• As Inexplicable As Ever – Eurovision 2011 Round Up

    So Azerbaijan won Eurovision 2011. It was an OK song, with a distinct hint of Annie Lennox’s ‘No More I Love You’ about it, and a nice performance by Ell and Nikki, but it mainly benefitted from coming close to the end of the contest. The same thing happened with...


  • Naked Gardening and Celebrating Bread

    I did it! I put my money where my mouth is and I did my bit for world naked gardening day! The website urges you to put up a photo of yourself participating, so here goes: Don't tell my kids this photo is here! As well as grass cutting, I...


  • Time To Prance And Dance

    World Naked Gardening Day and Eurovision are nearly upon us. Saturday 14 May is the date for both. Better get ready! I had intended to do a timely book review to tie in with naked gardening day, as I have done with Eurovision in the form of my look at...


  • Smashing Geocaching!

    We have three anglers on Alder Lake this week. They were dropped off here by the dad by one of anglers who, with a friend, has gone on a week’s geocaching and wine tasting around France. The wine tasting you’re probably familiar with. But geocaching? GPS treasure map It all...


  • Cyclists’ Rights

    Cycling is a dangerous sport. Tragically on 9th May, Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt died during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia. He lost control during a fast descent. He was wearing a helmet but that couldn’t save him from sustaining fatal head injuries. He was just 26 years old....