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  • Are you saying Burns night or Boo-urns?

    We were a little late, but this year we celebrated Burn’s night, Haggis and all. Burn’s night is celebrated on the birthday of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, the 25th of January. Traditional Scottish food is accompanied by poems, bagpipe music, and a series of addresses. While we waited for the haggis and accompaniments […]

  • Out of the Ashes

    Welcome to Phoenix One, the new Ordinary Decent Laptop Eighteen days after the Great Fire of Plymouth (not to be confused with the fire of 1902), I am typing on my brand new Dell Inspiron 16, and what a computer it is. The specifications roughly matched my old laptop, but were updated, and the only […]

  • The Aftermath

    The smouldering remains of my Inspiron 15 7000 are making their way to the Republic of Ireland. After the drama of last week, things have settled down considerably. Dell have collected my damaged laptop and promised a replacement system in the next ten days or so, although what form that computer will take is anyone’s […]

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  • In Search of Seoul, Part 2 – Westernisation

    The clock struck 4am, and I was out of bed. There was no way I was getting back to sleep; my body was still in another timezone. I got up, tidied the kitchen, baked a loaf of bread, and had breakfast. This was going to be a strange week. Yes, jet lag is a bitch. […]

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  • In Search of Seoul, Part 1 – BBQ

    Strictly speaking it’s Part 2, but I didn’t actually write much about Seoul proper in the travel post. We have crammed a lot into the last couple of weeks, and there has barely been a spare minute to write. We have eaten lots of food, explored lots of places, and met some interesting people along […]

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  • In Search of Seoul, Safety Update

    This is normally a lighthearted site, but there is a solemn air in the city following the tragic events in Itaewon. Tragedy in Itaewon By now you will have probably heard of the tragedy that unfolded on the night of the 29th of October while Halloween revellers were out in the Itaewon are of Seoul. […]

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  • Korea, I Hardly Seen Ya

    This is the first of my posts from Seongnam, just outside of Seoul in South Korea. I will be the first to admit I didn’t exactly have a stellar experience when I visited Seoul in 2015 following my medical elective in Japan. It wasn’t as simple as not liking the city, and on reflection I […]

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