R2D2 finally gets his Christmas pudding

R2D2 refused to come out in the rain again today so I went out to try to find a Christmas pudding for him. Unfortunately Tesco had sold out but a nice lady with a lovely smile had one at the till and it turned out it was the last one. Soon we were arguing over who...

R2D2 has been out Christmas shopping

R2D2 come out to Hemel Hempstead today to the Turkish barbers. He is working his way up to his big trip out to see ‪#‎TheForceAwakens‬ next week. He was pleased with my nice new haircut and beard trim from Jimmy at No.10 Grooming Room Traditional Turkish Barbers on...

R2D2 is getting out a bit more

Today R2D2 helped me take my shirts to be ironed. However, although he understands how busy everyone is at this time of year, he was a bit dissapointed that they won't be ready before we go to see The Force Awakens on...

R2D2 wants to go to the movies

I bought R2D2 about 10 years ago. He's made of old car parts. I'm thinking of taking him to see The Force Awakens. I bought him (it) in the mall from a bloke who made all sorts of sculptures from Alien to Predator, all bits of scap metal. I'm not sure what his body is...

They even set light to your ears

“They even set light to your ears,” said Karl, a friend of mine with a rather natty flat top haircut. Actually those aren’t the specific words Karl used to describe his recent experience with the barbers, but that was the implication. He was describing how the newly...

Steampunkers

I’ve recently linked here from some of my original images on my Pinterest page. I’ve linked them to this blog because I don’t really have anywhere else to send the link so this has become my preferred web presence and something of a portfolio. I’ve developed a bit of...

Schrödinger’s Millionaire

“…and there’s your change.” “Cheers.” Taking the change the previous customer took the newspaper and packet of cigarettes and left the shop. A short, thick set, man stepped up to the counter. “Hello Jimmy, what will you have today, the usual?” “Yes please Mrs Patel,...

Russel Brand or None of the Above?

Russell Brand wants people to show their protest by not voting. People have been not voting in steadily increasing numbers for decades and things have stayed much the same during that time. That form of protest has been labelled voter apathy with pundits claiming the...

A ban on the C word

Okay, now I love you all dearly, mostly because I hope you will buy my books and tell your friends what fun they are, but here's the thing.I've just seen the first Facebook post of someone mentioning the 'C' word. (Not that one, the worse one that should only be used...

Quantum raindrops and Manchester United supporters

Quantum physics tells us that all the atoms in an object could jump a quarter of an inch to the right in a uniform fashion, almost like a short range teleport, but it's extremely unlikely. Have you ever noticed when driving in rain that you swear you felt a drop of...

Formula 1 – ruined?

I'm a bit of a fan of Formula 1 motor racing. I've been watching it on and off for many years, mostly off during the years of Schumacher/Ferrari domination. When one driver or one team becomes dominant it gets boring. I didn’t watch the last couple of seasons because...

Is Facebook the new Jesus?

We used to get out moral guidance from religious leaders, now we get it from social media. There was a story going around Facebook recently about an elderly woman who refused to sit next to a black man on a flight. The flight attendant sympathised and went in search...

Sinkhole, after the rains came… and came… and came

On Saturday morning I stepped out into the street after climbing out of bed at the crack of 10.30 only to spy police cars and a small crowd at the top of the street. Asking a neighbour what the fuss was I was told that the road had been closed because of the sink...

Here’s to loads more great readers

Well this is the big day. I'm now formally announcing that I've moved my blog over from the old Blogger/Blogspot platform to here at Wordpress. If you are an existing follower from the old blog you should be able to follow on this one by clicking the follow button...

A license to bill?

I’ve long been troubled by the movement towards licensing the software that we all need to do business and, increasingly, to function in the modern world. The rise of the smart phone is only accelerating this with use of multiple devices, cloud services and the like....