Thursday, September 29, 2005

Heading for a fall

Conkers thick on the grown outside our flat must mean it is time to end this blog.

I didn't devote as much time and energy to it as I should have but it was fun nevertheless.

So fare thee well summer of 2005.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Lifestyles of the rich and famous

We are having a ball here in Alonissos, a beautiful and quiet Greek island. Time is oozing by slowly, fuelled by the sun, carafes of local wine and plenty of seafood.

We spent a day on a boat crusing the smaller islands of the northern Sporades, many of them uninhabited.

We had lunch moored off a deserted sandy island which could have been in the Caribbean.

We rented a scooter for the day but after a couple of crashes - don't worry, no-one is hurt - we decided to stick to pedal power.

Tonight, we're taking a sunset walk to the top of the island, where we'll enjoy some ouzo.

Saturday, August 27, 2005


It may still be August - just - but signs that Autumn is not far away are all too clear. Our road is lined with conker trees, ripe with their spiky fruit and already a few eager beavers have fallen to ground.

In a month's time the street will be thick with the green skins and the brown shiny peeble-y seeds.

At times the conkers can rain down from the trees, setting off sensitive car alarms and leaving the odd mark in the over polished roofs of over expensive cars.

When that times comes, it will my sign to end this particular blog.

I'll keep it open at least until we return from holiday. We've two weeks booked in Greece, on the small island of Alonissos.

Goody needs two weeks of absolute relaxation and that's what I plan to do.... nothing.

Plenty of books, sun tan lotion, shorts, t-shirts and the ipod are all that I plan on packing.

Four years ago we spent two delightful weeks in Rhodes, so we're hoping for more of the same. Although, our bags got lost last time, so let's avoid that!

Four years ago, the digital camera, blogs, laptops and PSP were not part of my world.

So here's too a relaxing, gadget-filled holiday!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Almost there

It's Goody's last round of concerts this weekend. It's been a tough, long and stressful summer for her, working crazy hours in difficult conditions, juggling absurd demands.

But at the end of it all she can look back on an amazing achievement. Tens and tens of thousands of people will have been entertained. Great music will have been played, and you've made more than a bit of money for your employers as well.

I have said it before, but it bears repeating - I am so proud of my wife and in awe of what she achieves.

Congratulations Goody. You've almost finished.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Tardis, Kew

The Tardis, Kew
Originally uploaded by Dazza Waters.
Spotted in Kew today, a little house with a sign on it reading The Tardis!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Which way home?

Which way home?
Originally uploaded by Dazza Waters.
A rare thing - a day off for Goody! We had the day together and shopped, lunched and wandered. In the evening we strolled around Kew - we are so lucky to live in such a lovely place. Perfect!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Leeds hat-trick

Originally uploaded by Dazza Waters.
We celebrated our third wedding anniversary with two nights in a country hotel near Leeds.

We were impressed with the city - it's mix of the industrial past and present. The people of Leeds were also very friendly.

It's been such a hectic summer for Goody so it was great to indulge ourselves and spend some time together.

My wife is an incredible woman and I'm lucky to have her.