Sunday, December 27, 2009

Off to Dubai

We're heading to Dubai for a holiday - first time really staying there instead of just transiting. Photos soon.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stibbs goes to Colombia

I am enjoying this funny and interesting friend's funny and interesting blog about his funny and interesting new life in Colombia: Stibbs goes to Colombia

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We're OK.

There was an explosion in Kabul today - a bad one - but we were nowhere near it and we're fine.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Map of 'Hawthornthwaite'

My Dad has obtained this 1800 Ordnance Survey map containing the Haythornthwaite (then 'Hawthornthwaite') family origins in Lancashire - the village of 'Hawthornthwaite', as well as 'Hawthornthwaite Fell [an area of uncultivated high ground used as common grazing]' and 'Haythornthwaite Fell Top'.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dudhsagar Waterfall, 2009

While in Goa we hired a car and had a lovely day at the Dudhsagar Waterfalls - second highest in India. I expect they're the only waterfalls in the world that are crossed by a train. The photo above shows the configuration better than the ones we took when a train actually crossed the bridge.

Photos here

I have never felt cleaner than when I swam under the falls. The monkeys were real monkeys though.