Mar 03

I’m Back Again (Reprise)

Well a couple of eventful weeks. First my  hard disk finally gives up the ghost so I bring forward the date of buying a brand spanking new computer, and then, before I really have a chance to play with it, I have an unscheduled winter break courtesy of the NHS.

Nothing too serious. Just some bacteria that had decided that some part of me near the throat was a good place to set up home. Needed a bit of help from the NHS bailiffs to evict them.

No internet, no TV for 5 days. How did I cope? Well, after the initial panic and shock, reasonably well. But more of those adventures later.

Anyway, I got back home about 7.20 pm and am now playing catchup in a major way. Thank you, thank you On Demand TV. Mainly BBC iPlayer at the moment but the others will get their turn in due course.


Feb 16

Nous Sommes du Soleil

We are of the Sun

This post title is taken from a track on the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes.

Actually the full title is Ritual: Nous Sommes du Soleil which is even more apt as I am sure if I lived in those far gone times I would have been a Sun Worshipper.

We are of the Sun.  I really like this phrase, both literally and figuratively true.

And isn’t it wonderful to see it again.

The irony of it is, because it is still low in the sky and because of the aspect of my room the first thing I have to do before using my computer is close the curtains.

Apr 14

The Joy Of Spring

At last a day that looks and feels like spring, in fact, it’s quite glorious and fills me with joy.

It looks like my winter beard will have to come off soon. I must take some pictures of it though. I haven’t grown one in years and it will be interesting to compare with the last one when I had no grey hairs.

May 23

Me, I’m Just a Lawnmower

– you can tell me by the way I walk

Great to see the sunny weather back again after all this time. I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since that great start to spring and the intervening near wintry weather we have had in between.

I spent lunchtime on a bench in the park basking in the sun surrounded by the lovely smell of new mown grass.

Mar 30

Back To Winter

Oh well, that’s British weather for you. From the balmy weather we’ve been having that wouldn’t have been out of place in summer to winter again.

Have I ever said how much I hate winter? Most probably. If I had the money I would spend the winter somewhere warm maybe coming back for Christmas and New Year.

Mar 21

Spring Is Sprung

Amazing. The vernal equinox was yesterday marking the official start of spring and the weather has turned warm and the sun is out. From winter woollies to shirt sleeves in just one day. I hope we might actually have  decent spring this year.

Aug 06

Ice, Ice Baby

I saw this on Facebook and just had to share it here


Vodka and ice will ruin your kidneys.

Rum and ice will ruin your liver.

Whiskey and ice will ruin your heart.

Gin and ice will ruin your brain.

Coke and ice will ruin your teeth……

Apparently ice is lethal!!! Warn all your friends: Lay off the ice!! Copy & paste this immediately, it can save a life!!!……STUPID ICE!!!!