Thursday, April 27, 2006

Travelblog - Paris

Went to Paris office on Business, the thing about working for a Japanese company and travelling with business is that you get used to foreign food, and actually become a bit adventurous.

As ever the French topped themselves with this excellent "packed lunch" in a box. Japanese style Bento with French food!

Then spent a long weekend staying with Family.
My Grandad is amazing. He's almost 95 years old, goes for walks every day, climbs up ladders, does the gardening, users power tools like hedge trimmers and chainsaws. I love this picture of him as he nearly always avoids having his picture taken, and I've snapped him here just how he is helping me do some jobs outside the house - flat cap and all !

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Travelblog - Manchester

Went into Manc today for a nice tea out with friends from Work. That new Beetham Tower is really quite a structure dominating the Manchester skyline.

Five years from now, we'll look back at this blog and no doubt think that it's teeny weeny

Oh I remember the days when you could look out from Heartshead pike and see a relatively flat landscape of Manchester and Rochdale before with just the Arndale and CIS towers sticking up slightly

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Found my first cache near Oldham - hurrah!

Mad things in there - toy police car, a speaker, some kind of clip, but it was lots of fun.
Go to and join in!

What a great game, lots of fun - a bit like hide and seek for grownups with GPS (but I found this one without a GPS from the clue)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Travelblog - Lowry Hotel Salford

Attended a seminar from those nice people at Adobe all about their latest web products.
They held it at the Lowry Hotel in Salford.
What a superb venue - great art inside the hotel, looks like a really nice place to stay.

Great location of the hotel too - Salford seems really up and coming from when I last went there in the 1990's.

The show itself was really good too and I'm pleased to see that the Merger of Macromedia and Adobe is leading to great things - look out Microsoft!