I’m not sure when I first came across the LEGO pain scale, or where I got it from (although the graphic suggests it is from The Brick Testament), but I have often found this to be a very useful way to indicate to medical staff the severity of a particular pain.Continue reading LEGO pain scale
As I have said elsewhere, I love my Pure Marshall Evoke-1XT DAB radio. However, over the last couple of years my experience with it hasn’t been great due to poor radio signal in my house.
With the radio sited next to my bed, every time I moved into a particular spot the signal would drop and the sound cut out. Moving it to the bedside table on the other side of my bed improved things but it’s literally on the other side of the room (I have a big bed and a small room) and I would need to step across the bed to reach it.
If only there was a way to afix an external aerial…Continue reading Using an external aerial for my Pure Marshall Evoke-1XT DAB radio
On 6 June 2018, I made the decision to leave my two roles—web architect within the digital communications team and warden of Agnes Blackadder Hall within student services—at the University of St Andrews and strike out on a new adventure.
My plan, such as it was, was to take a few months out to focus on my health before plunging back into gainful employment. The previous two years had been rather brutal on my health
Those plans came to a shuddering halt two weeks later while my (now late) mother was visiting. As I got up off the sofa I felt an excruciating pain across my lower back and I dropped to the floor in agony. I couldn’t stand up; I crawled upstairs to bed. I knew that something terrible had happened. A few days later my physio confirmed that I had herniated a disc in my spine. L5.Continue reading The long road back to health
Seven years ago, in May 2014, Reuben (then 5 years old) told me that he wanted to write a song called “Oh I am a spaceman”. Over the next hour we wrote the song and recorded it with a wonderful drum accompaniment from Reuben and uploaded it to Soundcloud.
It is possible that the accompanying children’s book may appear this year.Continue reading “Oh I Am a Spaceman” book in progress
So… thanks in a large part to the unprecedented disaster that is Brexit, Britons who until now have been used to panic buying toilet paper and flour have now turned their attention to panic buying fuel.Continue reading I’ve been buying diesel in a panic (but not panic buying)