I haven't watched 80's classic Short Circuit for years. Tee and I thought we'd have an 80's night and everyone's favourite 80's robot who 'is alive' following an electrical storm reprised my youth when he appeared on the screen. Ally Sheedy, Steve Gutenberg and Steve's helpful Indian sidekick Ben all brought back youthful memories from … Continue reading Number 5 is alive
In '82 the clash sang about the decision to leave or stay. Sounded like a troubled relationship. Leave her (miss her), stay and have her (bags of troubles) - I'd have left personally. If the relationship isn't harmonious it is just repeating noise. And talking of noise my cross training workout was unexpectedly interrupted when … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go
I love new experiences but some are so random that whoever you tell has that slight sparkle of skepticism in their eyes. But here goes. I stopped at Morrison's on my way home to get some bits and pieces. The hot chicken counter had an offer on thighs so I picked them up to shred … Continue reading Those unexpected things
Funny what brings the past back. I was helping to deliver some of our community newspapers to a local store. The initial batch had gone like hot cakes - kudos to my colleague Lucy. The store is one of many in the local area that is a drop-off point for the paper and as I … Continue reading Branch, paper, gate – repeat.
Bonnie is a batty cat. 17 years she has been on Earth. A cat famed with self-hiss syndrome - she has entertained. I literally saw her hiss at her own tail. Her own tail! Tina had her from a new born kitten along with the sadly departed Buster. This was way before I was on … Continue reading 84 and still purring – sometimes hissing
Maybe it wasn't a planes, trains and automobile experience. But like John Candy and Steve Martin's mission to get home for thanksgiving - so was our determination to get to our destination. My colleague Gareth and I were heading to a team away day with our Dutch colleagues in Holland. It was all smoothly planned … Continue reading Indirect flights and their direct experiences
Growing up in the eighties, the Sinclair C5 was such a want of mine. The future, now. The dream of driving a futuristic car kept the tips of my fingers tingling with anticipation. The C5 could beat two on a trike - a memorable headline - it just stoked my fire. A cool white electrically … Continue reading Two words from my childhood mind’s desire – Sinclair C5
I felt like a sleepy mole leaving his hole. Bleary-eyed, my mind struggled to understand the sensation on my skin, and the blinding light hitting my retinas. Wait, that really hot thing in the sky is, wait, the sun! Finally, spring is here. Goodbye dark rainy nights, the beast is back in the east. Hearty … Continue reading Spring has sprung!
I love random unscripted conversations. So my hair was looking like I was wearing three hats - which was two months overdue a cut. I tried a different hairdresser to my usual barber. Closer to work so more convenient. They suggested a different style. A peaky blinder cut, different to my usual lazy spiky look. … Continue reading Cutting talks
Love the Easter break - but I'm always happy to move on as the egg jokes eventually get bad. The desperate attempt at humour around linking egg to commonly known words is just bad and obvious. It's just silly in my mind. It's all eggcruciatingly bad, anyone doing the 'shell sin' will end with egg … Continue reading Happy Easter – but..