Was just writing a comment of The Phantom’s blog about Pot Noodles. I was pointing out that as embarrassing as it is to admit I recall liking ‘Pot Noodles’ when they first came out. At the very least they seemed convenient and tasty, but maybe for us in darkest Wales they seemed a bit ‘exotic’. … More Chips or Crisps?
The death of Luciano Pavarotti at age 71 one is a great loss to the world of music. I was sitting in the car outside the daughters school yesterday waiting to collect them and the 3:00 news came on to let us know he’d died an hour or so before. Pavarotti never really recovered from … More Pavarotti gone.
It’s a year to the day Steveo was hit in the heart by a stingray barb while filming a documentary off the Queensland coast. Despite assistance from crew on board the support ship and the frantic efforts of his best mate, the barb had hit him in the worst part of his entire body and … More Remembering Steve Irwin
Ok, before you start… I apologise for the length of this post. I got a bit carried away 🙂 Even so, there’s really nothing quite like a big bowl full of pea and ham soup to warm the cockles of your heart of a cold winters day. As a matter of fact, I was virtually … More Pea and Ham Soup
This morning on the way to drop the kids at school Elgar’s Enigma Variations came on, specifically the ‘variation’ played on the radio was ‘Nimrod’ . The conductor this time was Colin Davies and a commendable job was done by all concerned. What struck me though was that part of the way through I realised … More Variations on Enigma.
Was sitting in bed this morning and for some unknown reason I started thinking about the street in Caerffili where my grandmother used to live. I recalled that in her street alone there were several shops. A general grocer, a butcher and a fruit shop (as I recall). Then I started spreading my mind out … More Nostalgia
Was just chatting to a friend about ‘the old days’ of computing. The wife and I got our first machine back in 1984.. an Acorn Electron… basically a cut down version of the BBC ‘B’ sold in attempt to cash in on the market created by the Beeb’s success. Didn’t work of course. They missed … More Joyce – the Amstrad PCW 8256