Category Archives: writing

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 »

Do You Drink?

By | Monday, 18 February 2019

In pretty much every medical conversation I have had over the last few years the same questuion is always asked, ‘do you drink’ and the same set of answers appear in my head but I never use them. I always answer fairly plainly and honestly as the flippancy will not help. However it is there……

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 »

Wrimo Time

By | Wednesday, 1 November 2017

It is that time of year again the National Novel Writing Month, or nanowrimo as it is known to its participants. As usual Leigh Keating and I will be joining in on the madness and frustration that makes up this event. In previous years I have both won and lost (winning is writing 50,000 words… Read More »

Ere I am J.H.

By | Tuesday, 1 August 2017

[Last night, Monday 31st July, we scattered my friends ashes in a small ceremony near Friar’s Crag on Derwent Water in the Lake District. I naturally took the opportunity to write some more about her to share with the people who attended. It is reprinted here for everyone else.] In Terry Gilliam’s seminal film Brazil… Read More »

Granada On

By | Friday, 28 July 2017

About Granada, Spain: tips and tricks for the urban explorer, extended visitor or people simply living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. (This is a review I posted to Amazon Kindle about this book, I liked it enough that I thought it also belonged here – go buy the book) A… Read More »