At Times Lacking Purpose

Why did I, fifteen years ago start a blog? A valid question. The blog grew organically out of the new to post updates about my personal website. I switched from posting rather limited sentences on which content had been updated to rambling on about my life at large. Looking back it was a way to […]

Detailing Utopia

Remember cleaning your family car with your Dad? This is one of many rights of passage as a youngster. Perhaps not your Dad, maybe your Uncle, older brother, a cousin (male or female). Perhaps your mother, I have known many petrol head females in my time and still do! I can accurately predict the process […]

The Woman Next Door

It is not every day you get a letter from the sitting Prime Minister. I suppose it does help that her constituency is next door and I drive across the boundary each working day. A couple of words of advice to her well-drilled campaign team. Firstly I expect the Conservatives to be better informed to […]

Software Will Rule The Earth

At times I struggle to decide the most suitable home for a blog post. Do I really want to bore my readers with a geeky rambling on some niche piece of tech. My professional site, as rarely as I find the time to update, does have a now semi abandoned blog (or should that be […]

Sleeping With The Enemy

Do you stare at your smartphone in bed before you finally drift off to sleep? I too, am guilty as charged Your Honour! Now blue light is affecting our brains and wellbeing in multiple ways and as this is a recent phenomenon, research continues but the signs are not good. Therefore after many years of […]

Identity Crisis

Spotted this Saturday afternoon while in The Peel Centre car park. This proud badge was on a car, (a lime FocusĀ Fusion I believe) owned by a middle aged couple. Probably what you expect to see in the light of Brexit and the whipped up nationalist feelings which are being harnessed across not just our country […]

Clarkson Parking

Car proud. Is that a thing? It must be, because house proud is a thing! Back in late July 2013, a few days after starting at my new (and I would like to add happily current) employer somebody scratched my car door. This was not a minor misdemeanour. They had scrapped paintwork clear off my […]

Streaming Paradise

It is my nature. I like to hoard. Having mp3 (or more recently FLAC) files stored on my server, laptop and mp3 player fills me with self satisfied contentment. Now, no matter what happens to the CD in the car, the mp3 player in my laptop rucksack or (God forbid) my laptop, there will always […]

The Listening Bank

While in primary school, we were given some rather basic lessons (perhaps only one) on finance. Martin Lewis would have been proud that we were offered at least something. Put some money in your bank account. The bank will use that money to invest in enterprise and earn you interest on the money you saved. […]