You’re on your own

Case are rising at around 40% per week.   The latest Omicron B4 and B5 variants are more severe tan the recent B2 variant Testing is very low due to the government withdrawing free test lateral flow kits 90% of booster doses were issued before the start of 2022 – they begin lose effectiveness after … Read more

Busking amp mods

We have not done much for the last two years, but we did finally get out with the amp.  We decided to go for maximum simplicity and used a single mic and no pick ups. It all worked very well.  The mic, a Tbone GM55 was on a stand in between us and our heads … Read more


I changed to a MacBook. I’ve had it for a few months now and the change has been mostly good, especially since I bought an iPhone 12 and it links seamlessly with the MacBook. Some things are much better. The integration of the iPhone and the MacBook makes it very easy to manage photos and … Read more

Going abroad.

This used to be so easy.  Now it’s more complicated. Passports Lots of sites on the web say that you need six months on your passport before you can enter an EU country from the UK.  I don’t know where they get this from.  We are going to Germany, and it’s not listed on the … Read more

Camping clubs

We have been camping in our motorhome for a few years.  We have hardly ever stayed on sites, but the huge increase in motorhome numbers, and the animosity of the locals caused by inconsiderate owners is driving us to look at staying on recognized sites. There are two big clubs we could have joined.  Here … Read more

Me and God.

Like a lot of my generation I was sent to CoE Sunday school from about five years old. I stopped going when I was nine. I think my parents were believers but they did not go to church. When I was around about eleven I joined the Boy’s Brigade which is a religeous based organization … Read more

One more battery for the road

The Varta was 4 years old.  I had got the feeling it was a bit down on capacity, but it’s a bit immaterial. I managed to flatten it by leaving it for a few weeks with a light switched on.  Unfortunately the weather has not been good, and te solar panel with a few hours daylight … Read more


This post was originally posted on 2nd April 2020, but todays events are simply staggering. Boris Johnson, a consumate liar to the core, is now in danger of losing his job after been proven to have lied and to parliament which breaks the ministerial code. This IS a resignation matter. But Johnson’s response is not … Read more

NHS Shambles

Recorded Covid cases are the lowest since before the Omicron wave.  This was achieved by the heroic action of the government in stopping free lateral flow tests. It has had some annoying side effects though:- The death rate (283 per day) is now higher than it was at the peak of the omicron wave  Hospital … Read more