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Hidden Rainbow

Spotted a sneaky rainbow hiding in the clouds at sunset this evening.

What’s the difference between 收到, 受到, and 得到?

One of the things I find a bit frustrating about learning Chinese is that there are a lot of words that seem to have very similar meanings. If you look up 收到, 受到, and 得到 in the dictionary they all apparently mean “get, receive, obtain”, which is not very helpful. Also 收到 and 受到 sound […]

Oslo Folk Museum

It’s been a whole year since I last went to Oslo and another work trip was probably a bit overdue. I flew out on Sunday morning so I had a whole afternoon to do some sightseeing. Unfortunately I’ve pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities in Oslo so I had to go back to one I […]

Sea Plane

I went with my mum to the Eastbourne air show, as we do every year. But this time they had something different, a sea plane! Alas it decided not to actually land on the sea. Health ‘n’ safety no doubt.

Dunstable

The doof.me.uk content engine seems to have ground of a halt as of late. Partly because I’ve been doing some boring things at the weekend, and partly because I had a running/gym induced leg injury and the physio wanted me to rest it a bit. Anyway, I did manage to get out last Saturday and […]

Too Hot for Exploring

Recently it’s got extremely hot in the southeast so I took an impromptu Monday off and went for two days exploring near Swindon and Avebury. Although really it’s just places I’ve explored before. I’m not sure why, but I seemed to be the only person willing to go hiking in 30 degree heat and no […]

Harmondsworth Barn

Here’s somewhere I’ve wanted to go ever since I moved to this part of northwest London but never had the chance, Harmondsworth Barn. It’s a medieval great barn. One of the few places of that vintage in these parts, although it’s been upgraded and restored a lot over the years. I originally heard about it […]

Tring

Last Friday was entirely too sunny to spend in the office so I took an impromptu day off and went hiking in Chiltern Hills near home. Originally I thought I’d get as far as Dunstable or Luton but that wasn’t going to happen so instead I stopped at Tring. The one interesting bit happened right […]

Another Failed Circumnavigation

A few weekends ago I tried a second time to do a full circumnavigation of High Wycombe, having not quite achieved it back in 2015. Success would be going in a big circle without cutting through any built-up area. But the weather was a bit miserable and I discovered the bit I cut out last […]

Oriental Pearl Tower

Just one more China post! The evening before I flew home I finally managed to take a half-decent photo of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. It’s much more interesting to visit the Pudong area at night instead of in the day. A lot of buildings have cool light shows, but not as impressive or […]