Postcards from the Edge

A Microsoftie Travelogue

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Paddy Power

    Patience, belief, panic, loyalty, endurance, blind optimism, philosophy in the face of failure. Some of the characteristics of Ireland rugby supporters in the past decade. There was a period around RWC 2007 in Paris I wanted to change my shirt – and my passport. Mid March, they delivered us just reward...
  • Blog Post: Quelle Surprise!

    For me, the last few weeks have been delivered quite a few unexpected or unwelcome events; and a few nice surprises. The weather for one. Snow forced Heathrow (and CDG) to close down, leading to transport chaos across the UK and disruption for thousands. I arrived back from the US two days after I set...
  • Blog Post: Thanks Geoff

    I consumed with relish the series of Big Cat Live on BBC last week. Thankfully was not travelling (much) and could check in almost every evening for my fix. Just when I thought the lioness was the most impressive beast, I fell for the charms of the cheetah and her five (then three) cubs. Then the leopard...
  • Blog Post: Globalisation & Immigration

    George Magnus (senior economic advisor at UBS) writes in this month’s BA Business Life about skilled migrants – how the people arriving in the UK these days are often not escaping poor countries – but rather are “simply choosing to work in countries other than those of their birth”. I am a case in...
  • Blog Post: It's only a game.......

    Saturday was pure edge-of-seat entertainment (if you can call it that) with three of the final Six Nations games back to back. It was St Patrick's Day. My brother was over visiting from Dublin. I had arranged dinner for 12 of us that night. The fizz was chilling in the fridge. Surely this was our year...
  • Blog Post: Triple Crown

    Well I couldn't possibly let this weekend go by without acknowledging Ireland's victory at Murrayfield on Saturday - albeit by the slimmest of margins. I was supposed to be there, courtesy of the guys at Avoco Secure (who are doing cool stuff with Office Live ) but couldn't make it. England did us a...
  • Blog Post: Lucky Green Shirt

    Well my slightly well-worn green and white rugby shirt (from the 1998 game - Ireland v England at Twickenham in the company of 12 non-sober Compaq resellers) obviously did the trick on Saturday. What a game !!!!!!!!!! End of gloating. Normal services resumes now.
  • Blog Post: Ireland Victory..

    Well I won my £20 bet with Prof Dylan - that Ireland would beat Wales by a ten point margin . Just. I watched nervously from the touch line in the Millenium Stadium as the Irish pack decided to make it one of those classic 'edge of seat' and 'could go either way' games!
  • Blog Post: Planes, Trains, Rugby.....and airport lounges...

    Sometimes the small things make a big difference. Like getting my BA silver card back last month. When I was at Marconi, travelling everywhere on fully flexible tickets in Business Class (managing budgets not a strong point perhaps?) - even though I travelled more often on Lufthansa to Munich and Berlin...
Page 1 of 1 (9 items)