Porcupine Tree – again

Posted by & filed under Music.

Last night I travelled through to Glasgow to see Porcupine Tree (the best band in the world that no-one’s heard of) at the Carling Academy. It was the third time I’ve been to a gig by this band in 16 months, and they just seem to get better and better (see my previous blog posting… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Travel.

Last weekend Lesley and I went to Skye for a short trip. We visited Talisker Bay and Glen Brittle, and spent the Saturday evening eating and drinking in Portree. Highlight of the trip was a boat trip from Elgol to Loch Coruisk, in the heart of the Cuillin mountains.

What makes a ‘webmaster’?

Posted by & filed under IT & the Internet, Software engineering.

In my job at the moment, I’m considering what it means to have responsibility for a website – what does this entail? A term that is often used in this respect is ‘webmaster’, but what does this mean? It’s a pretty vague term, but it’s used an awful lot – it’s often seen as text… Read more »

Kinder Scout

Posted by & filed under Mountains & hills, Personal.

I spent last weekend in Witney in Oxfordshire at Lesley’s sister’s wedding, and on the journey back to Scotland we stopped off to go for an excellent curry in Manchester’s famous ‘Curry Mile‘. We also went to the Peak District and went for a walk on Kinder Scout. This hill was the site of the… Read more »

Great Scottish Run

Posted by & filed under Personal.

This morning I ran in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, doing the 10k race. My time was about 65 minutes – Kenenisa Bekele ran 10k in 26 minutes in 2005, so I have some way to go. I’ve never run in a race like this before and I was very surprised at the number… Read more »