This might sound like a cryptic crossword clue but it’s not. Waiting at London’s Kings Cross Station station for a homebound train to Yorkshire earlier in week I decided to buy some lunch for the train journey. By chance I picked up a fruit drink sweetened with honey from a start up ethical company who […]Read More Just bee cause!
The city of Bristol in the south west corner of the UK has got a lot going for it. Lots of waterways and restored industrial buildings, elegant Georgian squares, and more rejuvenation of old buildings into new residences and places for leisure than you would ever think sustainable for what is only the UK’s 10th […]Read More Tap here to help!
The country singer Lee Ann Womack probably isn’t on any of my itunes playlists. However fate, a.k.a. music shuffle, determined that I would listen to her ‘signature’ hit “Dance” the other day. When I am travelling by air, I end up listening to a lot of my music that I have amassed in iTunes. The […]Read More Glass half full
You cannot teach an old dog new tricks is a well used idiom in the English language. I am not sure if it exists in other languages but it probably translates quite well as compared with more confusing expressions such as ‘this is the exception that proves the rule’ , or even more confusingly ‘pardon […]Read More New tricks for old dog….
My early memories of recycling as a child in the UK in the not very environmentally focussed 1970’s were confined to old newspapers collected by the scouts to raise their funds, returnable lemonade bottles returned by myself to raise my funds and my parents ever growing compost heap to raise the local methane levels. Fast […]Read More You may be recycling more than you think…
This is not my first post about Parkrun, and normally I might be a little wary about focussing on this personal interest of mine too frequently ..but for this particular post..I make no apologies. Parkrun, for those not in the know is a weekly timed run in literally hundreds of locations across the UK and […]Read More The biggest gift, the lowest price
To the non Latin speaker, this is probably a fancy fish restaurant in a trendy part of town, but to those who have learnt a few such useful phrases of this ancient language, it of course means seize the day. To regular readers of my blog, I am a big exponent of grab it while […]Read More Carpe Diem
The RHS or Royal Horticultural Society creates an image of an aged botanist, carefully crafting a selected rose for an ancient vase in a royal palace. You could be forgiven for thinking this and to those of us resident in the UK the prefix royal will often create an assumption of exclusive, high end and […]Read More Blooming lovely…if you can wait until 2020
My grandfather was a doctor and naturally inquisitive and always striving to learn more. Even with something as simple as looking up a word in the dictionary he said you should whilst the book is open read the entry above and the entry below. In this way you will learn more things, admittedly maybe not […]Read More The bees knees….
Computer gaming (as in playing online games, rather than putting the contents of one’s bank account, plus your shirt, on 13 Black in online roulette) is one of the worlds most popular pastimes. People often tag gamers as geeks but we need to look beyond the stereotype and challenge this. The Oxford English dictionary definition […]Read More Gamers doing good!