Category: Random

  • How to read thousands of newspapers and magazines for free

    How to read thousands of newspapers and magazines for free



    Over recent months, I’ve not spent too much time reading ‘the news’. There’s a lot going on in the world and have found that on a day-to-day basis, ignorance is bliss, but I do want to dip my toe in the water every now and again. I especially have no mental space right now for…

  • Related Articles

    Related Articles



    The other day I was reading an online article about how funny-man and UK national treasure Bob Mortimer was naming cats for the feline charity Cats Protection. Bob Mortimer is a favourite of mine, and so are cats. Each of the cats names listed in the article were the paragraph headings, accompanied by a picture of…

  • Summer 🌻

    Summer 🌻

    I’ve really enjoyed the past few months; being able to spend some quality time with my daughter, enjoying the sunshine with friends, getting back to the office for work, and cycling through the city to see the sights and sounds of Oslo. My iPhone tells me I have had about 5 hours each night in…

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    For some reason, having spent the vast majority of my time indoors and in front of a computer screen, I’d anticipated that I would update my blog more regularly than once a month. Alas, it was not to be. Here I am, over one month since my last post, with some random musings: I am…

  • Fuck the Tories.

    Fuck the Tories.



    This year is the first time in an election that I haven’t voted The Green Party of England & Wales. In a way, I feel sad about this. My vote is counted in a part of the country where there is traditionally a Labour Party stronghold and the next contender would be The Conservatives, who…

  • Back to basics

    Back to basics



    For a while I felt like I was spending way too much time staring at my mobile phone. From the minute I would wake up in the morning, to going to bed at night, I clearly was addicted to the bright lights of the screen. This was confirmed when I installed ActionDash on my mobile.…

  • LGBT+ Pride badges · The Pin Prick

    LGBT+ Pride badges · The Pin Prick

    These two badges came in the post this week from The Pin Prick – makers of really cute enamel pin badges. Most of the badges they sell are LGBT+ themed, but there are also a selection of really cool pins targeted at anyone who is familiar with design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc. Now…

  • Cuddles with Madge

    Cuddles with Madge



    Just a photo of Madge the cat being the cutest cuddle kitty ever.

  • Out of action

    Out of action

    It sucks to be ill and for the past three days the influenza virus got the better of me. All the symptoms came knocking at my door; the runny nose, sore throat, headache, coughing, sneezing, etc. Whilst I’m quite bad at making the most of my time day-to-day, I find it frustrating to be so…

  • Hello world!

    Hello world!

    After what feels like many years, I’m giving my website a refresh. I’ll be posting content as regular as I remember to and if you are interested in what I have to say, you can bookmark the site or subscribe to the RSS feed for the latest updates. ✌️