Category Odds & Sods

Things that don’t fit the other categories

More junk mail

Despite being signed up to the Mailing Preference Service I still get some junk mail. One such item arrived in today’s post from the Domain Renewal Group, helpfully pointing out that one of the domain names which I own expires… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!!

Here is wishing you all a Happy New Year!!! Prosit Neujahr! Blianadh Bha Ur! Glückliches neues Jahr!! All the best for 2010 and the coming decade.

Oh dear the C word has been used again…

Apparently <whisper>Christmas</whisper> is coming around again, well if any of my family or friends (or anybody else for that matter) are reading this and are interested in what I would like for Christmas, well here is a wish list…

Two firsts today

I had two firsts today, not bad for a Friday. My first First was a ride on a recumbent bike, I had been out teaching cycling and on the way home I dropped by the Bike Station, they had a… Continue Reading →

Death on the road

Let us all take a moments silence to remember Mrs Bridget Driscoll of Croydon who died 113 years ago today, in 1896, the first pedestrian to be knocked down and killed by a motor vehicle on a British road. She… Continue Reading →

Playing Russian Roulette at Il Positano

One of the things I like about living in Edinburgh is that there are plenty of good, affordable restaurants. Some of my favourite places to eat in Edinburgh include: The Gurkha in Morningside (the first Nepalese restaurant in Scotland, now… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year…

Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year!! Sorry I have been a wee bit slacking in writing new posts just recently, I resolve to do better this year. I also resolve to do more cycling as last years mileage… Continue Reading →

Let there be light

We recently had a new bathroom fitted and as it is an internal room, lighting is important. When we first moved, in the old bathroom gave a good impression of the Black Hole of Calcutta (well more like the green… Continue Reading →

Friday blues…

Having yesterday written about my new commute, I got up this morning, having listened to heavy rain falling over night and heard the weather forecast say there was more to come throughout the morning. So I decided to to take… Continue Reading →

Why no posts?

It has recently been pointed out to me that I haven’t written anything on the blog recently, well there are two reasons for this: 1) I have been rather busy, here in the house we have recently had a new… Continue Reading →

Blog claim

I claim my own blog… Technorati Profile

Machrie Moor Circuit

Having arrived early in Blackwaterfoot on the first day of our circumnavigatory tour of the Isle of Arran, we dispatched three ice creams (one each, I hasten to add). Then we (Ulli, Bernhard and myself) took the opportunity to leave… Continue Reading →

Persian carpet, part 2

Some time ago, I wrote about how Ulli and I planned to buy a Persian carpet. Well now finally, after three years of waiting, things are finally starting to work out the way we hoped. So, it was time to… Continue Reading →

Is it that time of year again, already…

November is only part way through and already people are starting to use the “C” word, yes the great commercial festival that is Christmas is almost upon us once again. Why can we just get back to the good old… Continue Reading →

House move

I haven’t blogged for a while as I have recently moved house, and there has been so much to do in the new place. Even though the move has not been far, just across town, it has required some adjustments…. Continue Reading →

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