April 1, 2021
I will lift up my eyes …
I grew up in and around the hills of North Wales, walking most weekends when were were not dinghy sailing. […]
December 6, 2020
Nature & nurture
One of my favorite walks in the Black Mountains is the ascent of the Cat’s Back followed by transit over […]
September 4, 2020
Necessary ambiguity
One of my best memories from the year I turned my back on Diabetes is the walk I did after […]
August 28, 2020
dum vivimus, vivamus
I’ve been occupied by and with COVID now for more months that I care to think about and the blog […]
February 27, 2020
Going on a journey
With the odd exception, I always enjoy a long train journey.  In the past month, I’ve done trips from Berlin […]
March 2, 2018
Memories of Dinas Bran
Thanks to the combination of Storm Emma and the global warming induced icy blast from Siberia I am stuck for […]
March 1, 2018
St Davids Day 2018, 61 days in
I reached a significant milestone today. Four years ago the 28th of February and the 1st March were the first […]
June 24, 2017
Navigation by fell runner …
Its been over fifty years since I did my first mountain navigation training in the Lledr Valley. There were about […]
March 4, 2017
Pubs that have stood the test of time
Returning from Australasia by way of Milan yesterday I was at least home for the weekend before having to travel […]
March 1, 2017
Memories of St David’s Day
I was sat in the lounge at Changi airport today between flights having briefly entered Singapore for a meeting about […]
February 4, 2017
A Nantlle Ridge circular
I’m up working in Bangor at the moment bracketing a weekend which gave me the opportunity today and hopefully tomorrow […]
April 11, 2016
Catharsis
This picture was taken two weeks ago on Easter Monday when the trekking party of which Eleanor and I were […]
March 12, 2016
Festivals
After yesterday’s drama the final arrival into Austin last night went reasonably smoothly (aside from delays due to Airforce One […]
March 5, 2016
One good decision, two bad
The weather forecast today did not bode well: rain/Sleet at low level and heavy snow above 600m. Left to myself […]
March 3, 2016
In the peripheries
For many years walking in Snowdonia was a regular weekend activity. The drive through Ruthin and then the Clocaenog Forest […]
March 1, 2016
An interesting day
Today was interesting in many ways. It is St David’s Day and the 12 anniversary of my Mother’s death, she […]
January 29, 2016
A cynefin reflection
One of the many wonderful things about Snowdonia is the way the architecture and the scenery blend into each other. […]
January 26, 2016
Gang aft agley
As some readers know I plan to spend my sixty-second birthday on the back of an elephant hunting tiger with […]
January 26, 2016
Gang aft agley
As some readers know I plan to spend my sixty-second birthday on the back of an elephant hunting tiger with […]
January 16, 2016
Necessary risk
I’ve had a good week at Bangor University working on the initial programme for CfAC, interviewing for staff and generally […]
September 12, 2015
Of mountains and miners
Since regaining fitness I’ve kept a pretty rigid discipline of exercise, either with the bike when I am at home […]
August 1, 2015
A brief tribute to John & Judith
A difficult day as its main focus was the funeral for John and Judith Woodget of Dene Farm here in […]
February 24, 2015
Oppenheimer
I’m taking a break from my series of posts on the new culture scan, in part because I need to […]
February 2, 2015
Cold & bright (sic)
It was a bright cold day this morning and I had to take the backroad out of the village.  The […]
January 23, 2015
Of a journey or two
Given a weekend in Brighton anything involving mountains is not really possible but the Downs and the Seven Sisters are […]
January 10, 2015
a personal cynefin
It’s odd how the past can come back and give you more depth or insight.  I discovered yesterday that we […]
September 17, 2014
The last 3000er
Up to North Wales today for a series of meetings on SenseMaker® development and the start of an exciting new […]
August 31, 2014
Of leopards and people
I'd like to be able to explain the lack of posts in August by a story of my taking an […]
July 28, 2014
Passing through Wellington
I made it into Wellington yesterday afternoon and spent the evening on necessary domestics and eating in, given an apartment […]
July 13, 2014
JIT travel
After gaining my 50k steps yesterday I had nothing more strenuous planned for today than a leisurely drive up to […]
June 21, 2014
Mind your P’s and W’s
I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And […]
