Archive for February, 2013

Nice, St somethings day, 14 Feb.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Apparently it is some famous day today. It is my friend Allyson’s birthday, which I think is more important 🙂

Anyway, was slaving away over the laptop, working hard, and there was racket outside – some sort of marching band type stuff:
Parade 2013-02-14

Was gorgeously sunny this morning, a bit cloudy now. Should be back to full sunshine tomorrow, when we are off to Eze. However, we need to get through the Guns N’ Roses Alternative Valentines Day party at the Boscolo hotel tonight first!

Nice, Feb 2013

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

After a hectic week in Borås, it was nice to be off to Nice for a week. We were on the late BA flight, which was (as seems to be the norm with BA) delayed by 15 minutes. But according to BA, this counts as “on time”. Harumph.
Flight was packed! Some kind of French school trip heading home. At least those Southern French kids got to see some proper weather!
Despite our concerns (the noise level can only be described as somewhat above Brouhaha), the flight was pretty calm. Luckily the sulky teenager who was supposed to be sat next to us managed to squeeze in with her mates.

Chaos ensued in the baggage reclaim when a bag got stuck. Cue “techinal failure” (moving the bag (thanks H!) obviously wasn’t allowed in the union rules). So we all moved to belt 4. Clearly this was a problem, as (half an hour later) belt 3 started disgorging our luggage!

All this excitement meant that the last bus had left, so we scooted round to the taxi rank and hopped in a very jolly taxi drivers cab. Cue lots of French humour, which was rather nice! The Promenade was lined with seats for the forthcoming carnival (which we had totally missed) and we were soon outside Rue Saint-Joseph.

Cue wine!

Back to Borås, Feb 13

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Due to a whistle-stop visit in Week 3, it hasn’t actually been that long since I was in Borås, but it was nice to catch up with my buddy Brian as we don’t overlap too often these days. We managed to hookup in the BA lounge for a bacon roll or two before the (as usual) delayed 07:35 to Gothenburg. The flight was good: calm and not too busy.
Picked up the car and headed into I15. Daniel practically climbed on my back as soon as I got to my desk! Lots of plates need spinning,..

After dropping stuff of in Göta we headed into town and fell into Babbel for some well earned refreshment 🙂 We managed to grab some grub in between the beers..