What is it with modern British society? While I admit that I am no angel, I do believe that, in general, I’m fairly easy going, so why is it that I now seem to be in dispute with both sets of neighbours? The first dispute started almost as soon as… Continue reading
Did it h*ll. I looked around and discovered another four months had skittered past without any more posts. Nemmind. Maybe it’s just that I don’t have anything much to say? People who know me will, of course, refuse to believe this. Still: it’s a post… Of sorts!
I was quite shocked to discover that I started this blog five years ago last November. Quite a lot had happened since. One thing that hasn’t happened is my postings getting any more frequent! Seven months since the last one. Ho-hum One thing that has changed is that I am… Continue reading
Actually, a few days more than a year. So, what’s happened during this time? The Middle East: The Arab Spring seems to have degenerated into winter. Most of the countries that threw off their old dictators seem to be squabbling about which new dictator is going to replace them. It… Continue reading
Good grief: it’s a whole year since my last post (well, technically, a year less a day)… Quite a lot has happened out there in the wide world – quite a lot of it not too good: The Arab Spring has degenerated in quite a few countries to the (if… Continue reading
Time for some venting… A Review of the Russell Hobbs ‘Advanced Cyclonic’ vacuum cleaner (Model No. 14720) We’ve had this device for some time now. For a product of one of Britain’s leading appliance manufacturers, it’s a surprisingly crap design. First, what’s good about it: It was fairly cheap It’s… Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, we spent a few days in Oxford, seeing the sights. We stayed in the Falcon Hotel/B&B in Abingdon Road. Not a bad place and cheaper than we expected. Most usefully, it’s within walking distance of the City Centre – or at least, it started off… Continue reading
Yes, it’s spring again, and the Chaffinches are squabbling. After the rather dreadful winter (spiced up by regular invasions of rats driven to desperation by the cold – they loved our compost heap – and the little gifts I left them…) life is slowly returning to the garden: this morning,… Continue reading