Independence Day for Books in Walsall

March 25, 2014

How many independent book retailers are there in Walsall?  Not many I can think of, although I’m certain there are some somewhere. That’s the trouble if I’m honest about this. I don’t have the time to go looking for shops unless I know they’re there, and I usually just look up a book on Amazon if I want it. I’m not given to browsing through shelves of books. It’s a dying art when my phone can tell me everything about the book (well, the bits that make it to Wikipedia, anyway).

Great news for people like me who are bookish but not bookshoppish. A NEW ONE IS COMING! Read the rest of this entry »



A completely amateur approach

November 5, 2012

On October 24th, I helped out at Walsall Social Media Surgery. It was great to work with active and inquisitive folks trying to use and understand the reach of social media. In particular, I enjoyed talking with Bill Ellens from (among others) CUSP in Walsall.

I promised Bill I’d run over some of the tools I was using and talking about. So, here goes:
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Keeping it Local

June 5, 2012

I’m going to an Open Mic event today at a coffee shop in Walsall. Please come down if you’re in the area and support them. They’re a fairly new business trying very hard to establish themselves and flourish. Read the rest of this entry »


Anti-Social Networking

April 10, 2012

I’m not sure how sticky a wicket I’m on here, but here goes:

Firstly, I’m amused but not affected by the recent takeover of Instagram by Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »


So long, Facebook.

January 1, 2012

This isn’t important, it’s not news, and it’s certainly not an issue I’m passionate about, but I thought I should mark the occasion. Read the rest of this entry »