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@ommwriter : review

Ommwriter. You came into my field of view and I liked the look of you. Distraction free writing sounds good. You look beautiful and have some great sounding features. These are the first few words. Already, I’m missing spellcheck. The red wavey lines that appear under words that I’ve spelt wrong are conspicuous by their absence. I typically do make… Read more →

Voluntary gesture!

Annie Mo (aged 7 months and a bit) did an actual voluntary gesture today – she waved! As I was leaving the house tonight (on my way to part to voluntary gesture), she smiles and gave me a big wave goodbye. I waved back and she did it again! Very sweet. I image that’s going to be her new thing… Read more →

Taking photos of each other

Taking photos of each other

Eirene and our daughters walked across the link bridge between the carpark and Victoria Shopping centre in Harrogate today and snapped a photo of me snapping a photo of them with our camera phones. Click here for the full super size version of the image. You can see the work progressing on my soon to be new pub in the… Read more →

Clocks and Chestnuts

Clocks and Chestnuts

I liked my friend Daren’s facebook statement earlier: “Today has mostly been an exercise in being SURPRISED BY WHAT TIME IT *IS/ISN’T! “. Quite. It caught us out – we hadn’t a clue. No harm done though – not like the time when I didn’t notice until someone told me on Monday morning, after I’d got to work a whole hour… Read more →

Oldest trick in the comic book

Oldest trick in the comic book

I fell for one of the classic marketing ploys today. Free stuff. More precisely, the ol’ “bread at the back of the store” technique. An old friend was running the show at Destination Venus today – Harrogate’s graphic novel and comic store – and he stuck a note of facebook saying it was free comic day. My Yorkshire sensibilities kicked… Read more →

Venue flooded, gig cancelled

Boo. I was right looking forward to tonight (re last post). Lots of rain in short amount of time has flooded the venue. The Management of Zoso have had to close the place for the night. Never mind , I’m ahead of the game for next week though. I think a night in watching Breaking Bad is on the cards… Read more →

Type Set List

Type Set List

I’ve had a rather enjoyable few hours since last weekend getting these tunes together. Some brand new chooners that I’ve bought, some brand new chooners off the “5 years of Diynamic Records” album that I got for my birthday and a couple of older bits from my archive, that I’ve dusted off.  I’m probably not going to get chance to… Read more →

Quicker blog

I’ve got even less time tonight than I had last night to write my daily blog (must… not… fail… so….. close now). I ended up writing a regular sized blog last night anyway – perhaps I’ll get the opportunity to later – but I’ve got something on this evening. Possibly the most interesting thing about today was bumping into a… Read more →

Quick blog

I’ve got a few minutes now before eating then heading out to a Samaritans training evening. Yesterday was a bit of an odd day – one of those days that didn’t seem to sit right. Today has been good : I’ve got my head around a big grey area on the project I’m running and I’ve crafted / edited a… Read more →

Sophie’s parents evening

Sophie’s parents evening

  We went to Sophie’s parents evening just now. All very positive and quite lovely. She’s recently been added to the Gifted and Talented register for Mathematics – so it’s no surprise that she likes that subject most of all. Earlier today, the teacher asked all the pupils to fill out a short survey, to canvas their opinion of how… Read more →

I got to drive a tractor

I got to drive a tractor

For around about 8 years, I’ve had a perpetual new years resolution : “This year, I want to drive a tractor”. As a kid, growing up in part in a village where my bezzy mates were farmers lads, tractors were kind of a big deal. I think I’ve travelled in the cab of a tractor before – certainly in the… Read more →