For the majority of the time I find myself sleeping late at night and getting up late here in the Philippines. Some of it is to do with the weather and it being easier to work at night. Other reasons include the fact I have most of my ideas while I am asleep so wake up wanting to write or do something constructive. The last few days though have been a bit different due to suffering with a bit of a cold/flu type virus which has made me tired a lot where I am sleeping at least twice a day, only advantage to this though is I have been waking up around 4.30am most days and not only being able to work in a cool quiet working environment but get to see the neighbourhood wake up around me. The first bit of noise in the morning is the beat of the drums in the distance which is normally tied to the start of a fiesta somewhere (there always seems to be one going on). Then the put-put of an old motorcycle as someone heads off to work around 6am just before the roosters start crowing all over the neighbourhood. What I find entertaining is the peacefulness as very little else is going on you never hear raised voices just the brushing of brooms as people clean the front of their houses and people heading off to work. A little different to life in the UK where I would be heading off to work around 4.30am with a cold car and light still hasn’t shone. The only people I would see along the way are truck drivers on the motorway and the only noise is coming from Radio 2 as I would head off towards London.