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I am not a nerd, but…

December 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

After a full day (0930 to 1930) doing interviewing for the local Labour party, and after getting a late dinner and going out for a walk with the dogs, it was time to unwind, reading a bit of the book I just started. I turned the page and the top of the next page started […]

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Golden arches over London

November 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I have spent the last couple of days visiting London for some meetings. On Tuesday I was in Stratford, practically in the shadow of West Ham’s stadium and on Wednesday I was at St Katherine’ Dock. So much has changed since I was last in London and compared to when I used to live there […]

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Kindness of strangers

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

With all the doom, gloom, mayhem, and atrocity in the world at the moment It is worth pointing out that not everybody is bad. Last week our boy lost his wallet in the leisure park. He only realised when he was sat down to eat with his kids and assumed he dropped it in the […]

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The car in front

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on The car in front · Life

I think I remember that there used to be a series of adverts with the punchline “the car in front is a Toyota”. Yesterday I drove about 250 miles, mostly on motorways, which is about 250 miles more than I would normally drive in a day and I realised that the old adverts were actually […]

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Accident waiting to happen

September 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Life

I am starting to think that Jayne and I are both a bit accident prone. Just recently I have concussed myself on a kitchen cupboard door and stabbed myself with a fork while washing up.  I have also taken chunks out of my leg twice manouevering my bicycle around the house. And I don’t want […]

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The wheels on the casegoround and round

September 9th, 2017 · Comments Off on The wheels on the casegoround and round · Life

Ryanair got in the news again this week (BBC) and for a change I think I sort of agree with one of their policies. Sort of. Basically they want passengers to check wheeled suitcases into the hold rather than have them in the cabin. I have never flown with Ryanair, but I have been on […]

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Three little words

September 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Three little words · Life, Technology

I am finding the website what3words.com endlesslessly fascinating, especially the map part of it. Basically it is a concept for a geolocation system. The whole world is overlaid with a grid of 3-metre squares and each square has a unique name made up from a combination of three randomly-assigned words. The idea is to have […]

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Nothing new

September 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Nothing new · Life, Work

The other day at work I was really chuffed for a couple of hours. Chuffed because I came up with a phrase that I was really pleased with. Only a couple of hours because I Googled my newly-coined term and found that it was not so new after all, and several places were already using […]

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Spoonbenders

August 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on Spoonbenders · Life

I just finished reading a book called Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. The paperback is out in May 2018 but it is available in hardback or for the Kindle now. There are two things that you can put in a book description to make me run a mile. If the description starts with “One woman’s journey..” […]

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Sweet Sixteen

August 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on Sweet Sixteen · Life

Today Jayne and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. It was really strange because we practically eloped when we got married, and last year we renewed our vows and had the party we didn’t have fifteen years before, so this year felt more like a first anniversary. We didn’t really think at all about the […]

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