I’m on lots of social media platforms including the usual suspects: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and a few oddities such as Clubhouse, Reddit, TikTok and even Ello.
In the past I would have habitually turned to Facebook but as their policies seem intent on mining me for whatever they can get from me I limit my access.… Read the rest
I think it’s fair to say that my tolerance for staying at home is probably higher than most others but even I have my limits. And I am beginning reach the end of mine now.
Lockdown hasn’t been as much as a shock to me as it must have been for many others as I had been working from home and only seeing my colleagues on video call for the best part of ten years.… Read the rest
I got a notification today that a concert I had booked for September 2021 had been moved (for a second time) to April 2022. This both perplexed and depressed me in equal measures.
It is just about a year since the UK entered the first lockdown.… Read the rest
Well what a year that was! Not quite the one I was expecting to have that’s for sure. We didn’t get to go on the holidays we had planned but we got to see a lot more of our granddaughter which was more than adequate compensation.… Read the rest
For the last six years (2014/5, 2015/6, 2016/7 (either didn’t do it or forgot to write about it that year), 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20) we have always got out over the Christmas/New Year period to blow away some cobwebs and maximise our investment in our National Trust membership.… Read the rest
On a normal year by this point I would have have been to see, on average, about five music concerts. This, of course, is not a normal year by any means and so the total stands exactly at a measly one.… Read the rest
Someone asked me recently why I haven’t been blogging as often as I had previously. The reason is simply that at the moment every day looks pretty much like every other and there’s not much to say.
However, the end of the second lock down in the UK neatly coincided with my wife’s retirement.… Read the rest
Ah, the fickle English weather. Yesterday has wet and miserable and today is sunny and bright! This was good news as it allowed us to get out and explore more of the amazing Dorset coastline.
We headed off to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.… Read the rest
Following on from yesterday’s glorious weather it was back down to Earth with a bump today with torrential rain. Before we saw the forecast the plan had been to walk to Swanage along the coastal path and then get the train back.… Read the rest
We’d booked to go inside Corfe Castle today. When I say “inside” I mean inside the grounds as there really is very little left to go inside of the castle itself. Given the angle of some of the walls they really seem to be defying gravity and it’s amazing that they haven’t tumbled down the hill.… Read the rest