitcase on the train from Genoa; the feelings of violation (being burgled in a public place), the anger and depression at the loss of precious photos of … Continue reading

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The glories of Genoa

Arriving in Genoa by way of Ryanair’s budget flight was scarily like a Wellington landing in a bad day’s weather – except our planes are mostly younger and don’t feel like they will break on landing, crash or no crash. … Continue reading

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Vertigo in Ypres

Our last day in Ypres was to be a relatively slow morning at the museum (In Flanders Fields) opposite the Hotel Regina where we stayed; all this after a marathon physically and emotionally draining cycle ride through the countryside to … Continue reading

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My favourite Pole of the Day.

  Paul’s book. I was fortunate to meet a very good Kiwi writer in London yesterday, Paul Ewen, whose Dad used to live in Runanga where I worked as postie for six years in the 1980s – and delivered his … Continue reading

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