January 23, 2014
The Inn at Whitewell
I first came to the Inn at Whitewell back in 1973.  I was taken there by Blyth and Arthur as […]
January 15, 2014
Best US breakfast
One of the great pleasures of coming to the US is the availability of corned-beef hash cooked in a skillet. […]
January 12, 2014
Leaving Halifax NS
For those waiting on my how I would have done it post on the whole WestJet/Toronto fiasco you will have to […]
January 10, 2014
Pragmatism, realism & difference
We packed a lot into the last two days, adding meetings over meals as needed to compensate for two days […]
January 5, 2014
Of small things
“It's a little Anxious,” he said to himself, “to be a Very Small Animal Entirely Surrounded by Water. One of […]
January 2, 2014
Return to ‘overleapt’
As readers of the blog will have realised I managed a fair number of walks this Christmas and today was […]
January 1, 2014
… and to start a new one
I had an aspiration this morning to take a picture like that which opens this post.  For the last few […]
December 31, 2013
Best way to end the year
As I indicated yesterday I had planned to spend the last day of 2013 on the hills.  If the blood […]
December 29, 2013
Sun, snow & sanity
The day dawned early and I went through a similar struggle with the contact lens, taking some forty minutes this […]
December 28, 2013
To live in the country
A few days ago Euan and I agreed a walk on the Brecon Beacons tomorrow given a forecast of some […]
December 23, 2013
Starvation and storms
A rather storm wracked day.  I started it with a blood test which required me to starve from 2200 the […]
December 21, 2013
The A272
I have a great fondness for the A272 between Winchester and Petworth, then add in the A 283 to the […]
October 20, 2013
Old friends, new places
I was picked up early this morning by Marius Ungerer who I first met when he was in a strategy role […]
October 18, 2013
A seal in a wave
Today was an early flight down to Cape Town from Lanseria airport which was a revelation.  Small, efficient and fast […]
October 16, 2013
Return to Africa
The last time I spoke to Henley Management School it was on the banks of the River Thames.  This evening […]
September 30, 2013
I♥NY but …
I've always had a sort of love-hate relationships with big cities, in particular London and New York.   I don't […]
September 30, 2013
I♥NY but …
I've always had a sort of love-hate relationships with big cities, in particular London and New York.   I don't […]
September 29, 2013
A spin around the Apple
By flying to New York on Saturday I saved around a grand on the fare which more than covers the […]
September 14, 2013
Tuscany: the final day
I'd decided some time ago that I didn't want to have to pack up and then dash north to get […]
September 13, 2013
Tuscany: Siena
I finally got everyone up early enough to have a full day in Siena which was one of the highlights […]
September 12, 2013
Umbria: Lago Trasimeno
The St Francis theme is difficult to escape.  Gubbio has the legend of him converting a wolf, Assisi is well […]
September 11, 2013
Umbria: Assisi
The holiday is settling into a routine now.  Every evening over a meal the whole party vow to get up […]
September 10, 2013
Umbria: Gubbio
Well my resolution to convert my owls to larks failed miserably but I was compensated by having the swimming pool […]
September 9, 2013
Tuscany: Florence & frustration
The world has long being divided into owls and larks and I am afraid I have always been the latter. […]
September 7, 2013
Tuscany: arrival
I made the flight to Milan from Zurich and the rest of the family and friends achieved the same result […]
August 31, 2013
A Sussex River Walk
The last day of the meterological summer and my original plan was to spend the weekend completing the last two […]
June 16, 2013
Otford to Bundeena
After far too long I finally got to do a long distance walk today after a month of travel with […]
June 15, 2013
Rock and Roll
So to the end of a productive week in Melbourne, after a gentle start life became hectic with a four […]
June 9, 2013
Back in Melbourne
Yesterday was a recovery day after 48 hours with little or no sleep.   After clearing essential email I joined […]
June 5, 2013
Hong Kong & Macau
When you get a clear day in Hong Kong the view is spectacular.  This picture is from Les Hale’s office […]
May 30, 2013
It’s 42 now ask a different question
Up bright and early this morning to be dumped on the outskirts of Swindon for the Coach to Heathrow.   I […]
May 26, 2013
HowTheLightGetsIn 2013
