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If England was as England seems

In barmy  Britain, and universal credit, which, with its’ built-in delays of 42 days, will leave vulnerable people penniless, is just around the corner. Will leave them penniless? Well, of course, they don’t have two pennies to rub together as … Continue reading

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No flat white coffee in Valdivia and difficult to find one in Valparaiso

Llanquihue in Chile’s los Lagos region to Valdivia is little more than a two-hour drive and it sort of mirrors the experience you might expect if you were to set off from a little village in the Cotswolds and end … Continue reading

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Reflections on Chile during five days with no internet

This was written on December the 29th. On the 24th the plane from Calama arrived in Punta Arenas after a change-over in Santiago and a total of some five and a half hours flying time. On Christmas Day the boat … Continue reading

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Chewing the cud in Barcelona

Returned to Europe some three weeks ago and I am now down in Barcelona for a few days, but really I am not paying too much attention to Carles Puigdemont’s and Mariona Rajoy’s brinkmanship. Let the people vote, is what … Continue reading

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In Hong Kong

Sitting in Hong Kong and thinking about the whole quo vadis of the blog once again. It has been two and a half months since I have posted and, almost coincidently, that last post was on China. Different impressions are … Continue reading

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Chewing the cud on a couple of systems and the criminals they spawn

The internet is down and German Telekom cannot send a techncian until wednesday. However, with the withdrawal symptoms not half as bad as I thought they would be, the benefits of a life without 24/7 web access are becoming clear. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Easy Reading and Hard Writing

In a little cafe at the corner of Berwick Street and D’Arblay Street and the much neglected blog has been accessed. That neglect is reflected in the reader statistics for this blog yesterday, but in a sense that is no bad … Continue reading

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