2020 Hindsight part 2

We are still in February 2020, and news of a flu-like virus started to come from the Chinese province of Hubei and the city of Wuhan. At the start of the month it was still confined to mainland China, but as early as the end of the first week of February it had started to appear all over the world with infections in throughout Asia and the first European instance was in Belgium on 7th February. Despite this it was still considered by a lot of folks as a Chinese problem. Donald Trump even called it Chinese Flu. To be…

What’s in the Bag?

My Social Media feeds have been reminding me all week that I’m usually somewhere warm and tropical at this time of the year. Eight out of the last ten years I’ve been away with the camera. Each year there is the usual angst about what to take and what to leave at home. As I never put camera equipment in the hold of the aircraft it means everything has to stay in the cabin. Airlines have got stricter about the weight of cabin bags and often weigh them. Jeanette and I have the same discussions about how we carry all…