Tuesday, October 02, 2012

More Gone

On Friday I was at " The Olive Tree " in Headingley to say goodbye to yet another team mate Lewis who is taking up a post as a researcher for a professor of American literature in Belgium.

He will be missed, especially his pedantic and always funny critiques of my responses to customers.

On the bright side this is a welcome opportunity to visit Belgium and try their extensive range of mind bending beers.

It was a wonderful night, full of talk and for a change rich in subjects that did not involve work. There is no better time spent than ; eating good food, drinking lots of ( now I have seen my bank statement ) expensive wine, enjoying the conversation of good friends and enjoying the moment, by that I mean sharing the event with someone close.

I know I will see Lewis again, if only to have my poor use of the English language yet again slaughtered. I wish him every success in the future.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


On Sunday Deblina left my team to return to India because her father was ill and understandably she wanted to be home. Here are a couple of photographs of the team caught in a moment. I will miss Deblina's smile and wicked sense of humour. safe trip mate, hope we meet again.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


On Saturday I completed the 8 pub challenge which began in the centre of Pudsey and finished at my local "The Old Griffin Head" in Gildersome. It was a crawl of some five and a half miles across country using public footpaths. The weather was brilliant and the only time we used the road was when we walked through Gildersome from " The Woodcock " via "The New Inn " to the finish line.

All five of us made it and we consumed nine pints from various breweries along the way.

Here are the photographs of the pubs I took along the way....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012