Just got back from a week in Stockholm staying with Juz and Gav. Brilliant weather, we even got tans! Stockholm is a beautiful city, particularly the archipelago where we spent three days swimming and lazing in the sun. Photos up shortly.
We got back from a long weekend in Aisne, Northern France. Nine of us went on the Eurostar on Friday afternoon, hiring a minibus in Lille. Great time had by all!
Beautiful weather on Saturday and Sunday, verging on the hot. Barbecues every evening on the patio at our hired place. We went to Chimay, land of excellent Trappist beer and cheese across the border in Belgium.
Holly and I got back from snowboarding on Saturday night. Had a great time but snowboarding is a lot harder than skiing. Took us quite a while just to get the basics. With skiing you can be snowplowing down the mountain in a day.
Weather was fantastic, sunny every day except the last when it chucked down a lot of snow. The place we were staying, Vallandry was really nice. Good fun.
I'm in the process of booking a week of skiing at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia for next February. Managed to convince Holly to come at last, so we're both going to learn to snowboard. There will be eight of us, it seems. Can't wait!
A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Allen took us up to Snowdonia to climb Mount Snowdon. Of course, being Andy, the nice easy tourist walk wasn't dangerous enough and he convinced us to climb the hardest climb, via another mountain called Crib Goch. Little did we know that this would actually involve rock climbing, knife-edge scrambles with many hundred metre drops, being completely wet and no visibility.
Anyway, we made it but ended up having to turn back. Fortunately we ran into some very experienced mountaineers who showed us the fastest way down, or we might not have made it in daylight. Ack!
Photos are available here. Most were taken by Thomas.
On Saturday Holly and I went to see some buildings as part of the London Open House thing. For one weekend each year, buildings, or parts of buildings, that are normally closed are open to the public. We saw the Royal Courts of Justice, 120 Fleet Street and Staple Inn.
Highlight was definitely the art deco interior of 120 Fleet Street, former home of the Daily Express. An absolutely amazing interior.
Photos we took are here.
Got a bunch of new photos up. This new camera sure takes beautiful pics!
- Visit to Utrecht to visit Mani and Joachim.
- Bike ride to Eastbourne as part of training for our big ride up in the North of England at the end of the month.
- BBQ at Jamie and Jen's place on a beautiful hot day.
- Last Friday's Circle Line Party which was great fun, even if the actual Circle Line bit didn't last long.
Well I'm in Ljubljana again for work. It's been a bit less stressful than last time, and we're making progress on the work.
Tonight I caught up with one of the girls I met with my colleage Jen last time I was here. Unfortunately Nejka, the other girl we met, managed to crash her Mum's car this evening, and couldn't make it.
I've taken some photos with the new camera. Started out all rainy and shitty, but turned into a beautiful evening.
Photos from our trip to Sydney are now online. Loads of photos of friends and places.
When we move into our new place and I get all set up, I'll scan in the photo of us on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.