Monthly meanderings: May

Better late than never, the timing of this says something about just how busy work has been keeping me!.. Manic May seems an apt description! May started in a snowstorm in Tallinn… And ended with a bleak but humid bank holiday weekend… Thankfully there was plenty of sunshine and blue skies in between!  And the garden and countryside came alive!

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Alas it was mostly long hours of work and plenty of business travel I found myself en(joy)during this month. The time seemed to vanish!  My walk over Waterloo bridge I always enjoy, however busy things are!  And practicing what I preach about relaxing, getting in some running keep me sane!

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Tallinn was excellent, somewhere that had never been on our list of places to go.  But once we arrived opened up a completely new part of Europe that we now want to explore! Visiting across the end of month means I get to tell you about it twice!

Monthly meanderings: May - Travel with Penelope & Parker

A little trip to Zurich with work – normally I go here by myself, so this time it was nice to visit with a colleague!  Rather than room service, we enjoyed the most eye-wateringly expensive (and good) veal schnitzel. We even mastered the trains and saved a small fortune not needing taxi transfers between office and airport! Oh and we totally nailed the presentation we were there to deliver!

Monthly meanderings: May - Travel with Penelope & Parker

A longer trip over to Los Angeles – hard work but also a good taster of California.  I can’t say I want to return to LA, but I’d definitely like to see more of the coast and the hills in the area.  11 hours is also a good night-time flight length for getting some proper sleep in! I think the 70 hour working week I managed to achieve helped on that front too!

Monthly meanderings: May - Travel with Penelope & Parker

Somehow I muddled my way through being on duty and in charge at the sailing club with tremendously bad jetlag (an 8am start when I was still on a timezone 8 hours behind)!

Monthly meanderings: May - Travel with Penelope & Parker

The benefit of the rain, is that the countryside is a glorious green! We haven’t had enough time to make the most of it at the weekends recently…  Maybe June will be calmer…

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    • June 11, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      It’s proving pretty hectic so far… But exciting!

    • June 11, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Definitely picked up a few unneeded air miles this month!!

  1. June 20, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Definitely a busy month for you! You’ve put Talinn on the radar for me now as it’s not somewhere I’d considered visiting before. I must say that a road trip through california is really fun…we did it for my 30th a few years back and drove from Yosemite to Napa Valley, then up to San Fran before driving along the big sur and it was beautiful!
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    • June 20, 2017 / 5:36 am

      Very tempted with that exact road trip, I am sure we will one day – just need to fit it in!

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