Combo Breaker

I’ll start with the proviso that I’ve been pretty goddamn rough this weekend. I had so much planned/to do but my body had other ideas. We’ve been helping our support bubble mother in law move house and so we had more furniture to build alongside general moving activities. Since I was running D&D on the […]


Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. -Aristotle I came across the above quote earlier […]

Defining Success

Hey team, this ones gonna be a bit of a ramble so just bear with me… I’ve had a number of thoughts rattling around my head regarding the word ‘success’ How do we define success? Against what should we measure our successes? How do people react to others successes? My first realisation is that actually […]

The Kobayashi Maru

For non Star Trek fans the title of this post has likely raised a WTF? reaction. The Kobayashi Maru is a training simulation which cannot be won. It is designed to test how a person reacts in the face of such adversity. In Star Trek canon James Kirk “cheats” by reprogramming the test refusing to accept […]

The Laws of Work

With my recent job changes, I thought it poignant to actually finish this post. I wanted to share some guidelines that I’ve realised I tend to live my working life by. It’s true we are formed by those around us and I’ve picked up many of these tips from my bosses and coworkers over the […]

Star Wars and I

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you may have noticed that Star Wars is now back in full swing and Episode 8 is now winding down at the cinema. The fuss has died down sufficiently that I feel I can discuss something a bit more personal about it without denting the collective excitement. I […]

The Last Few Weeks

So the last few weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster and I’ve just not had the urge to write anything substantial but writing itself is therapeutic so here goes… The main concern was sadly the failing health and death of my wife’s granddad. The funeral itself was last Friday after what can only […]

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker

By now, everyone and their K9 knows that the next Dr Who is Jodie Whittaker. I’ve left this a little while since we’ve had all of the fuss that “She’s a woman” and I myself was happy enough that it’s just the usual New Doctor Cycle, where we all don’t like the idea of a […]

CS:GO – When the fun stops

This post is a little bit of a confession. Dear world I’ve been a bit of a naughty boy, I’ve struck back in anger and although I enjoyed it at the time I thoroughly deserve my incoming ban.