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Gotta Catch Them All

After a hiatus of over 20 years I got another Pirate Lego set for Christmas! My parents tracked down from eBay the one set I was missing from the 1989/90 Pirate range, 6270 “Forbidden Island”. Got all the bits and the original instructions! Flag was a bit borked by I replaced it with a spare […]

Impeccable Timing

This evening I went running for exactly 41 minutes 41 seconds and 41 hundredths of a second.

Compressed Air

Ah, the humble can of compressed air: is there any problem it can’t solve? Just now with his sidekick Henry he managed to repair my dead CPU fan!

Available for a While Longer

Sometimes the single week programmes are on iPlayer is a little too short: (On this. Really good documentary BTW, no hurry to watch it…)

Garden Train Fully Operational

After having fallen into disrepair my parents’ garden train is now up and running! Unfortunately since this photo was taken the viaduct was attacked by a mob of Luddite snails. Said snails became rather ill afterwards. Serves them right.

Sock Disaster

I have previously congratulated running sock manufacturers on their clear labelling of left and right socks. However, I unfortunately managed to bring two right running socks back home to Hastings which I can assure you is much worse than having two ambiguous unlabelled socks.

Swindon

Ah, Swindon. Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting that mythical Wiltshire town? I know I certainly have since I started walking along the ridgeway last week. So armed with maps and ample supplies I returned by bus to where I’d left off last time and headed west. It’s a primal landscape dotted with iron age hill […]

Bargain

Massive discounts at Argos!

Mel Smith

Was genuinely saddened to hear of Mel Smith’s recent death :(. So many memories of watching his shows as a child.

Eurovision

Sadly not the best selection of songs this year. However I did rather like this little ditty from Romania. You have to wait a little while for him to get going…