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Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Reflections

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My reflections on leaving Berlin: I’ve been coming here for three and a half years to visit a long-standing client and this could be the last time I will visit them. I have made friends here and this is a sad thought.

Posted by bigblue on 24/01/2012 at 08:07 PM
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Monday, 23 January 2012
The gathering gloom

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Night falls here in Berlin. The ground is wet and the air is fresh. My breaths let off small clouds as I make my way to the taxi rank.

Posted by bigblue on 23/01/2012 at 08:07 PM
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Friday, 20 January 2012
Taking the goat

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This is a very thoughtful Christmas present that I received last month: a donation on my behalf to a third world charity: Action Aid: Gifts in Action. and the gift came with some little paper cut-out figures so that I could play with some similar donors (or proxy donors) who were also recipients (or donors) of similar gifts.

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There was one problem with the gift! The two people who gave it to me (knowing of my specific objection to sending goats to sub-Saharan Africa) had intended to make a donation to an HIV charity on my behalf, and not send a goat to Malawi on my behalf. So when the wrong gift pack arrived, what to do?

No problem - they went online and made a donation to a goat sanctuary. Result! One family in Malawi get their goat, and one goat is recued from an abusive owner…

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Posted by bigblue on 20/01/2012 at 06:23 PM
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Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunshine

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There was glorious winter sunshine this past weekend in the mountains. I’m home, tired, and a bit sunburned.

Posted by bigblue on 16/01/2012 at 12:12 PM
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Friday, 13 January 2012
Heaven!

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I’m in heaven…

Posted by bigblue on 13/01/2012 at 03:09 PM
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
Last legs

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We’re on the last stage of our journey and already the service stations are selling ski clothes. How exciting!

Posted by bigblue on 12/01/2012 at 06:49 PM
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Second leg

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These are some of the legs I saw on the second leg of my journey this morning into the office in Paris (on the Paris Metro/underground train).

Posted by bigblue on 12/01/2012 at 02:48 PM
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This is Ebbsfleet International

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I’m off to work in Paris today… and from there I’m Leaving tonight for a weekend break in the French Alps with some colleagues.

Posted by bigblue on 12/01/2012 at 06:01 AM
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