Gone Fishing

October 22nd, 2012

Pretty exciting changes this week. After a break of a few years I have renewed my Pride of Derby membership. I went for my first session on the weekend and caught nothing!

pride of derby membership

In other news, I have also started making an effort to spent time adding content to my website of places to go fishing. The site has been in development since around the start of the year but I just launched it online at the end of September. Currently it has around 20 venues on, so by my estimations there must be around 9,980 to go!

It seems like quite a daunting task, but the site is starting to pick up some search traffic which is a positive sign. Some people looking at the site might be a bit disappointed, there are lots of blank pages. My plan is to add places in and around Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and then branch out from there.

Twinings Don’t Care

December 21st, 2011

I posted the last blog post about Twinings Tea vs Yorkshire Tea as a bit of a joke because I thought it was mildly amusing.. but Twinings haven’t replied to the complaint I sent them through their website a few days ago so I thought I might as well post up the other pictures I sent them too.

Empty Twinings Tea Bags
Poor Quality Twinings Tea Bags
Twinings Tea vs Yorkshire Tea

It’s a bit strange, I don’t understand why someone hasn’t contacted me about it. It’s a valid complaint, in the tea bags I purchased:

  • Some of them were empty
  • Most of them didnt have the right amount of tea in them
  • Most of the bags split when I used them because they hadn’t been manufactured correctly

On their website it says “the bright refreshing blend of fine tea leaves from around the world will put a smile on your face”. I don’t really think so!

Twinings Tea v’s Yorkshire Tea

December 19th, 2011

This made me laugh.. I have just sent an email to complain about the Twinings tea bags that I’ve been using for the past few weeks.

Most of them have split due to a strange bit of tea that’s trapped in the side part and a few of the tea bags have been empty or nearly empty.

For the time being I’m going to be using Yorkshire tea!

The Double Glazing Fund

November 30th, 2011

double glazing fund logo

I started work on one of my websites about a year ago and then forgot about it as it got pushed down my to do list. When the cold weather kicked in a few weeks ago it reminded me about it – it also gave me a bit of extra motivation too!

The site is called The Double Glazing Fund. The idea behind it is to help me save up to either replace or repair the sash windows in my house with new double glazed ones.

To raise the money I would like to help people with a range of different things. These include web development, search engine optimisation work, website hosting and website management.

You can have a look around the site by following this link to the double glazing fund.

If you think that it’s a good idea and if you would like to keep track of how things are progressing then please check out the facebook page.

Best Google Doodle Ever!

June 24th, 2011

Just went to Google and found the best Google doodle ever! It’s quite clever how it takes the date from your Google profile.

google doodle

In other news.. I’m 30.


Edward Lewis, Nottingham, UK | 2009 - 2024