A Few Times Around The Block

Whilst driving home from work today, my car reached a significant milestone in its life on the road - 100,000 miles on the clock! Thanks to John for lending me an Ixus to capture this historic event in my

Yuletide Rants

High Street Stores - your aisles are the widths they are for good reason. By insisting on narrowing them with mountains of celebrity cookbooks and wrapping paper displays you are preventing parents with pushchairs from getting around your shop (and

There But For The Grace of God

Sometimes, events conspire to remind me to simply be thankful to be alive. Had I left for work a few seconds later than I did today, I would have been in the line of the HGV that I watched ploughing

Paulo's Last Munro Photos

I've finally gotten round to processing and uploading photos from Paulo's Last Munro weekend. The weather on Ben More was truly appalling, so the majority of the images were, unsurprisingly, taken within the cosy confines of the Craignure Inn, who

Software Architect 2007

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a few days in London attending the Software Architect 2007 conference at the Barbican centre. It was a good conference, providing me with some useful and interesting new ideas and food for

Hebrides Bound - But Can I Still Rough It?

This weekend I'm taking a couple of much-deserved days off work and heading to Mull with the intention of plodding up Ben More with my good friend Paulo and several of his other mates.  This is, you see, Paulo's Last

Shiny New Look

Those of you reading this through an RSS aggregator may not be aware that I've spent the weekend changing the appearance of my website. I decided to upgrade my blogging engine to Community Server 2.1 SP1, and I'm glad