England – born to lose?

Friday, June 25, 2004 Oh my prophetic soul. What did I say yesterday, ‘plucky losers’? 120 minutes of football and 14 penalties later, that looks to have been about right. Brave and committed as England were, they lacked the skill and ambition of Portugal, and weren’t helped by the dodgy referee and the injury to […]

AP on Amazon

Thursday, June 24, 2004 Good news – The Accidental Pilgrim is available on Amazon.co.uk. So folks in the UK and further afield can get it delivered to them without much hassle. Curiously, I’d been talking about it to a friend at lunchtime, and thought I’d have a quick check on the site on the off-chance. […]

Happy Bloomsday

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 So it’s the hundredth anniversary of a set of events that never happened. How suitably Irish. Dublin is en fete to celebrate the centenary of the day described in Ulysses, and amid the free breakfasts in O’Connell St, the messenger bike races and the people in straw hats and period costume, […]

The Wicklow 157

Monday, June 14, 2004 Yesterday I rode in the Wicklow 200 – a huge organised ride that sends 1500 cyclists up into the mountains of Wicklow for pain and enjoyment. The full length 200km option is a lot like a mountain stage in the Tour de France – half a dozen tough climbs and a […]

The countdown begins

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 Not sure it’s been vouchsafed to the fine readers of this blog yet, but myself and Buendia are moving back to the US, and after months of slow progress on the immigration front, it’s finally dawned us that we’re leaving in a month. Feels like we’ve been pushing a go-kart up […]

Bachelor Life

Thursday, June 03, 2004 So Buendia’s back in LA for ten days, so it’s just me and cat at home. And this coincided with leaving the day job, so I really am at home all day. And it feels like a weird flashback to three years ago. I’ve got plenty of work to be doing […]