Yearly Archive: 2016

Hacker boy

Posted on November 30, 2016

I’m on the bus. A spotty 11 year old schoolboy is seated in front of me. He is talking excitedly to his friend about a programme he has written. This programme gives him access to all the computer passwords for his classroom - both teachers and.. >>> more

Hands free driving, Icelandic style

Posted on September 15, 2016

You know the way some people ‘talk’ with their hands? My taxi driver was one of those people. I only wish I hadn’t discovered this as we hurtled along the road from Reykjavik to Keflavik.  Our conversation began with him asking me where I was from... >>> more

When the boat comes in

Posted on August 29, 2016

Which town doubles in size in one day? Relax. This is a fascinating real life event, not a Brexit campaign scenario. Ísafjörður is a small town in the Westfjords, Iceland. It is also a stop off point for cruise ships, the largest of which can carry.. >>> more

Please can I have my trampoline back?

Posted on July 22, 2016

Next door has bought a trampoline.  Little heads now bob in and out of vision above the fence line just as I’m settling down to a relaxing al fresco breakfast, lunch or evening meal. Hello. Can you see me? is the constant refrain. Yes, I certainly.. >>> more

The short-sighted dog

Posted on May 27, 2016

I was about to enter the park near my house when I spotted the dog. Taut and muscular: the type that looks as if it is permanently primed for a fight.  The dog’s female owner was giving chase, trying to grab hold of its neck with one hand and waving.. >>> more

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Posted on March 27, 2019

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Posted on January 07, 2019

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The five star rating that left me cold

Posted on December 30, 2018

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