A first choice on the in-flight movie selection recently. This is a typical quirky French film, but with a Spanish turn. Starring Gerard Depardieu and Gad Elmaleh, it is about a French businessman and his Spanish chauffeur. The plot line is straightforward, with the chauffeur saving to build his home in Spain and the tycoon … Continue reading Olé!
Hello from Hong Kong. Okay, so I am going to start my travelogue blogging with a bit of a bleat. You head to the airport all full of vim and vigour, and happily wait through the three hours before departure that international flights now seem to require for security purposes. You even happily wait for … Continue reading Good In-Flight Manners
The Wine: Kingston Estate Shiraz 2005. Another purchase from Corporate Direct for NZ$ 12.95 a bottle. Tasting notes: From the winemaker: The wine has a deep crimson red-purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of dark cherry and plum with some eucalypt and pepper. From the bottle label: ...with an abundance of plum, dark berry and … Continue reading Kingston Estate Shiraz – 2005
Okay so we leave for Singapore and Hong Kong this weekend. It's a business trip, but we are hoping to do a reasonable amount of sightseeing as well. Neither John nor I have been to Hong Kong before, so we are particularly looking forward to this leg of the trip. I have no doubt that … Continue reading Hong Kong Trip – Prelude I
Nor any drop to drink. It's a rather appropriate piece of poetry. Only 1% of the Earth's water is fresh water that we can utilise. Another 2.5% is frozen over in the polar ice caps. The remainder is salt water. Even in the midst of a very cold and wet few weeks of winter, it … Continue reading Water, water everywhere,