Another idea surfaces

Now I am feeling really smug. A couple of weeks ago it was my portable washing machine that finally saw the light of day and now I find that another long term idea of mine is going to be introduced. I am not claiming any credit however but you never know… I saw this announcement … Continue reading Another idea surfaces

Unfolding plans 194 – Hurtling everywhere

I’m hurtling everywhere at twenty nine miles an hour.  It doesn’t matter where I go or how fast I seem to go, I end up averaging out at the top speed of a domestic cat.  It’s the traffic that slows me down.  It has become the bane of my life.  It has become an unhealthy … Continue reading Unfolding plans 194 – Hurtling everywhere

Unfolding plans 140 – be mindful of others

A couple of days ago I was telling you about Lee and his stories.  His tale of children and coasts tugged on a few strings.  It brought back memories of childhood, happiness, helplessness and an innocence lost.  It gets me every time I hear it (and I’ve heard it a few times now!). He has … Continue reading Unfolding plans 140 – be mindful of others

Unfolding plans 35 – If ever there was an oxymoron then this must be it.

I’m fed up with road works.  If ever there was an oxymoron then this must be it.  Road works means that they don’t.  Every journey I make seems to be severed with multiple interventions by the highways people, local council and utility companies.  Every road is dug up.  My retinas are burnt with the reflected … Continue reading Unfolding plans 35 – If ever there was an oxymoron then this must be it.

A year of work in progress – day 217

Day 217 – 16 December 2014 I don’t think that I’ve ever been to Derby before that is until today. I’d been passed it, perhaps even through it but don’t recall ever stopping there. I might have been there for the football in the dark and distant past. This morning five of us made the … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 217

A year of work in progress – day 206

Day 206 – 1 December 2014 I was never going to make it to Meadowfield by half past eight, even if I left early, which I did. Getting though the road works and down to Durham would have been hard enough but to get across the city was a step too far. I had four … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 206

A year of work in progress – day 196

Day 196 – 13 November 2014 Philae is resting on Comet 67P. After a couple of bounces and some bitten nails it’s talking away happily to mission control in Germany. Apparently it has the equivalent weight of a butterfly on Earth. We can put a probe on a comet but we can’t sort the traffic … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 196