If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is …

…this simple explanation for a five-year-old may help you … We’re sitting on a park bench (nothing to do with Jethro Tull).  It’s a great day. I have one apple with me, I give it to you. You now have one apple and I have zero. That was simple, right? Let’s look closely at what … Read more If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is …

Active versus Passive Income | Why Passive Income is better

I’m a Scientist! I started work in 1979 as a lab technician with BIP (British Industrial Plastics, a monicker that is long gone). They kitted me out in a white lab coat and I got to call myself a scientist. That was pretty cool in those days. Being a lab technician was a bit like … Read more Active versus Passive Income | Why Passive Income is better

Samuel Leeds Property Crash Course Review

Our experience of Samuel Leeds If you’ve been following me since I jacked in the day job you’ll know that one thing I’ve been hanging my hat on is property investing as a sure-fire way of trumping the banks for making an income. Meet the Landlords One thing you can never do too much of … Read more Samuel Leeds Property Crash Course Review

Exacta Weather Rubbish | How James Madden tries to con the British Public

Exacta Weather think they can forecast the weather: they can’t Over the years of weather watching, it’s become apparent that there a lot of folks out there who’ve taken a stab at weather forecasting. One of the first who came onto the scene was Bill Foggitt, a local (farmer?) from North Yorkshire who made his … Read more Exacta Weather Rubbish | How James Madden tries to con the British Public

Visit to Kielder Observatory | Dark Nights in deepest Northumberland

Keilder observatory, Northumberland

For my birthday this year, I got a ticket to the Kielder Observatory in Northumberland to go look for planets! It’s one of the best places in Britain for observing heavenly bodies (apart from some dubious top shelf mags) as it’s darker than a goth’s hairpiece, so you see things up there that wouldn’t be … Read more Visit to Kielder Observatory | Dark Nights in deepest Northumberland