In 1998 I left management consulting to follow what turned out to be an optimistic attempt to ride the “dot com” wave and set up a mobile phone network. Before I joined Capital One Communications, I took my airmiles and bought a ticket to Mexico for a holiday with my great friend Nick and his lovely girlfriend ( now wife!) Sonya. For some reason (bearings have never been a strength of mine) I thought it would be nice to visit chile “on my way home “! It was almost as long a flight from Mexico City to Santiago as London to Mexico City! But I loved my week in chile travelling from Santiago to the beautiful Lake District north of Patagonia. The photos of me beside one of the lakes, has a volcano in the background which I had climbed with a group to the snow line the day before.