Well Done BA

I am somewhat of an airline snob, holding top-tier status with Air New Zealand, and generally avoiding non-Star Alliance carriers. Recently we had to fly British Airways, and had a problem with damaged luggage. But to their credit, even though I have no status with them, they dealt with the situation promptly, and turned around […]

Odd characters

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but for some reason I often run into random characters, who want to tell me their life story. Often they are ex-military. People seem to see what they want to see in me, and tell me things I would perhaps rather not know. I was in Lancaster, after […]

League Towns

Every road sign seems to point to a league town around here – Wigan, St Helens, Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds, etc. But I’ve managed to avoid them all, although it’s taken some torturous routing. I’ve lost count of the number of times I need to get the map out during the day, to work out which […]

Second Lap

33,735km, 3 years and 1 month later, and I’ve completed my first lap of the world. No big song and dance at the line though…in fact I couldn’t even get a picture right on the Meridian, as I arrived too early, and they were closed! Because of the location on a hill, you can only […]