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Curated

An eclectic collection of stuff I find interesting

Finding a voice…

If I were to dig out all of the old posts that used to be on this blog, you would find a distinct pattern emerging. It's probably best described as extended periods of silence, punctuated by occasional short bursts of activity.  In fact, it got so bad at one point...

Writing, writing, writing…

A couple of months ago, I enrolled on an online course to try to prod myself into doing a bit more writing.  It was a fiction writing course that was particularly focussed on character description and development.  Along the way, there were some short exercises...

Oh well…

OK, I admit.  It's taken me nearly seven months to get around to doing the bit of tidying up and sorting out that I planned but I've finally reappeared around these parts, having picked up a shiny new theme and the best of intentions (yet again) to post more...

Welcome!

Hi there, you've reached the little corner of the web that I call home.  Well, one of my homes anyway.  I'm Adrian and I work as a freelance writer, musician and photographer (in varying proportions depending on what demands the most attention at any given time).  The...

A bit of planned maintenance work…

I have just noticed that some tweaks and alterations that I made to this blog recently have stopped it working correctly and made it impossible to access older posts that don't make it onto the front page.  I've also been planning on changing theme sometime soon...

Oh brave new world!

The Shakespearean purists amongst you will know that the next line should be "That has such people in't!" and that Miranda is actually commenting on the appearance and bearing of the assorted Italian nobles that Prospero (her father) has just produced for her...

And how to stop someone else installing a phone line…

A mere three weeks ago, I sat here and regaled you all with a long and sorry tale of BT's total and utter corporate incompetence.  I did this for no other reason than to get it off my chest and provide a warning to all others who might find themselves in a similar...

The important things…

Anyone who has been watching my Twitter feed lately or reading Glenda's blog or Facebook page will know that we've just been to Ireland.  One of the extra advantages of our new home here in Portpatrick is that we're only about half an hour from the Cairnryan Ferry...

How not to install a phone line…

My two or three regular readers might be wondering why I haven't yet added anything to this blog since I decreed a couple of months ago that I was going to bring it back to life again.  Having got used to my "now you see him, now you don't" blogging style over the...

Time for something new…

OK, I have finally decided that I should get in here, chase out all the spiders and dust-bunnies and try to bring the whole thing back into use again.  I have a few ideas brewing and don't really know where they're going to go, but that's all part of the fun.  There's...