(Loosely) named after the Greek god­dess of memory, this is my personal blog. A collec­tion of my noodlings, if you like.

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I remain a Northerner...

…sort of.

Not so long ago I realised that I might not be a northerner any more (statistically speaking). I have a bit of an accent, I have my dinner at lunchtime and my tea at suppertime, so this came as a bit of a wake-up call! I’ve lived in Cambridge...

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How to lock a VW without setting the alarm

We are not the first to experience a problem with the boot sensor on our Volkswagen (the internet suggests). So I am posting this in the hope that it helps someone else in the future. Here is how to lock a modern VW without switching on/activating...

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Secret Garden next left

Thanks no doubt to its high quality writing, my humble blog is followed by up to at least 1 million readers. This is in some senses a sponsored post, because (full disclosure) a kind and generous benefactor has sent me an item to review.

The item...

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Blue-toothed yellowbike

Australian bird names (the English names, anyway) are often enjoyably “say what you see”. A long time ago Sarah and I spent an unforgettable time in Oz, up close and personal with a lot of wildlife. We imagined the early colonists, privileged first...

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The Wind in the Willows

Honoured to be invited for lunch in Trinity Hall today. I got to see the Trinity Hall Prime in the SCR and met some friends for a catch up.

On the way over Garret Hostel Bridge the evidence of last night’s storm was viscerally obvious. With reference...

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Beverage bias

The UK version of Amazon Prime Photos just added a seemingly magic set of features to bring it to parity with the US version. My digitised photos - or at least, a private cloud-based copy of them - have been lodged there for a while, since unlimited...

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