Nerdy geek freak. Veggie, Earl Grey lover and sofa loafer.


Is Linkee the greatest game ever? Yes.

Is Linkee the greatest game ever? Yes.

Have you ever heard of Linkee? No? Go out and buy it now. It’s the greatest party game in the history of the universe ever. Sorry that should be in capitals and include an exclamation mark. Here we go. THE GREATEST PARTY GAME IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE EVER!

FOR THE UNINITIATED, sorry still in capitals, I’ll stop now. For the uninitiated the game is like a general knowledge quiz combined with…

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Too much Twitter.

Justin Bieber has 2 hundred and forty million thousand followers. Kim Kardashian has six hundred billion, twelve hundred thousand, three hundred sixty four and one followers. Hell, I don’t know how many they’ve got, but it’s probably a lot of people.
Twitter is bloody great. You can follow people you like to hear about. Join in with group discussions you weren’t invited to. And type out the…

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Blind panic.

An experiment with @keithpbarry’s trick.

Have you ever done the same thing so many times that you boast “I could do it with my eyes closed”? I’ve followed the same footpath up and down into town, on average twice a day, for 25 years. But can I actually do it with my eyes closed? I tried, and in a word, no.


I’ve been watching this TED talk from 2008 by the illusionist/mentalist/magician Keith Barry where he drives from one place to…

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Gig on the roof.

Gig on the roof.

If you’ve ever been down in Wirksworth town to see the locals play.
Then you’ll find lots of talent
behind bands who haven’t, had the chance just to say.
Can you hear me?
Have you seen me?
I just want the chance to play.


Sorry that was just my attempt a writing some lyrics and yes they are pants. But what LBS did on Sunday and has done every year for the past Fifteen years is give young song…

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How to piss off everyone in town.

How to piss off everyone in town.

Not only have I managed to annoy a couple of people in the town. I’ve also grabbed a few people by the throat and shaken them to the point of annoyance.
It is a strange thing. Anyone that knows me understands that I do not like confrontations. I will go out of my way to avoid them. I’m the idiot that stands back when two drunk people are starting a fight with each other. I will sit and make…

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Wirksworth Festival. The locals are aghast.

Wirksworth Festival. The locals are aghast.

There has been an undercurrent of distaste in the the way that Wirksworth Festival has been run for the past few years. What started as a small exhibit for local artists has spiralled over the past 20 years into something unrecognisable. In the process, what started as a small group of volunteers has become a nest of committee meetings and nothing getting done.

I remember such a meeting – where I…

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