Archives for July 2012


A rare occasion where most of the software department were let out of a) the office and b) the country for work purposes.

Couple of days of meetings in Germany.  On the hottest week of the year so far - 33° and no air con in their offices, argh.  But lovely cooling(!) seats in our hire car, which was a bell and whistle filled Range Rover.  Nice.

Anyway, flying is still very much a novelty for me, and on the way back I had a window seat:

Unfortunately I came back with several new insect bites, acquired whilst sitting in a beer garden... continue reading »

how many boats is too many boats?

because, er, I seem to have gained a third:

The mamba is fantastic on the river, but it turns out rather boring for the lido.  So I've acquired a cheap second hand playboat (which took a stupid amount of time to make its way across the country to me, mostly thanks to TNT being a bit rubbish. grr). 
It's a Liquid Logic Vision 44, ie the very small size.  It's got half the volume of the mamba, and I struggle to fit in it with shoes on.  Apparently this is a good thing?!

Maybe I'll actually learn some decent edge control now. ... continue reading »