Category Archives: Broadbeam life

More Wood Pigeon Saga

Bill Hates Youuu is back. To be fair he was around most of yesterday. I think he’s on a retainer However there’s a twist to the tale today. A new bird has entered the conversation with the question that’s been bugging me for days: “Bill Who?”

The return of the wood pigeon

Bill Hates Youuu is back. Less vitriolic than before. It feels like he’s just going through the motions; maybe because  he’s getting no response. The song birds aren’t giving him the solo. They’re carrying on, doing their thing. He’s having to compete for air time and this fact is affecting Bill Hates Youuu big time. […]

Yesterday

The dawn chorus is hard at it again this morning. Songbirds tweeting their joy as the sunrises over yet another day of this 2020 apocalypse. It’s the same every morning; except it isn’t. Yesterday was different. Over the top of the song birds ode to joy came a plaintive cry. “Bob!Bob!Bob!” I’d never heard it […]

My Arthur Dent Life

Since this Lockdown life began, like most people I have had good days and bad days. Days when the technology works, days when it does not. Hours of frustration, moments of amazing joy that I am still making a difference. In the old normal, Wednesday was the hump day. The one we all slogged our […]

May 31

Sunday Earworm

My earworm is singing. It’s a bizarre Les Mis/Pink Floyd mash. Do you hear the people so ya think ya would like to be the son I might have had, if God had given me another brick in the wall I think my earworm needs help.

Just When You Think The Apocalypse Can’t Get Any Stranger…

Dawn comes early. I sit here at 4am listening to the cuckoo heralding the start of a brand new day and I wonder what it will bring. Before I go any further, this is not a post about the rights and wrongs surrounding Dominic Cummings. It is a post reflecting on the reaction to a […]

An Unhelpful Wednesday Day

Ever had a day when try your best, the technology both human and machine deserts you? Today in the Apocalypse that happened. Not in the big ways but in small accumulations that cause groans of despair rather outright temper tantrums. Slow Internet began the day, or rather it ended the night before. I had a […]

An Unhelpful Wednesday Day

Ever had a day when try your best, the technology both human and machine deserts you? Today in the Apocalypse that happened. Not in the big ways but in small accumulations that cause groans of despair rather outright temper tantrums. Slow Internet began the day, or rather it ended the night before. I had a […]

A Frustratingly Ranty Day

Technology is a wonderful thing… Assuming it works. If/when it doesn’t… When I started teaching technology was an overhead projector and whiteboard and a photocopier; replacements to the outmoded chalk board and bander machine of my youth. Now we have computers, interactive screens, and all manner of technology. All of which require that voodoo called […]

After Banana

I will admit its been a struggle to find something to write about in the last week or so. Where could I go after Google and the banana bread? I couldn’t, could I? I threw myself into my writing. Got my Bluetooth headphones to work and listened to “Shady Solicitor” just one more time – […]