This past weekend, I submitted my first letter to the editor of our local newspaper, “The Rotherham Advertiser“. I’m not sure if it will be published, but the text is:
Give us free parking, and we will come.
Reading the [email protected] pages over the last few weeks, I’ve been seeing more and more references to Tesco’s parking fiasco and the death of the town centre. Each time I’ve frustratedly yelled “But the issue is that the council aren’t providing free parking!”. After another rant this week, I turned the page to see Graves finally headline the requirement. Continue reading “Free parking *may* help to keep our town centre alive”
I’ve been a loyal customer of Amazon for at least 11 years (the earliest email I can find is from 2004, and that was for a return), and I’ve been writing numerous and regular reviews for products sold on amazon.co.uk over the past six months or so, as you may have seen on this website.
I’ve been posting reviews for items I’ve purchased, items I’ve been given a discount code for, and items that I’ve been provided free of charge, for the purpose of review (similar to the Amazon Vine program).
Continue reading “I’ve been libelled by Amazon… :(“
A couple of months ago, Mrs Zoo Keeper suggested I attempt to grow a beard. I’m 42 years old at the time of writing, and have never managed much beyond a straggly goatee. I’ve always experienced patchiness and itchiness, to such a point where the razor has had to come back out. This time, we agreed that I should stick it out. We researched beards, beard products and accessories (seriously, they’re out there), the growing of beards and how to help the itch. I then set out on the mission to become a manlier man, and apparently beards are also fashionable right now. I have always been an admirer of the beards of others, so this opportunity to join the bearded brethren was not to be missed. Continue reading “Beards”
So….. I’ve recently found out that “life’s a b!tch”… At least, I’ve had it reconfirmed. Again.
I don’t use Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus anymore to whine about life in a public forum, so I’m using my blog to do it instead. 🙂
Anyway, let the whining begin : Continue reading “A kick in the squishy bits…”
To begin, spend at least a week creating documentation for a procedure to install a complex messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange 2010. Don’t bother saving it to a server or somewhere that’s backed up – it’s still just a work in progress. Save it to a nice folder on your computer desktop instead. Continue reading “How to make yourself sad…”