Category: Life@Home

Commentary on life in general

Campaign For Real English

Every now and then one hears things that jar; things that grate on the nerves; well, mine, anyway. There are at least two types of bastardization of our language going on. I was preparing to collect Carol from her return

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Spare Wars Episode V: Regrouping of the Landie

After a not unexpected period of silence, I recently received a completely unexpected subsequent email from my assigned Landie Grand Master representing, the one that was asking the dealers what Jaguar Land Rover supplied – akin to young Skywalker

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Going Spare III

Repeat after me, “full-size spare wheel and tow bar”; in addition to being my mantra, this is a concept which seems to be almost lost on Land Rover when it comes to their otherwise delicious Discovery Sport model. The complexities

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Going Spare II

My on-going Land Rover “spare wheel and tow bar” saga has generated a little more information. The apparent story so far: you can have the holy grail of a full-size spare on a 150PS model (apparently because the 150PS does

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Going Spare

I know I’ve been silent for some time but we’ve been considering replacing our trusty, long serving tow car, a 2006 mark 2 Honda CR-V, a so-called SUV. It’s still a good car, though the technology is dated, and has

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Mobile Dragonflies

Despite the fact that essentially photographic websites are not particularly suited to small screen devices, I now got version 1.0 of my mobile-friendly dragonfly and damselfly site, Odo-nutters, implemented. At least it’ll be ready for the start of the new

Posted in Life@Home, Wildlife

A Site Makeover

The insidious march of small Internet access devices continues. I have now buckled under the pressure and given this curdhome website a responsive makeover. Carol tried out Gastroblog and couldn’t find the “search” box on her mobile – it was

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Gastroblog Goes Mobile

Blasted so-called smart phone technology has steadily been ruining website design with its ridiculous small screen restrictions. For the last year or so, I’ve felt a bit like King Canute trying to stem the inexorably rising tide. It was always

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More Banking Insanity

Back in 2010 I invested in a Smart Saver Account with the Cooperative Bank. The account was at a fixed rate of interest for two years and all went swimmingly well – well, as well as any cash investment could

Posted in Bullshit, Life@Home

An Interesting Photographic Year

Back in Beginner’s Skill, posted in April this year, I got the chance to boast about Carol winning a photographic landscape competition at our local photographic club. Well, at long last her rewards are here and Carol has her skilful

Posted in Life@Home, Photography

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