All posts by MacPsych

Be still my beating heart: BrewDog is coming to Canary Wharf!

While I'm in the throes of planning a one-day Brewdog pub-crawl in London, they've only gone and decided to open up another pub! And this one is just minutes from my front door, in Canary Wharf! They've taken over the space previously occupied by Jamie's Italian (no loss to the neighbourhood there!) and I predict ...

Holidays beckon…

Right. My bags are packed and I've just one more working day to get through. Then I'm off to Japan for a couple of weeks! If I'm totally honest, I'm never short of holidays. Travel is my one true vice, and @TheFrankFlyer and I take several breaks and longer holidays every year. I know I'm ...

For your listening pleasure

My walking commute means listening to a lot more podcasts. Here are three I recommend...

New routines

Early Saturday mornings aren't for lie-ins any more. They're for a gentle waking up, spread over many cups of coffee and luxuriating in the silence.

London Pride: what a blast

Despite attending London Pride countless times since I moved here 18 years ago, yesterday saw me marching in the parade for the very first time. And reader, it was the most fun I've had in forever! I was marching as part of the British Gas contingent, which is the parent company of where @TheFrankFlyer works. ...

The unrelenting heat

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely adore the sunshine and heat. But right now, London is a hot, sticky and smelly mess. And so are most of its residents. Yesterday. I managed to shelter from the hellish heat in my air-conditioned office. But. come 5:30pm, I had to head outside and meet a friend for ...

Hot and bothered

The present heatwave is really welcome. I love the sun and I love being out in the heat. We get far too little of either in London, as far as I'm concerned. But the past few nights have been so hot, I've barely slept. And this is with all the windows open and fans creating ...

Revisiting the Bucket List

I've reviewed my 'Bucket List' now that I've ticked off a few items, and decided to add a few more for good measure.

Beating the Dublin heat

I'm here in Dublin on business, seeing several clients and working on a bunch of projects across last week and this week. And my visit has coincided with a bit of an unseasonal heatwave. Dublin is a great place, but it really comes into its own in the sunshine. Lots of big, blue skies and ...