January 29th 2020 Today I am in San Francisco, having flown from London Heathrow this morning. Currently I’m eating an Empanada on the back pier of the ferry building, with a view of Bay Bridge. I landed in San Francisco at 2pm local time. By 4pm local time, I was through customs. Honestly, I’d happily take another 11 hour flight over standing in line for U.S. Border Control again. It was painful. People were rushing for missed flights, and cutting ahead. How decidedly un-British. Thankfully, I had 8 hours to kill so I wasn’t too worried about the time it … Continue reading Francisco


January 23rd 2020 Today my commute time was increased by 40% because of an inconsiderate decision by the shopping centre across the road to stop us from being allowed to park in their car park. Or, at least, that is the line that we have been told. It has been officially confirmed that ‘they wouldn’t let us renew our parking contract’ but unoffically murmured that we didn’t attempt to. Either way, as a result my 25 minute drive to work (if I leave early enough) now has a ten minute walk to work appended on top of it. Yes I … Continue reading Walking