Australian holidays – August 2017

Two weeks back at work, and I’m in danger of forgetting my two weeks holiday in Australia. I arrived in Launceston for a change, as Elle and boys were visiting an ill family member. The next day was already arranged for the boys and I to go zipline-ing at Treetops in Hollybank forest.  It was a […]

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Glen Moray Whisky Tasting – 08 August 2017

For several years I’ve been an occasional whisky-tasting attendee. These events are usually pompous single malt promotions with a bit of exclusivity to taste something unique that I may not buy myself. Last night’s Glen Moray tasting was quite different. The label’s master distiller, Graham Coull, presented his finest whiskys for us to taste. Perhaps […]

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Staying in Emirates Park Zoo – 5-7 April 2017

We had anything but a proper vacation for this Spring Break. Lewis had chicken pox for the first week.  Then on the weekend, Owen was hospitalised with pneumonia. My work was also busy, so with just a few days remaining of the boy’s holiday, we opted for a Staycation. We decided to stay at Emirates […]

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Umm Al Quwain Marine Club “Camping” – 11-13 April 2014

Elle and the boys had two weeks holiday for Easter. So last weekend we headed up to UAQ Marine Club to go “camping” with some friends for a couple of nights. I realised early on we're pretty hopeless campers, when Lewis reported that our chalet had only one bathroom. #kidlulz — Ryan B (@rbrink77) April 14, 2014 […]

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The day I wasn’t married for 20 minutes

Yesterday my family and I went to Kite Beach in Dubai, our former local.  It reminded me of the time 18 months earlier when I lost my wedding ring there. Probably not surprising, I remember it quite vividly. It was just Myles, Lewis & I. We went for a swim, walked up and down the […]

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LEGOLAND Windsor, UK – 03 Oct 2013

As part of the boys’ birthday this year we treated them with a trip to LEGOLAND, in Windsor. The boys and Elle hadn’t visited the UK before, and with the short time frames we had of just the weekend, this was not the trip for much of a visit. This trip was all about the […]

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Flying home

On a plane I always enjoy a window seat. I’ve never tired of that childhood excitement at seeing the takeoff, flying up into the clouds, and seeing the miniature scenery on the ground below. Flying out of Dubai at 10:25am is one of the most beautiful window seats possible. We flew around and (what looked) […]

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