Monthly Archives: August 2004

Pronunciation

In response to Frank’s request for a solution, here’s a British guy’s attempt at interpreting The Chaos. Note no effort goes into oratory skills, I was just desperately trying to get through it in one go without too many hideous … Continue reading

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The Great British Summer

Ah, that most traditional of things, the great British Bank Holiday weekend. Tradition dictates that I should either sit in a traffic jam en route to a coastal resort, hop on a plane to ‘guaranteed sunshine’, have a barbecue, or … Continue reading

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Home

I have seen the future of international travel, and it is …. Norwich airport. Landed at 13:10. Walked through my front door at 13:30. I like that very much.

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Cleaning the outbox

Ok, so now I have decent bandwidth and time to kill waiting for my connection from Schiphol back to Norwich, I can post some of the snapshots from the last week. When we went out drinking on Monday night, we … Continue reading

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Johnny-boy is coming home

Job done. Today the temperature reached scorching (by my standards), and by 10am, the training room was already unbearably hot. We soldiered on through the toughest material so far (Forms), and the guys picked it up admirably despite the unfavourable … Continue reading

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Whilst eating pizza

Some thoughts on this whole thing, as I sit in this Western atrocity of a Pizza Hut grabbing a quick bite to eat before returning to squeezing my brains out into Powerpoint. I could quite enjoy becoming a travel author. … Continue reading

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Laughed so hard ….

Dear Lord, this isn’t cricket! Where’s my Earl Grey? Thanks, David

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Inconvenient

David has a good old rant about travellers abroad. Don’t wanna turn this into a ping-pong match, but he’s wide of the mark at the very end: people should realise they are actually away and try a bit of ‘When … Continue reading

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No-one said it would be easy

Boy oh boy, that was a tough day. Some confusion at the start over where the English guy was (I’m here! Look! Sat in this chair waiting!) was resolved when one of the attendees started talking to me while googling … Continue reading

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The venue

I tracked down the venue, by the way. I think. This looks like it. The picture doesn’t really do it justice – it had started to rain, so I just snapped and ran for cover. I’ll try for a better … Continue reading

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