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Cycling to support HIV/AIDS services

Neill Strickland, a friend and former work colleague from my days at  BBC Radio 5 Live, is taking part in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. The two agencies provide the […]

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Donnchadh moves in to clear the breakdown.

Wee ’Un is Mr Active

The Wee “Un is very active compared with his British peers and could in no ways be described as slothful. It won’t come as a surprise to long-term readers of the blog, but we now have empirical evidence showing it is the case. For four weeks in November and early December, the Wee ‘Un, was […]

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We have a plumber!

We finally have a plumber on site and tackling the replacement of the hot water cylinder. We discovered a few more horrors behind the leaking hot water cylinder, but everything is out and being replaced. The plumber isn’t used to working without a joiner—he normally does bigger jobs like new-builds—so I was put to work […]

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Turning into Speccie Four-eyes

I went to the optician this morning as I’d noticed a  slight deterioration in my distance vision and a huge deterioration in my near vision in the past six months. Study resources, books and even my own handwriting were in focus around January/February but are unreadable now. The optician confirmed my observations—I need glasses for […]

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