Filklore Posts

April 17, 2024
April 8, 2024
Contemplating my next step regarding heating the home. This is (hopefully) no time soon. My current gas boiler is 14 years old, so getting close to end-of-life, but has recently been serviced and is working OK. But I like to know where I am going when the inevitable happens.

March 15, 2024
Amused today on reading about Liz Truss’s private members’ bill that seeks to enshrine the legal definition of sex as biological, essentially banning schools from recognising transitioning students.

That in itself is not amusing. What is amusing is that Truss’s bill is third on the list. First on the list is an animal welfare bill, restricting the age of importing animals, specifically importing puppies and kittens.

February 24, 2024
Last year, I decided to get a home battery system. According to Octopus Energy, my supplier, I use about 7-13kWh of electricity a day, excluding the electricity used to charge my car.

I am on the Intelligent Octopus Go Tariff. My day-time electricity costs just under 30p/kWh, but between 11:30pm and 5:30pm it drops to just 7.5p/kWh (Intelligent also includes some bonus charging, but let’s ignore that).

January 5, 2024
December 13, 2023
Over the last couple of years, my back garden has involved a battle against the weeds; a battle which I admit I have been fighting half-heartedly.

When everything is good out there, I enjoy spending time planting stuff and (weather permitting) sitting out there. But once I let it get out of control, it was just depressing. Worst of all, the pointing started to go between the pavers, allowing weeds to take hold. I had a go at fixing this myself, but decided it was a lot of work.

December 2, 2023
I’ve been going through boxes of paper and other stuff from my old box room – formerly my old WFH office.

So… sorting through papers both loose on the bookshelves and in boxes, dated between 2014 and 2019, with some as far back as 2008.

November 29, 2023
June 28, 2023
June 9, 2023
June 8, 2023
June 7, 2023