In the summer months I like to sit-out in the garden as the light fades and watch the stars appearing. Tiny points of light, unimaginably far away but bright enough to be seen across those vast distances. It's easy with the aid of a reference book, or a computer program to look up and say, … Continue reading Taxi to the Stars
Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain. Despite the long day and the late night I'd had yesterday I was awake around 04.30; I pulled the blind up on the door and peered out, the rain had stopped, hooray! There were still a few clouds about but there … Continue reading Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 2; Wind, Waves, Sand, Sun and Lighthouse.
In Poznań the sun is shining, the sky is studded with clouds but not enough to detract from the overall sunniness of the day. I'm at Poznań Główny railway station waiting for a train to Kołobrzeg, a small seaside town on the Baltic coast. I'd just walked up from ul. Rybaki where the hotel I … Continue reading Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain.
Katowice is a dump, let’s face it, Katowice, compared to some of the more well-known and touristy Polish towns and cities is a dump, well, that seems to be the received wisdom but is this accolade fully deserved? I don't think so. Katowice, and stop right there, it's not Kat-o-wik-e or Kat-o-weise, it's Kat-o-veets-a or … Continue reading Katowice, Jewel of the South?
I grew up in the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted where for the early part of my life my parents and I lived with my mother's parents in George Street at number 130. There are two roads here, in this particular part of the town, not in the town itself, George Street and Ellesmere Road, both … Continue reading Railways
I felt a rant coming on; it's my age I think, more and more despite my best intentions I feel less and less tolerant. I try not to give in but sometimes I just have to. Telly. Do you remember when "Telly" was an event? Good telly that is. People set aside some time in … Continue reading “tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?
We got a wonderful email at work today, well, when I say "we" I mean those of us in the "engineering" section and before you ask, no, we don't all wear red shirts and when I say "wonderful" I mean... well, you decide. The mail itself was from the, wait for it, wait for it... … Continue reading Miscellaneous Claptrap