Thursday 10th August 2017 I sometimes wonder if there's a need to take a day off before a competition like Fightcamp. Yes, it's a 2+ hour drive but that's not impossible after a work day. Plus, this year I'm staying in a hotel rather than camping. There's part of me that thinks I wasted today. [...]
Saturday 1st July 2017 Danny is one of my oldest friends. 25 years ago we worked in the same voluntary organisation, and when I was I charge of national recruitment he was one of the regional coordinators. However, back then Danny wasn’t the type of person who looked charitable. In fact, if you met him [...]
Tuesday 30th May 2017 / Wednesday 31st Mat 2017 - Chasepalooza is over and now it's time to fly home from Winnipeg, travelling via Calgary.
Monday 29th May 2017 - With a day free in Winnipeg before I fly home, it's time to do some last minute shopping, pack the case and reflect on this trip.
Wednesday 31st May 2017 I wouldn’t call the flight from Calgary a total disaster but it certainly wasn’t one of my best flights. The main problem was that unlike my other flights this trip, this one didn’t have a plug socket. I’d planned to work on a short story on the flight back – laying [...]
Tuesday 30th May 2017 Today went past in a blur. In many ways I was glad it did. Endings are always hard and today I left Winnipeg to start my journey home. I’d got most of my packing done last night so it really was just a case of packing the electronics. But given that [...]
Monday 29th May 2017 I am beyond shattered. In fact, I can’t remember ever feeling this tired - not after the sleepless nights at Toy Fair when I had to upload via dial up, nor after Leo conferences where we’d stay up all night to make Breakfast Club. I woke about 9am, and pottered about [...]
Sunday 28th May 2017 - With our chasecation now over, we now drive the 16 hours back to Winnipeg non-stop, trying not to get lost on the way.
Sunday 28th May 2017 There was no time to reflection, there was no time for melancholy. No sooner did our chase end, we were on the road heading back to Winnipeg. From NE Oklahoma it was a 16 hour drive and the plan was to drive nonstop, swapping out drivers along the way. As the [...]
Friday 26th May 2017 - The team heads to Denver to get teased by a tornado warned storm and find some incredible structure.