Time to quit…. smoking that is.

I used to run. I started when I was doing karate, to top up my fitness and, if I had a break from training, to get myself back in a condition to cope with long tough karate sessions. Life got in the way, I haven’t done karate for many years and I miss it. Maybe […]

Sunrise E-Cigarette – reviewed.

Those who know me, know I don’t smoke. Tim, on the other hand,does. Not in the house, not ostentatiously, but daily, and expensively. So for today’s review, I’m handing the blog over to him. Tim: My credentials as a reviewer? I have smoked for over 40 years, and smoke about 17 cigarettes a day, I […]

Lands’ End Wool Pea Coat – review.

I am not really a coat person. I don’t like being muffled and winter coats I have tried on in the past have always felt like I was being suffocated with blankets. My staple has always been lightweight stuff, most recently a Paramo windproof, waterproof fleece. So, when the Lands’ End Wool Pea Coat arrived […]

Stay Away

“UN nuclear monitors have advised Japan to consider expanding the evacuation zone around the stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. An exclusion zone with a radius of 20km (12 miles) is currently in place but the UN says safe radiation limits have been exceeded 40km away. … … The US and UK earlier advised […]

Happy St Edmund's Day

Have a great day today, celebrating the feast day of England’s patron saint, St Edmund The Martyr  

The Last Piece Of Chocolate Cake Scenario

There it is, on the table, it is a chocolate cake, a good chocolate cake. There is only one piece left. You want it. I reckon there are four types of people. Selfish You want that last piece. The challenge is to persuade everyone else to let you have it. If the room is empty […]

Rubbish Christmas 2010 – Must Have Christmas Tree

It is rare to find an item which is thoroughly awful in concept, tacky in execution and utterly ugly. But then, there is always The Range. This year, they are offering a 170cm Cascading Snow Tree – Black, a snip at £99.99. This ghastly piece of festive tat awaits you at your local store, or […]

Rubbish Christmas 2010

Rubbish Christmas is back! I would say it was by popular demand, but it isn’t. For all the noobs out there who who haven’t partaken – this is Rubbish Christmas. And we are off to a flying start with not one but two suggestions as to how you can delight your nearest and not-so-dearest this […]

A Bit About PR

I have never been much of a fan of PR. For one thing, I would like to see truly local MPs, for another, in the past I had fallen for the “you will never get strong government” line. However, looking at the opinion polls this weekend, I think, makes it clear that we have to […]

Shape Of Things To Come

Scientists from Rand Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a “home computer” could look in the year 2004. However, the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now […]

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