I've managed two days at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival this year which is a shame, last year I made the whole […]
May 24, 2013
Paris in the “Springtime”
It's been an interesting few days in Paris with an eclectic group of various academics covering a range of topics. […]
May 2, 2013
To the Athens of Latin America
After a long flight via a disrupted immigration line in Miami I made it to Bogota late yesterday.   I've […]
May 1, 2013
Walking & conversation as therapy
I went for a walk with my daughter on the weekend.  Originally she was coming home for the weekend and […]
April 6, 2013
A plague of Austenites
A long walk today as I carry on with the North Downs Way. I decided I would let the train take […]
April 1, 2013
… instill virtue to suffering
Today was my last birthday before I can get discounted coach tickets on National Express.  When you were born on […]
March 11, 2013
A spartan visit
Edinburgh may be called the Athens of the North and is the home of the Scottish Enlightenment (a singularly inappropriate […]
March 9, 2013
Not a WAG in site
It's a bit of a blurry photograph, the iPhone is good at many things but telephoto shots are problematic!  It's […]
March 3, 2013
Tristan och Isolde
I managed to wake up around ten minutes before the alarm went off which proved to be my salvation this […]
March 2, 2013
From Farnham to Shere
So just under two weeks ago I finished the South Downs Way and the question was where next?  The Thames […]
February 27, 2013
…to die so young
One of my passions, as many a reader will know is Opera and I am looking forward to Berlin a […]
February 14, 2013
The roadside Bacon Butty
I drove down to Cleveland in Somerset today for a meeting, one of three in a ten day period involving […]
February 2, 2013
… through North Wales
I finished in Bangor at lunch time yesterday and then set off for a memory laden trip to Cardiff and […]
February 2, 2013
… through Mid Wales
It dawned bright and crisp in Minffordd yesterday and I was sorely tempted to give up on the drive to […]
January 27, 2013
Good functional design
The trouble with day one of an overseas trip with an eight hour time difference is that you sleep well […]
January 16, 2013
Any port …
My last day in Halifax, NS for this trip and I am somewhat recovered thanks to collapsing into bed with […]
January 15, 2013
Intermission with a cold
Today on the schedule was a free day, so a chance to catch up on a backlog of email and […]
January 11, 2013
Into the valley of …
Euan and I had planned to walk over the Christmas period and we finally settled on today.  I'm on a […]
January 4, 2013
Mud, mud, glorious mud
The opening line to the chorus to the Hippopotamus song from Flanders and Swann came to mind at several points […]
January 3, 2013
… faced with such destruction
I spent the final two days of 2012 in Warsaw, my first ever visit to Poland.  I thought I needed […]
January 2, 2013
Meeting Mr Toad
Last year I decided I had reached an end, for the moment, of New Year Parties.  There was a time, […]
December 18, 2012
Bratislava Blue
This week Tony Quinlan and I have been working on the design of a set of parallel projects for the […]
December 14, 2012
Poorer in cash, richer in knowledge
Wednesday I landed at Boston late, got the shuttle to the Blue Line.  I used to do this more or […]
December 2, 2012
Winter sunshine
I managed my walking quota for the weekend in two slots, the first in South Wales and the second in […]
November 19, 2012
Travel voodoo & the healing power of a bath
It was a long day and night getting to Calgary from Auckland, not helped by the fact that I was […]
November 18, 2012
Rangitoto
I more or less fell into bed asleep last night after a meal, but woke up in the early hours […]
October 28, 2012
which o’erleaps itself
The second day of my Exmoor weekend saw me awake to the sound of rain.  I indulged myself with a […]
October 27, 2012
A person through Portlock
Various things came together this weekend.  I had arranged a meeting with the owner of The Culbone Inn, Tony.  We […]
October 13, 2012
At the end of an ancient pathway
After completing the Cotswolds Way last month I added the RIdgeway to list of completed national trails today.  With the […]
September 23, 2012
The Tao of the Way
Peter, Julia and I achieved a milestone today with the completion of the Cotswolds Way.  We started this back in […]
September 13, 2012
Taking things for granted
My second day in the Netherlands and on to familiar territory with Amsterdam.  I've been coming here for years on […]
September 11, 2012
… for which you never blamed us
