And boom! One day off and already I have things to talk about!

Today was the Coventry Sky Ride – an annual event that Birmingham,England’s second city, fails to have despite putting aside millions of pounds for the promotion of cycling in the city. I was registered and looking forward to it but then, suddenly, I couldn’t be arsed. Instead, an under-the-weather Mrs CthuIu and I went to the Bournville Ale and Street Food Festival. Best decision we could have made. Read More


This may be my last entry…

First big decision: That schtick is going – just take it as read that every entry could be my last.

Second big decision: I am going to reign in the posting to this blog. If I lived an exciting life full of little adventures, little victories and little defeats, I would probably have stuff to write about – I don’t, so I don’t. It could be that I end up posting every day but there will have to be some substance to the writing. Read More

This may be my last entry…

This evening, with the help of Mrs CthuIu and Mrs Grotts, I went foraging. It was hugely unsuccessful.

It’s a bit of an odd time of year in the foragers calendar. The blackberries are either gone or at the explosive end of their life cycle, the orchard fruits are coming rapidly into season but are, well, usually ensconced in orchards, sloes are out but there has not been a frost yet and fungi are notoriously dangerous and, for the most part, dormant until the October rains come. Read More

This may be my last entry…

My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos… ruined dreams… this wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

I like odd things. I’ve been that way all my life. I can’t just collect pens, I have to collect cheap pens. I can’t just play games, I have to play retro games. I’m an odd fish and no mistake. But here’s something: I have started playing a bang up to date game and I’m loving it. Read More