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Month: January 2020

The Bomber war – Documentary and book

The Bomber war – Documentary and book

When I was in Spain I started to read “The Bomber War” because it’s a topic I do not know much about the topic. It’s interesting to read about the technology that they used for guidance, for detection and for the bombing. It’s also to read about how one thousand bomber sorties were sometimes orchestrated. I’m only 40 per cent of the way through the book at the time of writing. While reading the Bomber War I also watched a…

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The Foggiest Idea

The Foggiest Idea

The Foggiest idea, or a pun, after a walk this morning through Geneva on a foggy day. “The Jet D’eau will be off”, I thought. It was pumping out water at its usual rate but you’d find it hard to see. The grey/white fog, along with the white water, converged and became one. On a day like today, the Jet D’eau is not the only thing that is hard to see. So are the mountains. If you try to see…

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Getting Cold On A Scooter

Getting Cold On A Scooter

I don’t often spend two hours on a scooter driving from Geneva to Nyon and back, especially not when it’s about 1°c. In such conditions, I’d drive to the closest train station and be done with it. I waited until ten or eleven in the morning to drive. Any earlier and it would have been really cold. It’s one of those situations when you’re happy that there are roadworks and slow drivers. If there were no road works and no…

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Blobs in Geneva

Blobs in Geneva

Today I walked around Geneva and in at least three locations I spotted these blobs guarding various places. These two are guarding the entrance to the old town. I like the contrast between the modern blobs above the gate to the old town of Geneva and the statue of Pictet De Richemond. Two more of these blobs were playing by a merry go round where you walk up from the new town to the old town. Two more of them…

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Socialising and Networking

Socialising and Networking

After university, I estimated that I got to know of at least 600 people. I was on campus every day and I was out almost all the time. Whether it was in the edit suites, the library or the bar. I used to sit indoors with the bags as a non-smoker but within weeks I dressed for the English winter and started to stand outside, warmly dressed. I went from being a solitary person looking after a table and belongings…

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Flying over Oeschinensee with an FPV Drone

Flying over Oeschinensee with an FPV Drone

Flying over Oeschinensee with an FPV drone looks nice. I went there as a child and the lake is distinct with its lake, green slopes, hills and that wall of rock on the other side. It’s above Kandersteg and there are a number of walks to be enjoyed in the area. Flying a drone in such a place is great because it gives you a way of exploring the landscape either before you’ve been on a hike or afterwards. It…

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An Adult Playground Near a Children’s Playground

An Adult Playground Near a Children’s Playground

When in Geneva we can easily walk by the lake, or through the city when we’re not looking after children but when we are walking might be more of a challenge. I am not looking after children in Geneva but as you might there is an opportunity here. You have a choice of machines to play with. You have a rowing machine that uses body weight. You have turntables to work your core, you have a swingy leg thing for…

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Arrest – Screened at the Black Movie film Festival

Arrest – Screened at the Black Movie film Festival

Yesterday I went to see Arrest – screened at the Black Movie film festival. It’s an independent film festival taking place in Geneva at the moment. I’m a volunteer at the event and in exchange for standing at the door and checking tickets, I get to see any film that still has space. The provisional title of this film was 1983 and because I walked in a few minutes into the film I missed the beginning. The entire film takes…

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A Windy Day In Geneva

A Windy Day In Geneva

They announced that it would be windy today and it is. Windy days are fun because the lake goes from blue or green to English Breakfast tea brown. The waves crash against the walls and spray the promenade that goes from the Pont Du Mont Blanc to the Jardin Anglais. For now it’s getting things wet. With the right wind and low temperatures it could be great for the taking of photos. When I was taking pictures and videos my…

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A Frosty Morning

A Frosty Morning

Yesterday we had rain and with that rain came a night cold enough for everything to be covered in ice. As I came out of the train station in Nyon I could feel my feet slip frequently. In the process walking was treacherous for those who are not experienced with the pleasure of walking on ice. For others it is an opportunity to look for possible pictures. On a minivan I saw this pattern on the windowscreen. Water seems to…

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