Well I’m back after a couple of weeks in Africa. Kenya and South Africa to be precise. First time in Kenya, and what a great place. Since I was (obviously) there with work, there was very little time to get around, but did manage to explore around the hotel in Nairobi. The Westlands Shopping Mall was only a short walk away, although since the sad events of last September, it’s closed now. The temperature and climate, at least for me, were near enough perfect. Not too hot, and thoroughly bearable. As for food, there’s a strong Indian connection which suited my tastes perfectly 🙂

The hotel was damned expensive, but food and drink not too bad. If there’s a next time, I may see if it’s possible to squeeze in some of the regular tourist things that go with Kenya, although at the moment, the next visit is more likely to be Nigeria.


Adventures in Sweden


I recently spent several days in Sweden with work, so, over the weekend with some colleagues we decided to head North and see what we could find.

Had a truly wonderful time! First ever time on a snow mobile, temperatures down at -25C while having a BBQ. Some fabulously clear skies which enabled me to see stars I’d never seen before, just brings home how bad the light pollution is here where I live in the UK.

And to top it all, some traditional Swedish cuisine, pancakes cooked on an open fire, and reindeer for the evening meal.

There were reports of minor auroral activity so did have hopes of seeing the Northern Lights, but sadly, that part wasn’t to be. Maybe next time!