Category: Journal

  • Wild Wood revisited

    Wild Wood revisited

    If you want to really enjoy them, some records must be listened to all the way through in one session. Wild Wood is one of them.

  • Energy company costs and margins

    Energy company costs and margins

    As you know I have reported on energy company margins in previous blog entries (see my Energy Professional blog). This is of interest to energy officers as we advise the public on reducing their energy bills and getting the best deal from their energy company. We know that an alarmingly high number of people in the […]

  • Solar panels that work at night. Yeh right.

    Solar panels that work at night. Yeh right.

    What would you say if I could sell you ‘solar’ panels that worked during the night and can be placed on vertical walls and north facing roofs. They could provide 100% of your hot water needs – night and day – all year round. They could meet 100% of your heating needs throughout the heating […]

  • Tom Cobbly

    Tom Cobbly @ Spreyton, Devon A long way to go for a pint (or eight actually…) but well worth it! From Newton Abbot to Spreyton via Moretonhamstead in two minivans, the cream of the Union drinkers swapped bar stools for the day. The pub is in the middle of nowhere in a hamlet with a […]

  • Is poor pub service becoming the norm?

    Is poor pub service becoming the norm?

    As you can see this is a rather nice looking pub and, despite the fact it is a Nicholson’s I thought it would be worth a visit. It’s THE CLACHAN in Kingly Street, Soho, just behind Liberty’s (central London). I was in town for a meeting and joined an old friend for a few pints […]

  • Olympic Energy Centre

    Olympic Energy Centre

    The Energy Centre under construction at the Olympic Park in Stratford was the largest project of its kind I had ever seen, providing low-carbon power, heat and cooling.

  • Rena in Red

    My partner in 1990 at my flat in south London, looking as lovely as ever.