Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the future of mankind. I have written before about the hardships of life as a grandparent, but with our granddaughter soon to start school, there is a new hurdle to face. And I don’t mean the fact that she knows everything already.   Having...
Why you should stop leaving comments on the internet.

Why you should stop leaving comments on the internet.

Leaving comments on the internet is failing as a form of communication. Our forefathers communicated by letter, often waiting days, weeks, or even months for a reply from Aunty Mabel in New Zealand. They spent a fortune on sets of encyclopaedias containing everything...
How to make your dream come true by doing absolutely nothing.

How to make your dream come true by doing absolutely nothing.

How you gonna have a dream come true? Why can’t you make your dream come true? And more to the point, why can some people drift through life getting exactly what they want?   Did you ever wonder why the people who don’t care always get what they wish for?...
Be prepared for success, adventure and everything.

Be prepared for success, adventure and everything.

Be prepared for a successful life. While 2007 was the centenary of the scouting movement as a whole, this year is more meaningful for me, because 2016 marks 100 years of the Cubs, and I loved my time as a Cub. When I think back to my childhood, many of my most...
Nigel Kennedy – Four Seasons in one Sunday

Nigel Kennedy – Four Seasons in one Sunday

Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons. There is an old saying in musical circles that goes: Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day – Give him a violin, and he will play Vivaldi. I might have just made that up, but there is definitely an inextricable...
One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan. As Tim Peake hurtles around the Earth faster than a toddler on blue Smarties (other sweets are available), the nation is swept by the biggest outbreak of space fever since NASA’s Skylab fell back to the earth. At the same time as Tim was...
Searching for Google and a new look at SEO.

Searching for Google and a new look at SEO.

Not the Google SEO we all know and get confused by. We are all conditioned to think that Google is the centre of the modern universe. We use Google search to find things, Google mail to tell people about it, Google maps to get to it and Google drive to store all the...
Why your stunts aren’t impressive any more.

Why your stunts aren’t impressive any more.

Stunts that could kill. The other day, a lad on a skateboard passed me at high speed. “Gosh, how cool,” I thought. I say, ‘cool’. I think the term was probably twat. The location was a multi-storey car park, and in such locations, while most...
Why mindfulness will help you avoid disappointment.

Why mindfulness will help you avoid disappointment.

Mindfulness. Learn from the past but don’t take it with you. They say you can never go back. You might not want to go back and live with your parents again, but is it really that bad to hold onto the past? I learned the hard way. Ghosts of the passed. A while...