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Into the Sunset

Today heralds the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. The last couple of weeks leading up to this seasonal turning point have been characterised, in eastern England at least, by unseasonally sunny skies and sunsets so magnificent they seem to be defying the script that dictates … Continue reading

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The Road to Moulmein

‘By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea There’s a Burma girl a-settin’ and I know she thinks o’ me’ These words by Rudyard Kipling form the opening lines of the Road to Mandalay, an evocative poem that … Continue reading

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