Just bee cause!

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 […]

Tap here to help!

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 […]

Glass half full

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 […]

New tricks for old dog….

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 […]

You may be recycling more than you think…

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 […]

The biggest gift, the lowest price

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 […]

Carpe Diem

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 […]