A TOUCH OF GREEN DURING A VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND BY THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND

by Sandy Myhre The first door opened to welcome the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, during a visit to New Zealand in late October, was that of the Governor General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy in Wellington. (Photo Marty Melville) She signalled a sartorial salutation to Mr Higgins by wearing a Kelly-green suit and matching pillbox hat. The former lawyer and businesswoman was appointed … Continue reading A TOUCH OF GREEN DURING A VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND BY THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND

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ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IN SHANGHAI

On the flight from Paris (CDG) to Shanghai (Pu Dong) on China Eastern Airlines, one thing was abundantly clear.  There were very few Europeans on board. I could see about 10 on the A330-200 that has a capacity of 220 or thereabouts. So Paris was a good introduction to Shanghai. Approaching Pu Dong Airport in the early hours of the morning it was also abundantly … Continue reading ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IN SHANGHAI