Category: General Blog

These are my normal blog posts.

August 8, 2008

It’s been a while since I wrote about the garden, and things have moved along a bit – some good, some bad. The brassicas suffered terribly this year from the Cabbage White butterfly. Being a novice gardener, I had no idea the effect their caterpillars…

August 8, 2008

When electric/hybrid cars first started appearing, I said they would have to make them artificially noisy, so they wouldn’t increase the chance of road accidents. Seems Lotus agrees with me: The Independent: Introducing the hybrid you can hear “Lotus is developing technology that will put…

August 6, 2008

A couple of years ago, I used to go to The Acoustic Sessions, a monthly acoustic music club in nearby Barnack. Unfortunately, not many other local folk I know seemed interested in going along, and after a while, you get fed up of going on…

August 1, 2008

Unfortunately, this part of the trip wasn’t as successful as the movie. It turned out that Birmingham’s Science Museum is a lot more kiddie oriented than I expected, and young kiddie at that – I’d say in the 8-10 year old range. As such, there…

August 1, 2008

There’s not a lot I can say about this, that others haven’t already said. This was a Batman movie pretty much grounded in a real world Gotham City, in my opinion, unlike the fantasies that have gone before. Heath Ledger did steal the film, but…

August 1, 2008

At the showing of The Dark Knight, they played a trailer for Watchmen, due to be released next year. It looked utterly gorgeous, expecially on Imax. Visuals were spot on perfect, as far as I could see – it was as if the pages from…

July 29, 2008

Have just booked tickets to see The Dark Knight at IMAX in Thinktank, Birmingham. I’m not working on Friday, so I have got a ticket for their midday Planetarium show, then the afternoon looking round the science museum, and some 5-storey-high Batman in the early…

July 29, 2008

I usually have two holidays a year – one for me alone, and another one where I take my mum away for a week. This year, I seem to have skipped my solo holiday – I will probably end up spending it in the garden,…

July 25, 2008

Previous visitors – at least, the observant ones – will have noticed that my old web page has been replaced by a blog. I decided to do this for a number of reasons. The old page had not been updated in a long time. I…