Half an Hour

I have half an hour left until I get to switch my computer off, climb aboard my trusty bicycle, and pedal my way back towards town. I'm already wondering what ass-hattery will be thrown at me during the journey - this morning was the third in a row where cars have pulled out in front of me with no indication what-so-ever regarding what they were about to do. Apparently I'm invisible.

Winning and Losing

We spent the greater part of yesterday evening sitting in a packed auditorium at the big school in town - watching a local celebrity hand out awards to students throughout the school. Of course our main reason for being there was to watch Miss 14 receive an award for her cooking exploits. A local celebrity …

New Phone Ordered

I ordered a new mobile phone this morning - it will arrive in the post tomorrow. It's the 2017 version of the cheapest handset Nokia make. Before you think "oh my word - he's finally lost the plot", it's probably worth clarifying that it's only intended as a backup phone, with a pay-as-you-go SIM in …

Reaching Out

I signed up for a Snapchat account yesterday. My third of the last few years. When Snapchat first appeared I didn't have a good enough phone to run it, so carried on with Instagram - posting endless little square photos to the internet for strangers to like and sometimes comment on. The first Snapchat account …

A Weekend Off

Well this is unexpected. No scheduled football match for Miss 13, rugby cancelled due to lack of numbers, and football called off for Miss 12 due to an unplayable pitch this morning (of course the call went out as we were all running around the house shouting at each other - "you SAID you got …