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Book Reflections – The Thread by Victoria Hislop

In this historical novel The Thread, Hislop relates big slabs of history, presumably from the book she praises in her long epilogue Salonica: City of Ghosts by Mark Mazower. I’m quite … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Gathering by Anne Enright

Anne Enright won the famous Booker Prize for The Gathering. For reasons that I don’t recall I chose not to read it until I heard Enright interviewed on the BBC … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lovely Langkawi – Seven Wells Waterfall

At breakfast today I looked around me at the other guests. From the super tall Dutch women in revealing clothes to the Chinese women in functional clothes to the Malay … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lovely Langkawi – Cable car

Yesterday morning I made a mad dash from KLIA where my Emirates flight landed to KLIA2 for my Air Asia flight. 2 trains, luck with a fast passage through immigration, … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Business travel in the Middle East 

I’m on the road again and for the first time ever on all of my business trips, and there have been over 6 per year, I’m taking a weekend somewhere … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

Ode to autumn in Trondheim 

We are an Australian family living in Trondheim, Norway for my work. We’ve been here for 15 months and we love it. October this year was spectacular in Trondheim with … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Singing in Norway 

Norwegians love to sing. On the historical music tour of Trondheim at the end of summer we visited Vår Frue Kirke and a friendly Norwegian woman told me about the 24 hour … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

We first met Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger 19 years ago in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. J.K. Rowling followed this gift with 6 … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment