A wise man once said....

A wise man once said
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Kazakhstan

Hi,  Had been hoping to at least be back in Atyrau  for the day. As it was the return plane from our construction site was delayed due to back weather. So one more over night stop on site. Not so bad. Relaxed and had a canteen dinner etc. All good. (Hope same delay does not happen on Friday when I go on leave!!!) Not so likely as it will be a lot bigger than the Dash 8 I was on. Up in the air the sun was giving us a beautiful set of colours over the clouds. Difficult to imagine how cold it is below on the ground. (BTW its the propeller looking like bird wings. Slow moving prop!!!!!
I also took a few ariel photos of Atyrau and you can see the rivers starting to freeze up. Looks good from the sky!
When I get back form leave next month I'm sure the town river will be a sheet of ice.

Happy Christmas to you all.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Atyrau, Kazakhstan And Snow

That's right I'm still here. Been a while since I posted and for that apologies. I had so many plans for 2013 including keeping my Blog updated. We've been to UK, Seychelles and Thailand over the last few months. None recorded. SO silly really as I now can't find any of the photos etc.
So back into it. Its -1Degrees C here. No wind so today was OK for a quick trip to the shops. No Christmas here but its hard not to see the festive trees and light severywhere. Also today was the first snow. Shops were full of stuff so stocked up on wine and other essentials !!!! So a trip in the cold, few photos and getting ready to more onto 2014.  Promise more and more interesting Blogs to follow. Has to be as it is one of my new 2014 resolutions, and you can see it's place already!

Merry Christmas to you all.