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  • To Disney

    Today started badly for me, insofar as yesterday didn’t finish on time : at three in the morning, unable to sleep I found myself playing Goat Simulator and stifling giggles. That meant I woke at 8 feeling dreadful, and shambked around, hoping for breakfast until midday. We were travelling to Hong Kong to take the […]

  • Waiting for the typhoon

    A T8 typhoon was declared this morning, but there was nothing but spotty rain until ten minutes before we needed to get a taxi to the station, at which point it began sheeting it down and apparently all the taxis dissolved. We jumped my suitcase down the hill to Queens Road, where my wife narrowly […]

  • Another weakened weekend in Hong Kong

    We got in late on Friday and had a couple of beers, and so on Saturday I revelled in the fact that I could sleep in past 9am, uninterrupted by children clambering into bed to demand cuddles/poke me in the eye with their diminutive fists. Hong Kong had been in the grip of a heatwave […]

  • Off to Hong Kong

    In what may be an intense act of stupidity, to relax this weekend we took the afternoon off to fly to Hong Kong. That meant catching the 4:45 flight, arriving at bedtime (8:15) at the airport and not reaching the hotel until almost ten, well beyond La Serpiente and Destroyer’s usual tolerances forbsleep deprivation. Let […]

  • What I learned this weekend

    Back from a weekend away, and in between assembling Destroyer’s new bed and going to sleep, I try to write down some of what happened today, and what I think I learned from this.  Key learnings bolded: We should have stayed longer in Hong Kong. Worried about taking the 6:30 flight back to Singapore (and […]

  • Back from Hong Kong

    We got up early this morning and swiftly left the hotel, leaving the Handy phone behind. The Handy phone was a wondrous thing to have. It may have only been a fairly cheap Alcatel Android phone superglued into an orange rubbery case, but it was indeed incredibly handy. Yes, the interface could be a little […]

  • Playgrounds

    This morning I got up at seven thirty and went for a run. The hotel where we’re staying is ideally located: you walk out the door, down into a subway and come out at the entrance to the infield of the Happy Valley Racecourse. I did three laps and a bit to get myself up […]

  • A superlative day

    I’m in great physical pain, but I’m really rather happy. Currently I’m sat in a darkened room in Happy Valley, where a man I’ve never met before is massaging my feet/inflicting excruciating torture on every nerve below my knees, but it’s the end of one of the most relaxing days I’ve had this year.

  • Hong Kong

    We were booked on the 9:30 Singapore Airlines flight this morning to Hong Kong, and we got up at six this morning, finished packing and rushed out of the apartment. I realise that on holiday, I like a midday departure because then I can get up gradually, go out for breakfast beforehand and not panic […]

  • Virgin Clubhouse, Hong Kong International

    Damn, it’s good to be a frequent flyer. All that travelling on Delta last year finally paid off with Gold status, and Delta’s partnership with Virgin Atlantic means that at Hong Kong, after a sleepless night flight, itself following an endless trek around Changi airport for dinner, I got to sit in a pleasant space […]