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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....

Google have your granny in their computer

I’m a little disturbed. Those of you who have met me might suggest that’s an understatement. It seems Google and others have been harvesting phone numbers and addresses of people from all over the world and the data they are harvesting is for people who do not even...

A day of rest followed by…

Day 25 and 26 - Herefordshire and GloucestershireAfter Shropshire and the industrial museums at Ironbridge and Colebrookdale, which resulted in some nice photos at least, Herefordshire was a day off. I'd arranged to visit a friend who lives in The county and since he...

Around the north in eight days

Day 12 to16 - Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire and Cheshire Well actually it was a few less than eight days going around the north but it's been nearly a week since I last posted a blog so you'll have to excuse the poetic license. After the blustery...

Norfolk and chance

Day 5 to 7 - Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk I've not posted for a few days as I've just been so busy. Cambridgeshire (216 miles total), I think that was the day before yesterday gave me a chance to visit Ely Cathedral was was a nice break from the whole process...

Huntingdonshire

Day 4 - 183 miles total Good morning all, just a quick post this morning as I think I have to be off the camp site by 12.00. Currently in Huntingdon, heading for Cambridgeshire today. All electrics fully charged, okay so it's not wild camping but with the stuff I'm...

Power!

Day 3 - Bedfordshire Today has been a day of arrival. I've arrived in a part of the country that is relatively unfamiliar to me, which has been the plan all along. (Does that mean leaving rather than arrival?) After popping home (on the way past Hertfordshire) which...

Six weeks and so little time

Day 2 - Buckinghamshire - 96 total miles Today has been a day of realisations: realisation that I can keep the devices charged if I have the right connectors to plug into caravan hookups, realisations how how expensive that cable is and that the cheaper one might have...