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I’m just back from Milton Keynes annual Collectormania event and, wow, they really picked the right day for it. The sun was blazing, with not even the merest possibility of rain (for a change), as I pulled up in the … Continue reading
I was the last resident of this historic house, now immortalised in Google Maps.
Sick: I managed to acquire some nasty bug after a fellow London Tube passenger managed to cough directly into my mouth. Public Transport: what can I say? Star Trek: ID: I have stocked up on Red Bull and caffeinated Lemsip … Continue reading
This morning I had to drive from East Kent to Leatherhead to take our car to an insurance repair garage. “Only” 134 kilometres (87 miles), but it took me 2.5 hours. The M25 was completely jam-packed, even though I started … Continue reading
Just found this book in the corner of the toilet of the house I’m sharing- Salam Pax: The Bagdad Blog by an anonymous Iraqi blogger.* It is made up of his blog entries made during the war in Iraq between … Continue reading
I think this is a live map, I’ll just have to visit Iceland and then add it to TripAdvisor someday and see if it updates.
I’ve just published the 500th post since Bold Voyaging the Multiverse started back in November last year and we’ve also just had our 8000th visitor a few minutes ago. Just wanted to say thanks people!
Yesterday or the day before, I started to notice that the WordPress media uploader has changed along with a few other things like the toolbar in edit mode (where IS “indent”?) The the new uploader is particularly horrible and slow, … Continue reading
Sorry, but I’m experiencing a few network difficulties. (Basically, I have to find a better position for intercept my router’s erratic WiFi signal.) It’ll be out by Sunday at the latest. Topics- Editorial: Media Jobs, African Nerdery, Real-life violence = … Continue reading
V The next episode of the show will be out on Friday, possible topics- Movies: Argo, The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire, Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, TV: Discovery’s SciFi Science, Arrow revisited, The Walking Dead, Books: Hyperion, Polar City Blues, … Continue reading
Busy again, just a photo posting (smalls pics here linked to hi-res pics on my Flickr page). Mum, dad and me at the recent Skyfall Indpedendent/Matinal event at Bagatelle and what the hell is wrong with my teeth? (NB/ Thanks … Continue reading
I had something awfully important to say before, but after picking up an old favourite book at Game, Phoenix and stuffing myself with an enormous Mauritian sandwich, it just doesn’t seem that important anymore. Also, I just saw on coder … Continue reading
Yep, yesterday walked twice around the Trou aux Cerfs crater and today I managed three laps, but my knee is killing me. No one said “hi” despite (or perhaps because) of my superb Spiderman tee-shirt wrapped round the short, alluring, … Continue reading
I Beseech You: Berate Me as I Partake in a Preprandial Perambulation #Mauritus, #Curepipe, Trou aux Cerfs
I’m going to be strolling round Trou aux Cerfs at around four o’clock today, so if any irate working stiffs, telemarketers or bosses with pretensions of overlordom wish to castigate me, they will recognise me from my corpulent, but strangely attractive … Continue reading
First time since England I’m wearing my fleece.
During a day-trip to the island of Gozo years ago, while on holiday in Malta, mum and dad spotted Norman Wisdom having tea in the same restaurant. Later, while queuing for the ferry back to the mainland, they spotted him … Continue reading
I went to a PWEI concert a LONG time ago in Dorset. Anyway me and this other bloke collided head first and knocked ourselves out cold to this PWEI cover of a Hawkwind classic- I also remember the tubby guy … Continue reading
Shoes Stolen at Temple Years ago when I was a kid we used to visit a mandhir (Hindu temple) in London’s East End for the more important religious holidays. Mum and dad always warned me never to wear my best … Continue reading
Where, I’m living at the mo. This shop sells some Mauritian food, though it isn’t run by Mauritians. Wonder if they have Kraft cheese. Oh, how I miss you little blue box.
A couple of weeks ago I met a mate in Oxford. We had a drink in the Eagle and Child pub, made famous for being the meeting place of a group of Oxford fantasy authors who called themselves the Inklings. … Continue reading
Remember the boat that I bought at scrap value from eBay recently? Here it is again: Today I had a go at cleaning it. One of my neighbours generously helped create a little space around the boat, which is parked … Continue reading
Another bucket list wish is to get into boating. This is a common nerdy theme, based on a wish to own a starship, but living in a non-space-dwelling era. Yes, while I can’t be captain of the starship Enterprise or … Continue reading
At least it’s a nice day…
Ten years after the Euro debacle, you’d have thought I’d learned my lesson. I hadn’t. After quitting my job in the UK civil service, which was the only job I could get after being sentenced to a term of academic … Continue reading
Before we start, I’d like to clear up a few things. In my various online profiles, you may see the words “accidental tourist.” Why? Sure, sure, William Hurt was great in that movie, but as you know from the movie, … Continue reading
Getting drunk and endlessly singing the Drunken Sailor song is required if: It’s your 40th birthday. You’re waggle-eyed drunk in the pre-refurbished sibín of the Irish Heather pub in Vancouver. Without the invention of time travel? Impossible. It’s a yuppie … Continue reading
Whoever you travel with, on those youthful backpacking trips, will inevitably end as life long enemies. I don’t know why, but it’s true. It’s probably a good thing though, because I can’t stand most of the people from my youth—a … Continue reading
Switzerland is all not all chocolate and cuckoo clocks. Swiss cops have guns and absolutely no sense of humour when responding to sarcasm from brown teenage punks. Yet another narrowly avoided shooting. Good old Interrailing.
Never go to a party that you can’t leave without relying on someone else to take you home. Parties are more fun when you know that you really don’t have to be there if you don’t want to be. Besides, … Continue reading
Welcome to Mauritius! (Welcome to where? Mauritius). Here’s some info I slapped together about my current home- Photographs (Flickr) General Information (Wikipedia) General Information (Lonely Planet) General Information (Google) Visitor Information Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse (My Mauritius Blog Posts) Twitter … Continue reading
Passing through San Diego years ago, and in anticipation of the impending zombie apocalypse or the subjugation of humankind by Skynet, I availed myself of the services of a local shooting range. My first practice round was with this Smith … Continue reading
May I present to you the rare, beautiful and delicious Mauritian cherry. Chomp. It’s gone now. I’ve eaten it.