After a couple of years of no rehearsals, The Krill are back in the swing of things; the set is appearing and the tunes are sounding good.
That’s it. The jig’s on. We have to get ready for Ginny’s wedding. She needs a surf rock band. We have one. Now we just need a set.
What a great place – Edinburgh! We accidentally planned our trip during the Rugby World Cup. The locals warned us that the place went mad and that everywhere got rammed….
We spent a December evening with some of the old (1990s) Woodford/Loughton/Chingford bunch, at SushiSamba. Same bunch that went to Hereford.
From a cold and wintry London, some business at Google brought me to San Francisco, and I was able to catch up with Amy, Russ, Susan & family.
Following a great catch-up with Giles in July, we conspired -upon, and miraculously delivered, a reunion for 8 of us (out of 11) in Oundle – our “Almost 25th Anniversary Reunion.”
An interesting 2 day jaunt to Berlin, and Babelsberg, to look at some innovation opportunities with the German public broadcaster ZDF.
Family Celebrations – Ed & Rumbie get married, and 2 families join together; Music, dancing, whiskey, and plenty of good speeches.
In the run-up to brother Ed’s wedding, we got together in Alexandra Palace for an ice cream, chat and to play “Shuffle up some Shearers, then guess which one is which from the back.”
Great gig from BJRP – the Bon Jovi Response Plan* – at Ryan’s Bar in Stoke Newington.
17 of us piled into a massive, Adams Family -esque house near Hereford. BBQs, card games, swimming,… perfect.
An amazing holiday with Ian and Anita in Mosciano Sant’Angelo on the Adriatic coast – coffee and evening parties all the way!!
Tonight we had the pleasure of catching up with GIles Harris – now a Lt Col – 24 years after leaving school together.
Big, big afternoon and night last night. Massive. And, really a great social occasion.
With the sun shining and some Jazz from Esquire Swing, we all met up at Belgique for Fathers Day.
I’ve just spent the last 2 days with a group of European Public Service Broadcasters from Turkey, Sweden, Slovenia, France, Germany, Bulgaria and more.
We’ve just held #newsHACK in London, in partnership with Global Editors Network, and including an impressive spread of News organisations.
Just spent an enjoyable, and mentally draining unconference weekend with 150 of the great and the good from European Journalism @NEWSGEIST 2015 in Helsinki.
After a quick chat with Miranda McLachlan at HacksHackersLondon, she kindly invited me in to visit the University, and to meet her MA class in computational journalism.
This is what British summers are all about – festivals with Storytelling, people on stilts, arts & crafts, real ale, barbecues, and bumping into old friends.