Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Congratulations Ma’am. You’ve been The Queen for over 20 years more than I’ve been on the planet. We are special British and commonwealth citizens to be able to celebrate our first ever Platinum Jubilee. 70 years! Wow! You’re the longest reigning female monarch (and very soon possibly the longest reigning monarch ever) Have an absolutelyContinue reading “Platinum Jubilee Celebrations”

49! How did that happen?

I’m 49 years old today. Next year I turn half a century. Now that WILL be a celebration and a half! In my relatively short time on the planet we have experienced progress like no previous time; from my childhood where computers were things you saw in films, to the early days of 8 bit,Continue reading “49! How did that happen?”

Adventures in Doncaster

So it was Jake’s 27th on Saturday. He decided he wanted to go around Doncaster. He also told me he was going to wear his new rose gold pvc jeans (ASOS, pretty much sold out now). Not wanting to overshadow him I decided to go fairly vanilla – just a pair of jeans and anContinue reading “Adventures in Doncaster”

A bloody hefty weekend!

Again a hefty weekend. It all started on Thursday when I did my talk for the Astronomy Club. It was called “Take it to the bridge” and was all about movie and game fictional space craft and if their technology could work. Friday was a long day of fixed wire electrical testing. A seven boardContinue reading “A bloody hefty weekend!”

An 80th Birthday

It might seem unusual to have a rock/pop band for an 80th Birthday, but the birthday boy has followed us for a number of years now so it seemed apt. The hotel it was held at was a great place. Top end of Heckmondwike; a place called Healds Hall. It was an early start asContinue reading “An 80th Birthday”

Latex 101

I’ve been asked loads about my latex (especially by people who wear leather and PVC already and are fascinated by latex), so I thought I’d write a 101 to help you guys and gals decided if latex clothing really is for you. It’s not cheap (mostly) and if you make a big mistake and findContinue reading “Latex 101”

A great wedding but a vegetarian nightmare.

As a vegetarian of over 20 years I can tell you that I am not the only vegetarian who gets struck down with fear and terror at the very word “buffet”. That cavalcade of cross contamination. Where a vegetarian is pretty much guaranteed to only be able to eat salad, and perhaps the crisps orContinue reading “A great wedding but a vegetarian nightmare.”