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By Dave Snowden  ·  July 13, 2014  ·  Great places, Trivia

After gaining my 50k steps yesterday I had nothing more strenuous planned for today than a leisurely drive up to the University of Warwick, an overnight stay and then my son's graduation tomorrow.  Given that I fly out to Singapore early Tuesday morning today was also the only time to sort out various domestic duties, printing and signing contracts etc. etc. so the final departure was late and somewhat stressed as a result.  The world is divided into two types of traveller.  The first are those eminently reasonable people who leave...

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Mind your P’s and W’s

By Dave Snowden  ·  June 21, 2014  ·  Great places, Reflections

I KEEP six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who

Kipling, from The Elephant's Child

Of all the Just So Stories the Kolokolo Bird's injunction to "Go to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, and find out"  as a means of discovering what the crocodile has for lunch has been one of my all time favourites; both as a child, and then as an adult reading to children.  For those unfamiliar with the story of How...

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The Inn at Whitewell

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 23, 2014  ·  Great places

I first came to the Inn at Whitewell back in 1973.  I was taken there by Blyth and Arthur as part of a trip over the Trough of Bowland in the spring of my first year at University.  Blyth had worked with me in both the Debating Club and the School Press but was a year older and had gone up to Lancaster the previous years.  She and Arthur were one of the most physically mismatched couples I have ever known, but they had come together as opposites often do and Arthur had a car!  Back in the 70s that was a big thing on campus, most of...

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Best US breakfast

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 15, 2014  ·  Great places

One of the great pleasures of coming to the US is the availability of corned-beef hash cooked in a skillet.   Ok the bread is crap, if you are lucky processed white, no wholemeal, but corned beef with vegetables and poached eggs takes some beating.   A few instructions to the wait rose yesterday morning and it was diabetic friendly.  Add to that a full bowl of berries and life started well.   It set me up for a slippery taxi ride yesterday through the snow.   I took a bus for breakfast with Esther Derby this morning to talk about a...

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Leaving Halifax NS

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 12, 2014  ·  Great places

For those waiting on my how I would have done it post on the whole WestJet/Toronto fiasco you will have to wait another day.   I had too much work to clear today to allow me thinking time.  So I have reserved that task for my three flights tomorrow: Halifax-Toronto-Chicago-Minneapolis.  Well I hope there will be three and they will all be tomorrow and I will be on them!  It hasn't started well with the WestJet site now allowing me to checkin.  

Whatever, today was a catch up day, mostly trying to clear email.   I made one trip out...

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