Password

I like to define a good holiday as one where I manage to leave day-to-day issues behind. Unfortunately it seems that I store passwords in the day-to-day part of my brain …

Rhubarb

Not to be confused with the cartoon Roobarb (sometimes called Roobarb and Custard) that used to air on the BBC just before the main evening news.  Roobarb was clearly iconic rather than ironic! (BTW rhubarb leaves are of course poisonous to humans, whereas the internet assures me that those same leaves do no harm to […]

Captain

The original concept related simply to the vanity of the uniform – but given the way that Covid-19 has decimated the aviation industries I felt a certain moderation was required …

Circular

Been a while since I’ve taken a pop at our local orbital motorway!  A few months ago the traffic levels had fallen so much that it was (almost) a joy to drive along.  Now the traffic seems pretty much back to normal – or maybe that should be the “new normal” as most super-fast cars […]

Visor

I still don’t understand.  What stops all the nasty particles and droplets in the air from simply whizzing around the sides of the plastic shield when the wearer breathes in and out?  Maybe someone can explain …

Staycation

Predicting increased umbrella sales this summer and a corresponding drop in the amount of sun cream sold – remember you heard it here first (or maybe not!) …

Bully

Slightly surprised to discover that there really are carnivorous snails, some even introduced from distant lands to control native snail populations  …