Selling My Zoom

Remember my ‘Rust Bucket List’ post from 2011 where I introduced my newish Mazda 6? (LINK here) Well, five years later it’s time to bid farewell to that rust bucket, very literally speaking. Turns out that Mazda 6, years 2003 to 2008, was really poorly weatherproofed and rust is only a matter of ‘when’. Sure enough…

Vespa PX125

A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on a Vespa PX125 by Piaggio. A model made sometime between 1983 and 1985 according to the VIN number. I did not buy this scooter, nor is it mine to keep. I was simply asked to evaluate its current state as it hasn’t been ridden in…

Frankie Says Relax

When I was just a kid, my dad had a pretty extensive record collection. Or at least it seemed extensive in my child eyes. There were tapes, too. Lots of them. But there was this one album I was always afraid to listen to alone. Hey, I was just a kid, remember? Anyway, the album was…

Sushi Night

Speaking of fish… Every now and again we get together within our circle friends for a movie night. The usual scenario is that we collectively pick a genre of the movie we would like to watch and discuss, every couple submits a movie title in that genre, we then vote on the movie, watch it,…

Wrocław, by the Sea

Catching up with regularly scheduled blog posting… Wrocław is some 460km (267miles) from the Baltic sea. That’s about a seven hour drive on crappy Polish expressways, making Wrocław as un-coastal as possible. So what do you do when you’re in a mood for fresh sea food without the hassle of a fourteen hour round trip? You…

PMI Certified

I’ve been very much absent from the blog for some time, but in my defence I do have a pretty valid reason for my time away from here. It’s called Project Management Institute, PMI for short. I took a 5 day Project Management Professional prep course in November, filled out an extensive PMI application some time…

Losing The Signal

Only recently did I start to appreciate the wonder that is an audiobook. I never paid audiobooks much attention because I could never focus on listening to something meaningful while performing another task at the same time. Until I started regularly walking our chocolate lab Fado. Fado doesn’t really care if I walk along with…