Yearly archives: 2008


Winter has well and truly arrived over the last few weeks. So into hibernation mode. Fortunately plenty to keep one entertained indoors so I’ve been getting into rewatching the wire – AKA the best cop series that’s EVER been on TV. Here’s a sampler from the first series in case […]

Walking in the Alpujarras

Went on another fabulous walking holiday in Spain, this time to the Alpujarras  mountain range just south of Granada. Capileira and the Mesa Hostal Poqueira was  our base for lots of great walks. Took things easy on day one with a short 6-7 Km circular walk to Cebadilla via Bubion. […]

Home improvements anyone?

Been doing some long awaited home improvements over the last couple of weeks. Why does everything take 3 times as long as you think it’s going to? A word to the wise… expected the unexpected and be in for the long haul. Sure it will look lovely when it’s finished… […]

Here comes the summer…

You can tell it’s summer in London – festival season and lots of good stuff happening on the South Bank along the river. It’s just been Refugee Week and another great festival, “Celebrating Sanctuary” laid on courtesy of Coin Street Community Builders. A fantastic day of great music, poetry, dance, […]

Round the world in 18 days

Shortly after Jersey another work trip took me to Brisbane and Sydney Australia followed by San Francisco, with a stopover in Bangkok en route staying at the Luxx hotel Silom. Gruelling trip and I came down with some ‘orrible lurgy so wasn’t able to make the most of it. Also […]


When my mate who now lives Oz came over to visit family in Jersey I decided I’d have a long weekend over there too. In all the years I’ve known her, had never been so now was the time… Pretty place, lots of nice beaches and weather was mostly quite […]

New Orleans

Off again across the pond to New Orleans on another shortish work trip. Fortunately it wasn’t all work and no play and there was a chance to see a bit of the city. Fabulous place though parts of the city still devastated from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Bourbon Street […]

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Thanks for all the virtual tea and sympathy you’ve sent to console me. I seem to have survived my first couple of weeks back including a week back at work relatively unscathed. Had a very nice welcome from my work colleagues and have been gently been easing myself back into […]