Category: General Chunterings

The Wizard – Brighouse & Rastrick at Delph

The Wizard – Brighouse & Rastrick at Delph

Delph 2015: The Brighouse and Rastrick Band play ‘The Wizard’ from Richard Newman on Vimeo. There’s something magical about a great brass band playing a march, and there are not many greater brass bands than..

Seven amazing years

Seven years ago I did an incredible thing. I married this wonderful woman. Seven years later I am still very much in awe of her, still very much in love. Jo’s capacity to love is..

Lord Trent

9th February 2015 Nottingham University has this prominent bust of Sir Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent, outside its gates at Highfield Park. Sir Jesse was one of the University’s most famous benefactors and one of..


6th February 2015 Our beautiful daughter. I edited this in ‘Perfectly Clear’ on my iPhone, then processed in ‘Oggl’. She looks so grown up!

Open soon?

5th February 2015 The Beeston tramworks continue, and this junction with Middle Street remains closed south of Humber Road. It’s been over 14 months and local residents are beyond fed up. I’m actually looking forward..


2nd February 2015 Mondays is tennis day for Ruby. This is a photo I’ve edited using Oggl to make it look more interesting. It uses the Salvadore lens, which adds some weird double exposure type..

Tram works

30th January 2015 There was a dusting of snow on the tram works this morning. It made it look almost pretty


29th January 2015 After a year or so playing Flugel I am back with my lovely cornet on the Repiano part. This is the BEST cornet part, as there are often extra harmonies to go..

Twenty Years a Scrum Master

Plenty of software test history in this post. Thanks Bob! I’m going to share with our emerging Agile practice. Maybe some of it will sink in…

Why do we think we’re different?

I’ve covered similar people problems during my systems thinking modules for my Open University degree. They called one of the issues ‘goal divergence’, but it’s the same thing. Creating ‘Best Practice’ has become a goal..

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Ruby stayed over with her Grandpa and Gran in Leeds for the first time this week (it is half term at her school) and I arranged to pick her up again at the rather splendid..

Still here

I have been very quiet on this blog for quite an extended period of time. My intention has always been to keep blogging, but other factors have interfered; a busy job, open university assignments, a..