Saturday, April 28, 2007

My first visit to Switzerland

This week I stepped foot in Switzerland for the first time, have been asked to attend a cross -European meeting at our Geneva offices.

The two days we were the there the weather was a mixture of clouds and light rain interspersed with bright and sunny weather, with temperatures in the mid 20's centigrade.

Geneva is an extremely picturesque and compact city, perched on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman in French).

I was fortunate enough to have a few hours to enjoy the lake between the end of my meeting and catching my flight home.

You can see more pictures of my visit by clicking here.


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pictures of new home now online

I've now upload some pictures of our new house in Basingstoke. Click here to view.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Our voyage to a land far far away

On Saturday we took to the high seas on an epic voyage of exploration, or to put it another way, we went on a day drip to the Isle of Wight!

Once we had landed on 'foreign' shores, we headed to the Needles Battery overlooking the Needles lighthouse and rock where we enjoyed our picnic lunch.

We then saw a glass making demonstration before Toby & Joshua made traditional ornaments using coloured sand from the cliffs.

On our way back to the ferry at Cowes we stopped a Yarmouth for a brief walk around before setting sail for our home land.

See the pictures here.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Gasp - can breath again....

What a nightmare!

It's taken four weeks to get a broadband connection up and running at our new house, but at last we're back on line and can function again. Here's a picture of our new house, by the way.

So, on Monday we will have been in our new home for four weeks. We've just about got everything sorted now. Curtains or blinds on all the windows except for one, and only one piece of Ikea furniture left to be put together - I've lost count of how many bits we have put together over the last four weeks.

Last week we were at Spring Harvest, a fantastic Christian conference that takes place every year. This was it's 29th year. It takes over two Butlins sites, Skegness and Minehead, for the weeks before and after the Easter weekend. We were at Minehead where the weather was generally sunny and fairly warm.

One of the big social justice themes this year was around stopping people trafficking, which tied in with the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. For more on this see the Stop The Traffik website.

Well, that's enough for now.