We’ve just come back from Australia where we’ve enjoyed a three week vacation. It was our second and I’ve been there several times on business as well. But as always when you visit a place you still see something new or you see something in a different light or you’re just simply reminded of what you’d seen before but somehow forgotten. Continue reading
It’s good if Friday can be a good day. It draws a line under the week and sets the tone for the weekend. And for it to be a good day it needs a good start and that for me means one of my standard breakfasts. Continue reading
I seemed to take a fair few food photos in June and several were technically good but this one says more about me and where I live. Continue reading
This is my journal describing my recent short trip to Durham. It was written before this week’s referendum so the comment from my taxi driver on day 1 is very apposite. Despite the apparent similarities between Durham and Cambridge its referendum vote was very different. Continue reading
We’re in the habit of taking a short break somewhere around the Mediterranean in the Spring or Autumn to escape the colder weather back home and at the same time to enjoy a little more of other countries’ cultures, cuisines and histories. This year we jetted off to Puglia and Basilicata down the bottom end of Italy where we enjoyed a week of sunshine, no rain, and 20 degree plus daytime temperatures. Continue reading
I guess there’s one suggestion that fills most men with dread viz why don’t we go to IKEA?
I don’t want to knock the store. They sell well designed stuff at sensible prices and there was a time when we were furnishing our first flat in Switzerland when we were regulars. But the company does seem to have perfected the way that it sucks people in and maximises the opportunities that they have to buy all sorts of useful stuff which they never thought they needed. Continue reading
Staying with the precedent set for 2013 and continued for 2014 here are my reflections of 2015. In many respects it’s been an exceptional year and although there has been some sadness there hasn’t been the uptick that you might have expected as my friends, colleagues and relations all get older. Continue reading