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Angles in Architecture

We had never built a house before.  So a few years ago, when we decided to go ahead, we spent a significant amount of time researching architects and were very happy to finally get to work with Hagman Architects based … Continue reading

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The Old and The New

Atyrau is an interesting and slowly changing city.  The main roads in the city are lined with gleaming glass fronted modern office buildings, interspersed with Soviet style apartment blocks.  The back streets are lined with a mishmash of old wooden … Continue reading

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It’s not Sainsbury’s or Safeway’s

Shopping has always been an adventure in Atyrau not knowing what you are going to be able to buy, and having to go to at least three or four markets or shops across town.  One thing is for sure that … Continue reading

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View from the top

Yesterday we peaked Peak 8 part of the Tenmile Range here in Breckenridge.  The mountain range is an extension of The Rockies and lies to the west of the Continental Divide. Peak 8 is best known for having the highest … Continue reading

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All creatures great and small

Our objective this year is to see a bear, at a safe distance of course.  However we’ve had to content ourselves with an assortment of smaller creatures and some more domesticated than others.  However we wake up each day in … Continue reading

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20th Wedding Anniversary

Saturday June 20, 1992 we got married in a small church called St Benedict’s in Glastonbury, Somerset.  It was the same church where I was christened and where my parents were also married.  I remember the day, it was sunny, … Continue reading

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The National Trust

The National Trust is a UK conservation charity set up over 100 years ago.  Its objective is to protect historic buildings and preserve green spaces.  They make wonderful places to visit.  My husband doesn’t care much for the houses, and … Continue reading

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