Blog posts tagged “holiday

Germany

I've just arrived back from a flying visit to Germany. My family had been staying there while I was at YRS2014, in a rural place off the northern Baltic coast, called Rügen. I flew out on the 6th to visit them, taking the slow train up from Berlin to Ostseebad Binz, the end of the line, through former GDR territory.

We were camping in a campsite situated a fair schlep from the nearest town, and there wasn't much in the way of things to do. Near where we were staying, there was a massive (and quite oppressive) "holiday camp" built by the Nazi Strength Through Joy program from 1936-39. The p(...)

Dunwich Dynamo

On the 12th of July at 8 pm, I set off on a 120 mile, overnight cycle journey with about 2,000 other riders, called the Dunwich Dynamo. The route took us from London Fields in Hackney, up to a small village called Dunwich, on the Suffolk coast. It was by far the longest cycle journey I had ever done non-stop (I cycled the Thames in 2008, but that was over five days). I found the experience of riding together with so many other people to be quite energising, and didn't become tired until the last 20 or so miles - by that point we were all very spread out anyway. I went with some family friends who then gave me a lift in their car back to Diss, where I caught the train home.

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Time is rapidly diminishing...

Cornwall got cancelled. If there were a god of the weather, I would have to blame him, however the “god” of the weather is actually intricate series of partially-predictable physical patterns of air currents, pressure and temperature patterns, which sadly do not value me above the rest of humanity, and in fact do not value humanity at all.

Nevertheless, the sunshine was favourable in the other side of the country - the East - so we instead set off for a town named Stiffkey in north Norfolk, with our bikes and camping equipment. Apart from a few discussions (cough cough wheeze, cough), i(...)

Going back to Cornwall

Any prospect of a foreign holiday this summer has been quashed by the late arrival of my sister's passport, due to unknown circumstances relating to the photo.

I will, however, be off to a town near Land's End named Treen, where I stayed for three weeks in 2006. It's a beautiful place I admit, with amazing beaches, however I would rather stay at home were it not for my need to get out every few months at least. After staying too long in a city - especially one the size of London - I really need some fresh air if nothing else. Nevertheless, there are a few things to do there so it's not like(...)

Reboot

If you read, or have read this blog in the past, you are probably thinking one of a few things:

Is Fela dead?
Has he gone to live in a cave with no internet access?
Does he not give a shit?
All of the above?

Well, none of those statements are quite true - except, perhaps, for the third, heh. The point is, I've neglected the site for over half a year and have only now got round to carrying out two jobs that desperately needed doing: firstly, revamping and updating the site to Drupal 7 - yes, the new look is more than just a theme - second, of course, to update the blog with this post. (...)

Back from Gomera!

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I've sorted out all the photos now, you can access them using the pictures menu, or by clicking here.

I got back three days ago from my two-week holiday in La Gomera in the Canary Islands. It turned out to be a lovely place, much nicer than the metropolitan parts of Tenerife (which we had to go via, as there is no sizeable airport in La Gomera).

For the first week we stayed in a town called Valle Gran Rey - we were staying in a house rented out by an english woman living there. We went on lots of long walks, one of which was down a 500m 1-in-1 slope. Of course the views w(...)

Back in the Room

'Room' being a metaphor for life. You know, the daily shite that we do every day except around Christmas time.

Well, I guess a late 'happy new year' is in order.

First up: well, the camera is awesome. Really awesome. Only problem is I haven't got round to going anywhere yet to take some *really really awesome* shots with it. I'm going away to paradise in a few weeks though and I'm sure I'll get some lovely photos. Apparently they have Monarch butterflies there. I ordered a UK to Europe mains adapter and a second camera battery too, because I'm sure my family of five is going to easily su(...)

La Gomera 2011

Update:
Check the gallery for my actual pictures from Gomera!
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Merry Christmas...

Here are some pics of La Gomera, where I'll be going on holiday in about 1 month :3

Christmas preparation

Right, snow's over. Completely. That must mean christmas is due.

Went christmas shopping today...by a stroke of luck, a gift came in the post that happened to be a book card of £10. I also had some other book tokens worth in total £15, so I only had to bring £20 from my own wallet, as I got *everything* in the book shop (Waterstones) for my family of five (well, four if you count me out - I don't generally buy myself christmas presents...) Actually, I only really spent £10 of real money, as I managed to get a couple of books quite cheap :) So this year's christmas wallet footprint hasn'(...)

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