Category Archives: Diary

Rubik’s Cube

By | Sunday, 17 February 2019

In today’s WTF conversation with #1Son we have the following gem: #1Son: Life is Like a Rubik’s Cube. Me: (busy reading a news page looks up) okay, I’ll bite, go on, and? #1Son: It’s ten-sided. And that dear reader is when he left me and I was left stupified. It’s a new day in the… Read More »

Pleasantly Surprised

By | Friday, 15 February 2019

I really want to start with some long rant, a diatribe, a gripe about being forced, nay obligated, to watch my child murder some popular hits and showtunes as part of some gods-this-cost-how-much event. But I can’t. Crap. I enjoyed it.‘Some context if you please, Darling’.Tonight I attended the Young Voices Choir event at the… Read More »

A Year of Effort

By | Monday, 1 January 2018

Over the past year I have been publishing results of my attempts to get fitter. Let’s be honest, tweet, blog, vlog, facebook and all. I have had Zombie’s chasing me around parks and updates in the wee hours from the gym. It started almost a year ago (I started on the 6th January 2017 but… Read More »

2017 Goals and Aims

By | Wednesday, 8 March 2017

I have spoken at some length in a previous post (see http://www.markkeating.me.uk/2016/11/11/the-me-me-goal/ ) about one side of goals, which i called the ‘me goal’ a form of internal embiggening[1] yourself. Today i am going to speak about my goals for 2017. Well not all of them. And this is not a continuation of the previous post just I… Read More »

The Prepared Mind

By | Saturday, 28 February 2015

I love this particular saying: > Chance favours the prepared mind I love it because my mind is rarely in a state of preparedness, or at least that’s how I feel about it. However this is misleadibng as i know it is, to at least some degree. take today. After a great week of good… Read More »

Custom Converse Sneakers

By | Tuesday, 11 March 2014

11 March 2014 I recently ordered some custom Converse sneakers (Plimsolls to us Brits), some indy-Chucks, from the Converse website and last night they arrived. I wanna go squeee and cover you all in my squeedom love. They are Batman designs with Batman on one shoe and Harley Quinn on the other, purple laces with… Read More »

Chicago Hates Me

By | Sunday, 2 June 2013

1st June 2013 Over the Atlantic near Canada This morning I awoke at four forty to start the long day of travel that would see me arrive at Austin, Texas for this years YEt Another Perl Conference, North America. The journey would be a drive to the airport, Manchester, an eight hour flight to Chicago,… Read More »

Today’s fun image

By | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Holy duck look at the size of the crack in the windscreen of the taxi I am in. This specific post was created using WordPress for Android on a mobile phone. This explains but not excuses any incorrect or unusual typography, brevity or formatting.

Driving Time

By | Monday, 6 May 2013

Since I passed my test last year in October, and gained my Blue Car in November, I have racked up a modest ten thousand miles driving. I have now started to learn the nuances of the car and if I leave in good time am able use soft acceleration and gentle braking to help preserve… Read More »