Category Archives: Family

Statistics Europe, Americas, Antarctica 2017-18

It was a journey of ups and downs. The best of the best and a few mishaps on the way. We flew to New York to enjoy watching Steph graduate, and took advantage to explore the eastern states, particularly the … Continue reading

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Statistics Asia, Europe, Americas 2014-2015

Between August 2014 and September 2015 we travelled. It was a 390 day journey around the world and back again, hitting 26 countries, most of them new to us. We slept (or spent the night) in 150 different beds and … Continue reading

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An old story – Europe in 2008

It’s exactly 12 years since we dashed to Europe to help Denis celebrate his 60th birthday. A Saturday night party at their local restaurant The Toucan and plenty of touring and exploring Switzerland. We managed to include a visit to Hayden … Continue reading

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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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