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  • Peggy’s Cove, cankles and meat

    I woke up this morning with a fuzzy head and no ankles. My legs had swollen so much on the flight they were just sausage shapes from knee to toe. This is possibly good for my feet, otherwise so painfully thin that you can see the tendons. Well, there has to be some positive to […]

  • Great World City and a calm afternoon

    This morning we went to Great World City, another mall in Singapore that’s not very different to the rest. There’s a Toys R Us for the kids to buy branded doodads in, there’s a Cotton On to buy their clothes in, there’s a Marks & Spencer and a Typo to buy kitsch nick-nacks. We went […]

  • The Quick Route Out Of Bangkok

    I was in Bangkok for a meeting yesterday, and after staying overnight and inadvertently blocking the toilet in the hotel room, I went back to the airport with my colleagues. We took a taxi rather than the train, so we arrived only an hour before our flight was scheduled to depart. I was surprised that […]

  • Start as you mean to go on, 2017 edition

    After yesterday’s exertions I struggled to get up, ignoring my 6:30am alarm and only getting out to the trails about 8 this morning. I was scheduled for a 65 minute ‘envelope’ run, a horrorshow where you’re meant to run at a ‘mildly uncomfortable pace’ and, rather than go around the Marina Bay for the nth […]

  • A single mattress for a queen

    The problem with buying a bed for $225 for your daughter is that when you realise the mattress from her cot doesn’t fit and you need to buy a new mattress, you feel shocked and disgusted when you find it costs twice as much as the bed. This is all bent out of shape because […]

  • An easy Monday in Nova Scotia

    Today we took the ferry across to Halifax again, this time so that I could exchange some shoes at MEC that were the wrong size, and so we could wander a bit on the other side of the water. I made the possible mistake of walking into the Lost Cod Clothing Company on the waterfront, […]

  • Daddy Day

    I was woken up at seven this morning when I could have done with a lie-in, but there wasn’t much I could do about it, because it was my daughter clutching a father’s day card for me. It’s not the only father’s day card I got from her. A few weeks ago, she made this […]

  • Adventures in commerce, Chinese New Year edition

    My life continues to be some slapstick extravaganza. Somebody appears to have adjusted the water pressure in the taps in the office toilet, so that every time I wash my hands my groin gets sprayed liberally with water and I have to hang out there until it dries out, or else go back into the […]

  • Beer, and Chinese New Year

    My life continues to be some slapstick extravaganza. Somebody appears to have adjusted the water pressure in the taps in the office toilet, so that every time I wash my hands my groin gets sprayed liberally with water and I have to hang out there until it dries out, or else go back into the […]

  • Late night showdown in the biscuit aisle

    At ten this evening I realised we were out of milk and La Serpiente was going to have conniptions at breakfast if she didn’t get any cow juice. So I schlepped down to the supermarket. Never before in my life did I truly appreciate the majesty that is the twenty-four hour supermarket. Such things existed […]