The dilemma of a good inflight experience

Photo on 2013-05-06 at 08.40


Forgive the pop art image. It’s 6.30am at Changi Airport. In my bedraggled state I am in need of filtering.

I’ve just arrived after an overnight flight from Melbourne to Singapore with Singapore Airlines on the A380. Even though I was schlepping in economy it was still a very nice inflight experience. It was so delightful and the film selection was so good, I didn’t get around to sleeping…

Onward to Mumbai and then Kochi where I will be very pleased to see a bed.


Four weeks later

It’s been a whole month since I left work. Although the time has passed quickly, my old routine of work-home-work-home is a hazy memory.

Friday four weeks ago I took the tram to be in office before 6.30am to get through the long list of things to do before my 5pm knock off (and my farewell party at Jimmy Watsons).

This morning I woke up much earlier than usual and went outside to collect some wood for the fire. I thought about how lovely it was to be outside in the wee hours of the morning as the sun was rising and the air was crisp. It felt virtuous to be up before everyone else. It was 7.30am.

It’s been a nice life for a month, but my slow Rushworth life is coming to an end this weekend too. On Sunday I’m flying to India for 5.30am starts in an Ashram. From my current vantage point it seems scarcely believable. But I daresay I’ll adjust.

I’ll report back in four weeks.

Hmmm…never going back again

After another glorious day in the country, this is my current plan for returning to the city and the 9 to 5 grind:

A momentary flight of fancy perhaps. In fact, I’m sure I’ll go back again. But lovely to ponder anyway.

Via Francigena – it’s official

MJ and I are now recognised by the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome, bringing us ever closer to our pilgrimage in June.

Should you find yourself in the business of walking the Via Francigena, I strongly recommend joining the Confraternity. Apart from how edifying it is to be a member of a confraternity, the accommodation list provided to members is worth its weight in gold.


Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt

Oh hai, I posted a new tip on Lip! 18 down, 81 to go.

99 tips for a better world (18 of 99): go play in the dirt

digging in the dirt