The sun actually came out today!

After what seems like weeks of grey skies, rain and wind, the sun actually came out today! Ok, so it’s not exactly clear blue skies, just the odd patch of blue between solid white clouds, but at least the clouds are white and not dark and threatening like they have […]

Another Wet And Windy Day In Southampton

Today is yet another wet and windy day in Southampton. Like many people, I really hate this time of year, especially in England because it’s often so dark and gloomy. When I moved to the USA in 1994, not long after I arrived, someone posed the question “why are British […]

Arrrggghhh I Hate That Christmas Song!

It’s that time of year again when it’s practically impossible to escape the sound of Christmas songs on the radio, television or even when you are out shopping. Most Christmas songs I like,  there are a few I love and look forward to, but there are a handful that I […]

Yet Another Relaunch Of Delovesto, This Time For 2018!

It’s two weeks before Christmas 2017 and I thought the time was right for another relaunch of Delovesto. I have really enjoyed writing for about 15 years now, and Delovesto has been a personal project for Debbie and I for almost ten years. However, with the demise of Squidoo, where […]

Fox Feeding Frenzy And A Disappointment

The past couple of weeks have seen a lot of fox activity in our garden, so I finally got some new batteries for the trail camera and set it up outside the kitchen door on Sunday evening to see what we could catch. Whether it’s because it’s Spring and the […]

A New Beginning Spring 2015

Spring is in the air, and since Spring is the season for new beginnings, I thought that it was time to give this site “Off The Record” a new lease of life. Writing articles regularly on your own web site or blog is easy, provided you can find things to […]

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Memories Of Cars I Have Owned

Memories of cars I have owned came back to me this morning on my way to work as Radio Solent had listeners calling in if they had ever given names to their cars, or indeed other modes of transport. This immediately set me thinking about the closest I have come […]

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Nothing Wrong With My Poo!

A few weeks ago the NHS sent me a screening kit for bowel cancer which I had to return in the mail. I got the results today and can claim “there’s nothing wrong with my poo!” Bowel cancer screening is something that the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK […]

Digital Tyre Inflator

My Digital Tyre Inflator Saved My Bacon This Morning

In the Spring I bought a digital tyre inflator because I was fed up with having to go to the service station every couple of weeks to keep tyres on my car pumped up. The rear tyres keep losing air, and this inflator has proved to be incredibly useful, so […]

Outside Our Kitchen Door

A Frog In A Bucket

Tuesday morning I got ready to go to work, and as usual I looked outside the kitchen door, which is where we have been leaving a tray of peanuts for our night time visitors, and I saw that they remained untouched. Disappointed at not having had anyone come to eat […]