To the Netherlands today, after a brief respite from travel.  Setting the alarm for 0430 to make the early morning […]
August 31, 2012
from Matiatia wharf
With a double red eye to come I decided I needed some exercise and fresh air.  Dawn trips having proved […]
August 26, 2012
Dawn at Tāwharanui
Following our saunter in Singapore the previous weekend Michael and I had planned to use the weekend in New Zealand […]
August 19, 2012
Do not treat green pit vipers as tourist attractions
Its been a long week in Singapore with client meetings and strategy sessions linked to our impending launch of the […]
July 29, 2012
The Athens of South America
Having never been to Colombia I am now here for the third time in under a year and I must […]
July 23, 2012
The killer staircase
Following yesterday's successful completion of stage two of the South Downs Way I moved back to the Cotswolds Way with […]
July 21, 2012
Downland walking
The long sleep (see yesterday) and a family meal at the Fishy Fishy Brasserie (which I highly recommend) seemed to have knocked […]
July 15, 2012
Mud, mud, cloying mud
We passed the half way point on the Cotswolds Way at some point today.  One does wonder by they had […]
July 10, 2012
Val-de-ri—Val-de-ra
I was going to post today about upcoming Advanced Cognitive Edge courses and the forthcoming CalmBeta event, but some supporting […]
June 10, 2012
HTLGI2012: Reverse Manichaeism
This slogan is one of singularly most stupid ones I have ever seen on a badge or a T-shirt.  Manichaeism […]
June 9, 2012
HTLGI2012: Ever onwards!
In case of confusion, this post is part of a catch up exercise, one month late (sigh) so written in […]
May 31, 2012
HTLGI2012: Getting started
The festival starts on Thursday with an evening session or two so I planned to get down to Hay-on-Wye in […]
May 1, 2012
Calan Haf
My determination to spend at least one day every weekend on a long distance walk is starting to pay dividends. […]
March 10, 2012
Sea ice in Helsinki
I gave an opening address last Friday at ScanAgile 2012 on the general subject of the the 3Cs of complexity. […]
March 4, 2012
Reflections from the gods
You get a better class of audience in the gods at the Royal Opera House, and its cheaper (although that […]
January 14, 2012
Benson Lock to Pangbourne
After sitting in front of a computer for the best part of twelve hours a day for over a week […]
January 2, 2012
A Treleddyn round
I had resolved some time ago to spend New Year’s Day walking somewhere on the coast of South Wales. The […]
December 29, 2011
The Winter Sun
Back in May I started a walk from the source to the mouth of the Thames. Its a national trail […]
December 3, 2011
Our Shane
My son Huw had it right on Facebook when he said: I have never been to a rugby match were […]
November 18, 2011
Naturaliste to Leeuwin
A drive between two lighthouses with glorious scenery, back to co-evolution tomorrow. Back to the coevolution theme tomorrow, for the […]
November 13, 2011
Blowholes: geological & mamalian
I decided on the lazy approach for my day off on Sunday. I could have hired a car, but I […]
November 12, 2011
Harbours, markets & bookshops
I’ve always liked small towns. I grew up in one and have lived in or near to them ever since. […]
November 5, 2011
Two days in Kakadu
I did my best in planning this extended trip of Australia to allow some downtime at the weekends with camera. […]
August 9, 2011
Italian Lakes: 17 return
The end of the holiday, and a long one was fairly leisurely. Packing, fitting everything in a small car which […]
August 8, 2011
Italian Lakes: 16 Rock drawings and that boat
The last full day dawned with the promise of heat, heat and more heat. I completed my penultimate trip to […]
August 7, 2011
Italian Lakes: 15 Aida
The day of the second visit to the Verona opera dawned with rain forecast. I found it difficult to believe […]
August 6, 2011
Italian Lakes: 14 Crocodile demons & relics
With the holiday coming to an end we returned to where Huw and I started the day we landed, namely […]
August 5, 2011
Italian Lakes: 13 Never in August
A day trip to Venice should be one of the highlights of a holiday in Verona. It’s two hours away […]
August 4, 2011
Italian Lakes: 12 View from the boat
A long planned day designed to minimise effort but maximise views. The family was now complete and on its own. […]
August 3, 2011
Italian Lakes: 11 Mad fascist poets
To the visitor: Are your bringing Narcissus’ Mirror? This is leaded glass, my mask maker. Adjust your mast to your […]
August 2, 2011
Italian Lakes: 10 Cheesy Tourist Day
