Category Archives: Technology

Abandon hope all ye that enter here I


Recently we unintentionally acted on some sound property advice: always buy the cheapest house in the best street. Well not literally as it’s an apartment not a house and not in a street either but a harbour side development. Oh, … Continue reading

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Roland Garros


Inspiration has many sources for my weekly scribbling’s; the impending French Grand Slam tennis tournament lead my dear wife Katherine to mention she needed some facts to Twitter out as part of her job at William Hill. So quicker than … Continue reading

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All Change


Some things seem to have been around for forever; The Queen, Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs, and of course old Fergie himself. I was just 20 when he first took over as manager of Manure, sorry Man Utd. Now 26 years … Continue reading

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Memories on Wheels


30 years ago I started a game keeping apprenticeship. The only problem was that it meant a daily 18.5 mile each way cycle ride (yes I measured it). I bought an ancient Honda C90 scooter and what an evil contraption … Continue reading

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People Power


2012  ended with the Mayan prophecy luckily unfulfilled; yet just a few weeks later a meteorite the size of a double decker bus exploded above Siberia injuring hundreds. A few hours later and the spin of the Earth would have … Continue reading

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Curiosity may kill the cat


‘Man make fire’ is a favourite saying of mine when lighting the barbecue. 800,000 years ago early humans mastered the art of making fire by rubbing sticks together and cracking flints together. This kept them warm plus they could cook … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new modern world


During my 20s and 30s  I always hankered after the latest gadgets. In the early 90s mobilephones started to take off (not literally) and Orange was launched in 1994 with just one phone the Nokia 2140. I proudly sported the now … Continue reading

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