I got dragged out shopping tonight. Dragged. There was some muttering about “no bloody football on” or somesuch but I couldn’t really make out what she was saying. She really must learn to stop gritting her teeth. AND Someone asked me for a suggestion for a quiet pub in Glasgow. I spent quite a while…Continue reading Today…

Spurring myself on

Between the World Cup, Wimbledon and my re-found interest in Football Manager (the game), not to mention to site designs and the ever present gardening requirements, I find myself going through phases of intense effort then flip-flopping into complete and utter apathy. It’s most odd. One minute I’m completing long overdue tasks, the next I’m…Continue reading Spurring myself on

Thank You

Just thought I’d take a moment out from the… erm… usual “schedule” (that’s a laugh) to thank each and every one of you who visits this site. Whether you comment or not, I DO appreciate you taking the time. I do try and make time to visit the sites of those who comment, and it’s…Continue reading Thank You


I have jogged. I did jog. I used to jog on occasion. Not often though, but that was mainly due to shin splints which hurt like buggery and ultimately put me off the venture each time I try it… now that may be down to my weight, bad form and technique, the wrong trainers, or…Continue reading Jogging


Saturday morning, and a new coffee house in Hamilton. Nice and spacious, classy decor and an interesting menu. Unfortunately the coffee wasn’t up to much and the slice of apple pie that we shared was dry and spongey. Back to our regular haunt, Crema, next time. A wander round the shops, some shocking treatment in…Continue reading Weekender


All my troubles seemed so faaarr awaaayyyyy… Ahhh what a great song that is.. such wonderful melancholy. But I’m not. Quite happy as it turns out. Why so? Read on, dear reader, read on. My darling wife turned *coughsplutter* yesterday, her brother came over for dinner, and my parents came over later on and we…Continue reading Yesterday


Solstice. Apples. Metro. Empathy. Remix. Honey. PandoraFM. Rules. Castle. I could go on of course. But I won’t. Too busy ya see. Funny how it comes in circles. One minute quiet. The next busy. Mustn’t complain though. Bad form if you do. Then what? Reputation erodes, interest dies. Not good. So always happy. Always accomodating.…Continue reading Words

Value for money

I wonder if Dire Straits would have been as famous if they had called their song that… Value for money, and the chicks are free… and entirely different proposition. Thanks to all for some wonderful suggestions on how to spend &10. Ohh and I see some people have posted similar on their website, have I…Continue reading Value for money

Ten Pounds

If you only had £10, what would you order? Rules 1. Must be ordered online. 2. Post and packaging cannot take the total spend over £10. 3. Must be able to deliver to UK. 4. ANYTHING goes.