Category Archives: General

Happy anniversary… to me!

According to Worpress, it’s my 7-year anniversary. So there.

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I want to ride my bicycle…

Danny MacAskill shows his exceptional skill on two wheels on his journey from Edinburgh, Scotland, back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye. Continue reading

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Welcome, 10001st blog visitor

I was waiting for 10000, but actually I prefer the symmetry of a palindrome, so 10001 it is. So welcome. Unless of course you’re the same visitor coming for the 10001st time. In which case, help – stalker alert!

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Pingu meets The Thing

I love the internet. Or the World Wide Inter Web, as I like to call it when I’m trying to sound cool. Normally just makes me sound like I’m getting old and trying just a little too hard. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Please, Spock, not in the sink!

I’m not even going to bother describing, other than to say you can’t beat a bit of Vulcan nunchaku. Just watch. It’s even better if you like Bruno Mars.

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Are all monks assassins?

I’m pretty sure not, but that was the first question that jumped into my mind, lunchtime yesterday. Remember I recently reviewed Simon Toyne’s excellent debut novel, Sanctus? I drew favourable comparisons with Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, including the … Continue reading

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Is there anybody there…?

YES, is the (quietly) resounding answer. Despite the lack of commentators, and the fact I sometimes feel like I’m talking to myself (mmm… intelligent audience), I’ve just realised that this blog has passed the 5,000 all-time views mark! Congratulations to … Continue reading

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Star Wars, by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

If you like Star Wars, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, I challenge you to watch this without laughing:

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Mr and Mrs Mean, from Meanville, USA!

OK, now my kids have done some things in their time, with the consequences of those things costing me money. But that’s life – especially when they’re young. I personally wouldn’t start selling off their toys to pay for any … Continue reading

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Map my…Murder!

Wow – Google maps are being used for all manner of purposes nowadays. I find great for working out not only how many miles I’ve managed to pedal my bike, but also how many Mars bars I can eat as a result. … Continue reading

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Grisly end…

Criminals and other ne’er-do-wells in Bedfordshire, England need to be on their best behaviour for fear of a certain grisly end. The Police Authority have just appointed Alfred Hitchcock as their new Chief Constable: Clearly he isn’t the Alfred Hitchcock. … Continue reading

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Wow – this great story about Captain Jack Sparrow turning up at a London primary school has set me up for the day: Johnny Depp is a legend!

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Shoot the bear?

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen for ages: Good old tippex. Try football! Or Tippex.

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Alarm bells?

Is it just me, or does naming the UK military satellite system, Skynet, seem a really bad idea?

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Boy, it’s cold here in the UK.

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