I never knew you can have so much creative fun with wire wool, if you twirl it around after setting it on fire! I never even knew that fine wire wool can be set alight in the first place. Needless to say, when my son told me about this little home science gem I was keen to find out if it was as good as I was told.
A lovely BT engineer came in this morning and with a bit of jiggery pokery cabley stuff, I am now running through fibre optic broadband at 40Mbps. As excited as I was when he came, I am now left wondering how much better off I actually am.
Soon after, my ISP sent me an email titled “Whoosh, things are going to get a whole lot faster..”;
Congratulations – your fibre broadband is now live!
That’s right, your new fibre broadband is now up and running. This means that you can now enjoy the ultimate internet experience.
Every now and then you read something, see something, or are involved with something that makes me feel so ashamed. This true (at least I am told it is) story of a pastor disguised as a homeless person really brought it home to me. Sadly, this kind of behaviour isn’t that unusual. Whether the story is really true or not, it’s a message that undoubtedly is. Read more
I’ve always had a bugbear about the UK’s addiction to ‘health and safety’. I don’t think any country in the world is so addicted to it. So engrained within the UK culture, so many people are now living in fear of the ‘what ifs’ of living. Kid’s don’t play outside in case of …. (fill in whatever you think). We worry if we lock our doors (even though we live in the middle of nowhere with virtually no chance of anything happening), we insure ourselves against insurance against insurance… Read more
Some of you, particularly Christians may have heard there’s some interesting stuff going down in Wales, Cwmbran, near Newport. Some people are labelling it the 2013 Welsh Revival. Those closer to the events are simply calling in an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It’s not a place I would have chosen to whiz across the country to go and see, yet I had the opportunity of a few days off so my wife encouraged me to go. Read more
What if I am wrong About Creation? What does it Matter?
A few months ago I was challenged to look at the science of something that was against what I held as true for so long (relating to the age of the Earth). By starting that enquiry accepting I could be wrong, it helped me to examine why I might be wrong and prevent the temptation of me labeling someone else as “wrong, seriously deluded, ignorant and illiterate”. Read more
I am guilty of walking awkwardly past the old fellas with their medals and charity boxes, and even part of me thinking things should move on now. It was a time recently when I popped into Morrison’s and saw a collection of these guys collecting money. Whilst I was shopping I felt compelled to say hello on the way out. Partly I felt guilty for ignoring them on the way in, but mostly because having been to Normandy and seeing the beach, I wanted to find out what it was really like on D-Day. Read more
One of the downsides of having a puppy is that they are at some point going to have an accident. Sadly, an off the lead Leia, a speeding car and an inattentive owner (me) combined to produce a near tragic event when she was knocked down on Tuesday, 5th March 2013. Despite being seriously injured, the man kindly rushed us off to a vet in Norwich where she went straight into surgery. Although she had lost a lot of blood (much of it over me as I held her on the way!) they got her in the nick of time and operated straight away. Read more
Every now and then I have cat moments when the cats do something cute and I can’t help get the camera out. Of course, they regularly sit in silly places (generally where you don’t want them) but every now and then they do something particularly cute and cuddly.
It was a lovely sunny February day when Leia, her littermates and Mum got together to play. So lovely to see so many happy Labradoodles getting along and having fun!
This may seem bonkers to most people, as we are always told about the age of the Earth being in the millions or billions of years. But what is the evidence and would you be bonkers in thinking it wasn’t that old at all?
When I became a Christian 5 years ago I was presented with a big problem. Most of the evolutionary ‘facts’ I had digested and accepted over the years appeared to conflict with Biblical account of how the world (and life) started. Something wasn’t right, so I started to look at the scientific evidence for both sides with a view to try and understand what was going on.
Bringing up a dog is like bringing up a child, full of wonderful firsts. Equipped with his new camera, my son and I popped to the beach to see how the dog liked Winterton sands. And yes, she loved it! Not only the sand, the other dogs, birds and seals, but also the realisation that she could fly! Read more
I had the wonderful opportunity to see snow at the end of 2012, and there was loads of it at temperatures dipping down to -20! Being a motorcyclist and loving that thrill, think of the same exhilaration driven by 6 strong dogs with their own brains who want to do what they want to do, with faulty brakes! Read more
Do you like chocolate, I mean really, really like chocolate? The sort of chocolate that you pop in your mouth and rather than just tasting chocolate, you have an experience similar to that created with Juliette Binoche in her film Chocolat ? Well there’s a local company that has recently started up who I had the pleasure and honour of placing my first order.
Not only is it the best chocolate I have ever tasted, it has transcended from just chocolate to something which makes you close your eyes and blows your senses. Wow. Read more
Leia (born puppy #3 Sweetpea) has made it to the 16th week and continuous to grow at a phenomenal pace so this little post has a picture from each week of her life. Read more
Powertools are generally a man thing aren’t they? Some are better than others (men and tools). The greatest tools are probably those that either grant men the ability to create or destroy more effectively. As Spiderman was once told “With power comes great responsibility”. And so it is with a chainsaw. Read more
I never thought I’d say this, but actually I am looking forward to Christmas this year! It’s not exactly going to be a normal one. For a start, I am off to Norway in December with my son to go mushing in the snow with a chap I bumped into in a church in Greece… Read more
A few months ago, I wrote about the delightful Egg Shed in Wymondham for it’s wonderful thoughtfulness. Whilst that one leaves you with a wonderful taste in your mouth, in this post I’ll tell you about a great experience that leaves you with a bruise. Combat Paintball in Thetford is a must, not just for those people who love to shoot and blow up things, but also for those who love great customer service. Read more
Every now and then, a silly little thing makes me smile. I’ve recently upgraded my home computers to boot off a Solid State Disk (SSD) rather than the older and slower Hard Disk Drive (HDD). First of all, if anyone is thinking of doing the swap – it’s well worth it. Even the oldest of computers are likely to benefit from a SSD. Read more
don’t know about you, but I am feeling increasingly violated by phone calls and text messages trying to sell me PPI claims for loans/credit cards that I’ve never taken out. Sadly, my personal canine PA Leia is not quite in a position to answer the phone to deal with it on my behalf, but she has found a great way of dealing with unwanted mail that pops through my postbox.. Read more