Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Car (and Happy New Year)

New Year's Resolution: I promise to be better about blogging...

Latest news, we have a new car! A Ford Focus Ghia 1.6i 2001. It has CD player, Air Con, and lots of other features the old car didn't have (including windows that close, doors that lock, boots that stay shut, engine that starts in cold weather, etc.)
It is great for Andrea, I can get her out of the house more. The last one packed in a few weeks ago and had to be physically pushed to the garage next door, while there I decided to trade it in for a new one.

Better picktes to come soon!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mad dash to the airport

Whats worse than waking up at 4:30am? Not a lot, but try this: waking up at 4:30, a message instead of the taxi you booked at 4:45 to say he would be there by 5, a call at 5 to say he'll be there in "5 Minutes", and a taxi that arrives, finally, 28 minutes late. All this followed by a stressful drive, continually looking at your watch, then a mad run through the airport. I'm at the gate now, nauseus and short me breath, 5 minutes to board, but no confidence my bag will make it to Madrid. Thanks to VIP/ABC taxis!

Saturday, December 02, 2006


I'm going to Madrid all week next week.

Leaving tomorrow morning really early (that's Sunday), I have to be up at 4:30AM! I'm coming back on Friday 8th. I'll be working in OpenJaw's Madrid office, and also attending the IATA Air Transport IT Summit. I expect I'll be spending most of my time manning the OpenJaw table in the exhibit hall, along with Ricardo and John.

Hopefully I'll get to spend some time with my sister, and some other friends in Madrid.