My bucket list

My bucket list consists largely of activities and experiences: most notably, travel. I once read (and completely agree) that the gifts people most treasure and recall are ones that involve experiences rather than material possessions. As such, I have shied away from giving material gifts, instead opting for experiential gifts. …

Camel camel camel

I’ve been shopping online for quite some time, but I haven’t encountered a tool quite as useful as Camel Camel Camel in …

Shut up and take my money

Apple Watch – an April Fools’ joke?

I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing when Apple announced their Apple Watch. Sending someone your heartbeat? Trying to scribble a doodle on a 1.5″ screen, rather than dictating a quick message with Siri? Who does that!?

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Skyway Trail

This is one of the many beautiful views of Clam Bayou from the Skyway Trail: a newly opened trail in St. Petersburg, …

The Killing

The Killing (US) is a refreshingly dark and chilling crime thriller with political sub-plots, which always had us begging for more.

Brighton

Brighton was my home for 21 years, and I sorely miss what a beautiful, fun, accepting place it is. It’s not just home, it’s an amazing city with a heart of gold, nestled in gorgeous countryside.

In the past couple of weeks, my wife has had two major revelations about doughtnuts: #1 I’ve just realised that doughnuts and bagels are the same, but different! #2 What do you mean they don’t cut … → August 11, 2014

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Engineering on a whole new level

Engineering geekery ahead. You’ve been warned. Been watching The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway about building CrossRail through London and it just puts …

Dear online vendors, Seriously? It’s 2014. If you expect me to have a maximum character limit for my password, or to only be able to choose from a set of 4 symbols, or worse yet, require … → July 15, 2014

Is your country the goodest?

No that’s not a lexical faux pas. It’s the intentional introduction of a new term being coined by Simon Anholt, a veteran …

If we won

Stephen Merchant, of The Office and An Idiot Abroad fame, made this hilarious ad for Newcastle Brown Ale, talking about how much …

Hangry’s antonym

I think we’ve all heard of the term¬†hangry, a portmanteau of hungry and angry, to describe the irrational irritation that comes upon …

Derek: the good and the bad

I love watching Derek: it’s a fantastic, heart-warming and endearing dramedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais. The only downside is that …

I’m scared to go and get a wet shave at a barber shop, because I might like it too much and want to go every day! → June 6, 2014

Posing with a rifle

The occasional massacre is okay with us

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better write-up of how America feels about gun control, deciding that the occasional school shooting or neighbourhood shooting spree is a necessary evil to protect the “rights” of ordinary Americans.

How to suck

After a bit of a break on Twitter lately, I happened to just jump on one morning and saw that @norcross had …