Where's Chevy Chase?

The plan for this morning was simple. Some time in the gym on the treadmill (half-marathon training doesn’t stop just cos I’m on my holidays – you have sponsored me, haven’t you?) followed by a few hours by the pool, enjoying the sunshine. I had my kindle to read and a ton of geeky podcasts ...

A most excellent weekend in Edinburgh

After what was, even by my standards, a monumentally shitty week, this weekend in Edinburgh was glorious. It was definitely helped by the weather, but also by finally feeling like I’m flushing more of the vile epilepsy meds out of my system. My mood has improved and I’m slightly less physically tired. Still mentally sluggish (no ...

Visiting Ireland?

Then you'll need this handy guide, courtesy of the Irish News from Northern Ireland. It serves as a brief guide to modern Ireland, North and South. My favourite quotes: Ireland is an island to the west of Britain, but Northern Ireland is just off the mainland – not the Irish mainland, the British mainland. (Look, ...

Not a good week to run an Airline…

A bizarre week for British aviation. While Heathrow's new Terminal 5 goes into meltdown, Flybe are accused of virtually raping the environment by purposely running flights to avoid a fine from Norwich Airport. Firstly Heathrow. Despite the fact that T5 has been planned for decades and British Airways (still "The World's Favourite Airline"?...) have been ...

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