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The gaps

So, what happens, you see, is this.

I write something on here. And I enjoy it. And I think, “I really should do this more often.” And, occasionally, I’ll write two things in quick succession. But then a week or so goes past, and nothing appears. And then, increasingly often, months.

In my head, I’d not been too bad lately. But I see it’s been over three months. In fact, just five posts on here since last November.

Perhaps I’ve got nothing worth saying.


2014 in review

Once again, WordPress have sent me a review of the year. Bit of a slow year for this blog. Guess my attentions have been elsewhere.  Only 22 posts? In a whole year?

Actually I’ve just looked back at the last three years’ ones of these, and I see a downward trend.

2011: 137 posts.
2012: 96 posts.
2013: 50 posts.
2014: 22 posts.


Here’s the excerpt that they always provide to tempt you to look further:

“The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.”

Well,  that was informative. Not sure why they can’t just let me put the whole report on here, but anyway, if your interested (yeah, right) then feel free to click on the wee linky thing below.

Click here to see the complete report.

Saying stuff elsewhere.

Bit of blog ‘housekeeping’ to mention. I’ve been keeping a separate blog for thoughts and research about a university project. Most of what I’ve posted over there I’ve also posted here, but there have been a couple recently that have just gone on there. Which means if you only see this blog, you won’t know about my latest thoughts.

So: two things…

  • If you want to see them, mosey on over to my student research blog here.
  • And then let me know if I should continue bunging posts about that project on here, too.

As you were.



2012 in review (But not the post I was hoping to post!)

I’d hoped to have done some kind of “So, that was 2012, then” post, but still haven’t gotten round to it. WordPress have sent me this little annual review of the blog though, so that’ll have to do for now. Sorry it’s a bit rubbish. I’ll write soon.

Here’s the excerpt they think will entice you to click on the link and see the rest:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 18,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals!

Well, frankly if that’s enough to make you want to read more, you must be bored.

Your call:  Click here to see the complete report.

Three blog posts coming soon


I have three subjects brewing. Yes, THREE.

And I can’t decide what order to do them in.

And I’ve run out of time to start one tonight.

So, sit tight, grab a drink, and wait patiently for such delights as:

“A couple more thoughts about Greenbelt”

"Village Hall" Venue at Greenbelt 2012

“My first proper ride on my new bike”


And the eagerly awaited:

“My trip to the Olympic Park”

View directly behind my seat at the Riverbank Arena



Was it something I said?

Daily site visits. Big jumps like this don’t happen often. Was it something I said?


Seen a rather large swell in visitors here over the last few days, so thought I’d better explain. If you’re new here the chances are you’ve arrived after following a link of one of several places where a recent post of mine has been mentioned. (Here on the Guardian Website, for example.) And you may have arrived expecting to find yourself in the realm of some kind of legal/judicial blog.

Sorry to disappoint, but if you’ve looked any further than that particular post (and I know some have) you’ll soon have seen that it’s just me wittering on about whatever happens to be on my mind. There have been a few broad themes over the years: (faith and doubt; cycling; Land Registry restructuring and redundancy; photography) but mostly it just meanders around with no particular focus. If you’re interested in the topic that brought you here, there’s some detailed and thorough discussion going on in the comments threads of other blogs here, here and here.

Needless to say, you’re more than welcome to stick around.