Hats off to the Met Office

Posted on January 20, 2013

Our dear friends at The Met Office cop a lot of stick from the British public, periodically taking the blame for failing to predict wet summers and cold winters. However, in their defence, we live in a kingdom where predicting the weather is notoriously difficult because it is virtually always under the influence of ever changing weather patterns happening out in the Atlantic. That's why, over the last week, I have been so impressed by the ...

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Who Wants to be a Sir?

Posted on October 26, 2012

Is it just me imagining things or is the main criterion to become knighted to be a child molester, a police inspector who oversees the death of 96 people, a banker who brings the country to its knees or a businessman who pays his wife a three billion pounds dividend into an account in Monaco? According to Wikipedia “A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the ...

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Toaster Trays-The Answer to World Famine?

Posted on September 9, 2012

Yesterday evening, after a day of gardening in beautiful September sunshine, I embarked on my bi-monthly house clean. This I'll have you know, is not a n everyday whiz around with a hoover and a bit of furniture polish, this is industrial cleaning that includes gouging out the intestines of my cooker, the washing of floors and the scrubbing down of kitchen units. I did employ a cleaner from an agency to do this for a while, but rather than a ...

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Stumbling Across Twitter….

Posted on August 24, 2012

I don't really use Twitter, I have never really got in to the habit of it, but it seems, certainly amongst the younger generation, to be far more popular than Facebook and other social media, not least to my eldest son, George. I was searching for something about Reading FC on there today when I came across an account called @lethaby. As you can imagine, Lethaby is not a common name so intrigue took me on to it and sure enough, it was my ...

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The Thrill of Going Viral!

Posted on June 14, 2012

Check this recent post regarding TV commentators and pundits went viral.... well sort of anyway and I found it kind of exciting. This was on the back of one of my Facebook friends (Andy Ogden) who found it sufficiently funny/interesting to re-post it as a link, meaning that people in Taiwan and Hong Kong read it and passed it on to others. I am not likely to start challenging Mark Zuckerberg here, but a few hundred page views in a ...

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