I did have another bright idea, but a far more boring one, and for a change quite a practical one. When you are delivering leaflets for a political party, or canvassing, you get to see a lot of places and you get to see them on foot rather than just driving past, so you notice […]
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November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Life
I had a bright idea yesterday. As usual I discovered that somebody else had it first and is already selling it – suitcases with your own photos on them. Hardly surprising really. You can get your own photos on bank cards, mousemats, mugs and all sorts of things, so it was only a matter of […]
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November 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Life, Music
WinZip is a program that takes a file on your computer and magically compresses it so that it uses less space, while still retaining all the information in it. At least it seemed pretty magical when its predecessor appeared back in the DOS days and hard drive space was tiny and expensive by today’s standards. […]
I have a new competitor: one of my sisters has just started a WordPress.com blog for book reviews at bd13books.wordpress.com. Should be worth keeping an eye on. Its like the Milibands all over again, but without the public attention!
October 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Life
Well the holiday in Egypt went well. I can’t belive it is all over and we are back to work – I suppose you could say I am in denial (geddit?). Sorry about that. Couldn’t resist it. Anyway, we had a great two weeks, bookended by two extremely dull Easyjet flights. I can live with […]
September 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Life
…in October. Jayne and I are off to Egypt tomorrow for our first holiday in two years and are obviously very excited about it. The only fly in the ointment is worrying about how the dogs will react to us not being around for so long. Frankie is house-, dog, and cat-sitting and Charlie will […]
September 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Life
It has been a bit of a hectic weekend, with three overnight guests on Saturday and the whole family here on Sunday, for the first time ever. Jayne has been a bit tense and panicky all week in anticipation, but it all went very well.
Soon after my scribblings about CVs I found that somebody I know has not only had a bright idea about CVs but has actually done something about it. She has done her own CV as an infographic: It is certainly eye-catching, though it would probably be more successful in jobs that are in some sort […]
It only struck me yesterday, but there is something terribly ironic about all those adverts on TV with the Welsh opera singer, the meerkats and the little number plate-checking robot. All those adverts have one thing in common: they are trying to build up brand awareness and brand loyalty with the public. All the companies’ […]
September 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Life
The other day I started to prepare for our impending hoday by stocking up on some reading matter. Our last holiday was a bit of a disaster in that department: Jayne took one book, thinking it would last her but finished it after a couple of days. I thought I was better prepared with my […]