Surfacing

I'm not doing very well at posting on anything like a regular basis, am I. Let's just say that this week has been challenging, and I'm not going to write about any of it on a public forum. I want to write "the walls have eyes", but that's a little overly conspiratorial even for me. …

Preparing to Travel

A travel case sits on the desk across the study from me, filled with clean clothes ahead of another week in Germany. I’ve decided to hedge my bets about the weather in Frankfurt over the coming week - packing summer rather than autumn clothes. If I get it wrong a late night shopping trip may …

Miscellaneous

Memory is a curious thing. While clearing the kitchen up last night I had a really good idea for a blog post. Unfortunately all I can now remember is that I had a really good idea - I have no recollection of what the idea was. Oh well. Today is Friday. I'm sitting at my …

Another Normal

After escaping late from the office this evening I returned to the hotel, folded my work clothes back into my case instead of preparing them for the morning - I fly home tomorrow - and set off into the evening air to find something to eat. It struck me that staying in a less comfortable …

Departure Lounge

It's 8:55am, and you find me sitting in the middle of the departure lounge at London Heathrow airport. I woke at 6am, had a shower, then made bacon sandwiches for the children before discovering we had run out of milk to make coffee. After a few sips of redbush tea, I spotted a waiting taxi …