Tag: travel

March 19, 2013

An old friend of mine from Brighton, who now lives in Ireland, is visiting her dad next week. As it happens, I have next week booked as holiday (for various reasons), so I am stealing a couple of days from my plans, and popping down…

August 24, 2012

Coming back from London, on Wednesday, the train was busy, even though it was past rush hour. At King’s Cross, I walked down towards the end of the train, and came across a set of 6 seats, 3 opposite 3, occupied by two guys. Seated…

August 9, 2012

I ended up not blogging anything during my time in Somerset. The cottage I was in not only wasn’t online (which I knew in advance), but I couldn’t even get a reasonable mobile data connection. Even the phone service was very hit and miss.

On reflection, this was not a bad thing. I had a relaxing time in the cottage, going out for days (and getting my email fix in Starbucks or similar) and chilling out in the evening.

July 24, 2012

I had to fly out to the Netherlands last week. It was a last minute thing, so I ended up buying Euros at London City Airport, using my personal VISA Debit card (I would claim back expenses later). Because it was a Debit card, and…

June 17, 2012

When I booked to go to this August’s filk weekend at Halsway Manor, I decided not to drive down there just for the weekend. Originally I booked a week off work *after* the weekend at Halsway, then realised this didn’t fit in well with booking…

November 25, 2011

I’m in London, arrived early for a stag do tomorrow and making the most of it, looking around. I have a birthday dinner planned in January, at Barbecoa, so today, I wandered down to 1 New Change to check the place out, and find a…

September 30, 2011

I am a fan of Ben Goldacre, and his Bad Science column in the Guardian. Anyway, he recently publicised another project he has been working on with others – Nerdy Day Trips. Lots of interesting ideas there.

September 12, 2011

I had a good time in Brighton last week, although on my second day there, I slipped in the rain and badly twisted my ankle. However, I spoke to a pharmacist, who suggested I use a diclofenac gel on it; and although it remained swollen…

February 24, 2011

Today is my last day at work for a while. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, getting all my clothes and stuff together and packed, and doing my guitar practice; then on Tuesday next week, I fly out to San Francisco for a…