Monthly Archives: January 2017

Apocalypse… Soon!

Cue “Ride of the Valkyries” and Hueys flying in over the sea – its two and a half minutes to midnight and armageddon is just around the corner. Yes indeed, scientists have made the decision to put the clocks forward, … Continue reading

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Gonna gacha!

Gachapon is one of those bizarre (at least to Western minds) Japanese institutions that is, to our rational, real life sensibilities, pretty incomprehensible. Like pachinko, fukubukuro, shibari, noh, pre-chewed gum and schoolgirls’ panties vending machines, and – to a lesser … Continue reading

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Trumped up

It’s not my practice to discuss the wider real world issues on this blog, and rest assured: I don’t intend entering into the boggy mire of RL politics in this post today. I will however be making some observations on … Continue reading

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The second worst busker in the world ever

It’s five years ago now that I came across the worst busker in the world ever. I was making my way through town, making a half-hearted attempt at shopping, when my mission was interrupted by the unmistakable strains of a … Continue reading

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WiFi for the soul

Most of the time, the conversations I tend to be involved with inworld could hardly be called highbrow or even particularly intelligible, however there are the odd occasions when weightier matters do crop up and I find myself party to … Continue reading

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Death… re-visited

I had no idea what to write about today – it’s been one of those weeks where inspiration has failed to materialise, and that combined with a lack of oomph, tiredness and a real world crisis to deal with, had … Continue reading

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Rainbows (and why not?)

Sometimes, you just need a rainbow in your life. The trouble though, with rainbows, is they’re not the kind of thing you can conjure up on command. They’re capricious, unpredictable and transitory things. A quirky combination of science and romance, … Continue reading

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Going mobile

I’m a workstation sort of person – I like to have an area set aside, with all the essential tools that I’m going to need, where I can spend my working hours in an environment that is conducive to what … Continue reading

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Don’t dream it…

I did something very out of character this week: I went to the theatre to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show… And, I dressed up for it. Most people, of course, tend to dress up to go to the theatre, however … Continue reading

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Unresolved

I don’t make New Year resolutions, I’ve never seen the point. What’s so special about the beginning of the year that it’s the only time that people feel empowered to make a change for the better in their lives? I … Continue reading

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