Aqy Birthday

^ that kind of comedy is a rare treat. I just want to say happy birthday to my best pal, Aq, who turns 33 today. If my memory serves me right, I first met Aq when he was 24. We became good friends right away: I really enjoyed his cantankerous, opinionated and shouty...

A Good Day

Strange, everywhere I look today, everyone is smiling. Something going on?

Mumbach

It turns out that my mum and Daniel Holbach are very different people. I doubt that my mum is deft at bustin’ out Balkan Beats. Daniel Holbach probably never saw me naked when I was two. I am fairly confident that mum is not familiar with dpkg, and I am certain...

The Unknown Life Of Józef

I just want to share with you all a little story that is both sad yet inspiring at the same time. Have any of you heard of Józef Stawinoga? No? Thought not. On the Wolverhampton ring road there used to be a tent erected on a grass verge between two lanes. Although...

Happy New Year!

Wow. 2008 What a year it has been. It has been a year of change, opportunity, some sad goodbyes and some bright greetings. This year I have really leaned on my family and friends for support and every one of you came through. You know who you are, and I love you all....

The Macy’s Gipsy King

I just wanted to share with you an interesting little story that happened to us the other day. A few days back my wife and I were in Macy’s in Union Square shopping. We were lined up to pay for a jacket when nature came knock knock knocking on my door. When I...