Variety is the spice of life, or so someone once said. To say that this site covers a variety of subjects might be a little understated. But it’s what I’m interested in and that’s my spice in life.

At it’s heart this is a Blog. But to help me and you I’ve divided it into six sections. Some posts might be tagged in more than one section; some might not. Dive in, look around. If you find something you like, great; if you don’t, tough, it’s my Blog!


The Blog

My opinion, my thoughts… and perhaps some of my knowledge. That’s what you can expect to find. When I get around to it of course…

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I enjoy taking photographs. I don’t do it professionally or even very frequently. But over the years I’ve taken some nice snaps.

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I am a ‘Foodie’. There, I’ve said it. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I’m told I’m quite good at it; the cooking that is.

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The water of life. Something I’ve enjoyed for over 40 years. Some people say I’m an ‘expert’ but I prefer being called enthusiastic.

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What would life be without music?  I have a large collection of – mostly – Pop songs from across the decades.

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I think I would best be called a technology ‘geek’. If it’s new, I want to know about it and how it works. What do I think of it? Read on.

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What’s new?

My latest thoughts about everything that matters. To me anyway…

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be…

Port Ellen

Diageo, the worlds largest drinks company, has today surprised the whisky universe with the announcement that it is to re-open (or more accurately, re-build) two so-called ‘lost distilleries in Scotland [Press Release]. Whilst the move is in many ways a welcome one and they claim it “also reflects the strong growth in the single malt… Read More


I was going to write something about the difficulty in posting to my blog, but when all’s said and done, it’s just me being dilatory and absolutely nothing else. Maybe one day…… Read More

The perils… (Part 2)

When you have an idea in your head and the technology simply won’t let you get it realised. That was yesterday’s problem.… Read More