Unforgettables 2010

The Great Pyramid of Giza

It doesn’t matter how often you have seen pictures. Standing in its shadow you are one of the Pharaoh’s subjects

Egyptian Driving

Makes the Italians look like road safety fetishists. There are no discernible rules of the road and undertaking and overtaking are equally attractive options. However fast you are travelling

Dad’s 90th

Setting  the record for the number of inebriated super seniors you could serve champagne, salmon and trifle to in what an estate agent would have described as, a surprisingly roomy dining room.

Tripoli Airport

An unscheduled ash cloud generated stop off during a four day journey back from Saudi to Canterbury. The passenger lounge was an exact replica of a 1950’s British Railways canteen and someone nicked my luggage.

The Swiss getting quite excited

I happened to be in Bern the evening that Switzerland beat Spain in the World Cup

Sci-Art in New York

An amazing conference combined with chance to take the anal temperature of the western world’s economy. Was there just a teensy bit less conviction in those “Have a Nice Days”? Well maybe, but it’s hard to measure something that already scored 9 on the Rictus Positive Attitude Scale.

Night in Hackney

Narrating this New York Radio Festival Gold Award winning podcast produced by  my eldest Francesca. Night in Hackney

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~ by Frank Burnet on December 27, 2010.

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