Think we need training!

As lunch time approached so did the gathering of men around the microwave to cook\warm up their lunch at work today. One guy who had obviously not used the microwave previously was pressing all the button in a vain attempt to get the microwave to start. Fortunately for the random button presser another worker showed… Read More »

Where are the ducks?

Earlier this year the local council started on a revamp of the two fresh water lakes at the local park, boy what a mess they made. The basic were they were going to dredged the lake (the larger one), rebuild sections of the edge of the lakes and prune, remove some plants and tied up… Read More »

Mad dogs and Englishmen part 4 – the end!

Berlin 2 To keep thing simple we had decided to book the same hotel we had on our outward journey, still lots of kids in the hotel . We decided to keep things simple and our evening meal was in a Taiwan rice restaurant at the main station, it was something different. Tomorrow which was… Read More »

Mad dogs and Englishmen Part 3

What is a Railway Station? I mentioned the Berlin central station or to give it its proper name Berlin Hauptbahnhof, (there are actually 5 station in Berlin starting with the name Berlin, so knowing exactly which one you want is useful). To call Berlin Hauptbahnhof just a railway station belittles its, think of it more… Read More »

Part 2 Mad dogs and Englishmen

The start to the trip started OK until we got to King Cross as expected. Very crowded underground (@ 8 pm) long walk from the underground station until we surfaced outside King Cross. railway station and the rain. The map had showed the hotel a short walk of a quarter of a mile from the… Read More »

Mad dogs and Englishmen……..

Part 1 Go out in the mid-day sun or so the song goes but in this case it would be more appropriate in saying Mad dogs and Englishmen make their own travels arrangements for a trip across Europe. The background It goes back to earlier this year when talk moved onto the annual trip the… Read More »

it is to slow

It has been a couple of weeks since I started this new blog and very little has happened at least on the surface. What should of been an evenings work turn into a couple of weeks slog of sending emails to tech support and then wait 24hrs for the reply., then send an email back… Read More »

the end! a new beginning

I have had a blog under the xendistar.co.uk url for several years but in the last few years it has been gathering dust as I was not updating it. It came to a head a few weeks ago when I noticed that a part from the front page nothing was working all the links seemed… Read More »