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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Easter weekend

Caz and I visited Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight over Easter weekend. We went up the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The view was good, unfortunately they don't have a panoramic lift (it hasn't worked since day one) and the top is totally sealed with glass so there is no "wind in your face effect". It slots into a number two position on my top 3 tall structures list (the Eiffel Tower being number one and the Empire State Building number three). When we went to the Isle of Wight we took my car on the ferry which was a fun adventure.

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Beef Stew with dumplings and spiced parsnip mash.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Spanish Game

The Spanish Game is the sequel to a book that I quite enjoyed: A Spy By Nature. I actually slightly preferred this one to the prequel, but they are worth reading in sequence. The main character has now been living in Spain for many years and the book details a series of events that bring him back to his spying days. There are lots of twists, some obvious, some not so much: The ending could have been painful, if it wasn't for the final (obvious) twist. Hopefully there will be more books in the series.