Monthly Archives: April 2014

good morning new york city

It’s my last morning in New York.

I’m sitting in the sunshine on the front steps of my guest house, eating a freshly baked cinnamon and raisin bagel and drinking freshly squeezed orange juice.

An old black guy just passed by, walking a chihuahua on a lead, playing the ukulele and whistling a tune. He have me a big friendly smile and wished me “bon appetit”.

We’ve had a fabulous few days here in the states, which I will write about in more detail when I get home. But for now I just want to say a big thank you to all the kind and friendly New Yorkers who have made our stay so much more enjoyable.

I will certainly come back one day.

leaving on a jet plane

I have one more day of work and then I’m heading off to the airport to fly to New York!

I’ve never been before – in fact, I’ve never been to the USA before – so this is a pretty huge adventure. Four days doesn’t seem like very long, but hopefully it’ll be long enough to explore a little of what the city has to offer. I’ve been inundated with advice from friends and relatives about what to do and where to go… there’s no way we’ll be able to fit in all of it, but I’m sure we’ll have a great time.

In other news, I now have a shiny new laptop and I’ve found my camera charger, so there’s really no excuse not to blog!

See you stateside! 

what’s up, doc?

It was a beautiful day in London today.

As I walked past the London Eye, I stopped to admire the avenue of trees. A few months ago they were strewn with twinkling blue Christmas lights, but now they are covered in white blossoms.


When I got a little closer, however, I noticed something else…





Looks like London is ready for the Easter bunny to arrive!


I’ve never been much of a London person, but on mornings like this there’s nowhere I’d rather be.