a life of cheerful simplicity

Ski kit that worked: “Pick me!”

On a trip to Courchevel recently, I took three new bits of kit. First, the Mammut Laser hooded softshell jacket, a fantastic item that appears to be sadly hard to … Continue reading

8 February, 2010 · Leave a comment

The virtue of cheap rods

I sometimes paint. Pictures, not houses. If I start with a blank white canvas, I often find it difficult to get started, so I tend to just scrub all over … Continue reading

17 June, 2008 · Leave a comment

Ski kit that worked

On our recent trip to the Dolomites (in San Cassiano, in the Alta Badia region of Italy), I found a system of clothing that works well (for me at least). … Continue reading

1 April, 2008 · Leave a comment

Taranaki merino tops

I’m going to be putting up a few things about our recent skiing trip to the Dolomites, but thought I’d mention here that my Taranaki long-sleeved crew-necked merino tops from … Continue reading

25 March, 2008 · Leave a comment