EE vs Vodafone, No Contest ( & No Bacon)

I’m due an upgrade on my mobile phone, so of course, I have been looking at the handsets I really want. I don’t really look until I am due an upgrade. Heaven forfend I find one I fall in love with and can’t have because it will cost the earth to upgrade early. I am…

Bringing Down the Ban Hammer on the Past

I had to join a social network again as myself, but for work purposes. I just don’t want my personal account tied up with the work related activities I need to do as part of my job. As always, I had to go through a little ritual that I go through each time I join…

Stephen Fry Quits Twitter Over Comment to Friend at BAFTA’s

Hello Never one to wade in on the craziness, crassness and utter bewilderment of the celeb world, but one story this morning made me take up quill and parchment (or hit my keyboard during my lunch break). At last nights BAFTA awards, national treasure and all round cerebral demi-god Stephen Fry, made a rather cutting remark about one…

Charity Starts at Home (and so does giving a damn)

It is a rotten little cliché isn’t it? Charity starts at home. I believe in that. I don’t think you should go save the world if your family needs saving first. For me, it is a very localised, immediate thing. It is about making sure those around you are okay, before lending yourself and your…

A Year Since I Lost Her

It is an odd day today. On the one hand, it is my Dad’s birthday. On the other, it is the first anniversary of when my mother died. She passed at about 12pm on a cold and overcast Thursday afternoon at Whiston Hospital in St Helens. She was just 58 years and one month old….