One Day Down

The day began at 6am when the alarm clock went off on my mobile phone. This wasn't the first time I woke up this morning of course, because guess who fell asleep while lying on top of the bed covers reading a book at 8pm, and then woke at 1am, 4am, and then again at …

Alongside the River

After arriving at Frankfurt Airport, and picking my way through the various hurdles that have become so familiar, I finally found myself standing in the queue for a train ticket at the railway station beneath the airport. I wondered quite what everybody was doing, taking so long over buying tickrets, until I finally got to …

Departure

It's 9:04 on Monday morning, and I'm sitting in the departure hall of Terminal 2 at London's Heathrow Airport. I've chosen to sit right in the middle of the departure hall, because bizarrely it's the quietest place. On one side the seating area is surrounded by endless shops that very few people seem to set …

Preparing to Fly

At breakfast time tomorrow morning a taxi will hopefully arrive at the end of our drive, waiting to whisk me to Heathrow Airport, ahead of another week in Frankfurt, Germany. I spent this morning ironing clothes into a travel suitcase that has accompanied me all over the world. Perched atop the suitcase are clothes for …

Second Thoughts

I'm having second thoughts about living on my own remote blogging island, out in the middle of nowhere. Just so you know. Does this mean I'm coming back ? Maybe. The phrase "never say never" comes to mind.

Rainy Days Off

It's just after lunch. I think it's Wednesday - it's hard to tell - the days are running into one another. I wonder how retired people keep track of the day of the week? Is that why they read the newspaper and watch the news? The rain has abated outside for a little while, but …