Durham 79-82

I studied Engineering Science at Durham University from 1979-82 and was a member of St. Cuthbert’s Society. Durham operates a collegiate system but unlike the other colleges with large halls of residence to accomodate the students Cuths has only a small number of residential students and the rest “live out”. I spent my first year […]

Morocco or Bust #3

See these previous posts if you need more background on what this is all about:http://v2xs.com/morocco-or-bust/http://v2xs.com/morocco-or-bust-2/ The Plan To leave Hauts Du Brel at the end of January, head down through Spain to Portugal to spend a few days with Tim and Helen and then on to Morocco. We had to be back by 24 Feb, […]

Egypt – Jan 2020

For those that missed it our first trip to Egypt is here : http://v2xs.com/egypt-nov-2019/ This was another visit to Hurghada on the Red Sea (arranged by Georgina) and this time we had Alexander and Susan joining us. Non stop sunshine the whole week (it never rains) so plenty of time for reading and sun bathing. […]

Happy Christmas – 2019

Welcome to my Christmas blog post – which is a sort-of substitute for sending Christmas cards and provides an opportunity to look back on 2019 and highlight some of the things that happened… New Year at Ravenside I spent New Year with Chris and Corinne on their small holding near Newcastle. No major projects this […]

Egypt – Nov 2019

Just back from a week in Hurghada, Egypt with Georgina… This trip was arranged many months ago by Georgina as we decided that we would need some winter sun in November. As she works for Hays Travel she was able to find a great deal on an all-inclusive package deal with TUI. This was a […]