Happy Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Phew .. after a whirlwind last few days in the Shire I have arrived in Stellenbosch; my winter home from home. It was hard leaving home this time, much harder than it has been on previous trips away and sitting in Heathrow Terminal 5 on Xmas Eve alone is not something I would stick on […]

SoCal.

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Southern California. That’s what the cool kids seem to call it anyways ….. A few days in already. Time flies. After a late arrival in Los Angeles I stayed in the airport (well, a hotel room, not a terminal bench) on Monday evening and then drove myself the couple of hours south to the San […]

Aguilas out

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

A slightly shorter than initially planned trip – 9 days as opposed to 12, but it’s still been a great little block of training in the sun down here in Spain. It’s been 2 full years since I trained here, and back then it was pretty much the only place I coulf get to for […]

Destination Prague

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I’m headed back to Edinburgh airport again in the morning – first time on a Jet2 plane, first time to Prague; first time in a few years since I headed to Eastern Europe (although I am guess technically its Central Europe) too. – I have my cereal box in the bike bag just in case […]

Bread and Butter

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

I’m back in Stirling, or as we have affectionately named it since the Lord Of The Rings trilogy – The Shire – and I’m back into my staple bread and butter sessions. I’m feeling much much more settled already due to that. As much as it is great being in places like California and Florida, […]

Winding back up for South Africa

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

My downtime has all but reached its endpoint; I have been home in Stirling for nearly 2 weeks and in 2 more days I will boarding a BA flight to Cape Town, so that I can spend the next 3 months in Stellenbosch… I’m a lucky person.

Can always count on Gav…..

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

….for a chuckle. I’m sitting in Houston Intercontinental Airport. Tired, bored, and fed up with the prospect of yet another flight onwards to San Diego. It’s been a long 20hours or so since I got out of bed this morning (or yesterday?) – Stirling. Edinburgh Airport. New York Newark Airport – where the Customs and […]

Back home in Scotland

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

03.50 alarm, 04.30 get in the car for airport, 06.45 depart San Diego, arrive in JFK New York at 3.00. Then a delightful 8 HOURS!! spent wandering a terminal as boring as any i’ve been through.