Category: New Ideas

writing, gaming, creating

Experimental Porridge

I have been eating Quaker ‘just add water’ Oat So Simple pots at work – and decided to save the plastic pot. Having then taken satchets of microwave/milk Oat So Simple into work, I wanted to try some recycling – so, the experiment kicked off. Basically, take cleaned plastic pot and tip in one satchet…
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March 16, 2011 0

Simply The Best

Sometimes I have quite scary thoughts. Sometimes, my brain comes up with some pretty shocking images of positivity, enthusiasm and energetic team building. However, like a rusty stop tap, something keeps stopping the flow and what comes out doesn’t impress anyone – a dribble of interest and enough energy to keep me conscious. This morning,…
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January 25, 2011 0


I have been working for the last couple of weeks on a new community site for doll collectors. I admit that might seem a little odd to anyone who doesn’t know – and odder still, because I don’t actually collect dolls. I appreciate the artistic intent in their creation and the distillation of their personality…
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August 4, 2010 0

Reading Firsts

Yesterday, I started reading ‘Dreamsnake’ by Vonda N. McIntyre. My reading this book presents all sorts of personal firsts. Firstly, despite her success and science fiction literary awards, this will be the first time I have ever read a book by McIntyre. I like the idea of coming to an author for the first time,…
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January 8, 2009 0

They Wet Their Nests

I’m in the mood for t-shirts… so, I’ve taken the plunge and opened my own Cafepress store, with fine apparel and the odd mug here and there. After recreating my Doctor Who ‘Blink‘ tribute, I’ve now added a nod to the discerning ornithologist who does like the gannet, the nut hatch, or the robin.

June 12, 2008 0