Cheesy tourist day was instituted by daughter and self some years ago when we went to New York for a […]
August 1, 2011
Italian Lakes: 9 Waterfalls and wine
An attempt to hire a boat this morning failed, Through the previous week there have always been fleets of the […]
July 31, 2011
Italian Lakes: 8 laundry, ragù & wine
A lazy day, eight days in to the holiday and time to find a launderette and no desire to spend […]
July 30, 2011
Italian Lakes: 7 Torrents & taste (lack of)
Another day partially frustrated by timing and sat nags (predictive text changed “navs” to “nags” and who am I to […]
July 29, 2011
Italian Lakes: 6 Castles, keys & villas
I had to chaise people out of bed this morning as we had planned to get the 0950 ferry to […]
July 28, 2011
Italian Lakes: 5 The heuristics of finding a place to eat
After the emotion of the previous night and the the early morning return today was not likely to see any […]
July 27, 2011
Italian Lakes: 4 Slaves, showers and savages
It felt like we needed a thunderstorm today, but it didn’t happen. Huw and I made it up the Funivia […]
July 26, 2011
Italian Lakes: 3 to Iseo or to Idro?
  Well there was a plan, and it involved Lake Iseo and the rock paintings of Capo di Ponte. Unfortunately there […]
July 25, 2011
Italian Lakes: 2 Vinegar icecream
One of the delights of a holiday in Italy or France is the early morning trip to the bakery to […]
July 24, 2011
Italian Lakes: 1 Flocking behaviour
Apologies to all for the two month break in this blog. I realise that I should never promise to write […]
May 8, 2011
From industry to evening silence
The discipline of have a long distance path to complete took me out again on Sunday to complete the Reading […]
April 24, 2011
Swans, locks and eccentrics
A walk today from Aldermaston Wharf to Newbury along the Kennet and Avon Canal started with a wonderful example of […]
February 23, 2011
of Bill, Bikes & Brighton
To Brighton today to feed daughter, sort out her housing for next year and buy her a utility bike. FIrst […]
February 13, 2011
Borderlands
Sunday morning dawned some three hours earlier for me than Huw which allowed a mass of expenses to be sorted […]
February 12, 2011
Every two years, the party
Every two years a sizable proportion of the Welsh population head north for Edinburgh for what is one of the […]
February 10, 2011
and its still a special place.
It’s not often that you can return to a favorite place after many years without disappointment but I managed it […]
January 21, 2011
the shades of the short winter day were closing in
When we met at KM World in Washington late last year Euan and I agreed that we needed to resurrect […]
January 9, 2011
Naples 7: Contrasts & realities
Our original plan for our final day was a drive to the resort of Marina de Cantone for a Michelin […]
January 8, 2011
Naples 6: Prada, Tiberius & the €10 lemon
Our last full day and having studied the weather forcast earlier in the week Saturday looked to be best so […]
January 7, 2011
Naples 5: Hairpins, mussels and a marriage certificate
Well the sun came out and I braved the hairpin bends and suicidal drivers of the Amalfi coastal road followed […]
January 6, 2011
Naples 4: cash, ashes and temples
The weather is improving, but it was still mixed so we headed off for Herculaneum arriving early on to a […]
January 5, 2011
Naples 3: Graffiti and fine art
So it rained. Plan B was put into action and we left the hotel for breakfast in a cafe near […]
January 4, 2011
Naples 2: Pompeii, corsets & pluralism
This was my second visit to Pompeii and I paid more attention to detail. On a first visit one is […]
January 3, 2011
Naples 1: arrival
I’m currently taking a midwinter break in Naples with daughter before she goes back to University. Six nights in a […]
December 26, 2010
Horizons & light in Wiltshire
One of the reasons I love the area we live in WIltshire is the horizons and the light. I took […]
December 6, 2010
Tiddly pom
I awoke this morning to heavy snow fall and announcements that the Garda were recommending that no one should drive […]
December 5, 2010
Black ice
I know I’m on a brief holiday as I have a bad cold and a throat that feels like sandpaper. […]
December 1, 2010
Thatching complete
Its a winter day with a dusting of snow and more promised for tomorrow. The scaffolding is down and I […]
November 30, 2010
4 days in Wales
Having made Wales one of my areas of expertise with aardvark a request came in a few days ago asking […]
November 2, 2010
Felix culpa
Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. […]
October 26, 2010
Ah! M’ha scordata?
