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...
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 lists might stop you going places

Why your lists might stop you going places

Why your lists might stop you going places. One small step… in high heels. There has always been much debate about man going to the moon. To my mind, there is no issue. It’s hardly rocket science. Well, some of it is, but overall, it’s not as if it’s...
Everyone should drive like Lewis Hamilton.

Everyone should drive like Lewis Hamilton.

Everyone should drive like Lewis Hamilton. Much has been made this week of the Formula1 championship battle and as I write this Lewis Hamilton has become the 2014 world champion. Well done to him, but in my experience as a driver, much needs to be improved about the...
Scilly Birding and glamping on the Garrison

Scilly Birding and glamping on the Garrison

Don’t forget: If I go into town with the aim of buying bread and picking up my dry cleaning, you can guarantee that upon my return Rachel will say “What took you so long, and where are your trousers?” Anyone who has travelled with me as I take the longest...
Venice – Land of the crocodile

Venice – Land of the crocodile

Perfect planning: When planning a visit to Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, popular wisdom states that the queue to enter the Basilica will be long and painfully slow. What it neglects to warn the hapless visitor of however, is the ongoing crocodile issue. Crocodile...
Mad from the farming crowd

Mad from the farming crowd

Hardy country: It’s about a hundred years since Thomas Hardy finished playing with Dorset families and left them to live their lives in peace. Peace that is, until they embark on that most enjoyable of activities, the farmers market, where producers congregate to sell...
Hello Glastonbury

Hello Glastonbury

Everyone has heard of Glastonbury: Most people will know it as the mud festival where musicians of every genre from rock to folk and jazz to Dolly Parton entertain 100,000 ‘revellers’ all desperately hoping not to need a poo for three days. But all that takes...
From Bags to Bitches

From Bags to Bitches

It began with a bag: It was not even a very interesting bag by most peoples standards.  But then, the bomb disposal unit has different standards to most people and they decided that it was interesting enough to evacuate Edinburgh airport, thus causing our flight from...