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Santiago, Chile, October 2008                         Relaxing on the Medway in Kent, UK, July 2011 



Windsurfing on River Kromme, RSA, Jan 2008.


Windsurfing at Bird Island - courtesy of Worldwinds

Running with my dog on North Padre Island Beach

Surfing by Bob Hall Pier on Padre Island

Singing with Corpus Christi Choral Artists

Travelling: Montreal, Canada; South Africa; London, UK; Oxford, UK; and now Helsinki, Finland

Skiing - both cross country and I'm a novice at downhill skiing...

Hiking in National parks -Padre Island National Seashore is right down the road from where I live....







Favourite websites




BBC Radio - check out Radio 1 for the dance music, Radio 2 for soft pop, Radio 3 for classical music, and Radio 4 for intelligent commentary and conversation ( - something sadly lacking in South Texas)

NPR - the US equivalent to a combo of BBC Radio 3 and 4 above - favourite programmes are "All things considered" (5pm-7pm weekdays), "Marketplace" (not broadcast in South Texas, but available on the web), and "Morning Edition" (5am-9am, but repeated at 7am)

CBC - The place to catch up with what's going on in Canada - and all the cold weather that I don't have to put up with any longer!






My friends - more here soon too!!!



Patrick in Newcastle, UK
Paolo Ferrarini in Verona, Italy





Symphonic: Gustav Mahler, Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Richard Strauss, Dimitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Steve Reich

Opera: Leos Janacek, Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Benjamin Britten, John Adams


Ella Fitzgerald, Holly Cole, Bill Evans, Stan Getz


Buzzin' Fly   - the successor to Lazy Dog - with Ben Watt spinning some of the best deep house around

Jori Hulkonnen - Finnish DJ and electronica artist, and so different...not really club music, but certainly a cut above most electronica

Vanessa Daou - chilled - the best female vocalist around

Stephen Duffy - someone of my generation, but at the same time he's moved with the times, is vastly underrated and has made some wonderful albums