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Be aware

Last article update 3rd January 2020

Its aim is to show short articles in the media, whether newspapers, television, web or radio. These are shorter articles aimed at helping people be aware of other matters.


Last article update: 13th July 2019

Of course, recipes, but there will be other articles concerning all aspects of food. At the moment I am getting "into" herbs and spices and my herb garden is growing fast! Too fast, I can't keep up!

Generale 2019

Last article update: 11th May 2020

This is for anything else that doesn't fall into the Technical Food, Health, Humour or other categories. As time passes, regular items will split into new categories.


Last article update: 1st June 2020

And occasionally, I write about health. After all, at 80, I need to keep abreast of this subject! I hope to be writing articles for the next two decades or so!


Last article update: 28th June 2019

Warning: my sense of humour may not be the same as yours! But give it a try anyway, remember, you can always click off! Not just jokes, but anything (including newspaper articles) that really has me laughing out loud!


Last article update 6th May 2020

I am no longer a member of any political party and have, in the past, voted for different parties - including the Tories, Labour and even the UK Independence Party.

Labour is no longer the party of the sixties, and like the Tories can't not be trusted and have let down the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, my adopted country. UKIP have been infiltrated by both Tory and Labour agents and is dying. And a Conservative promise is not worth the paper it is written on!

I now prefer to be independent and vote for the proposed local candidate at General Elections who will do the best for our country and the constituency I live in over the following term.


Last article update: 17th February 2020

I am a Deist, No that's not an Atheist! It accepts a higher authority but does not believe in organised religions. As I am interested in Nature I have come to realise that something must have made it work so smoothly, like clockwork in fact!


Last article update: 9th February 2019

My Notebook runs on Linux and my mobile phone runs on Android (Incidentally, that is also Linux). These articles are on computers, mobile phones, gadgets, accessories and anything else in the technical arena. Apple and Microsoft users should dip in from time to time.

Useful tips

Last article update: 28th February 2020

To help life along - things that make my life easier! And, hopefully, yours!

My Equipment

I recently went to Entroware [in Leeds] for a new Linux Notebook and listed my own requirements. Their cost ranges from £599 to £4,500 depending on choice when choosing hat goes in, but my pocket cut me back to just under £1,100. It includes an Ethernet port and a full size HDMI port amongst it's twelve ports.
My mobile is a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus running Android v9.0. At the time of writing I have around 350 apps reduced from 380. My aim is to get them down to 100 to 150!
I own a Samsung Gear 3 watch with a stainless steel strap. It looks so much better than some of the plastic offerings in the market. I only wish it would tell me the battery level of my phone! My main use for it, apart from telling the time, and noting the date, is that all my notifications are copied to it so I don't need to keep getting my phone out of my pocket.It also records my mileage when walking.