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A bridge with no view

This scene was striking by its absence of a view. Tower Bridge was hidden by the thick fog that came down over London this morning. Stood on London Bridge I could just catch a glimpse of the top of one of the towers and the outline of HMS Belfast looking like an eerie ghost ship.

London Bridge sunrise

Getting the sun spot-on

I cross London Bridge pretty much every day and always look out over the Thames towards Tower Bridge. It’s one of my favourite London views. Every so often it makes me stop in my tracks – this morning the sky was just phenomenal.

Not not blogging, just not blogging here

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here. This site was always my way of sharing thoughts and ideas when I was in previous jobs. For the past six months or so though, since putting down some roots at the Department of Health, I’ve been posting regular pieces about digital goings-on on the DH digital…

Peace and quiet in Delhi…? No really

There was a certain symmetry about finishing our trip in Delhi, and we were a lot better prepared for what must be one of the craziest cities on the planet. We flew back on the Thursday morning and I was really keen to listen to the qawwali singing at Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Aulia that evening. At…

Back to the Red Fort

Well, we weren’t going to make the same mistake twice. It had been very naive of us to turn up at the Red Fort in Delhi on a Sunday afternoon the first time we were in town. The queues had been extreme – and then we’d realised it was going to be closed on the…

It seems I have become an Indian tourist!

Finally, I can understand what it is to be an Indian tourist. We’d decided to venture down to Kanniyakumari – the southernmost point of India – and were looking forward to watching the sun set over three oceans at once. It wasn’t nearly as romantic as it sounds! The ocean was grey and choppy, there…

Making the most of our last week in India

It’s our last week in India and we’ve made our way back to the seaside, this time to Odayam beach just north of Varkala. It’s calm and quiet – just the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. We plan to spend the next few days lazing about on the sand and cooling off…