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2016-03-19 18:53 is ending support for self-hosted blogs. This stinks, but it does give me an excuse to update the whole site, building instead on the more powerful Wordpress platform. The main… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Welcome, nephew!I am sitting in the Cathay lounge, waiting for my flight to Hong Kong, I have just sunk a beer ... and I am marvelling at the last two weeks. No posts in the last fortnight… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Mince Pies, mid-process.I had, in my thirty years, never been away from my village for Christmas, bar trips to family around the country. As adorable as that is, it was high time I flew the… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
"Borneo"I have always liked the name of the place, associating it with adventure and danger, with Tintin and mysterious happenings in the jungle. Right up there with Zanzibar, Madagascar, P… Read More
Climbing Yushan
2009-11-29 11:53
Yushan National Park, TaiwanIt's easy to get stuck in Taipei, and not make it out to see the rest of the island. Since I am regularly mountain biking in the hills around Taipei, I do make a… Read More
Cat Burglars
2009-11-14 09:09
The door was locked.The cats, beyond the door sounded like they had just knocked something over. "Silly cats." Taking out the key and turning it in the lock, I didn't get the usual three-s… Read More
2009-11-02 13:51
Company team-building activities are a fairly regular activity on the Dell calendar. One of the more community-spirited activities is the annual Jinshan beach clear-up operation at one of t… Read More
Austin City Limits
2009-11-01 10:50
ACLFinally, after 18 months of pestering, I got the tickets booked to Austin, Texas; and a visit to our mother ship. Ostensibly to indoctrinate myself with some 'new hire training', and lea… Read More
Mountain Biking Austin
2009-10-22 14:51
Myself, Tony, Ken and Sandra ... ready to roll!I am almost positive that if I did ever end up moving to Austin, my waist line would do one of two things, depending on a series of decisions I… Read More
Miami Vices
2009-10-19 14:57
Delightful Americana on displayPersistence pays off! Months of angling to score a trip to the USA, and I line up three weeks in Miami and Texas, with brief stops in San Francisco and Los An… Read More
Earl Grey In San Francisco
2009-10-17 11:46
6 hours stop over in SF. Not been here in 15 years ... chowder, ale, cool sea breezes ... and back to the airport.Boarding on the bay of the dockSomething for the weekend.The story of a Bri… Read More
Trans-Pacific Adventures
2009-10-11 01:39
Connections in DallasI just landed from a three week trip to the USA, taking in Miami and Austin, with brief stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The last time I was here, was right at t… Read More
Stormtrooper On A Bicycle
2009-09-19 05:00
Like I said. Stormtrooper on a bicycle. Yes, it's the Deaflympics closing ceremony.The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan Read More
Shanghai Quickie
2009-09-12 14:44
View from my hotel room - I am quite a big fan of the Renaissance in Shanghai - not super downtown, but close enough.It also floats above Zhongshan Park, which I had written about before. I… Read More
Shanghai Tools
2009-09-12 14:28
The right tools for the right job (notice the saw, for cutting that huge diameter of pipe). Of course, four people need to watch at all times, in China.It shouldn't, but I found myself exce… Read More
2009-08-30 11:01
There have been several details on my website that have been bugging me for the last year or two since i did the redesign. First, the frankly stupid decision to remove the link back to the… Read More
Wake Boarding Taiwan
2009-08-16 08:44
Wave riderNick had the genius to book a day of wake boarding in west Taipei, near Wugu. After incessant requests from my sister to go while in the UK, I finally had the opportunity to bite… Read More
Window Undressing
2009-08-13 15:40
Walking home after a late night in the office, and I stumbled across a window being re-dressed at Sogo. Or undressed, perhaps. Flickr.The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan Read More
Typhoon Morakot
2009-08-11 02:09
In the eye of the stormThe island has been hit by the first proper Typhoon of the year; 'Morakot'. Well, I say hit, but this was a particularly impotent Typhoon by my standards, barely shak… Read More
2009-08-09 09:04
I am feeling a little over-indulgent with my travel of late, with not so much a 'Carbon Footprint', as treading my big, muddy carbon boots across the carpet and into the living room. Indeed… Read More
Midsummer Madness
2009-07-29 15:38
Usually, when heading back to the UK, a healthy two-week window is necessary to really get over the jet lag and calm down properly. I didn't quite have that luxury this time, however, and w… Read More
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
2009-07-27 15:19
The longest eclipse of the sun for 300 years, and only my second total eclipse ever ... and it was raining!Still, lots of fun running outside the China Dell office rattling off a bunch of sh… Read More
2 Days, 10,000 Buddas
2009-07-27 14:42
I have quite some photography and writing to catch up on, but for good reason; it's been super busy here for the last month or so, and I have barely had time to unpack.In between landing fr… Read More
2009-07-14 15:37
There I am, just about to get to sleep after fending off jet lag for two nights, and an earthquake comes along and wakes me up. How inconvenient!6.3 on the Richter scale according the the U… Read More
X Beyond O : Calligraphy - Sign - Space
2009-06-22 14:56
School daysIn contrast to last weekend, which was an alcohol-fueled romp through Taipei's early mornings, I decided this weekend to be a little more civilised, and thus lined up a morning of… Read More

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