Last Word, Writing

About Updates


Following the dictum "when you have no creativity to offer but a blog post is expected, then make some improvements to the blog and write about it", I present to you NEW, IMPROVED: 1. An integrated About page. How cool is that? Other blogs have 'a' blog page, this one has 'many'. So naturally, people… Continue reading About Updates

Slo-Man, Writing

Happy Fifth Anniversary!


Today is, according to WordPress, and WordPress should know, the exact day 5 years ago when The SloMan signed up at WordPress and stared at the screen thinking "What is this blog thing and how do you go about blogging?" Since that day, 5 years ago, The SloMan has seen much activity. Over 2 years… Continue reading Happy Fifth Anniversary!

Last Word, Miscellany

The Big O and I


The Big O. It's probably the most used and most misunderstood term. It's not just misunderstood, it is one of the leading causes of misunderstandings. At the very outset, I must confess that I have so far failed to fully comprehend the nuances of the O and it's usage. O is best understood by a… Continue reading The Big O and I

Last Word, Recipes & Food, Travel

Blue Spring


Yes, that's the colour ( color, if American ) of spring and to prove it I'm going to show you a set of pictures with lovely hues of blue. First though, lets start with this one. As you can see, not only are the arms of the bush a brilliant red, the jacket of the… Continue reading Blue Spring

Cricket, Personal Stories

RIP Richie Benaud


It's no secret that Richie Benaud was my first cricket idol. In fact, probably the last idol I ever had of any kind. For as I grew older, I stopped having idols altogether. Richie, thus, remains my first and only idol. I took up legspin because of the tales of his exploits, read in great… Continue reading RIP Richie Benaud

Last Word, Miscellany

Wood and Wouldbe Woodworker


It is immediately a fact that I have some strengths and some weaknesses. Indeed, I am normal, like everyone else and despite what you may privately or not so privately think; or say, in the case of some of my ruder, more direct friends. Amongst my strengths is, of course, prevarication, which I prefer to… Continue reading Wood and Wouldbe Woodworker

Last Word, Miscellany

Dishes – Why I hate doing the dishes.


"Doing the dishes" is the act of cleaning up after a meal. All the pots, pans and assorted stirrers, cutlery and the actual dishes are lumped under the term "dishes". Now, we have a large dishwasher and all the actual dishes, cutlery, glasses and glass bowls etc go in there. What counts for dishes in… Continue reading Dishes – Why I hate doing the dishes.

Cricket, CWC15, Opinions

I told you so!


Now that #CWC15 is done and dusted and Australia have regained the trophy they lost briefly and the normal order of things has been restored, the experts have started talking about the changes they'd like to see. In posts dating back a few months, I had suggested changes that should be made to improve the… Continue reading I told you so!

Last Word, Writing

Ultimate Blog Challenge


So I did it. I signed up for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. This means that I have to write one post every day in April 2015. What a stroke of luck for you readers! I mean, 30 posts in April, just for your reading pleasure. What could be more fun? Well, food, for example, travel… Continue reading Ultimate Blog Challenge