Manic Monday

I have “Monday Monday” by the Bangles bouncing around inside my head today. It won’t go away. I think “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles may have been the first twelve inch single I ever bought. Oh crikey – it just occurred to me that most people younger than perhaps thirty will have no idea what … Continue reading Manic Monday

New Years Day

It always seems like the first post of a new year should have some important news to impart – the story of an adventure, an intelligent insight, or something equally engaging. Unfortunately I have nothing of the sort to share – caused mostly by celebrating the new year with friends until the early hours. While … Continue reading New Years Day


Christmas already seems like a memory – which is a strange thing to say, because it was only a few days ago – but it is already falling into the past – something that happened – not something that just happened. Maybe it feels so strange because we are in the days between Christmas and … Continue reading In-Between

Bank Holiday Monday

Today is a bank holiday in the UK. I’ve been up since 8am, and haven’t really got anything done. Sure, I fed the animals, and let the chicken out (we’re looking after it for the local infant school), but other than that – nothing of consequence. I re-installed the old desktop computer with Ubuntu Linux. … Continue reading Bank Holiday Monday

Last Day of February

Where on earth is this year going? While it feels like I only just returned to the office after Christmas, somehow it’s already the end of February. Does life keep accelerating down-hill like this? Will I be saying the same thing about the end of March next year ? I’m back in the office today. … Continue reading Last Day of February

Rearranging All The Things

After an extended game of e-mail ping-pong between three people, one of whom’s only function seemed to be the person that talks to the ship’s computer and relay messages, I am no longer returning to Germany the week after next. Everything has skidded a couple of weeks. That game of ping-pong resulted in another game … Continue reading Rearranging All The Things