Twas the night before lockdown…

Twas the night before lockdown…

And all through the house…   Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.   Well it strangely felt like Christmas Eve to me, but without the excitement and boot full of presents.   I called into William & Victorias after work, for a well earned pint of...
The Winds Of Change

The Winds Of Change

I’m sure that’s a song title or a lyric from a song… I’m reminded of it as slowly ‘the winds change’ to my favourite time of year. There has been a distinct chill some mornings and I’ve even enjoyed the odd log fire on an evening… in August! That said, I’m...
A Summer to Remember and a Myriad of Measures

A Summer to Remember and a Myriad of Measures

It’s late July and after 3 1/2 months of being locked down, we reopened our shop on the 15th June. A very busy first week followed by what can only be described as ticking over to date. Last Friday, the wearing of face masks became obligatory when visiting a shop,...
Ubuntu, lock it down, live long and prosper

Ubuntu, lock it down, live long and prosper

It doesn’t need me to state the obvious and tell you what strange times these are! But I will say it… they certainly are. When I was at school the summer break afforded me and my pals 6 whole weeks of getting up when we were ready , and doing more or less within...