Month: March 2013

March 27, 2013

My office chair was coming to the end of its life. The gas lift was beginning to fail, although that could be replaced/repaired, but it was also getting a bit grubby with daily use. Then a wheel fell off! It hasn’t done badly – I’ve…

March 25, 2013

In the news today is the “bicycle crash” interview between Boris Johnson and the BBC’s Eddie Mair. Mair’s interview concluded: “Aren’t you in fact – making up quotes, lying to your party leader, wanting to be part of someone being physically assaulted – you’re a…

March 23, 2013

Just caught this 2007 film – ”The Man From Earth”. A low budget movie that – from the description – I didn’t expect to want to sit through, but the script – by the late Jerome Bixby – was actually quite enthralling. No action at…

March 22, 2013

A great little video someone shot of red kites visiting their garden, after they had thrown our some croissants for their chickens. Action starts at about a minute, but watch the thing from the start – it’s worth the wait.

March 20, 2013

Sometimes it is nice to have a semi-random source of phrases to draw from when writing lyrics. I have been known to use magnetic poetry, and even wrote a song – Lodestone – to celebrate this method. But today I found something new – using…

March 20, 2013

Not a new youtube video, but one that greatly amused me when I came across it. I am still not completely convinced whether it was genuine or a wind-up, but I fear that people can *really* be that stupid. Plus a follow-up.

March 19, 2013

An old friend of mine from Brighton, who now lives in Ireland, is visiting her dad next week. As it happens, I have next week booked as holiday (for various reasons), so I am stealing a couple of days from my plans, and popping down…

March 16, 2013

Just had a fairly fraught trip from Peterborough to Glasgow and back, where – in addition to bad weather – my TomTom (Go Live 1005 World Edition) refused to see any satellites whatsoever. I tried various things, numerous times, including a reboot and a complete…

March 5, 2013

It shouldn’t be necessary, but I have added a copyright notice to my crossposts. This isn’t through any inflated ego, or delusions of grandeur. It is simply that I have discovered sites that are taking my content, putting it on their own website, to make…

March 3, 2013

For some time this blog (and the livejournal crosspost of it) has been a real mixture of stuff, which has nothing in common, except that it all interests me. Science fiction, music, boardgames, food, plus the trivia of the day, and my life. As a…

March 1, 2013

Before I foolishly got distracted with my new guitar-toy, I had plans for today. Following on from a previous post, I spent an evening earlier this week, googling for likely alternate food retailers. It was a surprisingly long list, and I intended to check a…

March 1, 2013

Some of you more experienced guitarists may have come across this already (the really experienced guitarists may not need it!); but I recently acquired a Flexi-Capo, and I am having a lot of fun with it. It does the same kind of job as a…