Filming in London today…

A new Woody Allen movie staring Mr Allen and Scarlett Johansson. The filming was taken in front of the Citypoint Tower just down from work so I took a late lunch and wandered past to have a look. It was all very low key, no security to speak of and just a few people ushering […]


On Monday night we attended the biggest concert we’ve ever been to in the UK, or anywhere for that matter. We had a half day and travelled in the early afternoon to Crystal Palace to see Coldplay perform at the Crystal Palace athletics stadium. After a long lunch at a greasy cafe (only made long […]

Tsunami Benefit in London

On Monday night I attended a 20-20 Cricket match in aid of the those affected by the Asian Tsunami earlier this year. An International XI lined up against an Asian XI at the Oval in London. Gary had purchased tickets and a bunch of us from work made our way to the Oval to watch […]

A birthday in Hyde Park amongst other things

Fawzia turned 30 yesterday We are in the middle of a heat wave in England at the moment. Temperatures are over 30C and it is very humid. Yesterday we were in Hyde Park for an afternoon picnic celebrating Fawzia’s 30th birthday and I’m fairly sure that a good proportion of London turned out as well […]

Not grown up yet

It’s been a busy week. On Tuesday I took part in what would have been called a working bee in NZ. A month or so back there was an advertisement on the company Intranet for volunteers to help out with clearing an area at a school with a view to building a new garden area. […]

Missy Higgins @ the Shepherds Bush Empire

Another day another concert. We’d been and seen Missy Higgins in the past opening for Ray LaMontagne, this time she was headlining her own show at a bigger venue. Finishing work at 5pm we caught the Central Line from St Paul’s westward to Shepherds Bush. It was a drizzly evening so heads down we tramped […]

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