Category Archives: Travelling

2012 in review

2012 was a curious year for me with a lot happening. After glorious #funemployment lasting six months I got a new job that I am still enjoying ten months later. Whilst it is the best job I have had my whole life, which is in a large part due to the relaxed working hours, I […]

The airport post

I was convinced I had made an airport post before, but looking through the 779 [!] posts on my blog wielded no results so I guess it was probably just me musing on Twitter about it or something like it. I have spent too much time of my life in airports either waiting for someone […]

[Probably] great holiday [definitely] wrong time

I’ve decided to come home from Pisa two days early and spent far too much money on a flight for tomorrow night. There are several reasons for it [in no particular order]: I didn’t do any of the things I had planned to do. I hadn’t been looking forward to it. Whether that’s because I […]


Ever since my trip to Venice earlier this year I have been wanting to go back, but can’t justify it this year with the expensive summer months and the single person supplement. Over the last couple of days I have been looking at other places. There’s been Budapest, Greece, Gibraltar and Prague amongst others, but […]

Venice inspired weekend

I’ve still not blogged about this week’s Venice trip which is mainly due to my pictures being worse than I expected. I’ve tried looking through them and editing the ones I’ve got to make them bearable, but about 3/4s of them just aren’t all that. The ones I have started posting can be found over […]

The snood

I went to Venice and I bought a snood. Sure, lots of other great things happened, too, but the snood has changed things. I had been looking at knitting one before, but never really saw the point in them until it was almost too cold to bear it. The one I bought from a random […]

In prison

Yesterday I went to prison or rather a former prison. I was in the Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice to see a concert. It included opera performances from Rossini, Chopin and others and, particularly with the setting, was beautiful. Venice, however, is very, very cold.


Today I’m off to Venice for two days with a friend which was a rather sudden decision a week ago. We’re planning to: Go to a classical concert with an opera since which is booked for tonight. Go to the Santa Maria della Salute church. Go to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Go to […]


Earlier this evening an old tweet I had sent on the 9th of January via text message was published on Twitter: In Brussels with a full on cold. Incredibly unpleasant drivers, too. #Catisonacoach I can confirm that I am not currently on a coach and haven’t been since the 14th of January. Thanks to both […]

A spur of the moment holiday!

I entirely blame my housemates for this. It all started early today afternoon when one of my housemates mentioned going on holiday and we then thought we should go on holidays together which led to two of us looking for cheap deals to Amsterdam, then Madeira, Marrakesh, Venice and other places in April. Come early […]

Is gaming a chore?

I’ve gotten out of gaming in the past and I’ve in the past often had periods during which I didn’t game though they were mostly down to not having a 360. I got Skyrim on the PC [well, my laptop] since the week of its release and have not played it at all this year. […]

#CatIsOnACoach again

It’s the eve before my trip to Germany and I’m anxious, as always. I’m anxious in both parts for the actual trip [yet again not really a social trip] and having to spend the time on the coach. This isn’t the first time I’ve travelled great distances and I’ve blogged about it before here and […]

Coach travel etiquette

I went to Exeter to see a friend today and it involves three lengthy coach journeys: Reading -> Exeter Exeter -> Heathrow Heathrow -> Reading I left Reading this morning at 9.20am and won’t be back until 11.00pm. Most of that time is spent on travelling – nine hours stuck on coaches! (Let’s not mention the […]

A long awaited picture

I lost a bunch of items back in 2008 which meant I didn’t have any more images from my mum. With the relationship to my stepdad as it is, I only got a new picture on this week’s trip to Germany. I’m planning to have it printed on canvas and to also have several others […]

Things I would like

This isn’t a new year’s resolution and it’s probably a quite #firstworldproblems kind of post. It all comes down to wanting to change things without changing too much and at the same time trying to take charge of life I guess rather than months passing by without me barely noticing. Or maybe not change, but […]

Photo library

Sorting out all the photos I have taken has been an ongoing project of mine for close to two years and I’ve blogged about it several times before. And, as of a few days ago, I’ve actually finished it! All of my photos are stored on my laptop in Dropbox folders which is one overall […]


This week I spent a couple of days in Sheffield which was more of a neccessity rather than a trip for the sake of going on a trip. Still, no one can say I didn’t do a bit of sightseeing whilst there!

And the return

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I was on a brief trip back home. And brief it was indeed as I spent less than 27 hours off the coach in Germany, yet still managed to get a lot done. For some reason none of my tweets through Friday got posted and they’re taken from […]


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