I am liking this album. Perfect for the return...
I am liking Spotify a lot when I can discover...
I missed one...
Just discovered Norah Jones - 2012 Album - Little Broken Hearts and loving it. Probably should be in my albums of the year.
Top 10 Favourite Albums of 2012
Blatantly stealing the idea from @SpikeHK, for the second year running here is my favourite albums of the year in no particular order. 2012 was another great year for new music and all of these albums I will continue to play for many years to come. First up is: Tank Full Of Blues - Dion Yes this is the same Dion that wrote and performed “Run Around Sue” back in 1961. He is 73 years old - my...
Listening to Don't Let It Pass You By by UB40
Okay this is a brilliant album also. – Preview it on Path.
Listening to Does the Halo Rust by Little Barrie
Saw these guys at Clockenflap yesterday. Never heard of them before and they are bloody brilliant. Really getting into the album. – Preview it on Path.
On Sunday nights I like to cook the evening meal for the family. I find it both enjoyable and relaxing cooking, especially with a glass of wine. I do have to confess that this is not every Sunday but I do like to do this reasonably regularly. This Sunday as I was looking through the recipe books for inspiration I came across Trixie’s Treats. This was a book created by my Aunt Teresa with...
Setting up iPod Touch or iPad for iMessage &...
We bought both of our girls Chloe & Isobel iPod Touch’s for Christmas. I have to say they were both very, very happy. As everyone knows I am a huge fan. The reason we got them iPod’s this year is there cousins have moved to Moscow and we thought it would be great if they could message each other. With iPod Touch’s as long as they are connected to wi-fi they can use iMessage...
Year of the Dragon
A very happy Chinese New Year to you all. I am sure that the Year of the Dragon is going to bring health, wealth and prosperity to us all. Even the BBC website mentioned that this is a very auspicious year with an expected baby-boom which also happened twelve years ago. Apparently the birth rate is expected to increase by at least 5% or could be as high as 10%. The parents wanting to send their...
New Year's Resolutions 2012
I can’t believe it is 2012 already. Perspective was given to me this morning when I realised that we left England to live abroad in 2005. Now that does seem a long time ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed 2011, especially with my family, however it has been challenging on a work level. Continuing economic turmoil in the world economy, along with structural changes within the company have...
My Top 10 Favourite Albums of 2011
An idea that I have stolen from a blog that I like to read. My personal favourite albums of 2011. I have always loved music, but this year I really have got back into listening albums. I had a period when all I did was listen to my iPod on shuffle but this year I have been listening to albums in entirety which has really improved my listening experience. I suppose its the difference to eating a...
I am on the whole a very health person. It is very rare that I am sick or feel unwell. However at the end of this week I started suffering a cold. My wife would like to point out at this point that it is not just me that suffers, it is all the people around me who have to put up with me moaning, complaining and generally being a pain to live with at home. My wife says that I have ‘Man Flu’. I...
Thank you for your patience in waiting for another blog from me. Things have been rather busy and apart from the Wednesday afternoon surprise which had Francesca, Ada and I dressed up handing out prizes and iPads, I have been enjoying a weeks holiday with the family. It seems that the International Schools have a break at a different time to the Chinese schools. I am sure that I am no different to...
I hope that most of you have met me now. The one thing that people generally comment on when I meet them for the first time is my height. The usual phrase being, you are very tall, aren’t you. I never quite know how to appropriately respond: “Gosh am I?” sounds condescending. “Really, I just thought everyone was just smaller than me” sounds flippant. I usually just say “Thank you - yes...
A Week Of More Firsts
What another very busy and interesting week. Thirteen days into my new job and I feel that I am beginning to really understand the challenges and the opportunities that we have in PhoneBanking. It has surprised me how many people have asked how long I will be staying in my role. My first reaction is that I have only just started! The answer to the question however, is I hope to be in the job for...
My First Work Blog
Hopefully by now you will have either read the email from Ada or seen me in person this morning and are aware that I will be the new Senior Manager of PhoneBanking in Hong Kong. I am extremely excited about joining the team and I am counting down the days until I join you officially on Monday 14th of June. It is appropriate at this point to thank my predecessor Carmen Cheng for her leadership in...