A History Of Great Mistakes

Teaser 2
December 27, 2009, 10:00 am
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And so, in keeping with the theme of ‘teasers’ I’ve started – here’s the second one for you…!

Merry Christmas everyone – hope you have a Happy New Year!


You guys gave me a great idea…
November 30, 2009, 8:19 pm
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So, sometime back in March – an idea (born out of your ideas) came to me. And so, since then – I’ve been writing a book, wittily titled A History Of Great Mistakes – Part 1.

The book is halfway done – but before it sees print (if it ever does), I need to find me an agent, a willing publisher, and a bunch of people who might be half interested in reading it. Before you ask, it does tie up the lose ends left dangling from the Dublin story below. And starts several others.

So – watch this space.

In the meantime, I knocked a little something up to hint at an upcoming story, and they’ll be some friend-generated tales coming along shortly.


And today…
March 14, 2009, 11:48 pm
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Pete got an iPhone, so expect part 9 tomorrow…

Interactive Intermission: To redesign, or not to redsign?
March 12, 2009, 8:34 pm
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So after a bit of web work today, I’m left with the feeling that maybe the blog needs a bit of sprucing up.

It was all pulled together very quickly with a WordPress.com template and a slight bit of widget modding – but generally, I haven’t put my ‘stamp’ on it – just my writing in it.

What do you think? Redesign or keep as-is?

Let me know below!

(sorry about the skulls by the way – it was that or pink love hearts…)

3.5 incher gives joy to three people
March 9, 2009, 6:54 pm
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So over the weekend, Anjii and Tim moved into their new flat somewhere secret in Moseley, and had help from four of us to shift, lift and clean along the way.

When Anjii and I got back from grabbing lunch for everyone at a local eatery, we noticed a disturbing smell of gas in the kitchen.

To cut a long story short – Anjii, Tim and Chris’ dad popped off to Ikea to grab some furniture and pickup any remaining bits and bobs from the old house (including, importantly, the television and PS2).

While they were out, the gas supply was turned off and Becky, Chris and I waited in the flat for an engineer, drinking giant mugs of coffee and cleaning whatever we could.

Chris' hands were clean before starting on the cooker

Chris' hands were clean before starting on the cooker

Roughly two hours later the gas man (or men, in this case) had arrived, fixed the leak, spoken to Tim on the phone and left.

After making sure that the flat was as spotless as we could make it with Fairy Liquid and scrubbing sponges, the three of us sat on Anjii and Tim’s mini sofa and wondered what we could to do without a TV or radio.

Then Chris had an ingenious idea…

iPhone 2.0 - now with cardboard stand

iPhone 2.0 - now with cardboard stand

iPhone = best phone ever.

Quick News
March 6, 2009, 7:54 am
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Hello again!

Because I’m a terribly nice chap, I’ve promised to help out with a bit of removal work for Anjii this weekend. So unfortunately, part 5 of the Ireland tale (in which our hero stands at the top of Dublin, has an unusual idea for something to do and meets a woman who will cause him incredible physical pain later in the week) will be coming this Sunday…!

In between now and then however – here are a few links you may (or may not) find interesting:

And a picture to let Lewis and Gez know what’s coming:

I was very very very happy


interactive intermission – result
February 28, 2009, 1:28 pm
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The votes are in! Thank you to everyone who voted on here, on facebook, and offline. Because of you, from tomorrow, you’ll be reading about…

Unexpected surprises lie in store for you...

Unexpected surprises lie in store for you...

…my time spent in Dublin with Lewis, Gerwyn, Zoe and the man-woman (option A).

If your opinion of me is (somehow) still good – prepare for it to be demolished in front of your eyes over the next couple of weeks.

For the record – I was really hoping that you’d pick option C – so whatever you read about me now, is completely of your own doing…

In the meantime however – feel free to let me know what you thought of my shameful weekend with Sky, stalk me on Twitter, or drop me a line to ahistoryofgreatmistakes@googlemail.com to tell me about your great mistakes! If you want me to, I’ll even post some of the best ones up online.

Speaking of which – Anjii already did that last week, so one from her will be coming shortly…