November 17, 2020

Tonight I am picking up an Xbox One S for my 11yr old. Just for him. The only reason I am also getting Red Dead Redemption 2 is so that _I _can test the Xbox works.

November 10, 2020

In light of recent events across the pond, it has been good to experience the feeling that not everything is wrong with the world. Not that everything is right, not by a long shot. But to be reminded of what it used to feel like, to have hope, to believe in our future.

October 24, 2020

I’m glad it’s the weekend and I can have a lie in. This last week was supposed to be straightforward but haha, not so. Thursday afternoon, I had an unexpected change to my day which threw the good old anxiety into overdrive. The first time in a while that I have had such a big reaction and it left me exhausted. It all ran over into Friday where every small thing seemed imbued with far greater stress and significance than was really the case. Read more

October 22, 2020

Last night, the Tories voted down Labour’s motion to extend free school meals during the holidays to disadvantaged children. My son enjoys maths so this morning we did a rough calculation to find out the cost to the Treasury of the scheme, had it been voted through. According to this article in the Guardian, it would affect 1.4 million children. The vouchers are worth £15 per week, and there are four weeks holiday between now and Easter, which is when it was proposed the scheme would run until. Read more

September 13, 2020

“I wonder,” said the Hon. Freddy Arbuthnot, “what damn silly fool invented Sunday afternoon.” Dorothy L Sayers Clouds of Witness

September 9, 2020

In case you wondered….Why wasps become so annoying at the end of summer

Stephen James

Minding the gaps


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