Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous lightsaber weapon wielded by Luke Skywalker and his ilk in the long-running space opera saga might one day exist beyond the realms of fiction. When I was growing up, my weapon of choice wasn’t a gun, sword or my fists. It was a lightsaber. […]
Met up with some friends for brunch this morning, at Hally’s in Parsons Green. I had the eggs florentine with smoked salmon, served on sourdough. One of my friends had the pancakes, which were served with a lovely bit of fig. The food was good and the restaurant itself pleasant enough. Hally’s certainly knows its […]
Horrific footballing day today. This is all I’m going to post.
Do you have one of those new-fangled, computer-based jobs? When was the last time you tried to explain what you do, to your parents? What your parents think you do for a living Vs the reality is one of those Us Vs Th3m posts that is funny for about 2 seconds when you realise it’s not […]
Oh my, this customised Vespa just ticks all the right boxes for me.
Impressive video from the student union of my alma mater. I try not to let myself regret much but I do regret not knowing when I was at university what I do now. I had a great time at university but I’d get a lot more out of it now. Anyway, I’ll stop before this […]
In December 1939, Britain had been at war with Germany for three months. U-boat attacks threatened incoming food shipments. And, armed with bicycles and walking boots, a group of medical researchers headed to the Lake District to conduct a secret study: if Britain was totally cut off from food imports, would starvation hand victory to […]
It was Blue Monday in full force today – a delayed comedown from Festival Number 6. I took last Monday off as a travelling day so I suppose the four-day week helped me concentrate on enjoying the endorphins from last weekend but today, for some reason, I really wished I were back in Portmeirion. Actually, […]
It’s the autumn equinox today/tonight, so and EarthSky has everything you need to know about it. This is our autumn equinox, when the days are getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere. At this equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the cooler days of autumn even […]
On the one hand, the BBC does have its pronunciation unit, a department dedicated to helping its employees pronounce words properly. On the other hand – well, actually, use both hands to applaud this excellent bit of broadcasting…