Talk To Me

In 1974 I saw Michael Crawford in Billy (the musical based on Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse) at Drury Lane, London. In fact to be precise I saw him twice: …

Six Months Back In The UK

Six (6) months today we walked through the doors of The Cottage. I wrote before about the reasons for basing ourselves back in the UK so I wont repeat them …

UK is not European

I am interested as to how European the ‘typical Brit’ feels, because as far as I can tell the UK is remarkably un-European. Most months our ALStrays Pet Transport business …

What Is Wrong With A Referendum

Why don’t governments want to offer referendums. After all they were happy enough to accept the views of the public when they were elected, so why aren’t they prepared to …

Hard To Find Any Sympathy

So 18 million Brits aren’t able to afford a holiday this year and I have to say I find it hard to get too excited about the fact, or to …

Kevin Pietersen Is Too Selfish

Just watched Cricket Writers on TV and the introduction to the Sky coverage of the test match and am somewhat amazed at the praise being heaped on Kevin Pietersen! Sure …

Recent Purge On Email Accounts

I wrote recently on my Almerimar Life site about a de cluttering project that we had started. This was (and is) aimed very much at the physical side of life; …

Sheep Rule 80% of Twitter

There have been a number of articles recently around the fact that 80% of twitter accounts have less than 10 followers. While some have blamed Spammers and other ‘squatters’ I …

How Much Do We Really Know?

When is knowledge enough to be useful or enough to be dangerous? I have been asking myself that more and more these days. As I flick through the RSS feeds …

6 Of The Best

6 of the best – a phrase that will bring back memories for a number of the UK readers I imagine!!! A friend of Sands recently returned to live in …

Remember Apple Computers?

No I haven’t suddenly lost my mind overnight, or moved to some backwater place where they don’t have Macs!!! What I mean is, do you remember the company Apple Computers? …

Recent Books Read

I seem to have worked my way through a number of books since I last posted on books read. At least one was a recommendation from Gary, one was a …

Stacks

Hands up who actually uses Stacks in Leopard. It is one of the features that I keep trying to find a use for as the theory of keeping less in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Which Tripod

About the best thing that I have done so far regards buying a Tripod is not to buy one. I would have got it so wrong!! I had totally underestimated …

Chaos

I really enjoyed Chaos. I thought it was well acted and had a pretty good story line with an interesting twist at the end. It wasn’t that great watching it …

Oceans 13

A couple of the guys that I was with in Dubai really rated Oceans 13, but they also really rated Oceans 12 which I hated, so I wasn’t really that …

iPhone in Germany

Meant to drop a quick post on this a few days ago when I read it – but where have the UK’s guts gone? First France stand up to Apple, …

BackUp Strategy

I have been mulling over the ‘best’ backup strategy now that we have Time Machine and really cheap storage to hand. I have a sneaky feeling that a lot of …

UK iPhone Stories

Since the iPhone was launched on Friday in the UK I have heard from a number of you on your experiences and I thought that it might be fun if …

Technology during UK trip

It has been a while since I last made a business trip, in fact the last one was February 2006, so I was somewhat intrigued to see what I would …