Category Archives: Doing stuff


I was recently asked if I could replace the blackboards outside my local (the old ones were suffering from rot).

I’m pretty happy with the end result.

They’re huge, so my second in command’s help was needed in erecting them.


I might have to be sensible more often. After a few pints of Guinness after work, then a takeaway pizza, I retired much earlier than usual.

Which enabled an early start to my Saturday. This morning, at a time I’d usually be eating toast, I’ve already:

– Been to the bank to withdraw boiler funds

– Collected a prescription

– Bought (and consumed) a Greggs’ vegan sausage roll

– Bought my first beer of the day

For the latter, I chose a refreshing blood orange IPA, in the Mean Eyed Cat. Well, after all, I’d usually be drinking orange juice at this time of day.


Quite possibly the best, simplest multitool I’ve come across.

Geekey. It even includes a pipe (yes, a pipe). It’s almost a shame I don’t smoke.


We knew our small amount of apples would make only a little cider, but there’s actually more than we’d expected.


We made pies. Apple pies. From our tree.

Which is a waste because they should have been involved in cider production.