Chess and Melrose

Welcome to the junk room. I'm one can of cider down, and have just closed the web browser in order to remove distractions. It's just me, Scrivener, and the light from an angle-poise lamp standing guard on the corner of the desk. I played chess today. I haven't played chess in a very long time.… Continue reading Chess and Melrose

One Week Into the Nokia 3310 Experiment

It is now a week since the Nokia 3310 arrived, and I performed a factory reset on my previous phone (a rather lovely Honor 8 that now resides in my other half's handbag). I thought it might be interesting to record a few thoughts about my experiences so far.Perhaps the biggest surprise is that I… Continue reading One Week Into the Nokia 3310 Experiment

The one where I scrapped the Bullet Journal, and returned to a Filofax

We all knew this was going to happen, didn't we.During the autumn I got seduced by the idea of a Bullet Journal, and spent several months writing neat little tick lists. For the first week or so I even took care over the presentation of each page, and started charting ridiculous things like waking times,… Continue reading The one where I scrapped the Bullet Journal, and returned to a Filofax

New Phone Ordered

I ordered a new mobile phone this morning - it will arrive in the post tomorrow. It's the 2017 version of the cheapest handset Nokia make. Before you think "oh my word - he's finally lost the plot", it's probably worth clarifying that it's only intended as a backup phone, with a pay-as-you-go SIM in… Continue reading New Phone Ordered