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

Executive Towers
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
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Past Features
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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

Bournville News
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 (January 2015) click here for all


Dubai360 - opens the door but where are the people


Flights to Baghdad suspended after shooting


Why the Greek result matters


The Royal Road to Ruin


Yingluck's farcical impeachment; and now, criminal charges


The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah’s death


Too sick to work?


A Swiss forex shocker


Presence at Paris rally of leaders with poor free press records is condemned


Beaucoup de chefs de gouvernement mondiaux ne sont pas Charlie


Charlie Hebdo: Don’t blame this bloodshed on France’s Muslims


French Humor, Turned Into Tragedy


Trying to make sense of the Paris murders


Mehdi Hasan on Islam and blasphemy: Muhammad survived Dante’s Inferno. He’ll survive a YouTube clip


Understanding the Brits


Goodbye 2014 - you will not be missed


In praise of.....London

January 2015 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

U.S. Textbook Skews History, Prime Minister of Japan Says
We've Officially Entered a New Age For Mega-Airports
Saturday Night in Taipei, and the Cool Kids Are at the Bookstore
Saudi Arabia and the west: how a cosy relationship turned toxic
The Lost Souls of Thailand's Full-Moon Parties
Jon Stewart brilliantly skewers Sarah Palin's 'barely coherent' speech
A Saudi Palace Coup
The best story about the Queen and King Abdullah you will read today
The sheikh who listened to Nazi radio
West’s praise of King Abdullah shows Saudi Arabia is exception to human rights stance
Guantánamo Diary: How a classified, handwritten manuscript became an extraordinary book
Danger in throwing open door to foreign airlines
Tout Est Pardonné
White House apologizes for not sending top officials to Paris unity march
Shellshock! Cadbury comes clean on Creme Egg chocolate change
Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
The False Piety of the Hebdo Hoodlums
Jeffrey Epstein: inside the decade of scandal entangling Prince Andrew
'I AM NOT CHARLIE': Leaked Newsroom Emails Reveal Al Jazeera Fury over Global Support for Charlie Hebdo
The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show
Al-Qaeda challenges Islamic State with Paris attack
U.A.E. flexes muscle in Mideast reaching beyond its role as finance hub
The trouble with Andrew (Vanity Fair - 2011)
The incredible rise of Dubai as the world’s air travel hub
Thai junta warns against protests ahead of former prime minister's impeachment
'Alien Earth' is among eight new far-off planets
British soldier’s unseen photos of Hong Kong 60 years ago revealed
Stephen Fry's engagement: what's wrong with age-gap relationships?

India lacking in Test skills
According to the Government, my toddler could be a terrorist...
Prince Andrew story runs and runs - but editors should beware
Passengers stuck on Etihad plane for 28 hours after fog delays flight
The Royal Family are exempt from Freedom of Information requests and can veto BBC programmes. Why do we put up with this?
War with Isis: The West is wrong again in its fight against terror
Steven Gerrard: an icon in Liverpool decline and a captivating figure
'Sex slave case': Prince Andrew may regret friendship with financier Jeffrey Epstein who had dark secret
Did Al Jazeera Uphold its Responsibility to its Staff?
Bangkok Shakedowns Continue With The Litter “Police”
15 things to look forward to in 2015
Newsmaker: Tony Fernandes
Thailand and the Coup Trap

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Other recent content on this web site:

News Archive - December 2014

Returning to Japan

AOB - November and December 2014
A personal flying history

Tai's travels - now with improved picture galleries

Your feedback - here

2015 Photo Albums (all albums are hosted on Picasa/Google+)
New Year 2015
Dubai - December 2014

London - December 2014
Devon - December 2014


Other recent albums of note:

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
Norway - September 2014
Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

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

Tai and friends photoshoot
Dubai - New Year 2014 fireworks
Dubai 2013 Airshow  Day 4
Dubai 2013 Airshow  Opening Day

Please use
this link to see my list of photo albums.


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New for 2015 - Paddington's travels

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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