Posts tagged with ‘Personal’


Introducing Ruby Adams

Posted by Darren on August 5th, 2013 / 2 comments

For a few months the discussion about getting a second dog had intensified, and while we were on holiday it reached the point of deciding on a breed and a name. When I say “breed” I don’t mean that we … [more]


Checking out of Foursquare

Posted by Darren on January 2nd, 2013 / 1 comment

I’ve never been one for new year resolutions. Every year I say to myself that I’ll eat better, cut down on sugar in my tea, crisps, cakes and chocolate, and exercise more, but it usually lasts about half a day.… [more]

Goodbye IBM

Posted by Darren on May 31st, 2011 / 42 comments

“Do one thing every day that scares you” – Eleanor Roosevelt, US diplomat (1884 – 1962)

Well, every day is probably a bit excessive, but once every two decades probably isn’t enough.

After 19½ years of combined service with Lotus … [more]

Harry Potter studio visit

Posted by Darren on January 4th, 2011 / 3 comments

Way way back in time, August 2009 to be precise, I visited a studio where a major movie was being filmed along with Mrs A, Lolli and my nephew Big Al. I said at the time that we’d all signed … [more]

Review of 2010

Posted by Darren on December 31st, 2010 / 1 comment

We got a dog in January, didn’t go on holiday during the Summer, and then the weather was rotten which made the fact that we didn’t go on holiday just that bit more depressing. I changed jobs in April and … [more]

The rock ‘n’ roll years

Posted by Darren on September 7th, 2010 / 4 comments

If you’ve ever bothered to read the About me page here on, or if you’ve known me since school days, you’ll know that I once came very close to fame through music. Okay, close-ish. In my teens I played … [more]

Missie-dog update

Posted by Darren on May 8th, 2010 / No comments

Let’s start with a quote from Mrs A…

How much trouble can a dog that small be?

It was fifteen weeks ago that we picked our new pup Missie. At the time I promised lots more photos, but unless you’re … [more]

A new addition to the family

Posted by Darren on January 23rd, 2010 / 1 comment

It was actually quite scary how quickly this happened – a few weeks ago Mrs A finally agreed with Lolli that we would get a new dog, but plan it to coincide with the start of school holidays. The pair … [more]

Ice age

Posted by Darren on January 8th, 2010 / 5 comments

Here at Adams Tower we love Christmas, and every year I have to persuade Mrs A to hold back on playing the Christmas music until a reasonable date. 1st November is too early, even though the Harrods Christmas department opens … [more]

Review of the decade

Posted by Darren on December 31st, 2009 / No comments

Don’t worry, this won’t take long. I’ve seen a lot of links for ’10 things’ today, either for the year or the decade, and I really can’t be bothered to do my own. Anyway, most people will be out boozing … [more]