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 […]

Morris Mini

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 […]

bowel-screening-kit

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 […]

Why Buy A Trail / Wildlife Camera?

Why would I want to buy a trail / wildlife camera? This is a question that I am sure many people might ask, but unless you live somewhere where there are no wild birds or animals around, or you just aren’t interested in nature, there are so many reasons why a trail […]

A fox in our garden

Our New Wildlife Category

We recently purchased a trail camera so that we could find out for sure what wildlife was visiting our garden at night, and the videos that we have got made me thing that maybe it’s time to write and tell you about it, and to create a new Wildlife category […]

A Nice Carvery At The Master Builder

We had a nice carvery yesterday at The Master Builder which is only a couple of miles up the road from where we live. The pub changed management a few months ago, and so we thought it was time to see what the food was like there, as we felt […]

Sunshine And Heavy Rain

It’s quite easy to get fed up with life in the UK at this time of year, especially if the weather consists of sunshine and heavy rain. Granted it’s unseasonably mild for the time of year, with temperatures during the day around 10C (50F) but it still just wants to […]

January Is A Brain Dead Month

After all the fuss about Christmas and New Years, I very often find that January is a brain dead month for me, and 2014 is proving to be no exception. I made myself a New Year’s Resolution to write more, especially here on what was created as a special site […]