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Category Archives: Whimsy
I’ve often thought I would read some of those Great Books when I had the time. Or when work is a little less demanding. Or whenever. Well waiting for “whenever” can take quite a while. Earlier this year I took … Continue reading
Fountains Abbey is one of our favourite places for a family wander.
There’s a petition live at the moment, based upon the assertion that the BBC is required to pay Sky for carrying its channels. The logic of the petition is that Sky gains far more from the BBC than vice versa … Continue reading
This famous little book was aimed at bright and inquisitive children, but nevertheless it reawakened my interest in history. I say ‘reawakened’, but really I never caught the history bug as a child. I was much more in to the … Continue reading
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. … Continue reading
When the economy is rocky, folk wisdom says to buy gold…it’s a safe store of value. But why? I mean, it certainly has practical uses – in electronics, for example. But so do many other substances &, whilst commodities have … Continue reading
I’m not! Remember that scene in The Life of Brian? Well it seems that conforming is just what people do. And maybe it’s the right thing to do. Sometimes…
We may have to remove these! Ice fencing anyone?
’tis the season to…give up and go home early! We’re really no good at snow here are we? Snowing most of the morning in Leeds and the office was 3/4 empty by lunchtime. So with conference call done with, I … Continue reading