Friday 30 July 1999

After a busy couple of weeks in Potters Bar and Washington DC I am back in the UK - what fun it is too.

The high (and low)-lights from my trip: 24-hour delay at Heathrow airport staying in a 4-star hotel, due to an engine failing after takeoff (we got as far as the Isle of Wight!). Eating junk food. Going inside the hotel room in Washington to cool off in the evenings. Being on a live webcast. Eating junk food. Seeing Austin Powers II a week before the UK release. Being turned away from the Hard Rock Cafe 20 mins after our booked time. Eating junk food. Getting up at 6.30 to queue for a 20 minute tour of the White House. Dehydrating whilst waiting for the White House tour to begin. Watching dire television. Being charged $25 for a 2 second call and a 1 minute call to England from the hotel (refunded). Going inside Skylab in the National Air and Space Museum. Not being able to go inside the permanant exhibitions in the National Holocaust Memorial Museum because we didn't get tickets early enough. Eating junk food. Buying two designer shirts for a total of $24.98. Going on a duck boat tour (amphibious vehicle used in the D-day landings) on land and river. Playing in the 80's outside with a military orchestra by the Capitol Building steps. Being delayed for 90 minutes on the way home because of late passengers, 200 mile detours, and queues at both airports.

Posted by Dominic at 23:58

Tuesday 13 July 1999

Well I managed to get some practise done for the NISA items - along with finishing off the Zebra Translations web site which is now fully operational. Take a look and give me some feedback.

The tour is going to be very interesting, especially for me (first time in the states) so I plan to make the most of it. If you feel like staying up until 18:00 EST on to listen live to one of the concerts we are doing here, please do!

Anyway, that's it for now. Don't be too surprised if I don't reply promptly to my e-mails in the next month or two. I'm away on and off until about the beginning of September.

Posted by Dominic at 17:17

Friday 9 July 1999

It finally seems that my Highgate career is over, now that speech day is over (last night - what a bore). The moment when I realise that I haven't been practising enough for my NISA tour to Washington is fast approaching!

Today, though, I'm off to see Alex and co. at the Music for Youth competition at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. After that? well, dunno really but I have to sort out a few problems regarding X-windows, to get true-type fonts working. Probably have to do some web site work at some point too.

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