Monthly Archives: March 2009

So, what sort of car do you drive?

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A good use for suitcase cradles

After a hard day working at the customer’s site, it’s time for a long bath watching the DVD collection you bought with you and sipping cold beers. This is when you scour the hotel room for something that is just … Continue reading

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Definitely a bull…

Turin, or Torino in Italian, has a bull, or toro, as the city’s coat of arms and my hotel had a statue of one in pride of place by the entrance. As you can see, it really is a bull. … Continue reading

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The need for clear documentation

I wasted a lot of time on the room safe before I managed to work out it was physically broken. This wasn’t helped at all by the instructions. I have highlighted in red the most useful word – “button”: And … Continue reading

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Gatwick Airport

It’s been a little while since I’ve flown and you quickly forget that there is still tight security on people leaving the UK (although not necessarily coming in). So I had to wait for the sniffer machine to decide if … Continue reading

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Planning for Turin – raincoats are now on the packing list

Marvellous… Sunday night weather Monday day weather Tuesday day weather Heavy Rain ShowerMin: 7°C 45°FSunset: 19:53 (CEST) Light RainMax: 10°C 50°F Sunrise: 07:12 (CEST) Heavy Rain Shower Max: 11°C 52°F Sunrise: 07:10 (CEST)

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There were these tree fellers…

Sadly the demi-tree outside our house has stopped being a carbon sink and now lies as logs in the back garden. As you can see from the following pictures, the tree has slowly been moving towards the horizontal from the … Continue reading

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