The second leg of my trip took me away from nature. I decided to go out of my way to visit Steam — the Museum of the Great Western Railway. I am not an extreme railway enthusiast, although I do find railways quite interesting. I only knew that Steam existed when I happened to pass […]
My first post about my sleeping patterns was a surprise hit. So I have decided to write a second update as I reach the halfway mark of my year-long experiment to keep data on my sleeping patterns. The previous post ended on a bit of a cliffhanger as all my graphs were spiking up quite […]
I like to think that it is a function of my age rather than my popularity that I got only one birthday present this year! If I stretch the concept a bit, it was announced on my birthday that Formula 1 coverage was moving back to the BBC. But not even I am egotistical enough […]
I actually have a new year’s resolution this year. I’m usually not sure about resolutions you know. I don’t think I’ve ever actually had one. The thing is that they are always things that you don’t really have the willpower to do. Otherwise you would just do it anyway, instead of waiting until the new […]
I heard the other day that the latest political bandwagon that students are jumping on is a boycott of Marks & Spencer because they sell oranges from Israel or something. I’m not the boycotting type. Actually that’s not true. I boycott Starbucks, but that’s only because the last time I went there my coffee came […]
They must think I’m okay at the old radio thing because today I recorded an interview for Radio Scotland’s Newsweek programme, which is on at 8am on Saturday. I had never heard of this “8am on Saturday” thing before. I was shocked. I’ll probably sleep through it. Or I might stay up for it. 😀 […]
Harry Hutton on coffee, and British television.
Here is a fascinating article about Starbucks’ ‘short cappuccino’, a method of catering for more price-sensitive customers. (Via)
Caffeine is our daily drug of choice, but is the bean habit bad for us?