My Monster Erection

Following a week in a one man hiking tent and a weekend in a reasonable but a little cramped four man family tent we have taken the plunge and upgraded the “Base Camp” to a massive great big bell tent. … More My Monster Erection


Continued Adventures in Beekeeping

It’s been a while since I last posted anything about my bees (actually, it’s been a  while since I last posted anything!) and quite a lot has happened.

After loosing the swarm I found that the bees were building queen cells all over the place.. … More Continued Adventures in Beekeeping

Washburn Release

Sunday saw another trip to the River Washburn to watch people with considerably more skill than me playing in the outflow of the dam. I like my thrills to be a little less adrenaline fuelled than these guys do, which is why I sit in an open boat on a lake and not in a … More Washburn Release

Ladies Shoes

Reading posts about the bathroom gender debate* in the US has brought the following to mind:   When Small was very small we were waiting in the never ending queue to use the ladies loo at a service station. As little children are want to do, Small was wandering around, entertaining herself with the hand … More Ladies Shoes

Ladies’ Troubles

International Women’s Day 2015, my employer (senior management, not my immediate manager) sent an email message celebrating women in the company. Written by a male employee this message of inspiration shared the message that “Women working for us have equality” – I’m paraphrasing, I can’t remember the exact words but this was the gist of … More Ladies’ Troubles