San Francisco has grown on me over the years and it is now one of my favorite US cities. It […]
October 16, 2010
Technology and the winding English Country Lane
About a month ago I indulged myself in an upgrade to an iPhone from the trusty Blackberry and also the […]
September 6, 2010
A day in Amsterdam
A long day in Amsterdam on various strategic issues associated with pricing, product development, network support and the like. Some […]
August 11, 2010
The thin red line
For the last two days I have taken advantage of too longish drives (Montreal to Ottawa on Tuesday, then Ottawa […]
July 20, 2010
If only I had a whistle
Now on the final leg of a five week round the world tour my last stop is Vilnius in Lithuania […]
July 3, 2010
Re-education and alpaca spit
A day out today other than some email in the early hours. I had made the mistake of complaining at […]
June 20, 2010
Otago hospitality
By the time I got round to booking accommodation in Dunedin this weekend there was nothing, and I mean nothing […]
May 16, 2010
Ariving in Santa Fe
So I finally made it to Santa Fe and the hotel is truly wonderful, I am going to regret leaving […]
April 25, 2010
Black Beauty
After a fascinating session with APHIS in Fort Collins on Friday I was a little too relaxed on Saturday morning […]
March 22, 2010
Simply messing about ….
Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and […]
January 7, 2010
There is a silence to a wood in winter that seeks attention
“And as he lay there panting and trembling, and listened to the whistlings and the patterings outside, he knew it […]
January 2, 2010
Red legs and wet legs on the Gŵyr
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is […]
November 3, 2009
Rediscovering the familiar
I had a mass of meetings today that involved threading and rethreading through the back streets of London. From UCL […]
July 5, 2009
Megaliths to Cathedrals in good company
Today was one of those perfect days weather wise here in Wiltshire. Blue skys, scudding clouds and enough wind to […]
May 11, 2009
The train to Eindhoven
I had a trip down memory lane today; flying in the Amsterdam then getting the train down to Eindhoven for […]
March 24, 2009
A hard days night
I think it takes a particular sense of humour to name your hotel after this particular Beetle’s hit, but that […]
November 7, 2008
Observations on a paradigm shift
I should get back to the Think anew, Act anew series early next week and I plan to do one […]
October 18, 2008
Good places
One of the questions any traveller gets asked a lot is the disarming: What are your favourite places? Now answering […]
August 31, 2008
30th Aug: Heading for home
344 Km driven Driver now cruising, cutting people up taking no prisoners Airline passenger stress levels started sweaty ended sweaty […]
August 29, 2008
29th Aug: skulls and the tree of life
307 Km driven Driver in the grove 99 photographs taken Food best not talked about Picture: Elephant at the start […]
August 28, 2008
28th Aug: The Baroque
150 Km driven Driver state blaze then painful 63 photographs taken Food excellent lunch Picture: Plazza Duomo Lecce, Episcopio to […]
August 27, 2008
27th Aug: On the road again & troglodytes
370 Km driven Driver stress medium 68 photographs taken Food moderate Picture: View of Matera The four days of Villa […]
August 26, 2008
26th Aug: mystery
12 Km driven, driver stress non-existent 120 photographs taken Food good to excellent Picture: Neptune and Amphitrite, Mosaic House 22 […]
August 24, 2008
24th Aug: Feral drivers
220Km driven, driver stress extreme 60 photographs taken Food excellent Picture: Temple of Athena, Paestum First full day and a […]
August 23, 2008
23rd Aug: Arrivals & navigation nightmares
130 Km driven, driver stress moderate Zero photographs taken Food poor Picture: View from the villa door Last year I […]
August 18, 2008
Rims & rattlesnakes: symbols & Starbucks
I drove from Big Bear Lake (where I saw my dream vacation house, pictured) to China Lake yesterday by way […]
July 16, 2008
Museum Hotel
Another good design hotel – this time in Wellington right opposite Te Papa and in easy walking distance of the […]
June 24, 2008
