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The day the music died

The day the music died

Part of the process of growing old gracefully is recognising and accepting when you’re ‘past it’. And although I have passed that milestone in several parts of my life already without undue concern, it saddens me to admit that I have now been forced to accept that I can no longer claim to be up to date … Continue reading

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Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall review

Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall review

Season two of the BBC’s reboot of the Arthur Conan Doyle classics concludes with Sherlock coming full circle as he again faces off against his nemesis, James Moriarty. Our hero finds himself ensnared at the centre of a web of lies of Moriarty’s making, as he battles to save both his own reputation and the lives … Continue reading

Analogue audio memories (part 1): Vinyl records

Analogue audio memories (part 1): Vinyl records

I stumbled across this poster recently and – aside from the fact that you probably have to be of a certain age to understand why cassette tapes and pencils went together – it got me thinking about the various audio storage and playback formats which I have come across in my lifetime.

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

I never thought I would say this, but I genuinely dread the day when Isaac comes home and says that pink is no longer his favourite colour. It’s not that I think it should be, but more because it will mark yet another milestone in his development from toddler to boy to grunting, monosyllabic teenager … Continue reading

FYI: English language continues to evolve – OMG!

FYI: English language continues to evolve – OMG!

The folks over at the Oxford English Dictionary published their latest updates to the OED today, revising and adding to a language which already contains more than 600,000 recorded words. Among the new inductees are some real corkers. Several modern day initialisms – abbreviations consisting of the initial letters of a name or expression – … Continue reading

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures

Before Christmas, kindred spirit and fellow blogger about whatever-takes-his-fancy Mr Shev wrote this post about his guilty pleasures in life, which he introduced as follows: Everyone has things that they enjoy which they feel they shouldn’t. I don’t know why it is that people are sometimes embarrassed to be seen reading a Harry Potter book if … Continue reading