‘Dear Mum, I wouldn’t go to Jeddah again if you paid me. It’s a shithole. The landmarks are roundabouts, the roads are full of holes.’ The opposite of the travellers’ delight experienced in… Read More
I don’t know how they get away with it. More here.
Not yet got to grips with Pinterest, but I do like the Men’s Apparel section for ideas (above). Shame there’s not a link to purchase options, but it does introduce new tumblrs: Schmegga… Read More
Very much enjoyed listening to the Mr Daisey and the Apple Factory episode on This American Life. Learned a lot, or maybe I didn’t. As Mr Daisey points out maybe it just confirmed… Read More
Today, Terry at work bought a Kit Kat Chunky for his elevenses. It was solid chocolate, no biscuit. After a bit of cajoling he rang the Customer Hotline, not so much to complain… Read More
Back to work following a stay at the Drunken Duck, near Ambleside (Grasmere pictured, above). I love this place, particularly the Sunday night deals which leave you with the best of the Lakes,… Read More
Enjoyed this article from the Economist: Kodak’s demise in the face of digital photography. As the Fujifilm experience shows, it wasn’t inevitable. By 1976 Kodak accounted for 90% of film and 85% of… Read More
Check-in Recipe is an app. It sends users a new recipe once they ‘check-in’ (via Foursquare) at a supermarket. The idea is that users enjoy a greater variety of food, they eat better,… Read More
Decent Marathon training run this morning past some Manchester landmarks (Old Trafford cricket & football grounds, Kellogg’s, Stretford Mall). Given that the first part of the race follows the same route (including the… Read More
New cordial. Check. From previous.