Storm Dennis?

Things all got rather weird yesterday afternoon. Lost internet, so went through the usual router reboot, and it came back – for …

Browsers Again

Been getting a bit pissed off with Firefox being so resource-hungry, so I’ve now switched to Brave as my main browser and …

Windows 10 1903

Hmm… After 3 months of trying and failing to install the 1903 update, Windows suddenly decides it can install it… Surprisingly, it …

Amazing View From Kinder!

Not my photo, just amazed that it’s ever possible to see Snowdonia from Kinder. In all my times walking on Kinder, I …

The Decline Of Grenoside

Went to post a parcel yesterday only to discover that the Post Office has closed down! No notice, but brown paper inside …

Thanks For The Warning!

Twitter telling me the Sûreté are after me?

Tracklogs Has Gone

Tried to visit the tracklogs website last week, only to find that it no longer exists: domain still registered with 1&1 till …

Pennine Way Rethink

Having watched Dean Read’s vlog of the Pennine Way 2019, I’m having a rethink about the glories of doing the Pennine Way. …

Enough Of What3words

Well, What3words did seem like a great idea, but it’s proprietary and I’m not comfortable with that or their marketing strategy. So, …

Fickle As Ever

Having plumped for Tracklogs and discounted Memory Map, I realised it would still be nice to have OS25 maps for the whole …

Digital Mapping (Update)

After a couple of weeks using Tracklogs, I’m happy with it. I haven’t gone for the full OS25 set yet because (a) …

Digital Mapping

After many years of relying on “a version” of Memory Map for plotting walk routes, I’m venturing into new territory. Richard has …

Almost 4 weeks since I could be bothered to cut the lawns, and the back one has rapidly turned into a meadow! …

Used 1stchoice1stclass taxis to get to Manchester for the first time. Very professional service all the way from the booking phone call, …

There’s Always A Word

With the world increasingly being governed by the incompetent and downright thick, I was wishing there were a word for this. And …

Words Are Heavy

Just been looking at the notes we were given for the school trip to Paris in 1964. It seems that the French …

Full English

What a week for the Premier League! All four finalists in the Champions and Europa League are English clubs: Liverpool v Spurs; …

Alternative Coverage

Must say, I’ve been impressed by the quality of reporting of the two Champions League semi-finals by the New York Times (apart …

What A Comeback!

After being (undeservedly) beaten 3-0 by Barcelona last Wednesday, the impossible has happened: a comeback greater than that in Istanbul in 2005 …

Fame At Last

Wow – actually had a tweet “liked” by Private Eye! In response to their “Private Eye is £34 for 26 issues and …

COYRAWW!

Sheffield United 2 Ipswich Town 0 – and the mighty Blades are on their way to the Premiership! Unless, of course, Leeds …

Ladybirds Are Active

There seems to be an unusually high number of ladybirds around this year. Which is nice. Always a welcome sight.

Money, Money, Money

Had no idea of the best place to change our excess $US back to £GB, but a quick google (or should I …

Easy To Misread!

Saw this recommendation in the latest edition of Webuser magazine. And misread it as Porno Timer… Now there’s an opportunity for a …