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

Pretending to be Busy

I finished writing technical documentation for the project I'm working on a little after 11am this morning, and have been scratching around for anything to do ever since. There seems little point in starting development work, given that I'm only here for a few hours - next week I'm off to Germany again.The hotel is… Continue reading Pretending to be Busy

Sunday = Rugby (and the Superbowl)

It’s Sunday evening, dinner is busy cooking, the clothes are mostly washed, two of the children are watching TV in their rooms after a day on the rugby fields, and the eldest is at a friend’s house after lying to my face this morning. Not happy with her at all, but trying not to react… Continue reading Sunday = Rugby (and the Superbowl)

Standing Behind Mary Berry

On our way home from parents evening at our youngest's school yesterday evening, the clock struck "can't be bothered to cook anything" o'clock, so we stopped off at a supermarket en-route to buy ready meals.After gathering together a selection of fine looking curries, and pasta meals, I wandered off towards the checkouts to pay. I… Continue reading Standing Behind Mary Berry