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Passing the time in lockdown

April 8th, 2020 · No Comments · Life, Music

Some people are spending this period of lockdown being very creative, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on books and TV they never quite had the time for previously. Others are bored stiff and looking for something to do. But some of us are fortunate (?) enough that they […]

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Its only money

February 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on Its only money · Life

The other day I came across a job. I wasn’t looking, it was one of those e-mails from LinkedIn that says “here’s a job you might be interested in” and I had a little look. It was a job that I could probably do, in my current field of risk management, in an industry that […]

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Books, books and books

February 6th, 2020 · Comments Off on Books, books and books · Life

I seem to have my reading mojo back at last, which is making me very happy indeed. Last year I had stocked up on e-books, expecting to be reading a lot while in hospital and afterwards in recovery, but it turned out that I really didn’t have the mental capacity to read anything more substantial […]

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Best Christmas ever?

December 26th, 2019 · Comments Off on Best Christmas ever? · Life

It is possible that yesterday was the best Christmas ever. It went a bit pear-shaped after midnight when the dog threw up over the bedroom floor, but that was after midnight so doesn’t count. It started with a bit of a lie-in of course. Nothing too excessive, but the sort of thing we could only […]

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Thinking television thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on Thinking television thoughts · Life

I have been watching old episodes of Scorpion on Netflix over the last couple of weeks. It is a very annoying programme for several reasons, but quite entertaining. Apparently it was supposed to be a sort of drama version of Big Bang Theory, but I would have described it as like a group of MacGyvers […]

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Thinking Christmassy thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on Thinking Christmassy thoughts · Life, Music

I don’t think its a secret that I am not a fan of Christmas. I’m not ashamed of that, not proud, it just is what it is. I just don’t get it or buy into all the fuss about it, but ironically I may well enjoy it more than many of the Xmas fanatics because […]

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The great car mystery

October 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on The great car mystery · Life

In an effort to get more steps under my belt I have been walking a lot around the Manor Royal estate. It is supposed to be an industrial estate but the definition of industry is quite loose because you soon notice that a lot of it is given over to retail, specifically the retail of […]

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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

October 10th, 2019 · Comments Off on Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood · Life

Last month I snapped up Trevor Noah’s autobiographical book, Born a Crime while it was the 99p Kindle deal of the day. I kind of regret that because it is very much worth the full price – currently £4.99 The book has two big things going for it: a remarkable story to tell and a […]

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And another thing. Or four.

October 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on And another thing. Or four. · Life

Following on from last night’s moan about the Guardian’s 100 best TV shows, I remembered a few other shows that really should have been in there: Elementary – An alternative to Sherlock with a few twists: being set in New York, Doctor Watson being a woman, Moriarty also being a woman, and Sherlock’s dad heading […]

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Best TV of the 21st Century?

October 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on Best TV of the 21st Century? · Life

The Guardian has been running a series about the so-called best culture of the 21st Century. One of the articles is about the 100 best TV shows of the 21st Century. Now I am no expert in TV and I know this sort of list is designed to stir up controversy, but even so I […]

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