Tag: sunshine

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 ...

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 ...

The afterglow

An afternoon in the summer London sun is second to none. Especially when spent with friends and good food.

A restorative walk in the sun

My old 'friend' insomnia returned with a bang last night. As a result, I got about four hours of sleep - which is approximately 50% of what I need to function. So I wasn't at my best when my alarm vibrated on my wrist. I was still convinced it was 3am - the last time ...

The tyranny of shoes

I'm sitting in Palma de Mallorca airport, about to board my flight back to London, and silently cursing my shoes. I've just spent a long weekend here and managed to avoid wearing shoes at any point during the visit. It was flip-flops all the way. Or barefoot by the pool. And as ever, it was ...

Rain, rain go away…

After what turned out to be a very pleasant day yesterday, we're back to freezing cold rain here in London today. And I'm not amused. I walked into the office, quickly realising an umbrella would be useless in the face of the winds screaming towards me down the Thames path. Apparently, I wasn't alone - ...

Look up for the old and the new

My walk in this morning was characterised by blazing sun and blue skies. Quite the change from yesterday's incredibly awful conditions! As I walked along the Thames path, the new buildings (pictured above) in Canary Wharf contrasted sharply against the blue sky. They've been building these new offices and homes for what seems like an ...

Waking up to sunlight…

One of my (many) quirks is my preference to sleep with the curtains open. It's definitely not an exhibitionist thing, a we're barely overlooked here at home. And it's really only applicable in the Spring and Summer. It's just that I just love being woken up by sunlight. It's gentler than any harsh alarm and wakes ...