Category Archives: Thoughts on the World
UK’s Strongest Man (And Woman!) 2023
Great sport at the UK’s Strongest Man 2023 / UK’s Strongest Woman 2023. However not impressed by the new (on the day, as far as I could work out) ban on “professional cameras” which meant the G9 had to remain … Continue reading
Welcome to a new sport, discovered on a visit to Burghley House and Park this weekend. Horse Boarding. Horse Boarding at Burghley Park (Show Details) Camera: Panasonic DC-G9 | Date: 28-05-2023 16:22 | Resolution: 1524 x 1524 | ISO: 200 … Continue reading
Barbados – Mojo Reanimated
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Barbados has its mojo back. We’ve been regular visitors to the magical island over many years now. It was a real frustration that our 2020 trip got cancelled with only a few … Continue reading
Getting High (But Not That High)!
Back in 2019 I was privileged to take what is a pretty unique airborne trip. Paul Nugent of Airsportsbarbados had one of only four two-seater microlight aircraft in the Caribbean, and at that time was running tours. To make it … Continue reading
My New Avatar – Thanks Dall-E!
Thanks to Dall-E for my new avatar. The shape of the abdomen is about right… Continue reading
When You Wish … A Different Approach To Sourcing
This may amuse you. It might also scare you a bit… First, you have to realise I have form here. Years ago, when we were fitting out Frances’ treatment room, we were having coffee with my parents. We complained that … Continue reading
This is Really Scary…
This morning’s subject was a “guanaco hunt”, capturing one or more of the charming Patagonia llamas in a nice pose, ideally in front of a mountain or similar. Over lunch, as beer was consumed, we got talking about how we … Continue reading
Numeracy and Spurious Accuracy
While I’m not convinced by Rishi Sunak’s plan to improve British standards of numeracy, I wholly support the objective. I seem to be battling on a daily basis with statements which either make no sense if you inspect the numbers, … Continue reading
4g CO2 Per Email. Really???
Disentangling a well-known “fact” about email There’s a lot of “received wisdom” kicking about on the internet – ideas and “facts” which are essentially presented without question on the basis of “he said it, so it must be true”. This … Continue reading
With timing more serendipitous than deliberate I spent the eve of Earth Day at one of Barbados’ newest features – the nature reserve being created as the old sand quarry at Walkers in St. Andrews is being wound down. This … Continue reading
A Heretical Proposition
Here’s a heretical proposition: Quantum of B**locks is clearly the worst of all the “real” Bond films, but is No Time To Die the second worst? The release of a new Bond film is always accompanied by almost hagiographic sycophancy, … Continue reading
"This is Bloody Dangerous!"
More MacBook battery woes – this time it’s serious. The title is a quote from arguably the greatest of Hollywood Musicals, Paint Your Wagon. The words are uttered by Mad Jack Duncan, a gold miner engaged in digging a shallow … Continue reading