Things I learned in Britain, August 2014

As I leave this green and pleasant land, the same way I arrived, slightly hungover, after two and a half weeks with family and friends (old and new), I take with me the following: • It’s cold and wet. All year. Usually just when I arrive in Wales. • North Wales is breathtakingly beautiful, in […]

So ….

…here’s the thing.  I have some awesomely cool friends. I’m hanging out with some of the guys at Marciac Jazz Festival.  As a former organiser and programmer, I feel like I’ve died and gone to Heaven.  Really. Look at this venue. Look at the line-up, look at the list of sponsors.  It’s a dream come […]

Reasons why I don’t have kids #24

I like weekends like this: Cocktails Roof terrace Chat Dinner Chat Wine Tango Chat Wine Death hour return home Beer New friends Tapas Chat Cava Wine Life-righting Whiskey Chat Bourbon Gut-spillage Death hour return home A little work Bourbon More gut – spillage A little work Wine Impromtu gig Making new friends The leisure of […]

Panknado: The Return, Barcelona

For the second time in the last three months, I’ve been picked up in a tornado of unexpected, and marvellously spontaneous activity on a Friday night, and not seen the outside world until I landed heavily on the other side, this time on my way to work on Wednesday morning.  Dark glasses an absolute necessity, […]