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Pull and push

Published May 10, 2019

Pull and push

I’ve been up and running with this new website structure for about two weeks now and I’m still loving it. I don’t know if it’s just the novelty of it all or if the effort gone into simplifying everything has paid off, but I want to blog more and when I do, I write more too. The film and album review process is more immediate which means I have more thoughts and more to say.

Generate the blog that makes you feel better

Published April 27, 2019

Generate the blog that makes you feel better

It’s been a long time since I made any significant changes to my blog and the system it runs on, and now, seemingly overnight, everything has completely changed. This isn’t the work of a moment though. This is something I’ve been thinking about for at least three years. The problem I’ve used Wordpress for many, many moons now and whilst I’ve always thought it was functional in a way that would work for most people, it never quite fit my purposes.

Baby Panda Thursday #100

Published September 22, 2011

Baby Panda Thursday #100

Credit: San Diego Shooter/Flickr Today is the 100th edition of Baby Panda Thursday, and, I’m afraid to say, the last. It’s been an absolute pleasure to scour through photos of pandas every week (give or take) for the last two and a half years, but I’m determined that Thursdays will not be bad days anymore, and they will not need the cuteness to cheer me up. Don’t think for a second that this is the last you’ll see of pandas on the site, though.

The year of the race - Life List review 2010

Published January 5, 2011

The year of the race - Life List review 2010

I’ve made lots and lots of New Year’s Resolutions before, both on the blog and in my head, and very few of them have worked out. This year, I changed the concept around completely and debuted the Life List - a long-term set of goals and things to aim at. Some are crazy, some are impossible, some are easy and most will take time. I figured a quick review for the year would be appropriate, with some thoughts on what is next.

Live like a womble 3 - Door vs. hatch

Published September 2, 2010

Live like a womble 3 - Door vs. hatch

It was a warm, sunny afternoon in August, and Mr C and I found ourselves sitting in a large back garden with a cup of tea. This is unusually civilised of us. We surveyed the extra-long grass, and discussed what size plot you would need to fit an underground bunker. Quite big, is the answer. We discussed the pros and cons of more than one storey, and the concept of bungalows being more expensive because they take up more land, and how this translates to the underground.

We should be on Apple commission

Published August 8, 2010

We should be on Apple commission

Recently, we found ourselves meeting up with some F1 fans - families of weary parents and gadget-hungry children - and we managed to sell several iPads to them. The kids just loved the iPad, whereas the parents were keen on the F1 Timing App - and it is pretty revolutionary. Selling the iPad is actually really easy to do. My mother is a notorious technophobe, but I left her alone with an iPad for five minutes, and she loved it.

A good day for looking backwards

Published July 22, 2010

A good day for looking backwards

I’ve spent a good few months now trying to consolidate all my writing into one or two spaces. Sidepodcast benefitted from the F1 related thoughts that used to appear here, plus the articles I wrote for BellaOnline. Meanwhile, this here space of the web suddenly found itself merging with the other blogs I used to write, plus a whole load of archived stuff that was without a home. Going through the archives was a fascinating business, and while I would usually discourage such behaviour, there were a few things I wanted to pick up on.

Doctor Who: Series 5, Episode 3 - Victory of the Daleks

Published April 17, 2010

Doctor Who: Series 5, Episode 3 - Victory of the Daleks

Ah, I know plenty of people have said it before, but it is so good to have regular episodes again. All that waiting to find out what the Doctor was going to do in his next special was not fun. I really didn’t think much of this week’s story. It had tons of potential, Winston Churchill, a war room, Daleks on our side for once. It all got a bit crazy though, and as soon as they started changing colour, I kind of lost interest.

Doctor Who: Series 5, Episode 2 - The Beast Below

Published April 11, 2010

Doctor Who: Series 5, Episode 2 - The Beast Below

I didn’t manage to catch this live, which means I’ve already let myself down a little bit, however, it was worth waiting for. A few thoughts on the latest episode of Doctor Who. It very much reminded me of Gridlock - the episode where there were all those car type things stuck on a motorway type thing. The idea of the human race stuck inside, trying to find a way of living without upsetting the beast below.

The road to Superleague

Published March 30, 2010

The road to Superleague

Words from the man himself about how he came to be racing in the Superleague Formula this year. The story begins thus: OK, I don’t know neither the car or the drivers who will be playing in the field with me… so let’s talk about what I actually know, it will be faster and probably much more interesting for you, guys! So once upon a time… Hehehe, bless.