After five years in Switzerland the urge to move on to pastures new is starting to take hold. The five years have passed by in a blur, with plenty of activity to keep us engaged in spring, summer and through to skiing in winter, but having been at home for six weeks since my operation I have had time to reflect on our situation. The … Continue reading Feeling restless
The year 2017 saw me start the year taking my bike apart and have to end it prematurely due to another foot operation, which will keep me off the bike until at least February 2018. I decided at the end of 2016 to learn some mechanic work and so bought myself a Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset for Christmas with the idea of replacing the existing … Continue reading My life on two wheels in 2017
Saving money, learning the trade After being told by the mechanics at De Rosa that the simplest way of upgrading my classic De Rosa was to buy a new bike, I came up with the idea of doing the upgrade myself; buying the new parts and fitting them at home. This meant I could get what I wanted, at a much more affordable price than … Continue reading Playing at being a bike mechanic
I’m not one for making New Year resolutions at all because they last for a short time and then get forgotten about, like losing weight or getting fit. However I have set some New Year goals which I want to achieve by the end of the year. 1. Dismantle and reassemble my bike with new and better parts, hopefully in the correct place!!! 2. Set … Continue reading Goals not resolutions 2017
Is this possible ? Is it necessary? Are people more productive if they enjoy where they work and who they work with? Or should work simply be seen as a means to an end, a way of servicing your life outside of work? A work to live scenario and not live to work. And, at the end of the day, there is nothing wrong with … Continue reading Work life balance
It was pretty crazy to fly to Minnesota for the weekend, especially for a golf tournament which is often better watched on TV. But then it was also pretty crazy to drive to Milan for the weekend just to see AC and the San Siro, or to take the train to Lyon to watch some European rugby or to fly to San Francisco to see the Giants. As you … Continue reading Live or not live?