Today I went for a Covid-19 test. The test itself was fine. Who knows what the results are, but the test itself was fine. The process with getting one, far from it.
For the first time in five months, I've been back in a swimming pool. It's different, but oh so very much needed.
In another universe, today is my daughter's final day at nursery school before she heads to primary school in September.
It’s been a common assumption that lockdown has meant that suddenly everyone has time to do all those things they’ve been wanting to do for years. And it's not true at all for many people.
All this homeworking that's suddenly happening has been deemed to be a game-changer by many. Jobs that managers once insisted could only be done in a building, are now being done in peoples kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, or even gardens. These are my predictions of what will happen when all this is over.
The first in an occasional series, comparing a homebrew clone of a beer you can buy in the shops.
Published on 28 January 2020 in Uncategorized
Recently I had to decide what the best single ticket was to buy in order to use four buses. But if I had paid for each of those four buses individually, what would that have cost me? And what was the cost per mile?
A common complaint about rail fares is how complex they are. That trying to work out the cheapest fare often requires a great deal of research and knowledge. Given how many times friends and family have asked me what the best ticket to buy for whatever scenario, there has to be some truth in this. But it's not a problem isolated to trains. It's true of buses as well. And other modes of travel like trams too.
Greater Manchester consists of ten different councils. Each has their own different operator used for their council owned leisure centres. Let's look at how they brand them. Because the world has been waiting for this level of analysis.
You may be grateful to know that this series of all the swimming pools I have swum in since April 2015 is now finally reaching an end. Yep, I’ve catalogued, reviewed, provided historical context, and useless background information about swimming pools in Greater London, in Stockport and Tameside. Well now it’s time to do the rest of the UK. For there’s three. And rather nicely there’s one in England, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. Don’t worry. It won’t take long. Wales Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre It’s 2015 and we’re on holiday in the Brecon Beacons with our (then) two and a half year old son. The weather isn’t great one day. What do you do on holidays with a toddler at such times? The swimming pool! It was a half hour drive from our cottage near Crickhowell, to Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, but when we got there we found a pretty modern six lane pool, with a smaller pool and a splash area featuring one of those giant mushrooms that water trickles over, making children all excited. There was a little slide too. And a big water flume, sadly not operational during our visit. But then toddler and... View Article