Category Archives: Blogging

Norman Geras: 1943-2013

It is with considerable sadness that this blog marks the passing of Norm Geras, of Normblog fame. Norm started blogging back in 2003, just shy of ten years ago, when the British blogging scene was relatively new and a handful … Continue reading

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On Unreasonable Expectations

There is a reoccurring theme which you come across in expat life whereby one is expected to refrain from saying anything negative about the country you’re living in.  It is worth looking at this in more detail. It strikes me … Continue reading

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A Decade in Exile

On June 12th 2003 I was sent on my first overseas business trip to Oman, via the United Arab Emirates, and never really came back.  I consider myself to have emigrated on this date, even if the practical arrangements were … Continue reading

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New Look

I’ve been redecorating, the old theme was showing its age.  Hopefully this one will be more mobile friendly, too. UPDATE Due to inexplicable popular demand, my oil industry mugshot has been returned to the sidebar.  I was hoping to give … Continue reading

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Blogging Stuff

Once again, apologies for the interruption in service.  It appears that this blog, which recently saw its 250,000th visitor, has outgrown the hosting company, who I have been with for 10 years.  So I’ve moved to another host, hopefully one … Continue reading

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Blog Died, Resurrected

You may have noticed my blog was offline for a few days, apparently a rogue script almost caused the host server to crash and my provider thought the best way to deal with it was to pull the plug on … Continue reading

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Last Two Gone

I’m back from my travels in Dubai and Lebanon and am halfway through writing a post about it.  I’m going to be taking it easy for a few days, having had my last two wisdom teeth yanked out this morning … Continue reading

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100% Increase in Sakhalin Blogs

Finally I have some company!  A warm welcome to Shane, Amanda, and Adam who have not only arrived in Sakhalin but are also blogging at Pavlas Family Adventures, complete with photos. Here’s looking forward to plenty of posts from them.

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Normblog Profile

After five years of blogging, I think I am now in a position where I can say that I have truly arrived as a blogger. I am this week’s featured blogger in the Normblog Profile.  You can read my profile here.

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Technical Problems

Apologies for not posting anything over the New Year, I am having trouble accessing certain websites from my home internet connection, one of which is rather annoyingly this blog. I’ve got a few bits and pieces to write, hopefully I’ll … Continue reading

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