Tom's blog

Heading down the Highway   18 October, 2014
After reaching the outskirts of Kathmandu we said farewell to our fantastic fellow riders and headed off on our own. (Except for Dominique who somehow missed the Police Checkpoint and the ten plus riders waving and shouting at her and continued on re...


The send off   18 October, 2014
Underneath (for some strange reason?) an enormous German flag a group slowly gathered all ready to wish us on our way. Dr Thapa, president of the Nepalese Burns Association made a rousing speech, hands were shaken and photographs taken. In the distan...
Last minute preparations   18 October, 2014
Saturday morning to the Himalayan Java our usual haunt for ‘business breakfasts’, although admittedly, not usually with children in tow, and not quite the same without Richard (Bendell) being with us. Tasks were delegated and plans (of a sort ) m...
Dogwomandont   16 October, 2014
Why the strange title? One of the advantages of having kids is that you get the opportunity to get silly and generally behave in a childish way, which for me is fairly easy as I am not sure I’ve ever really grown up that much anyway. Word play is a...
Up and Away   16 October, 2014
Frantic last minute preparations – so whats new! How come it always seems to get busier at just the wrong moment. This week I have to have two meetings with the chief executive of ABMU Healthboard where I work, which on the one hand is good as I ma...
Tom's Blog: V Stroms and Visas   26 September, 2014
So here we are now with less than three weeks until the off. Talking of ‘offs’, a couple of weeks ago I was persuaded to search for a bit of off road experience round here on the Gower peninsula. So starting at the end, the moral of this tale is ...
Tom's 3rd blog   24 August, 2014
Good news, Dominique has passed her Mod 1 part of the bike test and Sian has finished the lot, so a lot of progress! The news from Nepal isn’t quite so good as they have had torrential monsoon rains with massive flooding, roads destroyed and villag...
Tom's 2nd (ever) blog   20 July, 2014
Time for second (ever) blog and realised that the first one was actually a bit too heavy and maybe not the best way to engage people. But hey I am new to this game and it is a case of experimentation! Anyway, back to the K2D trip – we’re now t...
Tom's first ever blog   1 July, 2014
I’ve never written a blog before- in fact, truth be told I’m not entirely sure what is meant by a blog – where does the word come from, what are its origins? Blo...