Always keep in touch with the old boys (or girls)

A beautiful autumn weekend for an old boys hiking tour in and around the city of Regensburg. Here: The upper Danube close to Weltenburg.

A beautiful autumn weekend for an old boys hiking tour plus a city trip to Regensburg. Here: The upper Danube close to Weltenburg.

Back from a weekend with Woodpecker’s old boys.

The VERY old boys in fact – some of whom I know for almost 25 years now. OMG!
And a first common weekend in this group since about ten years ago when this group drifted apart for jobs/family/relocation and other reasons.

What can I say?

Everyone of you who is (slowly) approaching the age of 40 as Woodpecker does, and certainly everybody older, will know that this kind of weekends virtually always are among the most fantastic things you can spend your time with. Continue reading

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Thinking about Money – Important but Unhealthy?

Maastricht - a beautiful little dutch city and home to the Treaty of Maastricht, leading to the unification of Europe. Good place to not think about money.

Maastricht – a beautiful little dutch city and home to the Treaty of Maastricht, leading to the unification of Europe. Good place to not think about money.

Yesterday, Woodpecker was coming back from a business trip to the beautiful country of Netherlands.

On the way back – due to bad connections – I had a very long cap-drive plus a long wait at the airport. (Including a police control of our cap on the Autobahn…did we look that much like weed smokers coming back from a happy trip to liberal dutch cities?!)

I was accompanied by a colleague working in a London office and we had a good extended chat on life, work and everything while driving and waiting.

Anyway, I observed that this lady had a really bad habit: Continue reading