Category Archives: Rants

Unabled

By | Thursday, 11 April 2019

This post contains a story about me, but it isn’t really about me. It also contains my #2Son who is autistic, but it isn’t really about him either. It’s a little bit about some of you.* It’s about the looks and the stares and a bit about what I feel.* * I guess this is,… Read More »

Bollocks to DST BST

By | Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Why we originally adopted DST (Daylight Savings Time) is a mixture of reasons ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Summer_Time) but the actions were rooted in a time of war. I have thought it (un-ironically) a waste of time and an anachronism. It really isn’t needed in modern life, but it never overtly affected me until the last decade or… Read More »

Motorway Brexit Left

By | Thursday, 29 March 2018

Driving along any motorway in England at the moment is an exercise in traffic control and cone watching. Everywhere you see the same sign, ‘upgrading to smart motorways expect delays [until after we leave Europe]’. For like every other malaise that seems to malign this one sceptered isle it is the influence of the EU… Read More »

My Cup

By | Friday, 2 February 2018

Maybe the stresses of the world we all lived through in 2017 (and for a few years before that it feels) are finally getting to us all. Maybe it is the accelerating pace of technology and the number of new branches and innovations that has us confused and bedraggled. Maybe it is because we are… Read More »

“It was the best of times…”

By | Sunday, 31 December 2017

“…it was the worst of times” For those of you in the know the quote is of course from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it may have also been the start to some Victorian Novel by Charles Dickens called Tale of Two somethings-or-another. So why am I using it? Well it is simple,… Read More »

The ‘Approved’ Conundrum

By | Monday, 13 November 2017

There is a well known parents website (whose title suggests a single gendered focus) who have become an increasingly powerful presence and influencer. Quite recently I have noticed with increasing frequency that their awards or recommendations for products are now appearing on the packaging of those products. I have no issue with this happening as… Read More »

Paradise Trilogy

By | Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Paradise Found So if you have hid your head under a rock for the past few days you may have missed the news about the Paradise Papers. This is another large group of financial documents, similar to last year’s Panama Papers, that detail the wonderfully creative avoidance of tax by the mostly super rich. To… Read More »

So Very Busy

By | Thursday, 24 August 2017

There is an old adage that if you want anything done then you should find a busy person and ask them to help… So there are two parts to that. Either they are busy because they are always efficient and can handle a great deal of things, or they are the sort of happy moron… Read More »