How Did I End Up Here?!

Quite by accident, I discovered why I must have lost my fixed IP address – Origin are now part of Talktalk! And …

Network Upgrade

Had been considering moving away from Origin back to AAISP (in spite of the cost) as there seemed to have been funny …

Scorchio

I do get too lazy to blog about things that seem obvious and unforgettable, so I’d better say a bit about this …

Time for a VPN change

Had an alert from ExpressVPN that it was due to renew in 7 days. The renewal price was $99.99, which is totally …

Festivals

There was an article in Yorkshire Live about what we called the Halifax Festival back in 1970. I was there, and it …

WTAF?!

Walking up Greno Crescent, and a white van pulled up. “Do you live around here?”. Thinking they were going to ask for …

Backdoor Jackdaws

Had 3 jackdaws in the back garden this morning – a first. Not sure what they were after, but they were pecking …

Had To Chuckle

Posted on Twitter. Speaks for itself, really!

All Finished

The whole site is now under WordPress and the Elementor plugin (apart from some photo galleries, which I’ve left with Jalbum because …

Avian Activity

Been a bit of a flurry over the past few days. Had 6 collared doves taking advantage of next door’s feeder. Plus …

All Change!

Yet another major change in the website design… God knows how many incarnations it’s had now, but I was impressed by how …

Geosleuth

Decided to try some geolocation detective work on a (“random”…) pic. Australia was the obvious country… Somewhere touristy? So Sydney a good …

We All Reach Our Summit…

I guess mine was Huangshan… the Yellow Mountain… This is about 5900′ (1800 metres), and a long slog to the top! A …

… for the first time in 30 years! “Yes, to dance beneath the diamond skyWith one hand waving free,Silhouetted by the sea,Circled …

Just able to relax in the midday sun…

Covid Lateral Flow Test

Seeing as they’re free, I ordered an LFT kit. Not sure what to make of the fact that the kit comes from …

Collared Doves Doing Well

Amazed to see a flock of 13 or more collared doves in a neighbouring tree this morning. They seemed to have almost …

Daughter In The News

Flyme is getting some well-deserved publicity. This syndicated article appeared in several places, including the mighty Yorkshire Post. (And, no, that’s not …

Double Dutch

Amazon have several free language books available, so I downloaded them. Just opened the Chinese one, and this page does not inspire …

Strange, Isn’t It?

Whenever home and car insurance are coming up for renewal, the amount of daily spam I receive rockets up. I wonder if …