A-Movin’ And A-Truckin’

Cassie and I moved in together, at the same time moving north to San Francisco. Double whammy! Luckily, my company paid for the move, so we were able to sit back and relax as paid men boxed all our crap personal effects and loaded it onto trucks. They were amazingly quick, because they weren’t distracted… Continue reading A-Movin’ And A-Truckin’

Nautical Coincidence

I was helping Cassie clear out some stuff, including loads of old papers, and we found the paperwork for when she had her belongings shipped from London to Las Vegas via New York. I don’t know how much unlikely this is, or whether it is a perfectly reasonable coincidence, but her stuff was shipped London-New… Continue reading Nautical Coincidence

On The Cusp(id) of 2008-2009

~ Better two months late than never, that’s what I always (have to) say. This is one of those summary-style posts that simply serve to let the folks back home know what I’ve been up to. ~  As is now tradition, Cassie and I started the Xmas season with a nice meal at LA Prime, at the top of the Hotel… Continue reading On The Cusp(id) of 2008-2009

Heavy On The Magick

It was LA again a couple of weekends ago, because we had a few special things planned. Thursday evening I drove up as I often do, and as we couldn’t decide what to do for dinner, we just walked down the road to good old Dusty’s. Walking back up the hill with Cassie in the… Continue reading Heavy On The Magick

On-brand Seasonal Message

Happy Holidays to everyone! I wish you all the best wishes of the season, and a happy, safe, fun and prosperous New Year! See you all in 2009, I hope. Love from Matt and Cassie, and Gordon This photo was taken by Cassie, who would otherwise be in it. It was taken while walking along… Continue reading On-brand Seasonal Message

One-Way Ticket To LAX

~ Ancient history, from notes found on my laptop. This dates back to June 7th 2008, when I flew to the New World from my Old. ~ Waiting around in Heathrow, having cruised through bag drop, security, passport control and bought far too much duty free stuff, including the biggest bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Cassie… Continue reading One-Way Ticket To LAX

Pacific Train Thoughts

~ from notes found on my laptop, dated several weeks ago ~ Early evening, coming out of Santa Fe Depot. 3 hours away from Los Angeles. I’m on the Pacific side of the train, but I don’t know if I’ll see much of the ocean. At the moment there’s a hill in the way. The sun will… Continue reading Pacific Train Thoughts

The Perfect Surprise

So as I was saying, on my birthday proper I went for a nice dinner with Cassie. We also planned to have dinner again, at a nicer place, on the following Friday. The plan was to let LA know I was here. Turns out they already knew. Cassie told me that we would have a… Continue reading The Perfect Surprise

What’s This I Hear About America?

So yeah I was thinking I should post an update on the thing about moving to the US. First, some background. While visiting Cassie in LA in March 2007, and then in May, I realised I would like to spend more time over there. The idea struck me that my company has offices pretty much… Continue reading What’s This I Hear About America?

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A Cigar Tube At 35,000 feet

This post was written on March 26 2008 while trying to doze off on allergy pills. Warning – contains introspection, fractured sentences and fear. This is being written on my EeePC while listening to the new Sigur Ros CD in the in-flight system over the coast of Greenland, approaching Godthab. I’m in a Boeing 747-400,… Continue reading A Cigar Tube At 35,000 feet