The Powder Gate in Prague

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Prague, the capital of the Czech republic is filled with many great old buildings. This one is called the powder gate. Apparently in times past the fine burghers stored their gun powder here, hence the name. The city is filled with fine examples of old buildings. One old chap told me that the reason ofr this is that the city was spared the carpet bombing by the Allies during World War 2.

And the beer is not bad either.

Don’t look to a doctor for understanding

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I guess we may have suspected this for a while. If you follow the link to the original article it is rather amamzing the lack of empathy uncovered in this piece of research . It was originally published in the LA Times

Doctors could respond to concrete concerns, such as that a patient was feeling physical pain, or was having trouble getting an appointment. But they largely ignored patients’ emotional concerns — even when that concern was an outcome of surgery, or how long they had left to live.

The whole article can be found here

Don’t look to a doctor for understanding

A New Browser and an Update of an old one

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Well google have just released their new web browser called Chrome. I cant help myself I have downloaded the beta and am using it as I make this post. so far so good. I have just installed it on my XP Pro SP3 machine without incident. It seems a little slow but that is an unreliable variable it may well be the site where this blog is posted.  I like the fact that you can drag tabs off the browsers, in to another window or another monitor if you are lucky to have one  of those.

Just prior to this IE8 now has a public beta and that seems on first looks to be better than its predecessor, well it hasn’t crashed on me yet! However this chrome thing is apparently built using a different paradigm to the existing browsers and is supposedly rather crash proof time will tell I suppose.

Back in Adelaide

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Well we are back in Adelaide , back to work and all the usual. We are actually having a winter this year complete with rain. Looking for a flickr plugin to link some photos to the site. Here is a pictureDSC_0187.JPGof the astrological clock in Prague. It is quite an amazing city that has lots old buildings and charm. Apparently it missed in the bombing in WW2 so it remains largely intact. IT might be ine of those cities that will lose its charm as it becomes more of a tourist destination and the wealth of the country increases.

More photos to follow…………….

Greetings From Zagreb

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Well now we are in Zagreb after having raced down the middle of Europe. I an  world  wind  3 weeks  we have been  to  Norway , Copenhagen, Berlin ,Prague and Trieste. We have also squeezed in a 7 day Greek island cruise. This included Kalymnos, Paros Mykanos and Bodrum in Turkey.

Now we are cooling our heels in Zagreb enjoying the fabulous hospitality of Marie’s Cousins.

Greetings From Norfolk

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Well we have been touring around England for nearly 3 weeks the weathers has been up and down. Some really wet days but most days with showers on and off. Where we are staying has been a village sonce the 9th Century and is poised right on tiop of a cliff overlooking a beach. The people here John and Anne have looked after really well we have been to a few nice local pubs and enjoying local food and beer. They have to really great labradors, Alfie and Henry , “The Boys”. img:<2457271558>,<size>]