Just a random update... I'm out of space to post new photos. As soon as I stop to breathe (Christmas?) I'll buy more space and start posting again. I might even try and go out of the country before then....
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sorry I've been absent so long. Work and life are a bit of a struggle at the moment. All good things (of course) but I am not balancing my time well, hence no blogging. I'm using my lunch hour at work to catch up a bit though.
Unfortunately, I don't have the best pictures from this event. Good friends Tim and Shannon Phillis organized us into a team for the local Cookham Regatta. We entered into two events, Dragon Boat races and the Canoe Cat. (Just a note none of us have ever done this before, I'm manning the front right)
The form starts to go and you can see I'm not nearly in time with the other rowers as I should. A tough day!
And fell asleep on Katy. Such a great teammate! She lets my dog fall asleep on her when he is tired. (Note: Katy was sleeping too) Also, you can see one of the drago boats in the background. Complete with dragon on the front and requisite drummer.
In the end, we won the losers bracket for the canoe cat. I have some celebratory pictures around here somewhere. We celebrated in style by drinking bubbly out of the cup. If I get mono, you know why. PS I voted. Yeah!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I know, I haven't blogged in awhile. Work has been mental and I haven't been traveling lately. My passport is still held hostage by the UK Border Agency so no fleeing the country just yet.
In the mean time, Tucker and I went up to Cambridge to visit Lysandra (you have seen her before in Italy and cycling posts) and we did a lovely tour of the city and university buildings.
One of the most popular past times when in Cambridge is to punt down the river. Meaning: push yourselves down the river with a long pole. Just don't let the pole get stuck in the mud.
I didn't try it. We did cycle around the lovely countryside and I was content to watch the punters below. :o) also, I found some good (lost!) pictures on my camera so will be posting more soon. Hurrah!
Monday, September 24, 2012
This is a bit of a long post but I got some pretty good pics so needed to share all in on go.
Another weekend, and another triathlon wedding. :o) Sarah and Julian got married in her hometown with a gorgeous ceremony and the reception held at her family's farm. Blue skies outside the church.
Smiles all around. A great ending to a great day.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Good friend Michael (from the triathlon club and many earlier posts) got married. He married a wonderful girl from California (aren't they all?) and the wedding was held in his village. It was a lovely weekend and the photos really don't do it justice .. not to mention the fact that I really didn't take enough pics!
To start, some of my more adventurous friends decided we should cycle down to the wedding. I said, 'sure, why not? It's only 110 miles.' Some how the route took us to one of the highest points in the area. Now that, I did not agree too!
My room after 110 miles. I think I deserve it.
And the groom's hair dryer! If you know Michael, you know he can't live without his hair dryer (yes, he is a bit metrosexual). A lovely event and a great start for the happy couple!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Back in downtown Edinburgh, we continued our walk down the Royal Mile.
A view from the palace of Arthur's Seat - the crags/cliffs overlooking Edinburgh.
Lastly, I ended my Edinburgh weekend with a whisky tasting. I think whisky is an aquired taste.... one that I have yet to acquire. All in all, I highly recommend Edinburgh for a visit.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Scottish people will yell at me for this, but the perception in the United States of Scotland doesn't exactly portray it as very posh.
I, of course, find the one with the most posh fish and chips. I normally pair fish & chips with a beer, so was quite surprised at this Scottish pub. Perception changed?!?!?!