Here’s a little video that I made (with considerable help from Cristina at The Distillery) after my recent trip to Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii.

As much as anything else, this was a chance for me to practice with inserts and graphics while editing. So much to learn!

Enjoy and look out for a guest appearance from Magnum PI (well, sort of).

Last February I visited the Pyrenees for the first time. I think my days of “just” going for a week-long blast of skiing are over, (I blame my knees), so this was an ideal break: I got to ski, but I also stayed overnight on top of a mountain with its own astronomical observatory and visited the town of Lourdes too, which has always piqued my curiosity. Anyway, read all about it here, in my article that appeared in the Times a few weeks ago.

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It’s nearly the end of the year and suddenly you realise you have a few days holiday left over, which you can’t carry into 2017. For the Times recently I came up with a few ideas on where to use those few precious days of freedom… (click on each page to enlarge).

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