Austin blitz

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in coffee, culture, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A | No Comments
Austin blitz

As an antidote to my previous rambling posts, here’s a quick fire ‘photo story’ of my SXSW / Austin snapshots, all from my phone and not really processed / cropped. WYSIWYG. There’s other pics in my posts, but I might include them all here with captions too. For more considered photos, My Instagram lives here […]

SXSW Day 6. Johnny 2 gigs

SXSW Day 6. Johnny 2 gigs

I got back into the British music embassy a bit later than expected (it’s taking me a lot longer to get places than  I think it should) but just in time to meet a Canadian publicist and Australian design agency director at a speed networking event. 2pm quickly comes around and the venue is packed […]

SXSW Day 5. Late Pancakes, Springs and Welsh Music in a church

SXSW Day 5. Late Pancakes, Springs and Welsh Music in a church

I’m hoping that my body clock and sleeping patterns are so thrown up and sideways right now, that when I get back to the UK, I’ll sleep so well I’ll be right as rain for work Monday morning. Stranger things have happened. Which is how I had a 2pm breakfast (despite waking at 9am) in […]

SXSW Day 4. Mary, Meetings, Cameras, Fans & Tradegy

SXSW Day 4. Mary, Meetings, Cameras, Fans & Tradegy

South by takes over this town, for good and not. It clearly brings an overwhelming focus and celebration of creativity to the town and generates a huge level of excitement and revenue, but also it seems a strain on the area and it’s resources. Initially I couldn’t make it to town for a networking breakfast […]

SXSW day 3. Film, chill and bands (finally)

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Art, coffee, culture, Drawing, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A | No Comments
SXSW day 3. Film, chill and bands (finally)

Waking up I promised myself no migas taco for breakfast. So I hopped on the metro rail ( unfortunately not a monorail as I had initially thought) after the ticket machine swallowed up 7dollars of my change and went in search of city treasure thrift. It was underwhelming, so I decided to stop in Cisco’s […]

SXSW Day2 . Old Aquaintences, Tequila and Busses

SXSW Day2 . Old Aquaintences, Tequila and Busses

So, although I intended to get an early night, I couldn’t get to sleep until 2 am then woke up again at 4 until finally passing out at about 7. I’m not used to insomnia and pulling myself out of bed at 11am was a struggle. I don’t normally get jet lag going back in […]

SXSW Day 1. Acclimatizing

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Art, coffee, culture, Design, Drawing, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A, VJ | No Comments
SXSW Day 1. Acclimatizing

After being woken by a bird (I presume) that sounded like a Guinea pig, and not being able to figure out how to use the coffee machine I headed out to explore the ‘hood. I picked up a coffee and a migas taco and walked west toward downtown via the Blanton museum of art. Housing […]

How to Boil an Egg

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Art, coffee, Food, music | One Comment
How to Boil an Egg

I like eggs. I don’t eat them as often as I like, but my weekend breakfasts certainly have a ellipsoidal shaped space for them. Commonly on Saturdays I’ll go for a fried egg in a croissant for breakfast – sounds odd, but I urge you to try it, an American play on fried egg sandwich, […]

Dag drie

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in coffee, cycling, Netherlands | No Comments

After a hearty night’s sleep, we awoke to a gloriously bright day. Meeting up at the train station (some of us stayed at a hostel, Joe and I crashed at Ads’ place – after recently moving to Utrecht to do a masters), ate breakfast and set off. Thankfully, the pace was more easy going than […]