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 […]

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 […]

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 well-being 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 Focus 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 […]

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. […]

2016A

In an alternative timeline, Bernie Saunders would be President Elect, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland would be remaining part of the EU; Arsenal would have tipped Leicester to claim their 4th Premier League title in May. We can always look at things and wonder what could have been. I do this […]

A Positive Influence

In my humble opinion, everybody should have a blog! I suppose you could consider this the contemporary equivalent that everybody should write a novel. While the barriers to getting a book written and published have reduced in recent times, it is still far easier to setup a free blog and be up and running within […]