Category Archives: Family

LiB – Drinking beer in Berlin

Berlin is undoubtedly the beer drinking capital of the world. And in Summer, when it is hot, the consumption rate goes up. Interestingly, there is a huge selection of ‘non-alcoholic’ beer, but it falls into two categories. 0.0% alcohol is … Continue reading

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Living in Berlin

When I wrote my last blog we were planning to book flights to Berlin in early September, and return after two months. The plan was to meet our first grandchild, and mix spending time in Berlin with the newest family … Continue reading

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2019 Part 1

We keep saying how quickly time goes. But as we reach the halfway point of 2019, so much seems to have happened. We have had a busy time! It all started on 5th January, when Hayden & Andrea suggested a … Continue reading

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The Road to Rutherglen

Friday 9 to Monday 12 November. We were so excited to welcome Evan home in November 2018 for James Gibson’s wedding in Rutherglen. Sadly, Steph couldn’t join us, as she was visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of … Continue reading

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Old Stories of European Adventures

Now that my web site is up and running, I thought I would share some old stories. Our first trips to Europe in the 21st century. The photos I am showing were initially posted on Flickr, but Flickr is limiting … Continue reading

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stainsbyte.com is back in action

It has taken a while, but finally stainsbyte.com is back in action. All my photos are back, all my pages are back and all my posts are back. And I have just finished publishing my stories on Finland where we visited … Continue reading

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Spain – it’s all about a wedding

We spent five weeks in Spain, arriving in Barcelona in mid-August. Of course the most important event was Hayden & Andrea’s wedding in Granada. They had met whilst studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and developed a beautiful relationship … Continue reading

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Evan’s Dailies

First a curious image appeared on Facebook, posted by Evan. And the next day another one appeared. And the day following there was another image. Evan explained that this was a project he had long planned and suddenly, living in … Continue reading

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A Joyful Interruption

It’s not every day that your younger unmarried son decides to change his status, but Evan is not your everyday person. And so we were asked to come home for a special event. We tried to sneak into the country … Continue reading

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That was very nice

For Christmas Hayden & Andrea treated us to an Arabian massage and bath in Barcelona. Today we used our treat. Down under the beautiful colonnaded buildings on Passeig de Picasso was a luxurious suite of hot, warm and cool ponds … Continue reading

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