Was there ever a time in your working life when you had just had enough? This is my story. The oil industry traditionally is one of boom and bust. One day you are a Chief Geophysicist working on prospects off West Africa for the World Bank, the next you are giving extra English lessons to […]
Rag Mama Rag hit the airwaves in 1969 as a track on their second album The Band. I liked the song and bought the album and subsequently Music from Big Pink released the year before. The music was identifiably rock but also had strong elements of blues and country. Coming after the technical expertise of […]
I have a number of photos that I have used as desktops on various computers. Most of them hold some memory or have a background of some meaning for me. The quality of the photos however, is quite variable. In this occasional series I will describe some of those. We might sub-title this one “tranquility”.
Today I heard from Janne Ritskes that Tabitha Cambodia is closing down. Janne says the reasons are: “Covid has had a significant impact on Cambodia and on our projects as it has worldwide. The level of donations to Tabitha Cambodia have fallen significantly over the last two and a half years. Many staff have had […]
This post is edited from a piece submitted for a course on the internet, probably Coursera. My educational background was maths and science-based and at school I developed a fascination with Physical Geography and later Geology. When I graduated in 1974 computers were, generally speaking, room-sized units or at least wardrobe-sized units although some mini-computers […]
I first visited New Zealand in 1979 and again in 1980 but I’m not sure that I have photos, maybe somewhere. Of course it was a totally different experience then, a long trip too. Returning on BA 001 took something like 30 hours with stops (no getting off) in Sydney, Perth, Bombay and Frankfurt as […]
Blast from the past. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompuServe Easter Monday, a piece of lamb from our neighbours in exchange for free range eggs. Casseroled with apples and turned out well. Also enough left for slow cooking and a good bone for stock. Cranium to round off the evening.
Introduction I wrote this after our first trip. It gives some impressions of the country fairlr soon after it was opened up from Khmer Rouge control. The city, the countryside and Angkor had very few visitors at that time. We started in Phnom Penh where the paranoia was thick on the ground from the moment […]