The author, breathing fairly normally
3 days 4 min ago
Not too long ago I found myself concentrating on breathing normally.
f f f f f
2 months 3 days ago
Iris is 123,456,789 seconds old next Tuesday - she’s getting on - and is starting to learn about reading.
I missed my pocket
2 months 2 weeks ago
I’m without my smartphone for a few days after it had a close encounter with some tarmac. I’ve lost a few superpowers: the ability to use Whatsapp and online banking. Most annoyingly I miss the ability to switch the lights on and off in my kitchen.
Screening a screen
3 months 1 week ago
If you watch Match of the Day you’ve almost certainly done that thing where you avoid hearing the results so that you can watch the footy as if it were live. What with all the newfangled twitterbook, facewhat, interweb and apps, it’s got more and more difficult to achieve.
Putting everything on the line
3 months 1 week ago
During the olympics I heard about a couple of competitors in racing events who “dived” (or “dove”, if you’re American) across the line. The rules are clear (section 2 rule 164 IAAF rulebook):
3 months 2 weeks ago
I reckon sharp knives are safer than blunt ones. Same with scissors - including children’s scissors.
EHIC air con
3 months 3 weeks ago
Fortunately, I’ve never had a need to use a European Health Insurance Card until recently. It was a non-medical application. Very useful for keeping the air con on while the hotel room was unoccupied.
g10k3 running team
4 months 3 weeks ago
As promised we hosted another g10k running event and barbecue this weekend. Thanks to all who signed up, came along and joined in.
4 months 3 weeks ago
Findings from the world of nature: on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo a little while ago, we watched as Tian-Tian the panda lazily munched on some bamboo. Next to her was a bowl of “nuggets” - some sort of protein boosters, and loads of magpies and jackdaws were nipping in and stealing the nuggets.
Amazon Cloud Drive
6 months 2 weeks ago
I’ve written before about the lengths I go to to keep photos safe.