Technical difficulties

At home Bernd and I have an iMac, an iPad and a MacBook Pro. We decided to take a laptop on the trip but not our MacBook which is both expensive and heavy. We decided to get a cheap Windows laptop. Bernd did some research and it seemed that a £200 Asus number was good value. If only we’d remembered that wise saying “you get what you pay for”. Continue reading

What to take? Part 3

First Aid

When I realised that pre-packaged first aid kits are completely rubbish my eyes lit up at the prospect of a splurge in Boots. I went to town, as you can see from the photo above which shows my initial set of supplies. When I produced a kit the size of a small dog I saw that some rationalisation was in order. Frankly, if you need wound-closure strips and surgical gloves you might consider consulting a medical professional rather than toughing it out yourself. Continue reading