Did someone slip something into my breakfast

Did someone slip something into my breakfast, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. Giant pigeons and a brass band. Okay. It has something to do with the first anniversary of the Pendleton One regeneration project.

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 7:09 am

Vintage postcards of Brussels

I haven’t shown you any vintage cards in a while, and I have so many. Here are some from Brussels. Many of them can be bought from Delcampe.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 5:41 pm

Summer 2014 was warmest so far

Obviously climate change isn’t happening. The year on year temperature rises are all caused by, erm……. Could somebody with access kindly slap all the politicians who are being paid to be in denial, and kick the Koch brothers where it rhymes, until they shut up and let the rest of us do something about the […]

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 10:48 am

‘Devo-Manc': Manchester should be given devolution powers like Scotland’s potential ‘devo-max’, says think tank – Home News – UK – The Independent

I like the sound of “devo-Manc”. Let’s rip London’s power away from it, stop it draining the country’s energy and money away to, eventually, fill the pockets of people who give nothing of value back. 'Devo-Manc': Manchester should be given devolution powers like Scotland's potential 'devo-max', says think tank – Home News – UK – […]

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 9:37 am

3D printed drones

Need a cheap drone for a mission tomorrow? Just print one out. We have 3D printed keys, guns and shoes — now a research team at the University of Virginia has created a 3D printed UAV drone for the Department of Defense. In the works for three years, the aircraft, no bigger than a remote-controlled […]

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 7:49 am

The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)

The Cruel Sea author: Nicholas Monsarrat The classic novel of the Battle of the Atlantic, Cruel Sea follows the crew- primarily the officers- of the Compass Rose from commissioning the Corvette in 1939 to the final day of the war. The book concentrates on the everyday hardships of escorting convoys and the horror of losing […]

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 10:48 am

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 04

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 04 author: John Wagner It’s a good job I’m getting the Case Files books digitally. By the time I’ catch up with today’s Dredd, I’d be in need of a room just for the books if I were buying paper copies. File 4 contains another of the great Dredd […]

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 10:45 am

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a BMW pickup

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a BMW pickup, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. I’ve always thought of BMWs as high quality cars too often driven by low quality people. Whoever owns this one, however, is automatically awesome. I really really want one.

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 10:53 am

Alyson Hannigan’s Feet

Way back in the early noughties, when Spinneyhead was only a few years old, Alyson Hannigan’s Feet was one of the search terms used to find the site which stuck in the memory. So much so, that it became one of the rotating taglines at the top of the page. Well, now there is an […]

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 4:22 pm

This is my office

This is my office, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. For the next few hours, anyway. As part of a plan to boost productivity and get more exercise, I’m trying to get out of the flat to write in interesting places around town. Today, I am in the John Ryland library, scribbling plot ideas for my next […]

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 6:43 am