Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

March 2022

31Mar22

Pupdate Although it’s looking ready to snow outside as I type, we’ve had some glorious summery weather in March, which means plenty of time outside running around for the boys. But the picture that grabbed most attention was this one: People thought we’d got another sausage dog, but it was just the boys hanging out […]


Black Sea ’93

12Mar22

The last few weeks have had me reflecting a lot on my time in Russia and Ukraine almost 30y ago… When I joined the Royal Navy in ’89 we were definitely living in ‘interesting times’. The defence studies lecturers at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Dartmouth were tearing up talks they’d used for decades as […]


July 2021

31Jul21

Pupdate The big news this month is the arrival of Milo. So we now have double the fun. Holiday The other big news was that we went on holiday for a week in the Lake District. The Lakes were for a while a regular family destination, and then for a variety of reasons we stopped […]


Maps

24Jul21

For those who know me well you may be surprised that this is not a post about Wardley Maps. It’s about regular maps to find where you’re going, and the various mapping apps now available. Background I spent last week in the Lake District, my first time back there in over a decade, after it […]


Background A travel router has been part of my kitbag for many years, starting with a D-Link DWL-G730AP back in 2007. More recently I’ve been using a few GL.iNet GL-MT300N (v2), as they’re small and cheap enough to have in my work bag and my travel bag. I wasn’t particularly worried about speed, as I […]


June 2021

30Jun21

Pupdate My Apple Fitness challenge for June was to walk/run 225.5km, which resulted in some bonus walks for Max, despite the mostly awful weather. Back to London I went into London for the first time in 15 months. It was for an emergency dentist visit (which turned out OK), but it’s a trip I’d rather […]


December 2020

31Dec20

I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad for a holiday break… In this post, a brief pupdate, some new toys, People Powered, the history of PCBs, toiletry vacations, and some Pi and VR stuff. Pupdate Max continues to grow, and get used to being part of the household. It’s been really fun having him […]


The group that I’ve been skiing with for the past few years wasn’t coming together this year due to some health issues and other commitments, so my daughter and I chose to return to Pas de la Casa, which we last visited three years ago (on the proviso that we could return to Hotel Les […]


TL;DR Norwegian seems pretty decent as a leisure traveller, but I won’t be choosing them for business travel again unless things change substantially. Background Norwegian have been flying long haul from Gatwick (my nearest airport) for a little while now. At first it was to New York, and more recently they’ve added routes to the […]


TL;DR If you happen to be in Zurich, and you want to get to Munich (or vice versa), then it turns out that the Inter City Bus (ICB) is probably the least worst option. Background I was in Zurich last week speaking at the Open Cloud Forum hosted by UBS, where it was my great […]