Short, random post for you all. The selfie (word of the year for 2013) has been getting some schtick lately, not least because Barrack Obama decided to take one at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. There’s a whole other blog post right there, but I’ve been thinking a lot about selfies, what they represent, and whether they’re … More In defence of the selfie
Many, many years ago I started following Paul Clarke on twitter. I wasn’t sure who this man was particularly, and until today I had no real notion how digital he was, so either he was very modest or I wasn’t paying enough attention, but I liked his tweets. He was eclectic, witty, said it as … More The legend that is Paul Clarke
Last week there was a feature on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show discussing memorial benches; they were responding to a news story about a family’s flowers and belongings being removed from a bench they had left in memory of their daughter. Within this feature, Paddy O’Connell, who was standing in for Jeremy Vine, kept … More In memory of…
This morning Martin Howitt commented on twitter that he was brainstorming where to take Ann Kempster when she visited him later this week. It has prompted me to share this blog post that I started months ago but never got around to finishing. They may end up with other plans but I’ll feel good for … More A South Devon micro-adventure #1
I’ve always loved reflecting and looking back on the year, I’m the sort of sucker who loves those programmes at new years where the year (or better still, the decade) is shown in highlights. So as a bit of a birthday ritual I’ve been ruminating on the past twelve months and pretty much the one … More Life after Bobby: my birthday
Bus graffiti currently on display in Teignmouth, Devon. No more words needed really….
After a day ambling around Brussels we took an evening train across the border to Germany, our journey ending in Cologne. Wow, just wow. The shared feeling we got when leaving the train station at Cologne was one of ‘….and relax’. I’m not sure whether it is the comfort of German efficiency, the slightly less … More Cologne – holiday stop two