On what’s written on things

I had a momentous day recently. One of those days that only comes around every few years if you are me. I had spent a few days doing what is one of my favourite things in the world to do and the culmination of those efforts was for me to email a colleague and say […]

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I’m on the phone!

I’ve got one of those smart phone things. Not a silly one which the people who really want an iPhone have, but a proper iPhone and not just any iPhone but the 5, the top of the range one that can carry about 20,000 songs on it and all of the internet, plus some films. […]

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On Advertising

I heard someone the other day say “the bloody ad’s ruined it” while discussing some television program or other they found enthralling but was interrupted a number of times by breaks for advertising messages. They, as so many do, describe advertising as a whole with an expletive attached, which is a shame. There is much […]

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Signs of the times, Redux!

This is just a nonsense post to keep the pages ticking over or people will think I have run out of ideas. Well I have but lets keep up the illusion I have something worth saying on a reasonably frequent basis. If you knew me in person you would know that the gaps in my […]

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Birthday post, nothing to do with my blogs birthday

It’s my blogs 1st Birthday today. That’s 18/06/2012 if you are reading this any other day. If you are thinking of doing one of your own, or are just a blog fan. I’ll start with why I started. 18 months ago I couldn’t have contemplated doing this. I was not in a great place in […]

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Keeping up appearances.

I have an awful lot of clothing, for a bloke. I’m talking 53 shirts, 22 pairs of trousers, 9 blazers, half a dozen suits, 12 overcoats or jackets. That’s just the stuff hanging up. I also have drawers full of folded things. I also have a lot of shoes, at least 2 dozen pairs of […]

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Paid to have an opinion.

I would really like to be paid to have an opinion. Imagine getting to do that for a living or even for pocket money? We are surrounded, nay, bombarded by a cacophony of visual and audio stimulation. The formal visual representation of this is often known as art, although some people just spray it on walls. Still […]

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Its a kids toy not a danger to life and limb!

 People are always banging on about the ‘elf & Safety’ Nazi’s and how it’s all gone mad. We have lot’s of good examples in the papers every day of some beaurocrat jobsworth at some council or other ruining everyone’s fun by making them put a guard on a circular saw or some such nonsense. We mutter about […]

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