Saturday, 31 December 2016

Nearly Done

2016 is almost over. For many no doubt it has been exciting and full of joy, for others it might have brought more than a fair share of sadness and upsetting times.

Certainly there seems to have been a high number of headlines and surprises. Celebrity deaths, surprise election results and referendums. Need I go on? It will only be with the benefit of another 12 months that we will be in a position to judge whether 2017 was any worse or better. Here's hoping.

Happy New Year everyone.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016


First real frost (in these parts) of this winter but what a beautiful day.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Compliments Of The Season

To everyone in Blog-land, Happy Christmas.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Nativity Coin

The UK Royal Mint have issued their first ever Nativity coin, as a beautiful limited issue £20 piece. What better way to mark the season, some might argue, especially when the mount card is autographed by the designer Bishop of St Asaph, Wales, Gregory Cameron.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

More Homes?

The Get Reading newspaper is reporting the Ministry of Justice intend to sell the historic Reading Prison for housing.

Just what this over crowded part of the UK needs, I don't think. What we really need is additional quality leisure facilities and art spaces and for the government to encourage an even distribution of the population across the UK. Yes that might even mean moving jobs away from this area or better yet creating new well paid ones elsewhere. A tall order I know but south-east England is choked.

Anyway read the article here.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

It's True What They Say

My little car is poorly. Apparently the Coil Pack is at fault and it will cost me £440 (AU$750, US$560) to get me back on the road. A lot of money just before Christmas but then again, as the saying goes, you can't take it with you.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Spot The Difference

What a difference a week makes...

 Last weekend

Now with added garden LOL

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Bit Chilly

On arriving at the office this morning, this is the temperature my car had been reporting.

Winter has barely begun, I suspect colder temperatures are on their way...