Monthly Archives: April 2007


Blimey what’s going on …

… I don’t normally do this much culture in one go! But over the weekend saw an excellent but somewhat depressing play by Bea Campbell and Judith Jones called Blame. Exceedingly well acted, strong, gripping storyline but utterly, utterly depressing. Fortunately (or so I thought) had some good cheer on the horizon with comedy in the form of Lee Hurst’s one man show at his Backyard Comedy Club. The first […]


More culcha then home

Another late start yesterday and a final bit of sightseeing before the flight home. Headed back down town and checked out the Capitol Building. And the excellent Botanic Gardens close by. Then it was back to Adams Morgan and a return visit to the fantastic New Orleans café for a late lunch. Later caught up with colleagues who’d been doing the sightseeing and perused photos of things I hadn’t had […]


Bit of culcha mate

A couple more free days before returning home so packed in a bit of sight seeing after a late start. After a lovely warm start to the week today it has been snowing and very cold but managed to motivate myself to pound the streets mostly on foot. After being cooped up indoors for most of the last few days it was good to get out and about and stretch […]


Food and sport

Last few days was kind of tied up with work but managed to get out for some fantastic food in the Adams Morgan area of town which near where we’re staying. Really cool area and over the course of the week I’ve visited most evenings for dinner, sampling delicious Ethiopian, New Orleans and Ghanaian fayre. Earlier in the week also managed to hook up with a cousin I hadn’t seen […]


Shopping

Beautiful warm sunny day in DC temp must be in the mid 70’s. My first full free day before work kicks in so decided to hit the shops. The metro was pretty straightforward to navigate and got a great deal of use out of my $6.50 day pass. The Mall at Pentagon City was somewhat overwhelming but managed to find a couple of bargains at Macy’s. At some point found […]


Blood Diamond

Another work trip to the US of A. This time a flying visit to Washington DC. On the flight over watched the movie Blood Diamond which got me interested in finding out more about the war in Sierra Leone, and the whole issue of Blood diamonds generally. The film was had a sorta happy ending but I guess this probably wasn’t the case for a helluva lot of those affected […]