Baguio Villa to Alhambra

I have record of our first visit to Alhambra being Sun 12th June. Talulah, Kathy & I got off the sampan, sat in the car, closed the doors, looked at each and said “Let’s do it”. Let’s buy Alhambra, move out of Baguio Villa and live on it.   The fantastic view will be missed….

The all important Survey

Everything hinges around the results of the… [cue music & lights]  SURVEY. The seller probably wants it… (possibly not really :)) The Finance Company want it. The Insurance company want it. I want it. There’s a list of Marine Surveyors. The Finance company provided a list of three accepted people. Inline with experienced opinions /…

Coverage required

Another installment on the route to Alhambra. The scale of finance attached to purchasing a Liveaboard boat keeps popping into my mind barnacled with bubbles of “Agghhhh, loads of money, loads of responsibility, what if….” The decision to buy your home is said to be one of life’s largest expenses. IT IS … and it’s…

Closer by the day

We move ever closer to our next adventure. I must say I’m kinda surprised that a good few of the required process components have made me feel like a grown up, again!!! I’ve felt that way before: the last time being when my wife and I purchased a dinning table with 6 chairs… This manoeuvre…

A big move

I’ve lived in Hong Kong since 1974. Post school there have been extended periods of time away from HK. The latest stretch, starting 1993, has included the most beautiful achievements and memories, highlighting with my marriage and the birth of my 2 lovely kids. There’s loads more, but this is not the time. Living all over…

A bit of woodwork

I’ve started a small woodwork project. The plan is to create a few wooden breadboards. Below’s an image showing the essential things to do the job. Note the safety googles and crucial headphones ~ much needed to control the listening. Naturally at the center of all of it it the cup of Tea 🙂 No…

5 shows done, 1 to go

The Starlit Voice production of the script ‘NORMAL‘ by Paul Wallis (UK) run at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, McAulay Studio through 10th – 13th Dec, 2015 has been a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding process to be involved with. Alongside Starlit Voice director Vince Warren I’ve been working with a small group of technically focused students through multiple Saturday sessions at…

Day 2 on site with Starlit

Here we are at day 2 of a 6 day booking at the HK Arts Centre. The interesting thing is how the Starlit students have spoken about how they are enjoying being involved in the ‘behind the scenes’ processes.  Plans have remained that the Starlit students design, set up & operate all technical aspects of…

RA Control – 6 weeks

Here we are again. Somewhere near 6 weeks into trying to take a higher level of control over my health. I have managed to maintain a far greater amount of Alkaline food into my diet, dropped the intake of sugar drastically and maintain a moderate amount of exercise. The alkaline food efforts have been a tad…