Half term again, and where to go? I’ve never been to the middle-east, the boss has, once, over 20 years ago. A bit of googling turned up some really cheap deals to Dubai so decision made. Emirates from Heathrow (an A380 no less) was a good choice, and they certainly put BA to shame! Continue reading Dubai
We’re pondering a new car to replace our Mini Cooper convertible. We’re pretty simple to please, it must be automatic, have heated seats, and a good stereo. That’s about it. As a second car it does about 5k miles a year so running costs aren’t really an issue. We’re not fussed whether we buy brand new or up to a year old so you’d think it would be easy wouldn’t you? Continue reading Why is car buying so difficult?
It’s been a long tradition within Masonic Lodges, once a year, to hold a Ladies’ Festival. These are usually over a weekend and consist of a formal black tie dinner, with some toasts and speeches, and some drinking and dancing. Continue reading Masonic Ladies’ Nights
When I was training for my 100km in 3 days Frontline Walk earlier this year I was amazed at the variety of walks across a lot of the land surrounding Farnborough and Aldershot. Caesar’s Camp for example, MOD land that stretches for miles and with some great views, even as far as London on a clear day. Continue reading Wellesley Woodlands walks
A failed disk in my Xpenology NAS mash-up has prompted a search for a new NAS. Some 7 or 8 years ago I bought an HP EX490 MediaSmart server running Microsoft’s excellent Home Server OS. Why they canned it I will never understand. It was ideal for serving a family’s needs with shared storage, photo and media server etc etc, all with a simple to configure (but complex behind the scenes) disk raid array system. Continue reading New NAS time
Half-term and we fancied a long weekend away. I don’t know why we picked Antwerp, but that was the destination. We like Belgium (apart from Brussels) but we’ve done Bruges to death, and after my recent Frontline Walk I fancied a break from Ypres (our usual destination), so Antwerp or Ghent seemed the logical choice. Continue reading Antwerp
We’ve been users of netflix for a while. Not a bad service although the film selection is a bit pants. Breaking Bad kept us entertained for a while but we’ve gradually exhausted the boxsets that are available. Continue reading NowTV or Netflix?
As the day of my 100km trek over 3 days in aid of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is fast approaching, I have set up a blog so you can follow my progress. I’ve added details of the route, my training, a little about the charity and most importantly how you can donate. I’m intending to add a post at the end of day during the walk too. You can access the blog at frontlinewalk.sudron.org.uk.
We took a little trip back to Boston MA for the summer, our 4th time in the city. If you’ve never been I can highly recommend it, it’s a fabulous city, very European in feel, and with a lot of history. It’s a small city and easily walkable so don’t bother with a hire car. Continue reading Boston MA