Welcome to my website! There are various sections to the site; this homepage shows you the more recent / popular content in each area. Happy exploring!
The UK is enjoying a rare thing - a summer with week after week of hot weather.
That means it's time for cold coffee. Here's a simple recipe, that's very easy to do and needs (nearly) no special equipment, along with some commentary on what I'm doing.
Normally, people brew coffee in the usual way, and chill it. By all means do that. But there's another option - cold brewed...Read more
The BBC reports a fascinating development at this year's Pride march in London, which took place last Saturday (8th July 2018).
Here's the summary from the beginning of that BBC report:
Members of lesbian and feminist group Get The L Out demanded to march behind the rainbow flag, which marks the start of the...Read more
Yes, I really am writing a review of a kettle.
For those who don't know, I love my coffee. A kettle is one of the most fundamental pieces of kit you need. The right kettle helps when it comes to brewing with a cafetiere, pour-over filter, chemex or aeropress.Mid-Range
Popular Blog Posts
In Microsoft Word, there's all the difference in the world between a new paragraph and a new line.
To insert a new paragraph, press the Enter key. If you have "show all characters" turned on, you'll see each paragraph break with its "backwards P" icon. Each paragraph in Word has its own properties. It can have extra space above or below, it could be indented from the left / right...Read more
Are you trying to find out which Church of England Parish you live in? Simply visit the link below and put your postcode into the search tool. Note, they've changed their website. You now have to wait after entering your postcode, and select one of the autocomplete entries served by Google maps; only then can you click the arrow button to begin your search.
I have huge respect for Christopher Idle. I love the hymns he writes. And he's a godly man with a wise, pastoral heart. I was searching for some of his hymns, when I found something rather different.
Doubtless, many readers of this will be familiar with Henry Scott Holland's poem Death is Nothing at all . For those who don't know it:
Death is nothing at all. It does...Read more
I don’t know about you, but I’m a little weary of living in a world where it’s a scramble to the top. Where everyone stands on their rights, claiming everything they think they’re entitled to. Where other people are frequently nothing more than an inconvenience for everyone’s personal ambition.
God intends the Christian church to be radically different from that. To be a refreshing......
We live in a restless age. Whether it’s houses, jobs or relationships, people are always trying to move onwards and upwards.
Houses: It’s called a housing ladder. It’s increasingly hard to get on that first rung, but once there some people change their home every few years, climbing that ladder.
Jobs: I have several friends who change their employer every few years, either......
The Christian church is often heard, by those on the outside, as having a purely negative message about sex and relationships. It seems there are an awful lot of things the people shouldn’t do. It’s all about “thou shalt not”.
Indeed, we’ve had a bit of that in recent chapters in 1 Corinthians. In chapter 5, a man was sleeping with his stepmother, and Paul rebukes the church for......
A random sample from some of the people I read online, taken from the past 24 hours.
It hasn’t been a great 18 months for Uber. Both Transport for London and Sadiq Khan indicated that they would prefer unions in the ongoing dispute; even the European Court of Justice waded in with attempts to regulate the disruptor.
Despite the fact that Uber had been used over 2 billion times by the end of 2017, policymakers seem determined to inhibit the company’s growth.
You'll also find me in a few other places online, such as …
I also maintain a few other websites:
- Mandelbrot ExplorerThis is an easy to use, totally free, fractal explorer — explore the Mandelbrot Set and the Julia Sets, starting with one of 6 inbuilt colour schemes, but with a totally flexible layers-based way to colour your fractals exactly as you wish. There are many other features - visit the website to find out more.
- Books by Mary OakleyMy late grandmother compiled 5 little booklets of poems and prayers that helped her at various stages of her life. Visit the website to find out more about these booklets, or to order online.
- Kemsing with Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor.