Category Archives: Personal

Free stuff, but at a price. Time to call in … The Cable Slayer

I like it when companies offer to give me free things, especially when it’s things that I can actually make use of. So when I was offered the chance to have a couple of new armoured USB cables, I leapt at … Continue reading

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Cows. Just how much do we know about them?

So according to the latest Waitrose milk advert, their cows spend at least 120 days out of the year, grazing. Awesome, they’re cows. Grazing is what cows do. But hang on, that’s ALL that cows ever do. Surely they should … Continue reading

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The Yuletide Cacophony

We approach the festive period, sometimes with excitement, often with dread but always with the familiar realisation that some traditions never change. Even the things that some love to hate, would be missed if they made no appearance at all. … Continue reading

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I never claimed to be Byron

When the world conspires to spoil your day, When the world wants to chide every word you say; Raise a smile, raise your game, give a shrug and shout “Hey, Nowt’s gonna bring me down on National Poetry Day”. National … Continue reading

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My default state is ‘shall_i_cook=no’. But then I had a beer!

I have never enjoyed cooking, I just don’t get it. But then I’m not really a creative person. I don’t paint, I don’t write great prose and I don’t really draw (this is about all I can manage): So really … Continue reading

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Sleeping on a welcome bomb

So it’s been pointed out to me that I’m now basically sleeping on a bomb. This doesn’t worry me, in fact it’s rather comforting. Now before those lovely chaps in black jump out of helicopters and land on the roof … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I’m misunderstood you know!

Occasionally, although very rarely, I mistakenly get misunderstood. It can happen very easily as the following example from earlier today clearly demonstrates: Waitress : (in the cafe where I was quietly enjoying a cup of coffee, who was attending to … Continue reading

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