Tag Archives: Heathrow

Rambling Round London – The London LOOP

Setting a target Laziness can be a bit of a curse.  You put off things for trivial reasons.  Even things that you really enjoy get left to one side.  So, having reached the age of 75 at the end of … Continue reading

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What did we do before GPS and SatNav?

Note : This post was first published in 2013. It has been updated. If you think back just a few years, before the advent of cheap GPS and SatNav devices, we used to find our way about the country using … Continue reading

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Give Me a Map Any Day

The reason for the title of this post will become apparent in the second half of this post but in the meantime let’s start at the beginning. A few days ago we flew to America to celebrate a rather special … Continue reading

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On Trial at Heathrow

I spent a recent Saturday on trial at Heathrow.  You may, or may not, be relieved to hear that this was not in a courthouse with bewigged legal eagles.  No, it was in the brand new, not yet open to … Continue reading

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Globally Yours – and Ours!!

Are you sitting comfortably?  I am.  Are you being pampered?  I am.  Are you sitting in the economy cabin of a Turkish Airlines flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk? It’s a very comfortable place to be, especially when the … Continue reading

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A Journey with Batman AND Superman

After the most glorious autumn, with only two days of rain in two months and virtually wall-to-wall blue sky, it was time to leave paradise on the Med – Kalkan, Turkey – and return to cold, wet and windy Britain.  … Continue reading

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Scheduled or Budget Airline?

The radio alarm wakes me at 7am with the news that Serbian General, Ratko Mladic, the alleged perpetrator of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia during the 1990’s, is to go on trial today at the international court in The Hague.  It’s … Continue reading

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