A friend shared a Pro-Brefix meme on Facebook, all about the benefits of living outside the EU in Switzerland, but forgot that a mutual friend of ours was Swiss. It didn’t end well.
[It is estimated] that $35 billion is being thrown away, around the world, in the form of poorly chosen Christmas gifts BBC’s 50 Things That Made The Modern Economy – Santa Claus, December 17th 2018 For a number of years now, I’ve asked people, buying me birthday and Christmas gifts, to use my Amazon wish […]
Like last year, instead of the standard ‘year in review’ post, I thought I’d so something different and create a list of “twos” for 2018. These can be 2 good things, 2 bad things or a mixture. But just two.
I’ve had quite a year of reading. Starting for the beginning of the year… The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson The Book of the Year by No Such Thing as a Fish Scott Pilgrim, Volumes 1-6 by Bryan Lee O’Malley Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by […]
The security expert, Troy Hunt, recently Tweeted about his car purchase – a rather fabulous Mercedes… However, he ended up having to defend his choice and justify why he didn’t, instead, buy a Tesla. His arguments are good, particularly because of where he lives, and I’m siding with him myself.
Back in September, I gave up meat. But, in the last week, I’ve gone back. Am I just some snowflake or who can’t stand missing out on bacon? Needless to say, I’m not. The reason I gave up meat in the first place was for health reasons – a mystery (to British doctors) illness keeps […]
With your phone pretty much always with you, the idea of managing everything financially from it doesn’t seem that odd. And there are a lot of credit cards and banks out there that are a lot more integrated than anything you get from a high street bank. Not only are the convenient and very easy […]
Back in May, my eldest daughter, Laura, contacted me to see if I was interested in seeing the tour of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds. I’ve been a fan of the musical since 1989, when I got to play my landladies vinyl copy of it. I later bought it on CD and, since then, […]
Another WordCamp. But this one’s different – I’m not going as a volunteer but as a speaker, to deliver my first ever talk. All the way up in Edinburgh, it’s also going to be the smallest of the WordCamps I’ve attended too. How will the talk go and what is a smaller WordCamp like?
On Monday, one of our (two) cats, Penny, had to be put down. Here’s what I posted to Facebook at the time… Sad news. This morning our elder cat, Penny, had to be put to sleep. It looks as if the prolific mouser ate some rat poison, which kicked in overnight. As with all our […]