Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A week of early mornings

According to my fitbit (fantastic birthday present) I slept for 4½ hours last night out of the 5½ hours I was in bed.

I got up at 3:40 because I wasn't going to sleep any more before my alarm went off. I cut my hair, showered and left the house at 4:10 to go to the airport. I'm in Holland now and I'll be home again at 11ish tonight before leaving again at 6 tomorrow morning to go to Manchester and then a final 4:00 start on Friday to come back to Holland for another workshop.

I'm shattered already and need some healthy food for the rest of the week after having to give in to the sandwiches for lunch. Damn it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Climbing and bouldering

Yes, there is a difference. As far as I can see, when you're climbing, you go higher up so you use ropes, harnesses and the like. Bouldering is more technical and closer to the ground so you just hang on as long as you can and when you fall, it's not far and there's a very soft floor awaiting your arrival.

We all went to CPH Boulders for a spot of the latter on Saturday afternoon. It was intended as a dry run for J's birthday party, but as they won't accept kids birthday parties, it turned out to be simply a family trip. We all really enjoyed it, there were easy and hard routes and plenty of space for the kids to play between climbs (or problems as they are apparently called when you're bouldering)


CPH Boulders is in the process of moving into this new location so it was a bit of a building site, but there was a really friendly atmosphere and we'll be back again. One of the consequences of that last statement is that I just ordered a pair of climbing shoes today because I had the largest pair they rent out and found them crippling so I found a bargain pair online and they're on their way to me as I write this.

A sign of autumn

When MK gets the tea lights going at breakfast, then you know that the summer is over.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bouldering in Copenhagen

We had a family trip to Copenhagen today to see what the place was like. Fun was had by all.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mallorca

We had a compant trip to Palma de Mallorca last week from Thursday morning to Sunday afternoon. The sun shone, it was hot and we ate good food and drank good wine without being stretched too far in terms of work. All in all a great trip and once again, I was reminded how good the Spanish are as hosts and how well they make food and wine.

Mallorca was a very pleasant surprise for me, I am sure that there are some grotty parts of it, but what we saw was nice and rather like Provence.