Archive for March, 2012

Haymarket, Edinburgh on 25 March 2012

March 25, 2012

Dear Government, dear City Council,

this must be a joke. It’s detrimental to the businesses, it’s obstructive to the road and pavement traffic, it is making me feel like I live in a fenced-off prison-slash-circus, a sad circus. You’re spoiling this beautiful city for its inhabitants and any visitors. Can you please do all that is in your power to get this finished quite soon?

Instead of being pleased with this otherwise great, first sunny day of spring in my city, I need to be thinking about how do I get to work tomorrow…

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Gift from a place 8,5 thousand km away

March 24, 2012

This 100 Años Reposado Tequila was a gift to me that flew over 8,5 thousand kilometers from Mexico to Edinburgh. This blue version, made completely of blue agave, is only available in Mexico.

I got it last Sunday from my friends who were invited to come to my place but, since I locked myself out that evening, they most kindly offered me a bed in their flat. Thank you!

Kuwait (part 1.)

March 21, 2012

What I liked most about Kuwait was the variety of architectural styles. Driving along endless highways, you see magnificent houses. No two are the same. If only they could have lavish gardens attached!

Love new foods

March 15, 2012

This is a saying I saw printed in a magazine, that I though was wonderful:

Discovering new, tasty foods can be a devine pleasure, I agree! I just didn’t realise there were such huge additional benefits to it.

Another fan of Jon Moon’s ‘WiT’

March 3, 2012

I have been a fan of Jon Moon’s guidelines on how to create clear and impact-causing documents and of his ‘Words in Tables’ idea for years now. I’m not sure why I haven’t mentioned it before! 

His are basically smart and valuable ideas on document editing – for word editors, presentations, spread sheets and charts. Whether you create documents for office or private use, have a look at some of the available templates (they can be downloaded) and your ‘docs’ will never look the same again: Jon Moon, Clarity and Impact.