Monthly Archives: May 2012

BELKIN #MakeStuffThatWorks

Please re-post and tweet. My BELKIN wireless router has just disabled the wireless adapters on two laptops. BELKIN tech support managed to make things worse. They are truly useless and don’t seem to care. Do not buy BELKIN products. #MSTW … Continue reading

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Islamabad International Airport

We were assured it would not rain during our stay in Pakistan. The end of April, beginning of May is when it starts to get hot in Islamabad and there is no rainy season to speak of in that part … Continue reading

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My Pakistan adventure

This is the first in what will be a retrospective diary of quite possibly the most culturally influential fortnight of my life so far.  Some five years ago my wife and I travelled to Pakistan. A friend of ours, who is from … Continue reading

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My Olympic Rant

My Olympic Rant.

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My Olympic Rant

I’ll have this rant and then I won’t mention the Olympics again, unless it really gets on my nerves. As the Olympics loom over us like a dark cloud of desperation I am forced to wonder exactly what form our national disappointment will … Continue reading

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Pimp My Monument

In 1974, a hundred and ten years after its initial construction, Tenby’s statue of Prince Albert was to experience a remarkable renovation.  Long before make-over shows became the popular fare that now clogs up TV channels. like cultural Imodium, Welsh language television … Continue reading

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Fracking unbelievable

The history of fracking has been checkered to say the least. Tales of contaminated water supplies and earthquakes abound but none can be as strange as the Tenby connection.  In 1860 Josiah Reginald Steppewad Coldstrap, Mr Coldstap to his friends, … Continue reading

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The birth of Lego

In 1864 the people of Tenby looked out to sea, over the ruins of the 13th century castle and wondered what the view would be like if they had a monument which didn’t look like a building site. There and … Continue reading

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A tale of two would be cities

In 1864 Queen Victoria announced a city would be named in honour of her late husband.  Prince Albert had died three years earlier and contrary to popular belief the monarch did not retreat from public affairs but merely declined the more visible … Continue reading

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Metric mistake for Tenby

In the same way the Mars Climate Orbiter disappeared on entering the atmosphere of the Red Planet because of a mix up between metric and imperial units of pressure, the statue of Prince Albert in Tenby has been tragically overshadowed by its unfeasibly large plinth. 1864 … Continue reading

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