One Man's Notebook

Calling Michael Gove the Levelling Up Minister does make it sound awfully like he spends all day in front of his Xbox, playing an RPG…

I told a student I would give her piece a “tense check”. And I’m still giggling about the quasi-pun an hour later.


So, turns out your keyboard works better if you turn it on. 🤦🏼‍♂️

Tough economic times are already hitting eco charities and sustainable businesses just at the time we need them the most. We all need to make smart choices on how we spend limited money.

These are going to be difficult months.

Sitting, working, on the balcony, and wondering why I don’t do this more.

Best badge ever.

I’ve got a feeling we’re being watched here in the churchyard…

All ready to see my youngest get a Gold Award at the Funky Friday assembly…

The beach, late this afternoon.

A girl plays on the sand, with a kite surfer in the distance.

Oh, no. Julee Cruise Has Died, Aged 65.

The Twin Peaks soundtrack was the backdrop to my uni years, and Falling is still a go-to track for me in particular moods.

I love this light. Wouldn’t fit in our house, but looks great in this pub.

A ceiling lamp made out of a ship's wheel in The Amsterdam, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Does the glamour never stop?

The viewing shed at Happy Valley stables.

Choosing Peter Capaldi to narrate a nature documentary builds in a vague irritation at humanity’s stupidity…

Leaving behind the #wwdc22 keynote to watch something more important…

An iPad showing the livestream of Riverwoods.

My big lesson from yesterday’s Platinum Jubilee street party is that I’m now officially too old for afternoon drinking.

My most common typo for “metaverse” is “meat verse” which is ironic, given that it’s pretty much the exact opposite…

Good grief - 5G in central London is quite something…

So, by botching a Spotlight search for Teams, I accidentally opened a search for “teacup puppies”.

I win the internet today.


Ghost 5.0 is here…

Finished reading: From the Mull to the Cape by Richard Guise 📚

A pleasant enough read. Entertaining in place, interesting in others. But a few rather ill-judged attempts at humour made me wince. Good enough that I’ll likely read another of his cycling adventure memoirs.


I found out today that one of my good university / student magazine buddies passed away some weeks ago. Regretting deeply phone calls not made, chats postponed too long and which will now never happen.

Netflix’s itchy cancellation finger has made me less and less likely to start watching a new series there. Our subscription is safe for now, but it won’t take too many more series abruptly truncated without resolution before it’ll be heading for the chopping block.

📷 May Photoblogging

Day 16: Time

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All my photos from this challenge | All photos in the challenge

Not one of my better looks…

On the Suffolk coast, circa 1993.