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Driving in Fog is Like Sleepwalking, You Never Know Quite Where You’ll End Up

August 30, 2012 by


The view out our windscreen this morning. And then the truck ahead disappeared. It took me rather longer than I would like to be bothered by that. I think my survival instincts are on the fritz. This is probably because I am in desperate need of more sleep. Yes, I know, tired is my natural state […]

To Climb or Not to Climb? aka Stubbornness: an Asset or a Health Hazard?

August 29, 2012 by


Things I have learned in my travels: Peru’s flag bears a striking resemblance to the rainbow flag Rick can sense good coffee like some kind of bloodhound French people really do say ‘ooh la la’ Huayna Picchu is 360 metres higher than Machu Picchu See that peak behind the ruins? That’s Huayna Picchu. You have […]

Travel With Me = How High Do You Want To Climb?

August 16, 2012 by


A couple of weeks ago in San Francisco Arkem threatened to kill me, but in the end he didn’t because apparently I am very charming. I was indulging in my recurring urge to climb things and made him follow me up a rather impressive hill.* When we were halfway up said very steep thing Arkem […]

The Mad T Party Band

August 9, 2012 by


Things I did not expect from this holiday: hearing the Mad Hatter singing, “Moves Like Jagger”.    

Asimov Was Right

August 1, 2012 by


Arkem: I’m trying to spray you. Me: Am I being bad? Arkem: You’re working again. Me: Oh. I am. Sorry. Arkem: It’s okay. Recidivist tendencies are expected in your case. But not while you’re on parole. Me: I’m on parole? Arkem: It’s night time. Me: But that’s when my recidivist tendencies are at their worst. […]

What You Are Doing Can’t Be As Important As This*

July 19, 2012 by


Me: I want you to appreciate that I did not call you at your 2am this morning. I almost did. And then I did math. I wasn’t sure about the math but it seemed like I should not do that. Also I probably would have just bibbled plaintively in your ear about being delayed at LAX. […]

Warning: AFC, Possibly Weasels

July 13, 2012 by


So I’m going to be AFC (away from couch) for the next seven weeks. Which is both brilliant and worrying. I mean, what will my couch do without me? I am, however, taking my keyboard with me. I have wondered, from time to time, what it would be like to travel without my laptop (I’m […]

Embrace the LEGO Lifestyle

June 22, 2012 by


Arkem: Hey, Kandace. Me: Hello, you! You are on my to-do list for today! Arkem: How exciting. Me: Well… not that I need to do you. That would be a little wrong. But things. Things with you. Arkem: Moving in the right direction. But not quite out of the dodgy woods yet. Me: Right. We […]