After moving in the to city from the suburbs I’ve seriously embraced city living, to the point where I’ve even been using the Lime Scooters. Brisbane is conducting a trial of electric scooters and there are 500 of them randomly scattered in and around the CBD. A 43 year old man on an electric scooter. … Continue reading Scooter Wankers
My thoughts on today’s Apple Special Event covering the new services… Apple TV and Apple TV+ All the press before the event speculated on Apple launching a Netflix-killing TV service. Well, let’s wait and see. Judging by the fact that they didn’t even play a single trailer for a show, they’re clearly a long way … Continue reading Thoughts on Apple’s ‘Show Time‘ Event
In no particular order, here are some of the podcasts that I’m listening to in 2019. Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review (BBC) Of all the podcasts I subscribe to, this I believe is the one I’ve been listening to the longest. I’m an LTL in Wittertainment speak. I really can’t remember when I started listening … Continue reading What’s On My Podcast Playlist – 2019
Today is the 15th March – The Ides of March. It became significant as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. For World War II buffs, it’s also significant as a fateful day for Europe. On this day in 1939 Hitler’s troops began the occupation of the rest of Czechoslovakia, ending … Continue reading The Ides of March
When Apple finally released the HomePod on the 9th Feb 2018 it didn’t take me long to buy one. I had looked at the Google Home and Amazon Echo with curiosity, but was never really tempted. I’m an Apple Music subscriber for one, and I was also reluctant to put an Amazon or Google listening … Continue reading A Year with the Apple HomePod
Who has been the best midfielder in the history of the Premier League? Man Utd fans will pick Scholes. Chelsea fans will pick Lampard and Liverpool fans will say Steven Gerrard. Neutrals will vary between the three and the argument will go on and on in the pub and between the pundits on TV for … Continue reading Make Us Dream
Every gentleman has the right music for the right occasion. When Friday afternoon arrives, crack open a bottle of wine, start the playlist, set it to shuffle, turn the volume up, and get up and jig! The Weekend – Michael Gray I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas Last Friday Night – Katy Perry Get … Continue reading My TFI Friday Playlist
The UK defence budget in total has declined from over 4% of GDP in 1990 down to 2% today (the NATO minimum). In terms of manpower, the RN is down to just 30,000, compared to 39,000 in 2000.
The government has finally admitted that the continued cuts under the Strategic Defence Reviews (SDR) means Britain can’t keep its commitments, and has begun quietly withdrawing from the world.
Here’s a couple of shots taken from the Skydeck observation deck at the top of Q1 on the Gold Coast. You need a lot of patience when taking shots from the Q1. The place was packed with selfie-stick wielding tourists, and of course, most of them had their flash turned on, which reflects off the … Continue reading Above the Gold Coast
This month we took a short trip to Melbourne and drove down the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles. A few people remarked that only the English would holiday to Victoria in the middle of winter. While half of Melbourne flocked to Queensland to chase the sun, we headed the in the opposite … Continue reading Twelve Apostles at Dawn
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