Monthly Archives: February 2010

Day 2 – 25 February – Art Deco, the News Cafe, a memorable Setai dinner and sunshine

The sun returned after yesterday’s storm. Clear, blue skies but strong northerly winds bringing cold air down from the north. Nonetheless, the day here always starts with a stroll on the Boardwalk and a nose around the beach. The Boardwalk … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 24 February – Boy, what a storm

Virgin Atlantic, as always, were a tremendous airline to fly with. Despite having to fly economy as all other classes were fully booked [probably due to BA’s impending strike] it was just easy. I think they understand passengers so much … Continue reading

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Day 0 – 23 February – to London’s Heathrow and then Miami

We’re ready for the off. Weather reports for Florida are mixed; not too warm and a good chance of showers and t-storms. The last time it was that cold the Weather Channel told us it was the coldest day recorded … Continue reading

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Florida Keys and Sanibel Island

I’ve been going to southern Florida for fifteen years. I love the brightness of the sky, the sun on my back, the way they just relax and let it happen, alligators and egrets at every turn. Truth be told, I … Continue reading

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The idiocy of Celebrity

Read what used to be a ‘serious’ newspaper, listen to the BBC news or check your local newsagent’s middle shelf and take stock of how much room is being given to news, essential information and picture-stories about the clothes, lives and goings-on of ‘celebrities’. It’s not a new phenomenon but it’s … Continue reading

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