Struggling

I seem to have fallen off the "post every day" horse quite spectacularly in recent weeks. I'm thinking this is a good thing. I know one or two people look out for my posts, and that's all sorts of wonderful, but if I have little to report, it always seems a bit forced. I was …

Silence Descends

The younger children are in bed already, put to sleep by watching the England team play their opening game in the World Cup. They had such high hopes, but completely lost interest by half time. Of course England scraped a win, but within a week or two the entire team will probably be splashed across …

Tick Tock Tea

After surviving a couple of days drinking water, and hopefully making it through the withdrawal from tea and coffee, it occurred to me this evening that I could drink redbush tea, because it has no caffeine in it. Redbush tea, also known as "Rooibos", supposedly has all sorts of health benefits, which are of course …

Detox

I stopped drinking tea and coffee today. Completely. I haven't been feeling very well for the last week, and while that is almost certainly down to a bug picked up in Germany, it got me thinking. I often laugh with friends that I'm pretty much "immune" to caffeine - I can drink an espresso before …

Back to Work

After the adventure in Germany last week, it was back to earth with a bump today - emptying the dishwasher, making breakfasts and lunches, washing my bike, filling it's tyres with air, and cycling to the office. Quite a contrast from living in a hotel within walking distance of the office. I spent the greater …

Nimrod

I bought a music magazine this morning for the first time in years. I was wandering around the local stationery shop with Miss 13 - who had some money burning a hole in her pocket - and happened upon the magazine rack. While half-keeping an eye on her, I started flicking through the various magazines …

Home

I woke ten minutes before the alarm on the phone this morning, and showed my face for breakfast in the hotel a little after 6am. After downing a coffee and some croissants, I finished packing my bag, checked out, and splashed through the rain to Frankfurt station. Half an hour later I was at the …

Home in the Morning

I made it to the end of three days on-site in Germany. There is already talk of further visits later in the year - another in two weeks that is already booked, followed by two weeks in July, and two in September. Looks like I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time over …