A trip to ‘N’

Friday, September 1st 2017

As of this date, I am still working to catch up with all of our travels and visits of the last few months. It is slow going and I am currently editing our trip to Glasgow at the end of June.

I am posting this in order to avoid the impression that the blog is no longer alive and also to say that we are shortly off again to spend a few days abroad. I will not say where we are going (at least, not until I manage to write up the trip) but I will give you a some of clues. Feel free to propose your solutions in a comment. (No prizes, alas!)

We are travelling to our destination by Eurostar and SNCF. The name of the city where we will be staying begins with ‘N’. A remarkable possession of the town is a mechanical elephant capable of carrying passengers.

Will we manage to ride the elephant? Wait and see!

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Global Tiger Day

Saturday, July 29th 2017

Today is Global Tiger Day and I shall of course be raising a celebratory cup or two of tea to my favourite big cat and namesake. Tigers remain under threat of extinction – let there be no doubt about this – but splendid progress has been made in tiger conservation over the last few years and the work continues vigorously. Shrinking habitats, poaching and conflict with human communities are among the threats hanging over tiger survival but organizations and governments are working together to find solutions and there have been many success stories.

If you care about tigers then you can help. Support and help of every kind is important and if you want to take part, the WWF’s Get Involved page tells you how you can do so.

Then there is that other time-honoured way of helping: giving money. Yes, I know money is tight but if you can spare just a little then that will help – many a mickle makes a muckle. The WWF’s Donate Page provides an easy way to do so if you have a credit or debit card. For other ways of helping or donating contact The Living Planet Centre, Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL. Tel: 01483 426333.

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Trying to catch up

Monday, July 24th 2017

The other day I was contacted by a friend. (Yes, even misanthropic old SilverTiger has managed to accumulate the odd friend…) He was worried because he had not heard from me for a while and, on looking at my blog, had seen that the latest entry apparently dated back to a couple of months before. It looked as though I had slipped quietly from the scene…

I was able to reassure my friend that I was still alive and reasonably well. I explained that we had made so many trips and visits in recent months that I had fallen seriously behind in writing them up. I was doing my best to catch up and was in fact posting regularly. This might not be obvious because I always give my blog posts the date on which the events described took place, not the date of posting. This is why it might seem, at a casual glance, that I have not posted anything recently.

At this moment, I am still writing up the last days of the month of May which were filled with our trip to Liverpool. That means I still have two months or so to catch up. If and when I do manage to bring the blog up to date, I shall probably delete this post as it will no longer serve any useful purpose.

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