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Life at its best

Life at its best

I’ve just returned from revisiting the island of Skye after an absence of over a quarter of a century (last visit, June 1994). I’d had…

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The Second Ascent of the Matterhorn

The Second Ascent of the Matterhorn

I recently came across a spectacular aerial picture (taken by Fi Bunn of FiPhotos) of the final 700 feet of the Matterhorn taken from an…

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The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

January 2018: I’ve reinstated this old post, from June 24 2016, on the front of my website so that anyone coming here can see that…

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Peter Stainforth talks about his war days

1st Para Remembrance Service at Donington, Lincs, 23 Sept 2018

Zbigniew Kotowicz : 1950 – 2017

On the brink? June 2017

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Happy New Year, Citizens of Nowhere

Ken Wilson: 7 Feb 1941 – 11 Jun 2016

A very sad centenary, July 1, 2016

The Disunited Kingdom, June 2016

The Breakers of Britain – my view of the Brexiters, June 20, 2016

A Pandora’s Box: ‘George’ update, June 2016

Memories that will Kinder linger for ever …

An idyllic return to Harrison’s Rocks