Friday, 20 January 2017

1701.20 BYE BYE GROSVENOR

Back in 1999 I married my Morticia. The day was perfect and as you may expect was one of the greatest days of my life (and I don't say that lightly). An important part of our day was the venues. Our reception venue was chosen after an intense search for a suitable place. 

Monday, 16 January 2017

1701.16 A NEW HOPE

It's not a Star Wars post before we begin.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

1701.12 A NOTE TO MY YOUNGER SELF

I know this has been done before (I've read similar on at least 3 blogs before) but I've always wanted to do this. So here's the set up; you have one opportunity to briefly travel back in time and hand yourself a short note in the past.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

1701.08 BLOGGING ON THE GO

I'm writing this to share how today, in 2017, I'm preparing an creating my blog posts. Ever since I got my first PDA many years ago (a Palm m100) I've been blogging from wherever I find myself. That is I use a device to make rough notes to expand on later.

Friday, 6 January 2017

1701.05 NEW GLASSES DAY

This happened just before Christmas but it was difficult for me to squeeze the post in. It's the most exciting thing for a glasses wearer.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

1701.03 TIME TO GET REAL

Christmas is over for another year and as we all pack away the baubles and the tinsel it's time to assess the damage. In all probability we've overspent and still have to buy food to last until the next payday.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

1701.01 THE BEGINNING

So here it is... 2017.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

1612.31 THE END

As year draws to a close many reflect on the events of the year. Some say that 2016 has been a really bad year and in many respects. Political upheaval, celebrity deaths as well as the usual war and terror. It's difficult not to say it's been a bad year. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

1612.28 MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HER

As I sit here trying to contemplate what to write I am still numb with shock at the passing of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. The world were hoping for her recovery following her suffering a heart attack on a flight from the UK as she travelled home for Christmas. I am truly gutted.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

1612.25 THE CAPTAIN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Well that's another year almost over, another year closer to the grave. So Christmas comes around once again and as always I find myself reflecting on the year behind me.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

1612.24 T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE...

So we made it here. The shopping is done and all the wrapping is complete. Now it's time to sit back, relax and maybe have a beer.

As we all breathe a sigh of relief I'd like to share a little Christmas miracle with you.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

1612.22 WHAT ABOUT BOB CRATCHETT?

Watching or reading most Christmas media shows the build up to the big day as a pleasant experience where everyone smiles whilst shopping and brass bands play carols in the background. Is this a really the case?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

1612.20 BERLIN

I was about to write a post about the lead up to Christmas (and I still might) but then suddenly last night things were horrorfyingly put into perspective.

Monday, 19 December 2016

1612.19 CHRISTMAS TV PICK II

So as promised, here is my pick for festive TV for that 'no mans land' of Christmas, the middle bit between the big day and New Year.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

1612.15 THE TRAIT I SHARE WITH DAN AYKROYD...

...and others.

I've been asked about fact #2 from my previous blog post (Versatile Award) where I revealed that a shared a trait with a number of celebrities.