We Used To Drive To The Castle

We Used To Drive To The Castle

2020 will doubtless spawn any number of opinion pieces and spraff, would be remiss of me not to join in in some fashion. That said, I’m not really trying to make a point. This is simply to record 2020 through more recent eyes rather than let it drift off into a...
I am a student again

I am a student again

My last day as a student was 11th July 1991. Almost 30 years later, I am a student again, this time with the Open University. A few years ago my friend from University, Gordon McNeilly, suddenly and sadly died. Gordon was, in my life, unique. An incredible brain...
Favourite New Music of 2017

Favourite New Music of 2017

There is a realisation. It doesn’t come on right away, it approaches slowly – like a ferry. The wonders of blogging, there’s no one around to complain about my similes. The realisation is most evident if you use something like last.fm. You notice...
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To my surprise, this blog is now 10 years old. We shouldn’t be surprised by the passing of time but we always are. It’ll be 11 years old next year, can you imagine? The surprise comes in a number of forms. It sounds a little odd that something as new and...
Games to Entertain Children While Travelling

Games to Entertain Children While Travelling

I love to travel. I love my children. But there have been occasions, as every parent will confirm, that the two don’t always go well together. Over the years, we came up with a few simple games to pass the time and keep them/us amused. They don’t need any...
What’s Behind You? A Google Street View Game

What’s Behind You? A Google Street View Game

My daughter and I came up with a game. It’s a bit like some of the Google Street View quizzes online but is more personal, interactive and for multiple people. It is very simple. On a suitable computing device of your choice, navigate to a location on Street...