Our New Normal

During the height of the first phase of COVID-19 in the UK much was made of the potential for change, the opportunity for the public, business and government to adopt …

25th Wedding Anniversary

Twenty Five (25) years ago today Sands and I got married in the church in Houghton Conquest, followed by lunch with our guests at the Knife & Cleaver. What was …

The Pursuit of Happyness

Wow what an amazing film! Based on a true story never can one person have had so much bad luck, yet stay so positive. Well acted, with a well told …

Internet Help Desk

Check out this video! Really funny. Bit old hate but has a nice twist at the end for us Mac geeks. ShareTweetShare0 Shares

A Good Year

Have to admit this was a pleasant enough film considering it had Russel Crowe in it, was based in France and was such a cliche it wasn’t even funny! I …

Our View

UPDATED since original post thanks to picture sent in from Wayne Well I finally got round to sorting out a panaramic view from our balcony, and the first thing that …

3:10 To Yuma & The Game Plan

A couple of plane movies that turned out much better than I expected. I picked the 3:10 To Yuma as I hadn’t seen a western for a long time, and …

Current Technology Woes

Boy am I struggling over here in Dubai with the technology that I brought with me. Now I can tell you in advance that a lot of this post is …

Life in a Day

As you know I am in Dubai at the moment, and to say that my typical day is different would be an understatement to say the least!! Here is a …

2008 Week 2 Progress

Or more accurately – no progress! At 217 lbs I have had a static week which is OK given that I haven’t really started running yet and had a pretty …

The Bourne Ultimatum

Finally got round to watching The Bourne Ultimatum – I told you I wasn’t a avid movie watcher! – and without doubt it as good a Trilogy as you could …

Brilliant Email From Father

One thing about your package. There was a huge crash on I4 yesterday and a truck containing mail caught fire. The USPS tracking number you need is XXXXXXXXXXX. Fingers crossed. …

Google Ads Are Back

First up this is a 180° about turn I know but there is a reason for it, honest! When I first started blogging I added Google Ads, I mean who …

5 Photo Apps

To understand this article you need to understand my approach to photography, and what I am aiming to achieve. I have little doubt that everyone has different objectives, priorities, reasons …

2008 Week 1 Progress

Well the ‘headline’ news is that I weighed 217 lbs this morning, which is 2 lbs lost in the week so in theory on track. The weird bit is that …

The Prestige

The Prestige is one of the best films I have ever seen, made all the better for the fact that I wasn’t really that bothered about it when Sands said …

Children of Men

Weird, would be the simplest way to describe Children of Men. Had never heard of it, and have no idea why we recorded it, but it was pretty powerful and …

2008 Wish List Starts

I knew it wouldn’t be long, what with CES just around the corner, but didn’t think it would be a watch that would be first on the 2008 Wish List! …

New Year Resolutions

I suppose it isn’t exactly unique doing a New Years Resolutions post, except for the fact that I haven’t made any and haven’t done so for some time. I am …

Let Battle Commence

Today I weigh 219 lbs. That is pretty much as heavy as I have ever been, but I am refusing to get depressed about it! I accepted that things were …

The Departed

I had intended to watch The Departed a long time ago but somehow or other always seemed to miss it. Anyway we had a couple of hours to kill in …

Mission Impossible III

Not a big fan of Tom Cruise, although sort of liked Jerry McGuire for a bit, but have to say that as escapist action movies the MI series have been …

The Devil Wears Prada

A perfect film for the end of Boxing day as it requires no brain power at all and a large amount of wine! The Devil Wears Prada is actually not …

Arlington Park

Arlington Park is a clever idea for a book – tell the story of a number of peoples lives on one particular day as they go about their lives in …

Syriana and The Holiday

Have only watched a couple of movies so far this Christmas, Syriana and The Holiday. I enjoyed Syriana a lot, but found it too hard to follow to say it …

5 Songs for Christmas

I have a few things to finish off and then I am going off line until after Christmas. I have spent the morning listening repeatedy to The Killers Don’t Shoot …

A Technical Xmas

Was wondering what everyone had their eye on for Christmas? What you bought yourself, what you hoping Santa brings you? Is slightly weird but I don’t actuially have anything technical …

Mac Addiction

If you look in the sidebar at the bottom you will see a fun survey you can take to see how big a Mac Addict you really are! I scored …

5 Comfort Foods

It may well be because I have been feeling ill for so long, but also the fact that it is winter (yes even here in Almerimar it gets a little …

Christmas Plans

It is just about that time of year again, one of my least favourite it has to be said, although Sands is a pretty big fan! I think I am …

215 lbs

I have gained 1 lb in the last week, but as I didn’t get to run for most of the week, and had a couple of larger than normal meals …

New Almerimar Life Site

I wanted to point you in the direction of the new Almerimar Life site, and say a big thanks to Tom who as usual has come up with a great …

Little Face

When I picked up Little Face Sands said that she hadn’t enjoyed it and found the main character un appealing. Not the best of recommendations. Anyway I enjoyed the book …