GON OUT BACKSON BISY BACKSON
Apologies for my absence, four whole days without a blog is unprecedented. I landed at midday last Friday, dashed home […]
May 20, 2008
Living in Scarlet
Anther design hotel for those of you interested in these things. This time in the heart of Singapore, close to […]
April 29, 2008
Singapore is still the food capital of the world
The Gallery Hotel is one of those interesting design hotels that I have managed to find around the world. A […]
March 26, 2008
Outstanding service
As reported I had a great day in Hong Kong which was made all the more pleasurable by the solicitude […]
March 5, 2008
Reflections over breakfast
Aside from the internet access problems South Africa retains its appeal. I sat down for breakfast this morning outside the […]
February 6, 2008
Design
I have been meaning to try out YOTEL for some time, and a transit via Gatwick allowed me to do […]
November 28, 2007
On the beach in Rio
It has been overcast in Rio, although we got up the Sugar Loaf on day one with sectacluar views. This […]
August 20, 2007
Aug 20th: Reflections
2225 miles driven, 1030 photographs taken, 28 Americano Grandes drunk, 4 Starbucks City Mugs acquired (should have been five if […]
August 19, 2007
Aug 19th: A bonus trip (Herian’s Ground Sloth)
5 miles driven (returning car) , 21 photographs taken, 1 Americano Grandes drunk , 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired Accomodation: […]
August 17, 2007
Aug 16th: Sea Otters and Roller Coasters
126 miles driven, 46 photographs taken (you can’t take a camera on a Kayak), 2 Americano Grandes drunk, 0 Starbucks […]
August 16, 2007
Aug 15th: Monterey & Big Sur (Jellyfish)
79 miles driven, 81 photographs taken, 3 Americano Grandes (back in civilisation) drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired, injuries improved […]
August 15, 2007
Aug 14th: Leaving Yosemite (a retrospective on the valley)
258 miles driven, 63 photographs taken, 1 Americano Grandes drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired (First Starbucks encountered in Los […]
August 14, 2007
Aug 13th: Giant Sequoias
26 miles driven, 85 photographs taken, 0 Americano Grandes drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired (There ain’t no Starbucks in […]
August 13, 2007
Aug 12th: Into Yosemite (Tioga Lake)
162 miles driven, 39 photographs taken, 1 Americano Grandes drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired Accomodation: Tenaya Lodge (An indulgence […]
August 12, 2007
Aug 11th: Mammoth Lakes (Rainbow Falls)
88 miles driven, 87 photographs taken, 2 Americano Grandes drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired Accomodation: Vagabond Inn, Bishop (Good […]
August 11, 2007
Aug 10th: Death Valley
310 miles driven, 47 photographs taken, 1 Americano Grande drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired Accomodation: Vagabond Inn, Bishop (Good […]
August 10, 2007
Aug 9th: Red-water rafting (View from the raft)
20 miles driven (if you ignore the 7 hours in a tour bus), 196 photographs taken, 0 Americano Grande’s drunk, […]
August 8, 2007
Aug 7th: The home of Dakush and Tahquitz (decision point)
90 miles driven, 107 photographs taken, 2 Americano Grande’s drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired (Palm Springs), 12 miles walked […]
August 7, 2007
Road trip: a two week blog series
OK the road trip has started and I plan a blog a day for the next couple of weeks, reporting […]
August 7, 2007
Aug 5th: Gettysburg (re-enactment)
285 miles driven, 106 photographs taken, 3 Americano Grande’s drunk, 0 Starbucks City Mugs acquired. Accomodation: Caliente Tropics Resort (good) […]
August 7, 2007
Aug 6th: Joshua Tree National Park (Ocotillo, a shrub)
160 miles driven, 65 photographs taken, 1 Americano Grande’s drunk, 1 Starbucks City Mugs acquired (Palm Springs). Accomodation: Caliente Tropics […]
July 16, 2007
Reflections on the next three weeks
Its always good to be back in South Africa, and this is a great time of the year up (and […]
July 11, 2007
Dark, reddish brown, chocolate & molasses
Atlanta airport is surrounded by Thunderstorms so I may or may not make it back tonight. Either way I can […]