Entries with the tag: ‘For_the_Record’

People often ask me about how I keep track of all the special days and anniversaries that feature in my postcards … and the answer is that I try to keep a diary of them.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 00:05 Comments Off on October – commemorations and anniversaries – 2014

People often ask me about how I keep track of all the special days and anniversaries that feature in my postcards … and the answer is that I try to keep a diary of them.

Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 00:05 Comments Off on September – commemorations and anniversaries – 2014

People often ask me about how I keep track of all the special days and anniversaries that feature in my postcards … and the answer is that I try to keep a diary of them.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 00:05 Comments Off on August – commemorations and anniversaries – 2014

People often ask me about how I keep track of all the special days and anniversaries that feature in my postcards … and the answer is that I try to keep a diary of them.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 00:05 Comments Off on July – Commemorations and Anniversaries – 2014

On Sunday, at the 38th session of the  Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO, held in Doha, it was decided to accept a number of historical and cultural sites from around the world into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Among the nominations that were approved was one relating to the Silk Road, making special mention of the […]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 06:00 Comments Off on Zhang Qian, Chang Ch’ien – the original Silk Road traveler

Some time ago I was invited to an event in one of Bishkek’s many Universities, the one named in honour of Ishenaly Arabaev. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in the country – based on six sites located in the city center – the main one being adjacent to the main […]

Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 06:00 Comments Off on Ishenaly Arabaev

People often ask me about how I keep track of all the special days and anniversaries that feature in my postcards … and the answer is that I try to keep a diary of them.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 00:05 Comments Off on June – commemorations and anniversaries – 2014

As regular readers of my postcards will be aware. I have a number of cats – the number varies from time to time – it’s been down to one and as high as eleven. The original, (Synock – sonny), was a gift from a friend and got on with everyone … but one day whilst […]

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 07:00 Comments Off on Allergies …

There seems to be a universal fascination with celebrating anniversaries … and no less so here than in the West.  All the same, I was somewhat surprised the other day to see a reference to today as the “Birthday of Blue Jeans“. What started out as heavy duty work clothes have also served as a […]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 06:00 Comments Off on Traditional Kyrgyz costume – Men

Andrei often asks me questions about English … and they often takes the form of: “Is that in English-English … or American?”  Although there are differences – quite real and significant differences – at times.  I remember, for example, as a child reading Superman and Batman comics, or watching American TV sitcoms, feeling a little […]

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 07:00 Comments Off on Drugstore