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Hiking from Granåsen to Rundheia

Granåsen is a ski jumping hill in Trondheim, Norway. The hill frequently hosts World Cup and Continental Cup competitions. The ski jumps are visible from the telecommunications tower in Trondheim … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend

I picked up this book in Riga at an excellent English language 2nd hand book store. I was drawn to the author because I recall the popularity of the Adrian … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is a great writer. Her breadth of writing style, the variety of characters she produces and the richness of the worlds that she creates make her books enjoyable, … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

[Guest Post] The Day in a Moment

This blog, Strive to Engage, is about engagement and connection. As any parent will know, the bond with one’s children is the strongest form of engagement possible. And, while often … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 hour stopover in Amsterdam

When I fly to Kuwait for work I have a 6 hour wait in Schipol airport, Amsterdam. It’s the best airport I’ve ever spent blocks of time in but it’s … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments