The blog has suffered from even more neglect over the past year or two, but I’m determined to start being more diligent!  For the time being I’ll capture the travels I’ve done from the last post until now, so at least I have it documented: Australia: Business trip to the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Read More

Yet more travels under my belt, but not a blog update in sight.  Sigh… France: Bordeaux, Medoc, Cognac, Provence, Avignon, Arles, Corsica, Dordogne (Rocamadour, Domme, Monpazier), St Emilion, Chamonix, mountaineering week around Mont Blanc massif Spain: Barcelona for Andy & Laura’s wedding, Montserrat Germany: Munich Netherlands: Amsterdam x 2 Switzerland: Zurich, Baden, Lausanne, Berner Oberland,, Read More

So much for promises!  I sadly STILL haven’t updated this site since I last promised it waaaaay back in April 2009.  I’ll blame it on the fact I’ve been a busy boy (as always), but I have to admit that I’ve become more likely to post photos on Facebook than here.  I’ve now set things up, Read More

Back in June of this year, Bain gave me the fantastic opportunity to apply for a transfer to the Madrid office.  It was an opportunity I couldn't say no to – to get myself back to Europe, to get to know Spain as a resident and not a tourist, to continue to improve my, Read More

With both the 15s and sevens seasons complete, the rugby club held the annual End of Season Banquet at the Olympic Club this weekend.  The O-Club put on a great spread, and after the awards and speeches we hit up a nearby bar to continue into the small hours of the morning.    , Read More

The controversy surrounding the Beijing Olympics came to San Francisco this week with the arrival of the Olympic Torch on it only North American stop on its world tour. After some fiery protests in London and Paris, everyone was expecting something to happen here too.  The police fenced off the whole route along the, Read More

With the sun out and the day free, I decided to take the car out for a spin to nearby Muir Woods in the Marin Headlands.  It's the closest place to the city to see some stands of the giant redwood trees, and is just a few minutes from the north end of the, Read More

I’m woken up some morning by the sound of a flock of green parrots, who roost in a few trees at the bottom of my street.  These "Green Parrots of Telegraph Hill" are actually famous – they’ve had a book written about them, and even an award-winning documentary film.  I sometimes see TV crews, Read More

I’ve had a little "on the beach" downtime between private equity cases recently, and decided to head across the bay one day midweek to chill out on the Berkeley campus, stick my head into the administrative offices at the Haas School of Business and say hi to a few friends, eat lunch at one, Read More

I realised recently that it’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos of my apartment in San Francisco.  I’m pretty much done settling in, although I’m yet to do much in the bedroom and still need some furniture (bedside table and dresser) in there.  It’s also time to buy a flatscreen!  Anyway, here’s, Read More