There’s a little restaurant in the road opposite Streatham Hill railway Station that has been run by the same people for the last 40 years. Continue reading The Dorchester
I have a great vantage point to work from today as I’m perched by the glass doors of The Tate Modern, on l
London’s South Bank. I have plugged in to the Tate’s electric supply, am wired into the net via my 3uk mobile dongle and have managed to be disciplined enough to do an afternoons work.
One of the handy things about being a Cyber Gypsy is that I get a chance to watch whatever world cup game I wish. This can be distracting if I’m trying to work at the same time and beer can be very distracting. For days. Caution recommended. Continue reading The World Cup
I can’t believe it’s only 2 months since I arrived back in the UK. So much has happened.
Having arrived back in February I was actually quite pleased to be met by some chilly weather after the heat of India. The first few days back home were the kind of clear blue sky chill that strengthens resolve, the kind of weather that Rocky would have trained in, that captain oats would have taken a cheerful last walk in perhaps. Continue reading Spring in Old Blighty
England was starting to get to that damp time of year that used to be the cause of a fella’s consumption. Not of the alcohol variety, the kind of consumption that ate at the lungs causing people to head somewhere drier, or take a few years off by going on ‘The Grand Tour’.
Continue reading Departure to Nepal
I arrived back to London on the morning of the 14th of Feb with nothing but a short sleeved shirt to keep the British winter out. I took a few of the blankets from the plane and wrapped myself up on the journey home looking like Clint Eastwood in my Ozzie hat and blankets.
Its not long before I was back into work mode with my head down, raising my head above water to look around and wake for a moment.
I decided to go to Cornwall to shake off this desire to work and frolic in the spring waves.
Then down to the the wye valley where the spring starts.
The Glow Lounge, in cavendish parade just near Clapham South tube, is my first port of call to investigate how connected London actually is.
The glow lounge overlooks a busy junction of the south circular road. You have views of Clapham Common, outside seating for those hot days, plug points in case your laptop runs out and a funky traveller style menu, offering anything from a full english breakfast to a Thai curry.
The prices are reasonable with a Thai curry working out at Â£5.85
The smoothies seem to be popular, and I can imagine the Glow Lounge getting lively in the evening when it turns into a bar.
I met up with Kerry who co owns the bar with her boyfriend, who runs an internet business downstairs.
Kerry explained that the Â£2.00 charge to use the internet connection is because the diners were being pushed out by too many laptop users. At the weekend they only allow internet use if people are eating. In other words laptops are welcome off peak, but in the evening it is a bar and at the weekends they need to prioritise diners.
Seeing the size of the place this seemed perfectly reasonable, and I’ll be coming back for a full monty breakfast one morning soon.
Have you ever wondered about the possibilies that new technologies offer us for freedom. Are you the kind of person who thinks that work and life can blend in harmony, rather than compete like oil and water. Do you think that work shouldn’t get in the way of life, that remote work, or remote working can be a tool for change, shading those barriers between our ability to fund our journey whilst making that journey!
We will start in London,the home of the free…..now where is that cappuccino?