Monthly Archives: July 2015

10. Thursday: Barabinsk to Krasnoyarsk

  (Barabinsk station; hawkers at work; hawkers at rest; swampy land) We arrive in Barabinsk in bright morning sunshine with blue skies and a fresh breeze. There’s also an impressive welcoming committee for us selling furs, lace, bread, warm food and … Continue reading

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9. Wednesday: Balezino to Tyumen

This #notice thing is important, and it isn’t going to work.   It’s important because noticing things is central to much of the current work on well-being and mental health, from Martyn Reah’s #Teacher5aday, to work on Mindfulness with staff … Continue reading

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8. Tuesday: Moscow to Nishnii Novgorod

Day one on the Trans-Siberian Express. We reprised our first night in Moscow and had breakfast at our local chocolate and coffee house. Rather than describe the culinary delights, I took a picture. Then we paid the hotel bill in … Continue reading

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7. The best fun to have in Moscow on a Sunday night for 36p

So, what is the best fun you can have in Moscow on a Sunday night for 36p? That’s 36 roubles by the way, or about 50 pence at the current exchange rate (when you can find someone to exchange roubles … Continue reading

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6.  я люблю Москву (I ♥️ Moscow)

I wasn’t really expecting to like Moscow. The last time I spent any time in a large Russian city was just after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The economy had, to all extents and purposes stopped working. The Milk … Continue reading

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5. What a Nigel Farrago: leaving the European Union

It’s something I just can’t get my head around, but there are people in our country who want to leave the European Union. I feel it’s like me saying to our neighbours “We’re not moving house, but I just don’t … Continue reading

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4. Train-spotting.  Not.  Manchester to Warsaw

The Journey: Overland (and a little bit of water) by train and boat for 15 days to see my daughter in Japan. At the time of writing we’re still travelling but now have enough regular Wi-Fi to upload these posts.  … Continue reading

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