diary

Awaiting image

Awaiting image

twirly for foto

There’s a song that starts “It’s four in the morning…” That applies to me right now. Had 6 hours kip and am awake so came downstairs. I did have to think about it. That bed is toasty.

Posted on November 4th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

brrrr

brrrr

and more brrrr

A cold start to the morning. Went downstairs at 6.15 ostensibly to make the tea and to use the laptop to reply to some Facebook comments. Foolishly “accepted” and Apple upgrade which wrote off the use of

Posted on November 3rd, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Shef field

Shef       field

Hampton by Hilton

Very productive LONAP board meeting yesterday. Preceded by a light Mexican lunch at the Street Food Chef – a top class burrito cantina in Sheffield. After the board meeting we had a couple of beers and a

Posted on November 2nd, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Engines

Engines

at Coops’

Sat in the corner of Coops’ garage waiting for the campervan to be returned. Nobody else around. Keith has gone to the dentist. Coops is on the way to South Wales to Paul Floe’s funeral. Floey was a

Posted on November 1st, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

It’s 05:57

It’s 05:57

feels dark out

It’s 05:57. Dark. I’m awake. It’s an effect caused by going to bed at a sensible time. In my case this is normally triggered by the news on the TV. Anne wants it on. Anne is interested

Posted on November 1st, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Broadcasting live

Broadcasting live

from the Wragby Road Arena

Back in the pool this morning after a somewhat indulgent week and a half. Still have some travel in the calendar but it is coming towards the end and I’m quite looking forward to a

Posted on October 31st, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Clocks go back

Clocks go back

nice lie in

Clocks went back this morning. Yay. A relaxed start to the day although somewhat tempered by the fact that at 9.30am Anne discovered that John’s hockey meet was at 9.30am. He got dressed, ate a bacon sandwich

Posted on October 30th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

fall and are swept out of sight

Great to wake up in my own bed with my girl. I made the tea and at breakfast had a bacon sandwich with a glass of milk. Aahh. The mail included a replacement

Posted on October 29th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Friday the 28th

Friday the 28th

Part 2

The notable thing when taking off from Madrid airport is the ring of mountains that encircles the place. The curtains have been drawn between the cabins and I can smell food from the galley. I have an empty …

Posted on October 28th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

homeward bound

homeward bound

BA8754 non stop to LCY

Homeward bound this evening. It is still morning however. Had a bit of baguette with jam and butter for breakfast together with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a cup of tea (2

Posted on October 28th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

My belly is even fuller.

My belly is even fuller.

Rubaiyat

Skipped breakfast this morning although I did nip down for a quick reviving espresso which is something I don’t normally do. Had a phone call with Mair from BBC Radio Cymru to discuss my forthcoming appearance on the Betti

Posted on October 27th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

my belly is full

my belly is full

sat by the pool

My belly is full. The food at the RIPE73 lunches is perfectly acceptable with plenty of choice. I tend to have salad but these are still quite substantial. It’s been a busy morning of chatting to

Posted on October 26th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

Madrid Monday

Madrid Monday

RIPE73 Day1

Slightly bleary eyed start to the first day at RIPE73. Someone was having a loud conversation in Spanish in the room next to us at 1.30am. I had to stand by the connecting door and say shhhhh equally

Posted on October 24th, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

first rain in 5 months

first rain in 5 months

bring out the water butts

Another wet day on our feet in Madreeed. Apparently they have had five months without rain so it is badly needed. Can’t begrudge em that.

Late up agin and consumed a very fine spanish omlette …

Posted on October 23rd, by Trefor Davies in chinks.

wet day in Madreed

wet day in  Madreed

very wet day in Madreed

Well and truly wet day. The rain in Spain stays mainly in Madrid etc. Another relaxed start then bought two tickets for the Madrid City Bus tours. The stop was conveniently just a short walk

Posted on October 22nd, by Trefor Davies in chinks.