Monthly Archives: June 2008

Progress

Francois turned up with kitchen equipment prices and I finally received a translation that meant we could progress at the bank. My accountant and my lawyer will go to Managua tomorrow to sort out the “RUC” – a registration required … Continue reading

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The Beach and Euro 2008

Despite the rain, I decided that it would be nice to have a bit of a break today. (I know I’ve only been in town a couple of days but it feels like I never left – which is a … Continue reading

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Working and Walking

Nose back to the grindstone and a couple of weeks of relentless work and reorganisation, punctuated by the remarkable feat (feet)¬†of myself, Sam and Kath walking 20 miles over the South Downs (they should be called up and downs). 10 … Continue reading

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Mosquito City

I have tasty blood. Very tasty blood. The mosquitos are partying in my room and getting drunk on it. No amount of garlic and vitamin C seems to help. Add to this 2 round trips to the bank trying to … Continue reading

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Hitting the ground running

I arrive on Wednesday evening after a 17 odd hour journey, shower, change and off I go to eat and meet a few friends. I don’t get to bed until late and hardly sleep due to noisy aircon and over … Continue reading

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Damned Credit Crunch

I had met with my bank manager, who, 6 or 7 months ago was full of enthusiasm for my project and said it would be no problem to fund it. Not so now. After hours of arguing and reminding him … Continue reading

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Preparing to depart

I managed to cram in a couple of gigs (Gang of Four and Neil Diamond), a trip to Locanda Locatelli for Father’s Day, a very pleasant afternoon grazing in the Delis of Marylebone, a day at the races – all … Continue reading

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Birthday Time in Blighty

After an uneventful trip, I get back with a couple of days to spare before my birthday. This consists of a 2 night adventure (I never do anything by halves!). The first night, a very civilised slow cooked delicious lamb … Continue reading

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Chefs, artists and horticulture

First a meeting with the chainsmoking Francois – a French chef and friend of Matthew’s. Boy he knows his stuff. He would be interested in working with me to help in the design and fit of the kitchen, dining area … Continue reading

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