Tag Archives: holiday

This is the way we do holidays

I am on holiday with my family in Ithaca – a teeny Greek island. It’s beautiful. Despite weather forecasts predicting thunder storms, the weather is beautiful too. For some, this would mean a holiday involving mostly this: This: And this: … Continue reading

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A slightly more accurate portrayal of my holiday

So yesterday I told you about my holiday.  Lots of people were kind enough to read my ramblings and quite a few were very lovely and chose to follow my blog as a result.  I had some comments on Facebook too…and then … Continue reading

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Third time lucky!

You’re not going to believe this: I am back from a holiday, all by myself, and it went ok! There were no giant cockroach infestations. There were no typhoons. There was absolutely no scuba diving. I have finally managed a … Continue reading

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One final attempt…

If you’ve been hanging around with me here for a year or so you might remember my holiday last year to an island in the Philippines.  The holiday of a lifetime.  The one where I was going to lie in the … Continue reading

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A grown up Pog?

Last week a colleague told me that reaching your 40s means you no longer have an excuse not to be a grown up, that everything starts to become more settled and sensible. I can’t think of anything worse, so even though … Continue reading

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I DID IT!

Yesterday I actually became SSI certified! I have done 6 official dives (plus one in the pool and one which doesn’t count because it was mainly exercises) and I passed my theory exam. I have seen ghost pipe fish, scorpion … Continue reading

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A not entirely relaxing massage

Six days ago I arrived in Tacloban. It was a chaotic but brilliant few days, revisiting some of the people we worked with last year and being at Mama Pat’s 80th birthday. (Mama Pat was woken at midnight for her … Continue reading

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