Jo and I have some incredible friends. I've been very, very lucky over the years to have met some of the nicest people around, whether during my RAF days or through banding; I seem to mix with the best kinds of people. I'm not particularly extrovert, and while I sometimes find talking to people I [...]
So, my mammoth listen-through of Metal Hammer’s top 100 albums of 2017 begins. My ears have been subjected to 2,275 different artists, according to Last.fm, but I have not heard of any of the first ten bands. Embarrassing. Still, this is the point of doing this, so here we go. Who is at number 100? [...]
25/1/2018 Fat Curk by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t drink Coke very often, but when I do I make sure it is fully leaded, none of those sugar-free versions. I’ve tried diet drinks. They are always disappointing. I don’t know why, but none of the ingredients they use to replace the sugar [...]
24/1/2018 Sodden by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA The weather. Isn’t it lovely today?
23/1/2018 Moving on by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby made us this amazing card in honour of a special assembly at School. She moved from the infants school to junior this last term, so the class got together to tell all us parents how they are finding it. The jump between the two [...]
22/1/2018 i3 by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We will need a new car in September once our current lease is up, so we are looking around for something more eco-friendly; both kinder on the environment and the wallet at the same time. I don't think we can actually do both of those things, [...]
21/1/2018 New goggles by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby's eyes have changed very slightly so new glasses are needed for reading and close work. She's chosen two pairs from the 'boys' selection, because she is not encumbered by the stupidity of gender-specific spectacles. I wouldn't have let her have the Manchester United glasses [...]
20/1/2018 Sushi by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We have had an amazing day today. We've headed down to London to see Matilda (which was absolutely incredible) and have had lunch in a Danish-inspired Sushi restaurant called Sticks 'N' Sushi. Daft name, amazing food! I cannot tell you how delicious my food was. I [...]
19/1/2018 Celia by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA This is our house rabbit Celia. She lives in our sun room and dining room area, where she lives the life of Reilly in sumptuous rabbit luxury. She likes to sit on our window ledges so she can see outside. She also like to eat holes [...]
18/1/2018 Massage by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I'm a member of the UoN Sports facilities and referred a friend of mine last week. He signed up, and I've been rewarded with a free sports massage. This is where the magic happened. I'm not a great fan of massages as such - previous efforts [...]
17/1/2018 Strip light by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My fascination with light sources continues. This is a shot of one of the strip lights in our canteen. I quite liked the lines of the ceiling compared with the angle of the light. I've messed around with it in the 'Filters' iOS app a [...]
16/1/2018 Do not disturb by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Shhh. I’m watching the telly. Must not disturb my enjoyment of the new episode of Star Trek Discovery.