John Hawkins



Dr John Hawkins

Welcome to my bit of the Maison de Stuff, home to a huge load of pictures, and my daily blog.

My email address is as above - I've put it in an image in a vein attempt to reduce the amount of spam I get.

John's Journal / Blog
Main Index
Archives
RSS
John's Pictures
Main Index
Main Index (text only)
Categories
Recent Updates
RSS
John's Travel
Main Index
Places
Map
RSS
Other Related Sites:
Maison de Stuff
Stuffware
Exif.org
Chiesan
Celtlands

Recent Entries:
Saturday in Lille
Friday in Lille
Eurostar to Lille
Gev Cham
Sunglasses
Grantchester and Cambridge
Party and Harpenden
ESW On The Balcony
Wednesday
Chie and Erika at My Office
Floating Chinese Restaurant
Birthday Party
Back in London
Leaving New York
I Ate A Really Big Pizza All By Myself
The Impossible Burger
Off to New York
Monday before New York
Sunday
Jim's Stag Do

Pictures:
Lille April 2017: A two night stay in Lille over the first half of the Easter weekend.Lille April 2017
Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th April 2017
A two night stay in Lille over the first half of the Easter weekend.
London April 2017: Pictures from London in April 2017 including a daytrip to Grantchester to visit The Orchard.London April 2017
April 2017
Pictures from London in April 2017 including a daytrip to Grantchester to visit The Orchard.
New York March 2017: Another business trip to New York.New York March 2017
Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st March 2017
Another business trip to New York.
Abergavenny March 2017: A weekend in Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin.Abergavenny March 2017
March 2017
A weekend in Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin.
London March 2017: Pictures from London in March 2017 including my 40th birthday celebrations.London March 2017
March 2017
Pictures from London in March 2017 including my 40th birthday celebrations.
Blog:
- Saturday in Lille
    [Saturday 15th April 2017]
- Friday in Lille
    [Friday 14th April 2017]
- Eurostar to Lille
    [Thursday 13th April 2017]
- Gev Cham
    [Wednesday 12th April 2017]
- Sunglasses
    [Monday 10th April 2017]
- Grantchester and Cambridge
    [Sunday 9th April 2017]
- Party and Harpenden
    [Saturday 8th April 2017]
- ESW On The Balcony
    [Friday 7th April 2017]
- Wednesday
    [Wednesday 5th April 2017]
- Chie and Erika at My Office
    [Tuesday 4th April 2017]

Saturday in Lille
[Saturday 15th April 2017]
Daytime in Lille before getting an early evening Eurostar back to London. Visited a market and the Palais des Beaux Arts in the morning, had "Un Welsh" (yes, Welsh Rarebit is a thing in France!) for lunch, then visited Meert and the Lego store to buy things to eat and do on the train back to London.
[No comments]

Friday in Lille
[Friday 14th April 2017]
Went to the zoo and played at the playground in the Citadel park in the morning, then lunch, then took Erika to the fairground. After that we said to Erika it would be nice if we could do something the grownups would like to do now - perhaps some sightseeing - at which she protested on the strongest possible terms. So instead we just went back to our hotel for a bit, considered just changing trains and going back to London that day, but instead stuck it out, and had crepes for dinner.
[No comments]

Eurostar to Lille
[Thursday 13th April 2017]
Got the Eurostar to Lille after work.
[No comments]

Gev Cham
[Wednesday 12th April 2017]
Had some Gev Cham with dinner on a whim.
[No comments]

Sunglasses
[Monday 10th April 2017]
I bought a pair of sunglasses today, in the hope of ameliorate the sudden outburst of heayfever I seem to have been afflicted with.
[No comments]

Grantchester and Cambridge
[Sunday 9th April 2017]
I've had a long running hankering to visit the Orchard Tea Gardens in Grantchester while the apple blossom is flowering, so today we got the train to Cambridge to do just that.
[No comments]

Party and Harpenden
[Saturday 8th April 2017]
Took Erika to another friend's birthday party in the morning, then in the afternoon got the train up to Harpenden to visit Kyle and Hannah's new place.
[No comments]

ESW On The Balcony
[Friday 7th April 2017]
Some English Sparkling Wine on the balcony at work with some of the usual suspects.
[No comments]

Wednesday
[Wednesday 5th April 2017]
A few random pictures.
[No comments]

Chie and Erika at My Office
[Tuesday 4th April 2017]
Chie and Erika came for lunch at my office as it was the Easter holidays and Erika was off school.
[No comments]

Floating Chinese Restaurant
[Monday 3rd April 2017]
On a whim took the slightly unusual step of eating out for dinner with Erika on a weekday evening (perhaps because it was the Easter holidays), at the floating Chinese restaurant at the corner of Regents Park. As an odd aside Tony Robinson was also dining there this evening.
[No comments]

Birthday Party
[Sunday 2nd April 2017]
Took Erika to her friend's birthday party in the afternoon.
[No comments]

Back in London
[Saturday 1st April 2017]
Although I am loathed to attribute any kind of merit whatsoever to the insurmountable unpleasantness of having to get on a plane, be in New York for a few days, then get on a plane again; I do have to admit a huge sense of elation at having been back home in London today.
[No comments]

Leaving New York
[Friday 31st March 2017]
After a final day's work in the New York office I got an overnight flight back to London, which was rather gruelling.
[No comments]

I Ate A Really Big Pizza All By Myself
[Thursday 30th March 2017]
In an act of something approximating self harm I sat and eat a really large pizza all by myself.
[No comments]

The Impossible Burger
[Wednesday 29th March 2017]
The one highlight of my otherwise obviously terrible few days in New York was trying the Impossible Burger for lunch at Momofuku Nishi, which was the most meat-like veggie burger I've yet tried.
[No comments]

Off to New York
[Tuesday 28th March 2017]
Flew to New York, read Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love on the flight, which was mostly a successful distraction from the unpleasantness of being on a plane. Arrived in New York and to add to the general misery of being there it was also raining quite a lot.
[No comments]

Monday before New York
[Monday 27th March 2017]
The day before I went off to New York on my business trip. I worked from home, and popped down to the place where my party had been held at lunchtime to pick up the portrait I'd entirely accidentally forgotten to take home after the party. Honest.
[No comments]

Sunday
[Sunday 26th March 2017]
Mixed Bag of a day, mostly stayed at home.
[No comments]

Jim's Stag Do
[Saturday 25th March 2017]
One of the Jims from work was having a very civilised stag do, which involved visiting breweries in East London, and I joined for a bit of it, but hardly took any pictures.
[No comments]