Monthly Archive: November 2007

Taking the waters 0

Taking the waters

20011125_Bath_general took the BBC at its word today, and assumed that a weather forecast of “bright” meant “occasional glimpses of sunshine filtered through clouds and no actual precipitation”. Never mind the Eskimos and their...

11 flats, 8 agents, 4 possibles and one offer 0

11 flats, 8 agents, 4 possibles and one offer

200711_london_hunting Took a whirlwind tour of central London on Wednesday to find the perfect flat. I was not wildly optimistic – I had heard too many stories of gazumped offers, greedy agents, and fruitless...

The Brunel Mile (after mile after mile) 0

The Brunel Mile (after mile after mile)

20071118_Bristol_Brunel as promised, I had a Brunel adventure on the weekend.On Saturday, I walked from my cosy flat at the water’s edge to the Clifton Suspension Bridge where it spans the Avon Gorge. A...

feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole (not) 0

feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole (not)

20071115_ishmaelia first thing to point out about Ishmaelia – it’s not really Ishmaelia – names have been changed to protect the innocent. I can confirm it is a small, French-speaking country in West Africa,...

7:00 am and the sun only just came up 0

7:00 am and the sun only just came up

well, that was the first 24 hours in the UK. Unmemorable trip over. Sat next to a young woman with her (thankfully) good-natured baby, watched movies, tried to sleep.Arrived 5:00am, 4 hours to kill...

Una última mirada en Buenos Aires 0

Una última mirada en Buenos Aires

20071310_Pasaje_de_la_defensa It’s three weeks now since I left Buenos Aires . Probably for the last time, but last times have a habit of turning into long-time-away rather than never-to-return.Back in Perth for four more...