Saturday, April 30, 2005
The train left spot on time. There are at least ten other LGMC choristers onboard, along with some of the Pink Singers (a mixed gay choir from London.)
The stewards have just brought the champagne around, along with the lunch menu. The Kent countryside is sliding gently by the window and I'm sliding gently into holiday mode. Next stop is Ashford, then Frethun in France.
See here for the rest of the trip.
From left to right: John G, Rich C, Ping, Nick B, John W and Jeremy in the departure lounge, having discovered that our First Class tickets were in fact 'Second Class' First Class and didn't give us access to the Premiere Lounge. I feel cheated now, as I was looking forward to the star treatment. The vote from the LGMC jury? Eurostar: Nil Points.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Here's the London Gay Men's Chorus' 2005 Tour Logo (As displayed on our tour t-shirt.) The finale of our set for Various Voices
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
It was overcast with occasional spits of rain, but even so the open space was refreshing and the views were good. We even came across one of the deer herds grazing beside the cycle track – although in typical style, I managed to forget to photograph them for the blog!
We took a break at the Pembroke Lodge where there is a cafeteria and restaurant. The terrace has spectacular views out over the
The local bird life seemed to enjoy the terrace too as there were a species of black bird that looked related to ravens or crows that kept scavenging scraps from around the tables.On the way home Bruce proved that modern technology doesn’t let you escape, even in the most idyllic places, as he got a call from his parents.
Apart from that though, we made it home without incident and agreed we should do it again in the weekends to come. I need to get into shape for the
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
This is the cover of a computer professionals magazine I received today. The article that the cover is advertising turned out to be pretty dull IT fodder though (unsurprisingly?): It notes that 'adult content' providers are way ahead of the IT giants in providing easy-to-use video to the desktop and mobile devices... and that's about it. There's nothing more you can really say than that. No matter how advanced are the likes of Playboy and The Sun, you just can't see HP and IBM turning to them for advice. [Oh that they would! Might make your average IT-joe's life more interesting...!]