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A History: Jack Harrison

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:01:45 +0000

Time to explore the known history of another of my ancestors, this time great-grandfather Jack (christened John) Harrison. A fitting choice for a Remembrance Sunday weekend, being the only one of my direct ancestors that I know served in a … Continue reading

A weekend in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:02:00 +0000

As the year slips into autumn, I thought it was time to get back out into the hills. After some time spent looking at options, whether to fly or not, whether to drive, I decided on a visit to Garmisch … Continue reading

EBC Trek: Back down to Lukla

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:35:28 +0000

After all that effort making our way up, it was a lot quicker getting back down to our starting point. Friday 23 Dec The best views of Everest from this valley are from Kala Pattar; watching the sun rise over … Continue reading

EBC Trek: Everest Base Camp

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:18:01 +0000

We were nearly more trek. Thursday 22 Dec Today was the big day, our final ‘uphill’ day. We had one of our earliest starts, up at 5:30, out the door at 6:30 as dawn was breaking. Off we went, … Continue reading

EBC Trek: Namche Bazar to Lobuche

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:19:18 +0000

I’m guessing by the time I finish this report on my Everest Base Camp trek it’ll be a year old? Anyway, let’s start this again. When you last read an installment, we’ made it to Namche Bazar and had just … Continue reading

Volunteering at the World Athletics 2017

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:42:07 +0000

Optimism October 2016. I’d filled in the form and finally hit submit. After failing to get selected to volunteer at the Olympics, was trying again for the World Athletics Championships, heading to London in the summer of 2017. And so … Continue reading

Kathmandu to Lukla to Namche Bazar

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:41:07 +0000

Despite having little to do on my first morning in Kathmandu, my body clock still woke me up at 6:30am, which was probably a good idea given the next few weeks of early mornings ahead of me. Lazy breakfast and … Continue reading

Travel: A trip to India

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:46:21 +0000

After 6 months of preparing, getting equipment and trying to get fit, my trip to India and Nepal was ready to go. Rubbish was put out, heating turned down, everything washed up and the final elements added to the suitcase. … Continue reading

A History: John Harrison

Sat, 28 May 2016 13:39:06 +0000

For around 30 years, I’ve been slowly building up what I know about my family history. Starting from occasional visits to the Family Record office in London with Mom, to look things up and order new records it slowly moved … Continue reading

2015 Weeknotes 33-34

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:46:55 +0000

17 – 30 Aug Being on holiday stops you blogging, who knew!:-) Anyway, I will catch up, but I’m doing it monthly for the rest of the year. Doing: The main event was my prize trip to the Belgium Formula … Continue reading