Archives for April 2013


I spent last week on Malta, having my first proper foreign holiday in a very long time to not involve a canoe club. Here's some of what I got up to, in no particular order:

Lots of balconies

I did a lot of wandering around various Maltese towns.  They certainly like their balconies! 
Streets tend to be narrow, and for some reason a lot of the pavements are very shiny.  I lost count of how many times I nearly slipped and fell over - walking on the road often felt safer. (the locals seem to agree)

The citadels of Mdina and Victoria, and... continue reading »

Kobo Mini

In January, I found myself with an unexpectedly healthy post-xmas bank balance, so treated myself to yet another new gadget - an ereader.  I chose a Kobo Mini, in white.

Three months later I've read 33 books in about 135 hours.  It's great!  e-ink is very natural to read from, and the reader itself is small and hand sized.  Definitely better for taking on holiday than a stack of paperbacks.

Why Kobo?  Or more to the point, why not a Kindle?  I only need three letters to answer that: DRM.  Amazon can shove their proprietry locked in files and 'whispernet' up their... continue reading »