Friday, February 27, 2009

If this...

... doesn't bring tears to your eyes, I don't know what will!

Listen to Jose Antonio Abreu talk about El Sistema here

Then listen to the fruit of his work... simply stunning.

And if you want more info about El Sistema, this is a pretty good article about it. (then click on El Sistema)

I know it takes a little time but believe me, it is well worth it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Miracles DO happen...

I know it's hard to believe but I have experienced this in person today!

Time I left the car park at work: 17:29
Time I pulled into the car park at home: 17:59

In case you can't count... it took me 30 MINUTES to get home this afternoon! I have NEVER made it home this early, it's a total, miraculous first!

I can't even explain why. The roads were just completely empty. I even missed the odd idiot who usually crosses my path and elicits a long-winded tirade about terrible British drivers!

But, I shall not hold out much hope for tomorrow - horrid traffic will be back by then, that much I know.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Monday, February 02, 2009


Well, it's snowing good and proper today - knee deep snow, England's come to a complete standstill, radio advising everyone to stay at home unless they really have to go somewhere urgently.
I'm lucky enough to be able to work from home and as such, I decided earlier this morning to go out and take some pictures of this awesome snow.
These are just a few pics I took with my new camera until the batteries ran out. Just my road, completely covered in snow! YEY!