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

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2014 Thai Coup
2014 World Cup Blog
London 2012
Returning to Japan
Tales from the road
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Tai's travels year 8
A personal flying history
The Dubai Page
The Bangkok Page
Our Wedding
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Blue Rodeo
Top Ten Lists
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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 (December 2014) click here for all


Oil prices in a changing world


Sorry, Putin. Russia’s economy is doomed


The Sydney siege - some sensible perspective


Hostage crisis in Sydney


The CIA torture report and the shaming of the USA


Air Canada to fly to Dubai in 2015


The Guardian view on the continuing protests in Hong Kong


Etihad's new colour scheme

December 2014 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

Hostages in the Sydney siege: 'We’re not getting out of here'
Flying high in the desert of Dubai
Stop Linking the Sydney Siege to Islam
Sydney siege ends: gunman inspired by IS but driven by personal crises
Aaron Sorkin got it wrong with The Newsroom - it was doomed to fail from the start
Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution might be over, but it doesn't matter — the pro-democracy movement will only come back stronger
Concern over trial of Burmese men charged with murder of UK tourists
Airbus Raises Prospect of Ditching A380 as Orders Vanish
Red Light Jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town
Sheikhs v shale
The Two Men Charged With the Thai Backpacker Murders Face a Dubious Trial
Phillip Hughes funeral: Australian cricketer gets emotional send-off
Explaining Thailand's volatile politics
Hotel on Ruam Rudi to be demolished
flydubai's fleet could reach 200 aircraft with more liberalisation, connections and partnerships
Learn to fly an A350
Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong

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Other recent content on this web site:

News Archive - November 2014

Returning to Japan

AOB - September and October 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+)

Athens - November 2014
Geneva - November 2014
Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
Hong Kong - Nobember 2014
Dubai - Fall 2014
Sicily - Palermo

Sicily - Caltagirone and Cefalu
Sicily - Noto and Ragusa
Sicily - Savoca and Ortigia
Sicily - Taormina

Sicily - Mount Etna
Seattle and Portland
Norway - September 2014
Norway - (with Tai's Canon G16)
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