gone forever

Gone Forever (Get Jack Reacher #1, Jack Widow #1) by Scott Blade From Goodreads: Jack Widow is an elite NCIS Agent. He’s the guy sent to hotspots all over the world, undercover as a Navy SEAL to investigate high-level crimes, until he is pulled off assignment after someone has shot his sheriff mother, way back […]


One year ago yesterday I created this blog and made my first post. In the year since I’ve written a total of 114 posts consisting of 41,430 words. As that first post states I started this blog for myself. I use it as a place to empty my brain and I like the feeling of […]

ship of magic

Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders #1) by Robin Hobb From Goodreads: Wizardwood, a sentient wood.The most precious commodity in the world.Like many other legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship fashioned from wizardwood can negotiate the perilous waters of […]

june 31st

All through lockdown the weather was great with lots of settled and sunny days. While it was very welcome and enjoyable it wasn’t possible to enjoy it properly as a cyclist with the travel restrictions that were in place. Since going back to work on the 8th of June the weather has taken a significant […]

symbiotic training

I’m getting to the stage where cycling and running at the same time is really starting to improve both. I first noticed this last week when I ran my first 5K on Tuesday. That day and the next my legs, especially my quads were really stiff and achy. I went for an easy ride on […]

now i’m a runner!

Back in October I started the None2Run program. This is a program for complete beginners, very similar to Couch25K (C25K) but slowed down and extended from 9 to 12 weeks. C25K has a distance aim of 5km at the end whereas N2R is based solely on time. It goes from Week 1 running intervals of […]

getting back to normal

On Friday last week the government announced that we were moving forward into Phase 2 of the “Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business” on Monday as expected. What wasn’t expected was that the roadmap would be adjusted from 5 to 4 phases and with some accelerated restriction relaxation giving us the snappily named “Phase 2 […]


friend [frend] noun1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile:4. a member of the same nation, party, etc. dictionary.com When does someone become more than someone you know […]

book of the dead

Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta #15) by Patricia Cornwell From Goodreads: Soon after relocating to Charleston, S.C., to launch a private forensics lab, Scarpetta is asked to consult on the murder of U.S. tennis star Drew Martin, whose mutilated body was found in Rome. Contradictory evidence leaves Scarpetta, the Italian carabinieri and Scarpetta’s lover, […]

lockdown tv

A review of the less productive time I’ve spent during lockdown and the many TV shows I’ve managed to watch.