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This is a personal site that reflects my interests in news,
current affairs, aviation and travel.

2014 Thai Coup
2014 World Cup Blog
London 2012
Returning to Japan
Tales from the road
The archive
Tai's travels year 8
A personal flying history
The Dubai Page
The Bangkok Page
Our Wedding
Books and More
Past Features
Moments in time
Blue Rodeo
Top Ten Lists
Your Comments

Note that each Jan/Feb link leads to the remaining AOB pages for that year. 10 years of diary keeping!

Photo Albums

My photographs have been moved off this site and are now stored on Picasa. They were simply taking up too much space on my web host.
Please use
this link to see my list of photo albums.

Some Useful links:
World Time Clock
Exchange Rates


Project Syndicate
Amnesty International
Reporters w/o borders

The Guardian
BBC World News
CNN Asia
Bangkok Post

Daylife.com - news

Gulf News
Arabian Business
World News
WSJ - Asia
Good causes:

Sister Joan - Bangkok

Regional Info:

BKK Magazine
HK Magazine
In Singapore Magazine
TimeOut Dubai
Back in the UK:
Newton Ferrers

And for fun:

BBC Archive

National Media Museum
The British Library
Imperial War Museum

There are many other links on my AOB blog page.

Today (September 2014) click here for all


Guardian says no to Scottish independence


Our obligation to the memory of the victims of 9/11


On the brink


Brits, booze and airplanes can be a toxic mix


Preliminary Dutch report offers nothing new


DWC plans announced


Ultimate Airport Dubai is back and hopefully better


A President among the fossils


The struggle for Hong Kong


NATO's Welsh invasion


New statement on fight against ISIS from UAE


Something incredible is happening in Scotland


Grumpy, green, yellow, old and male...and unelected


Thailand's military run government

September 2014 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

At Boeing, a Disconnect Between Engineers and Executives
Independence of the Scottish mind has shown up the failure of British nationalism
Scotland Decides: the Economics of the Unknown
A yes vote in Scotland would unleash the most dangerous thing of all - hope
If Scotland votes for independence: the key questions answered
Billy Bragg: how iScotland would help England rediscover its radical heart
Qatar’s Support of Islamists Alienates Allies Near and Far
England's cosmopolitan future - Clacton versus Cambridge
Michael Palin: ‘The world is an absurd and silly place’

Failed phone call, seventh handshake help refine MH370 search area
A380 Continues To Pose Challenges For Heathrow
Scottish independence: A yes vote will produce a leaner, meaner Scotland
Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm
Malaysia Airlines Asked for Travelers’ ‘Bucket Lists’ in Ill-Advised Contest
Maryam al-Khawaja’s arrest shows Bahrain at its worst
Falcao's Salary, Zeki Fryers' Bentley and the Stench of the Transfer Window
From Beethoven to Beijing
Islamic State: Where does jihadist group get its support?
Bahraini Human Rights activist charged with 'insulting the King'
Beijing Rules Out Open Elections in Hong Kong
Hong Kong 2017 elections: Protests begin in China as authorities rule out open nominations

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Other recent content on this web site:

News Archive - August 2014

Returning to Japan

AOB - July and August 2014
London 2012 (notes and links)

Tales from the Road - from Houston to Los Angeles

A personal flying history

Tai's travels - now with improved picture galleries

Your feedback - here

2014 Photo Albums (all albums are hosted on Picasa/Google+)
Newton Ferrers - August 2014

Newcastle - August 2014

Stockholm 2014
Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

Devon - July 2014

Switzerland - July 2014
Ireland - June and July 2014
Bangkok - returning happiness to the people
Ventiane - June 2014
Bangkok - another coup

Bangkok - May 2014
Phuket - May 2014
Tokyo - May 2014

Rome - April 2014

Samut Songkhram
PDAC's Lumpini holiday camp
Hua Hin - March 2014

Chiang Mai - March 2014

Dubai - March 2014

Vienna - February 2014

London - February 2014

Tai and friends photoshoot
Dubai - New Year fireworks
Hong Kong - December 2013
Macau - December 2013
Festive Bangkok
Dubai - December and Christmas 2013

Dubai 2013 Airshow  Day 4
Dubai 2013 Airshow  Opening Day

Please use
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Dubai Watch The financial meltdown of 2007-2009 appears forgotten as everyone appears to be heading back to Dubai. False bravado or a new dawn. The lull before the next storm? You decide. You can read news, commentary and find Dubai web links at Dubai Watch. There are also some Dubai pictures and this is Dubai on a misty February morning

Emirates Watch - As EK continues its plan for world domination you can follow  the airline's news here. Emirates Airline Watch

Tai's pictures from her travels with Emirates are here:

Asia and Australia