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Vancouver – a beautiful city

Vancouver – a beautiful city

Vancouver is a very clean and beautiful city.  It is also a rare thing in a fast growing city: it is surrounded by majestic mountains (that are snow-capped in the Winter) and the sea so it seems that from every street you can look up and see the beauty of nature, plus the architecture is … Continue reading

Super Bowl Sunday

I’m sitting on the sofa, half-watching the Super Bowl, which is an American Football game being played in New Orleans.  It is the most watched television event of the year and lots of people get very excited about it.  I don’t know much about American Football and other than watching England play football or rugby … Continue reading

Frost is very pretty

I arrived to a very cold London this morning (-2c). After a quick trip to the BA lounge for a shower to wake me up and some breakfast, I found the hire car and started my drive to my first meeting in Hampshire. There was no snow on my route around the M25 or the … Continue reading

Longamericanholiday: 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get … Continue reading

The problem with the UK working day…

… is that you start too early (if you live 5000 miles away in Houston, Texas that is!) I’ve just finished the third of my (very) early morning meetings for the week and it’s felt like one of the longest weeks ever – it’s only 6.30am on Thursday!  My earliest start was 3am (it felt … Continue reading

Norah Jones at the Bayou Music Center

To celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary we went to see Norah Jones in concert at the Bayou Music Center on Saturday night.  We listened to Norah Jones a lot when we first met, so it seemed a fitting thing to do. Norah Jones arrived on stage with very little fanfare, followed by her band, and … Continue reading