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A window to the life of a lover of snowboarding, mountain biking, ale and technology!

St Lucia

The one where we had our first anniversary πŸ™‚

Hotel Bel Jou, Joffrey and his tour!, Pigeon Island, Buggy tour, Sunset Cruise (and the downpour!), making chocolate, drinking lots of rum, the Pietons and Pieton beer, Maddy and her pal, the hotel entertainment, Gros Islet street party, forest zip wiring, gammy foot, drunkened anniversemary!…

Canada #canadamoon

The one where Kirsty came snowboarding, where we did tourist stuff in Banff, where Kirsty got rescued off a mountain, and where Phil and Adrian did Delirium Dive THREE TIMES, and where Megan did it for her first time. The one where Adrian went heliboarding and no-one was jealous AT ALL…!
The one where we ate like kings and queens on top of the mountain and the one where “I’m going snowboarding”…


The one where it snowed and snowed and SNOWED!!

A long weekend trip with my brother. It was the last week of the season. There weren’t even any bus transfers so the holiday began with a beautifully scenic train journey from Geneva airport to Bourg St Maurice followed by a local bus from there.
The first two days were searing heat and full on melt, but then.. the snow came, and just kept coming. By the last day we were literally thigh deep from the top of the glacier. Zero visibility, but who cares!?

Stereophonics, Edinburgh Castle, Keep the Village Alive, July 2016

Our final Stereophonics gig of 2016 was Kirstys Christmas surprise. It rained, and it rained, and it rained, and then it rained some more. Brilliant gig though πŸ™‚

Prior to the gig, we enjoyed an awesome meal and sample of whiskies in Usquabae.

This is the set list, though it’s at the very least in completely the wrong order!

C’est La Vie
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I Wanna Get Lost With You
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Local Boy in the Photograph
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Have a Nice Day
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Mr Writer
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Maybe Tomorrow
Mr and Mrs Smith
I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio
Been Caught Cheating
White Lies
A Thousand Trees
Handbags and Gladrags
(Chris Farlowe cover)
Vegas Two Times
Violins and Tambourines
Graffiti on the Train
Indian Summer
The Bartender and the Thief
Just Looking
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