Where now …


The demise of the “Daily Post” has left me feeling a little bit lost. Like many WordPress users, I used the “Daily Prompt” for inspiration rather than a resource to find other blogs. I recently purchased a ‘Personal Plan’ as opposed to a free plan, with the intention of using the Daily Prompt, as what … Continue reading Where now …

Career, what career?


This was a post on LinkedIn with the hashtag #what did I want to be when I was 15 and I thought it would be good here too. The year is 1970 and I’ve just had my 15th birthday, literally and I’m in the deputy head’s office for a chat with the careers master. It’s … Continue reading Career, what career?

Yet another breach …


This time it’s Twitter. it would seem that there has been a ‘Glitch’ (their words) that showed un-encrypted passwords on their servers. Twitter claims that “We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone…”. However, they also say that the passwords were exposed for several months. There seems to … Continue reading Yet another breach …

Back to the usual …


Still testing the Blogpad app on my iPad. A bit of a way to go yet, but I’m starting to get the hang of it. One of the downsides I’ve found, is that you cannot post your missives (is that what I mean?) as a draft in your WordPress blog. Well I’ve not found a … Continue reading Back to the usual …

It’s often described so …


Not so by fellow bloggers, but by ‘the great unwashed’ that don’t have a blog. I think I have blogged about this before (can’t find the post though), but often get the comment “So what’s your blog about? ” to which I always reply, “It’s not about anything really.” That’s when I get the comment … Continue reading It’s often described so …

Many are not worth the effort …


I partake in a number of internet surveys. I do it for gain, not for “A chance to influence …”No, sheer monetary gain or for points/credits that I can convert into money or goods that I want/like. I subscribe to around four or five survey sites, but the most profitable ones are YouGov and Maximiles. … Continue reading Many are not worth the effort …

Everything comes to those that wait …


Well, that went almost as well as I could have expected. I finally bit the bullet (helped by a 30% discount) and upgraded to from the Free Plan to a Personal Plan. I’ve been ‘umming and ‘ahhing since Christmas and missed the deadline for the last discount, but I finally took the plunge today. It … Continue reading Everything comes to those that wait …

This is going to be brief …


What kind of crank are we talking about here? I picture the starting handle of a 1930’s Lagonda. Maybe it’s the crankshaft. The part of an automobile engine that changes the up and down motion of the pistons into rotation. I don't for a moment imagine it has anything to with that Scottish comedy duo … Continue reading This is going to be brief …

Daily prompt: All a matter of choice …


Some call it froth, some call it foam many call it ‘the head’, but whatever you call it, which is best. {‘m of course talking about the tight mass of bubbles at the top of your glass of beer. I call it ‘the head’ and always have done. Foam and froth make me think more … Continue reading Daily prompt: All a matter of choice …

Daily Prompt: Busy busy busy …


Rush … not the Canadian band, as good as they are, just rush. Everybody seems to be in a rush. I’m travelling down the road at just a couple of miles under the speed limit, and there is some idiot in his/her SUV weaving from side to side waiting to pass me. Then they do … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Busy busy busy …

Daily Prompt: Knitting disaster …


My attempt to increase my skill level with double pointed needles (DPNs) has been somewhat thwarted today. I have been knitting a beanie hat on circular needles with the full knowledge that I would eventually have to revert to DPNs as the number of stitches decreased. It was to be an important learning curve as … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Knitting disaster …

Ready for the grief …


As the title says, I’m ready for the grief I may possibly get.I want to talk (moan) about dogs. More specific, dog owners. What is it with these/you people? Just because you are a dog lover, it doesn’t automatically follow that I’m one too. In fact, I can’t be doing with the majority of dogs/owners.Take … Continue reading Ready for the grief …

Daily prompt: Frigid


This is going to be a short one. Frigid! I hate the word. It’s meaning has changed over the years from simply ‘cold’ to more serious sexual connotations. And a more sexist word I have yet to hear. In its sexual sense, it only ever applies to women. You never ever hear of a man … Continue reading Daily prompt: Frigid

Churn …


Now, this is an interesting word. Are we looking at a milk churn or something else? I am actually thinking ‘milk-churn’. I am usually transported to those imaginary childhood days when I like to think of milk being delivered in churns. Those days when the milkman had either a horse and cart or one of … Continue reading Churn …