The inevitable “New Year Weight Loss Plans” post…

Now we’re in the last couple of days of the year, thoughts inevitably drift towards hopes, plans and promises for the coming year. And, of course, that means drawing my attention to my ever-present weight problem. Regular visitors to my blog may now be thinking, “Hang on a moment, aren’t you the one who lost […]

Fanfic – yeah, Fanfic…

I’ve been rolling with a fandom for a fair old while now, and while I’ve embraced the idea of cosplay, it’s taking me a while to get into fanfic. When done well, fanfiction can be an excellent companion to the shows and characters it celebrates, done badly and it can have you screaming in agony […]

Snowy Egret in Tiverton

I was sitting at my desk at work, when I looked out of the window, and high up in the oak tree outside was a white bird. A big white bird. I had no idea what it was. It looked like a heron, but herons aren’t white, and it looked a little shorter than a […]

Christmas Eve – a New Tradition

We’ve made a new tradition. Shopping for the Christmas food shall be done on Christmas Eve, and we will try to buy as much of it as possible when it’s reduced to clear. After a very quiet half-day at work, I tried to call in at Tesco, but the queue was too much. I tried […]

A Frosty Trip Out

Yesterday, it was cold, so we hid in the flat. Today, we decided to face it. The car window was frosted into some pretty patterns, so I amused myself by photographing them while waiting for the car to warm up a bit. We filled up Bob (our Honda CR-V) with petrol first, then shopped at […]