Wow, is Haymarket station crumbling or something? I went to the station at just before 9am to find out that there was a signal failure at Haymarket which meant that no trains were going into or coming out of Edinburgh. Apparently the trains are only starting up again around about now (after 11am). Too late […]

Turkish GP: Sorry for the delay

I’m ashamed to say that I slept through most of today’s race. I don’t know what’s happening to me at the moment, but I have been very tired all weekend, and I haven’t even had a chance to get much sleep. I slept through qualifying aswell, although that usually happens. I was okay before the […]

Yawn, another post about my sleeping patterns. Sorry

I’ve just bought a new alarm clock. Every alarm clock I’ve ever owned has broken. I did have one of those really cheap ones you get out of Argos, but one day the hands stopped moving. Eventually they also began to droop down, leaving gravity to dictate the time. It was permanently 6:30. Useless. So […]

Sleep deprivation and health

There’s a big article, via Plasticbag, in The Washington Post about how sleep deprivation is killing Americans. And presumably everybody else aswell. Sleep is something that I am quite interested in, because I’m rubbish at sleeping. I don’t think I’m an insomniac really, because I have no trouble at all getting to sleep on most […]


Some of you may know that my sleeping pattern can get pretty dodgy. When there’s no incentive to get up, I simply don’t get up (until late anyway). So summer holidays can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if they last over a third of the year as this one has. I’m a nightowl […]