Category: General Chunterings

Running myself into the ground

Running myself into the ground

In recent weeks I have started a bit of a fitness regime. I have been feeling my age for a few years, and while I didn’t really have to put much effort into staying reasonably..

#EURef

#EURef

With still more than two weeks left of this EU Referendum nonsense, how does a sensible person choose which box to tick come June 23rd? There’s so much crap to wade through before we get..

My Life In Panto

My Life In Panto

If you know me you’ll be familiar with my brass banding. I enjoy performing on stage, but generally only with an instrument on my face. I don’t like to act or song or do anything..

Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb

I don’t have much, if anything, useful to say about the death of David Bowie. I don’t own any of his music. Not sure why; I guess I was just into other bands and artists..

Top of the world

Guess who had to go up there to get her back down? Climbing trees is fun

A Lemmy

Today I am toasting one of the greatest rock musicians of all time: the one and only Lemmy. I am having a large ‘Lemmy’ – Jack and Coke. Rest in Peace Lemmy, you utter genius

Beer

Anyone that knows me understands my view of beer; life is too short to be drinking shitty, tasteless toss. I much prefer to spend a little bit more money on the good stuff. I don’t..

Flickr hates WordPress

Flickr hates WordPress

During the glory days of Flickr – when it was a bit grubby around the edges but was by far the best image service on the Internet – you could post directly to your WordPress..

So I ran a 5K

So, it’s 2016 and I’m not getting any younger. The last few years have seen me display some slight signs of the impending decreptude inherent in the aging process, of which I am hurtling through..

Essay for Brass Band

Essay for Brass Band

It’s back to band tonight! I love my Christmas break, but I do miss my brass band too. We will be rehearsing the Regionals piece I should think: Essay by Edward Gregson. It’s a lovely..

Hello 2016

Hello 2016

Happy New Year! Well, wasn’t 2015 fun? We had quite an entertaining year; I graduated from the Open University, got a new job, won the Area contest with my band Carlton Brass then finished a..

What motivates you?

What motivates you?

I’ve been attending the Nottingham Agile meetups over the last year. They’ve all been excellent, with loads of good presentations aimed at making us better software developers. Last night’s meetup was about Scrum Masters (and..