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2014 Summer Holiday

Had a very enjoyable 4 week break this summer. We visited Thailand, staying at some old favourites, plus visited some new places. The Lebua Hotel in Bangkok is just a delightful place to stay. Once again I couldn’t fault anything about our visit and will definitely be returning first chance we have! Likewise, the Sunrise …

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Lion Attack

Not many people know about it, but back in 2001 whilst travelling in South Africa I was attacked by a lion. Three actually. Only through quick thinking and by using my video camera as a weapon was I fortuitously able to escape the jaws and claws of death… *Video: lion attack

Germany and a Baltic Cruise

Amani, Malaika & I had a very enjoyable 2 week European holiday in June. We flew Lufthansa to Berlin via Riyadh and Frankfurt, arriving into Tegel airport early in the morning. We then caught the public bus into town – my plan was to put our luggage into storage at the Hauptbahnhoff and do some …

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Help Decyphering Old German Records

 A very kindly chap by the name of Jerzy sent me a swathe of scans of old German documents, to help out with my family history research. Most are from the Pommerzig and Groß Blumberg Zivilstandsregister 1874-1937, plus there’s a few older documents as well. Jerzy sent scans of any pages he found that made …

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Neville Kakoschke 1942-2012

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Time For a New Camera?

Having decided to buy a new camera, now comes the hard part… which one? Should I buy a newer model Canon DSLR, or go for one of the new bridge (superzoom) cameras? Having spent quite a bit of time considering the options, I decided to go with a bridge camera. But that takes me back …

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