Archive of: On life in general

Hallowe'en and unexpected Google ranking

Last year, I posted to this blog about how in the North-East we carved turnips and not pumpkins for our Hallowe’en lanterns. On checking my webserver logs this evening I discovered a strange increase in traffic (especially strange since I’ve not updated for ages). The reason for my [...]

Sigh ...

Our friends in Reform are at it again – giving the press something to write about by denouncing the Archbishop as a prostitute; Kings College Chapel as a “Temple to Paganism”; and having the usual go at women Priests.

The problem as I see it, is not that this [...]

Baby Zeldman

Best wishes to Jeffrey Zeldman and Carrie Bickner on the birth of their baby, Ava Marie.

“Babies are such a nice way to start people” – Don Herold

On being a volunteer

I sit on two committees as a volunteer, there are a lot of similarities between the two committees, both have buildings and people to consider, both have funding issues that need to be considered before even the smallest action is taken and both are made up of mainly volunteers along [...]


If you are reading this you are seeing the new incarnation of which is now running on WordPress. I have to say how impressed I am with the simplicity of the WordPress install and the ease with which it imported all of the Movable Type posts and comments.

I’ve [...]

Spam spam spam spam

I haven’t disappeared from the face of the earth, or run my car into a tree, however September has been crazy so far. I’ve also been a bit fed up with the amount of spam being posted to this blog and every time I have intended to post I have [...]

Driving test

This afternoon I passed my driving test on my first attempt – yay! I went out this evening for my first drive on my own … only caught myself asking the passenger seat if I was ok to go once. I’ve had my own car for quite a while now [...]


We’ve been on holiday for a week, down to Devon in the UK, land of cream teas and Dartmoor ponies. It was good fun, although I was rather glad to get back to broadband after suffering with a laptop and dialup internet connection for a week!

I am a car owner

Despite the fact that I haven’t passed (or even attempted) my driving test yet, I am now the proud owner of a shiny red Ford KA. Learning to drive without having a car to practice in was making the process lengthy and expensive as the only driving experience I was [...]


We went geocaching today to try out my GPS device and found two caches! They both contained travel bugs, which are items with dog tags that have a unique tracking number attached, and we now need to move these items on in their journeys by placing them in [...]

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