Coronavirus links

While I don’t profess to being an information source of any great insight or credibility, I thought it might be useful to collect a few links that I found particularly informative regarding the current crisis gripping the globe. The science of soap – here’s how it kills the coronavirusPall Thordarson …

Got teatowel done!

People who’ve known me a while will know that I’m a bit of a fan of a cheesy souvenir teatowel, and some of you may also be up to speed with my feelings on Brexit. So when the Conservative Party announced that they were celebrating “Getting Brexit Done” with a …

Brexit: a few thoughts for posterity

Given that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union is not only one of the most significant political decisions made in this country in the last 70 or so years, but also about the *only* thing anybody’s been talking about for the last 3 months (note: I started typing …

Mum’s Trip

In July 2015 my Mum was scheduled to fly over from Adelaide and stay with us here in Bristol for a couple of months, because it’s nice to get away – especially in winter. In May 2015 one morning I woke up and immediately knew something was wrong, and confirmed …

A great man

My Dad passed away on November 7th following a short and fairly unexpected battle with cancer.  We had his funeral on Friday the 14th and though we’re all sad that he’s gone, everyone’s been saying that they thought it was a beautiful and celebratory service for a generous and warm …