If it’s only $3.50, you have to ask yourself if you really want it.
Read about our adventures so far here and here. The train to Edinburgh leaves from Kings Cross station. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s a very nice station. Clean, modern, safe. Ne’er a prostitute in sight. The 3 hours to Edinburgh – our first train journey as a couple, my wife reminds me – roll… Continue reading #UK2015 – 3. Edinburgh
After a suitable amount of hijinks making our way from Austin, TX to the shores of the Olde Country, we finally arrived in London… This is probably the most middle-class vacation I’ve ever been on, so being picked up by a driver at the airport is essential. Our guy is tall and has an accent… Continue reading #UK 2015 – 2. Our Nation’s Capital
It had only been a year since my last visit to the old country, but it had been much longer since I’d really had a chance to look around. In addition to the cold wasteland of the North East of England, I’d also be checking out my long-held prejudices of other parts of this great… Continue reading #UK2015 – 1. Cars and Planes
So, it comes to the end of December and you’re taking your decorations down. But…maybe one of them has come to seem like an integral part of the decor of the room. For me, it’s the fairy lights above the fireplace. For Llano, TX, it’s a giant Rudolph leaping forever across a road in the… Continue reading Rudolph in April
Dear friend, family member, former neighbor, backpacking progeny of a schoolfriend or workmate… Now you have decided to spend some time with me in Austin, I thought it would be useful to give you the benefit of my experience on the city and what it’s like to live here. Forewarned being forearmed, etc. This is… Continue reading On Visiting Austin
The first thing you need to know is this: everything you’ve heard about Texas is true. It is big. The roads are big, the trucks that rumble on them are big, the bugs you’ll find curled up dead and twitching under the sink are huge. The people are friendly – you’ll see more smiles than… Continue reading An English Person’s Guide to Texas