The flight from Heathrow to Frankfurt was remarkably routine. Although officially recorded as “delayed”, the flight crew did everything in their power to rush us onto the aircraft, and begin taxiing out to the runway. I would love to have heard the conversation between the aircraft and the control tower – it became evident that … Continue reading Arrival

Bags are Packed

A variety of clothes have been washed, ironed, folded, and packed. My work backpack has been emptied of it’s usual ephemera, and re-filled with the bare essentials associated with a work trip, various devices are on charge, and I’ve already performed a “remote check-in” with the airport ahead of the journey tomorrow. I just spent … Continue reading Bags are Packed

Running Late

Before arriving in the office this morning I paid a visit to the local barbers, and sat quietly while a nice lady called Mary, from Tipperary in Ireland cut my hair. After the requisite conversation about what might happen to my head in the next twenty minutes, we talked about cross channel ferries, airports, flights, … Continue reading Running Late


No, this post isn’t about two little girls growing up in a far away land where one has magical powers, the other falls in love with a dastardly bastard, and a snowman comes to life to sing about summer. This post is about standing in an exposed field for several hours while cheering on your … Continue reading Frozen