Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Some will be aware that the UK franchaise of fast food chain KFC has been having difficulties recently.

Yesterday having run out of chicken supplies, nearly 600 branches out of 900 across the UK and Ireland had to close. The problem has continued today, Tuesday, with more restaurants running out of stock. The company has blamed their new logistics supplier, DHL. To be honest I'm not that surprised, based on my own experiences.

With this in mind here's my lighthearted opinion on what KFC can expect from their chosen supplier in the future:

a) chicken not arriving on the specified day
b) chicken being left with a neighbour
c) chicken being dropped over the back fence
d) chicken arriving damaged

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Kick Inside

40 years ago today, doesn't seem true.

Friday, 9 February 2018


The restoration project of the ruins of Reading Abbey is progressing. The Abbey Quarter, as it is to be known, is scheduled to open this summer. Below are two images of the works, courtesy of Callum Cromwell.

Thursday, 8 February 2018


Woke this morning about an hour before the alarm was due, feeling extremely chilly. Not surprised when I realised the outside temperature was well below zero...

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Five To Eight

Or to be exact the actors who played fifth, sixth, seventh and eigth versions of the Doctor in the best TV series in the world: Peter Davision, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. All gathered under one roof at the Science of the Timelords convention held this weekend at the National Space Centre in Leicester (pronounced Lester dontchaknow).

Below are a few choice images from a very enjoyable day.

Saturday, 27 January 2018


Have arrived at the home of possibly the best potato crisps in the world. Now who could I be meeting LOL?

Thursday, 25 January 2018


The countdown has begun LOL.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Spent an awesome few hours today at the Imperial War Museum in "that London." Here's a few choice images to demonstrate.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

At Last

Gonna go out on a limb here and say I thought it was a bit too long.

Having said that I don't think myself and the four others who packed out screen 3 at the cinema have any major complaints.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Flag Flying

I've come to the conclusion it was high time I made my (mobile) phone calls patriotic with this LOL...

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Interesting news today that Aussie chocolate favourite Violet Crumble will once again become Aussie owned. Confectionery giant Nestle has sold the brand they had owned since 1989 (following their acquisition of Rowntree's). I guess they want to concentrate on their global brands. Oddly the news first seems to have been announced to UK media, rather than DownUnder...

Have to admit to being quite partial- despite appearance it is quite different to the better known Cadbury Crunchie bar- and occasionally I treat myself from a local importer, although over here a bar is relatively expensive.

Here's a light hearted advert via YouTube from the 1990's, featuring a well known actor from the Aussie soap Neighbours.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Motorway Sunrise

Here's a view looking towards the M4 motorway (London bound), with our nearest star putting in a very welcome appearance.