Denim On Denim About a year ago K, my youngest, gave me a denim shirt for Christmas. I don't think it was particularly expensive but I love it. It's got that "aged" look, the one we all pay extra for because we can't be bothered to actually wait until our clothes really age. Which is only actually a few months as they're mostly ...

I've just signed another two year lease on my apartment and one of the things that cropped up in my mind as this was going on was the idea of a bit of a mass tidy up.That's not to say my apartment is some sort of man's disaster area in terms of mess and dirt. Not at all, in fact ...

Keeping Things at Arm's Length I've noticed something in the last couple of years. Just about everyone I know, including me, has got to that "certain" age.It's that certain age when our near vision starts to deteriorate, when we're all in denial and battling it. Which means that only a few actually possess reading glasses.The rest of us, when presented with a page of ...

The Rising Thames The view from my apartment. The top picture shows the normal level of the Thames, though snow is a rare occurrence in these parts. The second picture shows the wate level last week. It's about four foot higher. Thankfully it looks like it's settled a bit today and there's another four or five foot to go before it gets to the level of my floor. But it's not great.Posted with Blogsy

Hair Tomorrow, Gone Today... Yes I'm vain. As are all my family to be honest. Anyone who know us knows it would be futile for me to even attempt to deny the charge. And I've been battling my own mind on this for a while, but I've finally admitted it to myself; I'm bothered about baldness.For the last few years I've had a decreasing ...

I stumbled on this blog post the other day, seemingly telling us that the New Yorker deems it ok to refer to a blog post as a "blog"."Aaaaargh" I say. It's one of my pet hates and has been for a few years. A blog is a virtual place that contains a collection of blog posts, an abbreviation of the ...

So we've brought in a consultant at work in an attempt to sort out some issues we've been having and improve some other things.By nature I'm cynical of consultants. Just the word makes me think of expense without return and people who swan around blowing hot air and theory but don't produce. I hope this chap will be different though. ...

Kids And Connectivity I got talking with some friends in Singapore the other about kids these days, their devices and their constant connectivity. I don't know how well you know Singapore but every time I visit I'm struck by the total immersment in smart phones across just about every age group. Get on the MRT and you'll see teenagers, young adults and ...

Hey There. Cerno put up a post, you know the way he creeps in quietly like a stealth blogger. And then fuck me if Java only goes and notches one up on the bedpost too. Well I'm not going quietly, so felt a need to add to the collection of old bloggers who rarely post these days but have written one recently. ...

Paddy Fields of Sri Lanka Paddy (similar to rice) grows in the hill country of Sri Lanka, a small island just underneath India and run by China. White flags made of old material like T shirts, trousers and sometimes even sarongs; a traditional form of dress worn by locals and tourists, fly in the traditional manner. Ancient hills, soon to be demolished to make way ...

I had a gig last week with the Tina Turner tribute band I've been playing with for about a year now. It's not the most taxing gig in the world musically but I enjoy it and figure it's a step on my musical journey into obscurity.On the afternoon of the gig I noticed that a friend of a friend (we're ...

I had a gig last week with the Tina Turner tribute band I've been playing with for about a year now. It's not the most taxing gig in the world musically but I enjoy it and figure it's a step on my musical journey into obscurity. On the afternoon of the gig I noticed that a friend of a friend ...

Still Here Cerno! Thanks for remembering me Cerno. And I am still around, just resting. I even started to write a post yesterday, my first one in months, then abandoned it as I froze. Not literally of course. Well it was literally, in that it pertains to writing, but not literally in a hot vs cold sort of way. I miss the old ...

Still Here Cerno! Thanks for remembering me Cerno. And I am still around, just resting. I even started to write a post yesterday, my first one in months, then abandoned it as I froze. Not literally of course. Well it was literally, in that it pertains to writing, but not literally in a hot vs cold sort of way. I miss the old ...

Back To The Grind Monday morning and I'm back at my desk after a week in the motherland. Damn. Yesterday was evidently my honeymoon period of being back. The weather was lovely in that very British clear blue sky with a crisp cold to the air way, I was pleased to see K, who popped round to see me and, though I missed C, ...

Monday morning and I'm back at my desk after a week in the motherland. Damn. Yesterday was evidently my honeymoon period of being back. The weather was lovely in that very British clear blue sky with a crisp cold to the air way, I was pleased to see K, who popped round to see me and, though I missed C, ...

Hello.I wonder what you might think of this; I often ask my girls what's happening in their life. And, I usually say"So, what's going on in K's world?" Or "What's happening in A life?"To me, those specific wordings sound good. I feel as if they give attention to the people concerned and usually generate an interesting (to me) response. Except ...

Hello. I wonder what you might think of this; I often ask my girls what's happening in their life. And, I usually say "So, what's going on in K's world?" Or "What's happening in A life?" To me, those specific wordings sound good. I feel as if they give attention to the people concerned and usually generate an interesting (to ...

Yes, a bit of an attention grabbing headline I know. But still, we're here now. I have a question for you; why is it that women, or females as they're often referred to, continually congratulate each other on their beauty and looks (mostly on Facebook admittedly) whereas as us blokes never do? Time after time I see photos of ladies ...

Yes, a bit of an attention grabbing headline I know. But still, we're here now.I have a question for you; why is it that women, or females as they're often referred to, continually congratulate each other on their beauty and looks (mostly on Facebook admittedly) whereas as us blokes never do?Time after time I see photos of ladies and time ...

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