Partied out

Last night was my sister’s 10th wedding anniversary party at the RAF club on Piccadilly, followed by even more drinks at Floridita’s in Soho. Got home about 2, felt extremely rough this morning, then had to face a 4th birthday party, which was actually quite entertaining! Congrats to Becca & Ander, and best of luck for the next 10!

Transatlantic Mum

My Mum (and of course Ian, Roger, Curtis & Hannah) has this afternoon succesfully completed a transatlantic crossing in her boat, Elemiah. That’s quite an achievement. It took them three weeks, including about 5 days with no wind which they had to motor for. Three cheers for Elemiah!

Hopefully I’ll get a chance to take Zoë on a weekend hop down the Med over the next month or two.

And they’re off…

My Mum has set off on her transatlantic crossing from Nova Scotia. Their progress should have been reported continuously via blog postings through their Iridium satellite phone, but they could not get the (serial!) modem working in time. For some reason text messages sent through the Iridium web site don’t seem to work either. I have a feeling that Motorola is involved with Iridium, which probably explains why it doesn’t seem to work properly…

Hot stuff

Just a little break from the techie stuff. I really like Tabasco Chipotle smoked jalapeño pepper sauce. I realised that I was getting near to the end of a bottle and it occurred to me that that meant that I’d got through SIX 148ml bottles in the last year! Definitely an addict. Maybe I should invest in one of these: unless someone feels like importing one for me one since they don’t seem to be available in the UK.