Archive for the 'travel' Category

Another week

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Transitioning times

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

We went mountain biking at the w/e at the excellent Glentress down past Peebles. We have had Mari staying this week – returning the favour in some small way for all the weeks I have stayed with her and her family in Stellenbosch, and we saw this cool VW camper. – There is a Life […]

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, […]

Halfway to Wildflower

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The last few days have been pretty busy and hectic, what with getting back from Florida later on Tuesday night than i had hoped (i was delay-ed in Dallas…) which threw me all off kilter in my schedule. Not that i had a terribly lock tight schedule, but I did have to be at LAX […]

Travelling cross country

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I arrived in Florida later on last night, happy to step off the plane to yet another warm climate. Spoilt … that’s what I have become!

The past few days

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

 

Adaptation

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

I got up this morning for swimming to a view out of the window which showed white white white; the snow was here once again. I didn’t get out on the mtb, and neither did Blair (today), but he did the other week when the snow was last on the ground. – A bit of a difference to the […]

The South African experience is drawing to a close.

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The South African experience is drawing to a close. This time next week it will be ‘this way to depatures’.

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.

Florida bound

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I’m all packed and I’m yet again on the move; to St Petersburg, Florida. There is just one week left till the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, and I am heading over to the same great homestay I enjoyed last time with Carolyn, and also Julie Dibens. We were there in Arpil […]

Sandy Eggo part 3

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Sorry it’s been a few days, but I am now more or less settled back into life as a San Diegan for the third time this year, albiet just for another couple weeks. I go in late on Monday and have been easing into the training which is very much needed in order to go and […]

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 […]

Are you feeling lazy? – Mark Beaumont didn’t.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

I was in the cinema the other evening and saw a short little Orange advert about him (you can’t go to the cinema anywhere in the world without seeing something ‘Orange’). It charts the journey of Mark Beaumont – from Scotland no less – as he circumnavigated the globe on his bicylce faster than anyone […]

The Lurgy

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

It happens every now and then. Usually I expect it to happen after a flight, one of those (usually long haul) where the coughing fit is sat in the seat directly behind or in front. But more often than not it just creeps up, as it did this time. Although I expect the attempt at […]

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.