14th February 2012 at 12:49 pm

Happy Birthday to me

13th July 2011 at 6:36 pm

Summer Holiday 2011 Day 5 – The Rumps

Finally got to walk around the headland at “The Rumps” today.

The Rumps

I’d seen this piece of the Cornish Coast from out at sea on a boat trip out of Padstow and have had it in my to-do list for a number of years.

14th July 2010 at 6:50 pm


Summer Holiday – Day 12

Spent the whole day in Carlisle – a really nice city.

Carlisle Castle

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23rd May 2010 at 8:36 pm

Milan and Turin

I’m in Italy on business – Milan first, then Turin.


I flew over late Wednesday arriving in Milan around 09:30 – about an hour late. Despite Hertz saying they would hold my car for at least an hour after my flight landed – they hadn’t and I had to settle for a lesser vehicle. Not a good start.

Late night was not the best time to be introduced to Milan’s crazy roads and to be driving on the wrong side of the road. No lane markings, and traffic lights at every intersection (approx. 200 metres apart). Anyway, as I was working I didn’t get to see anything more of Milan than the appalling traffic and I was glad to leave.

Next week I am working in Turin so I stayed in Italy over the weekend. Thankfully I planned to move to Turin on Saturday rather than stay in Milan. Turin still has crazy roads, but it is a far more pleasant place.

I’m staying in Le Meridien Lingotto which is located in the former Fiat factory – very nice with unique rooms and there is even a large shopping centre situated in the same building.

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3rd December 2009 at 7:12 pm

Fuller’s Fine Ale Club Tenth Anniversary

I had the privilege of being amongst a select group invited to Fuller’s brewery to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Fine Ale Club.

Guller's Beer

The event included a guided tasting with their Master Brewer and we got to sample some great beers.

They are all 10/10 so I have ranked them in the order of my preference.

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5th November 2009 at 2:55 pm

Running WordPress on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server

I previously ran my WordPress blog on an OS X client operating system. I’ve just bought a new Mac Mini running Snow Leopard Server to replace the old Mac Mini.

In theory it should be a lot more straight forward on the Server version of the operating system as everything you need is pre-installed. In practice, once you know what you need to do, it’s quite simple – but finding these things out is not so simple. In the hope this will help others here is my 4 step plan for getting Snow Leopard Server ready for WordPress.

Server Admin

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11th July 2009 at 6:16 pm

Powis Castle

Day 8 – Time to move on to the new base for the second week of my Holiday. I’m relocating from south west Wales to the north west – half way there I took a major diversion to visit Powis Castle.

Powis Castle

Given it’s location – it not somewhere I could normally visit so it was an opportunity not to be missed.

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