Monthly Archives: August 2014

WD My Book Studio 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Storage

I now have a new iMac.
I decided I needed a large capacity external hard-drive to store all of my media files, so that I can keep the iMac’s hard-drive free for Apps/software.
So far, I’ve added 36,000+ jpg’s, 7,000+ mp3’s, and about 1,500 mp4’s.
These files have only made a small dent in the 4TB’s of storage, about a 600 GB dent.
The WD My Book Studio 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Storage, worked straight out of the box. It was Plug & Play. Simple. It should provide at least a couple of years of storage for all of the photos I shoot, and videos I make. By then I’m sure there will be 50 TB’s external hard-drives on the market for the same price, and not much bigger in size.
I decided on a WD My Book Studio 4TB, because I already own two WD 1TB portable hard-drives, and I’ve never had any trouble with either of them. One of them, I purchased in Bangkok, Thailand which then spent 18 months travelling the World with me, and suffering many different climatic conditions, survived without any issues – so I am confident that this one will last for many years, as it is only going to live on my desk and not be globetrotting.
WD My Book Studio 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Storage

Blog post by Richard Randall

Wald Vengeance by Jason Born

I’m a real sucker for sword and sandal yarns, and Wald Vengeance by Jason Born  ( hits the mark. It is a well crafted tale, centred on the Roman occupation of what is now Germany. It follows the uprising of the German tribes, and the defeat of the Roman army.
The main characters are well thought out, and you feel drawn to them, regardless of which side they are on. The plot is well paced, with good dialog and action scenes. This is the third book, and last, in the series, but it’s the only one I’ve read, and for me it is a stand alone novel in its own right. An excellent read.


Wald Vengeance by Jason Born

Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1500 (from 1st September 2013).

Gourmet Scotch Eggs in Durham

The other Thursday (last Thursday of the Month) we popped into Durham to do a little sightseeing. The sightseeing was not for us, but our houseguest. It was by chance that the monthly ‘Farmers Market’ was being held in Market Square.
The Clucking Pig. Durham Farmers Market. Scotch Eggs. Pork. Food.
‘Famers Market’ was a bit of a stretch in terms of description.
There were only a few stalls. We had a quick gander at the market stalls, which really did only take a minute or so, and then we decided to buy a couple of Scotch Eggs from the The Clucking Pig Company. There was quite a varied selection of Scotch Eggs available, I chose two, one was ‘The Game Keeper’ with pheasant, venison and rabbit, and the other was ‘Black Pearl’ made from free range pork with award winning black pudding. They cost £2.50 each.
The following evening I decided to serve the Scotch Eggs with a salad. Both of the eggs had a good colour on the yoke, and both were very tasty. The quality and flavour was a million miles away from the mass produced ones that are sold in supermarkets.
Scotch EggScotch Egg Salad

Blog post by Richard Randall

Natalya = Scam

Hello my new friend from Internet!!!
Girl why name is Natalya, I am from Russia, I am 28
If you have wishes to have communicating with free not marry lady
who are in searching of acquaintance, then please write me
on my e-mail:
I promise to try write fast for you my friend, I promise to find more
ways to communicating with you, but first please tell me a little about
by email, I know nothing about you my friend,
as for about me, I live quiet life, I like sport, most of all fitness,
reading, I like cooking, I am sociable, responsive, attentive, caring girl,
with open soul, very lovely baby
wait letter with impatience


Olga = Scam

My name is Olga and i hope to chat with you!
I got your mail-box thru a dating bureau so i came out with an idea,
why don’t i make a first move 😉
I am intended to find a good buddy, a man, maybe a boyfriend.
You see, usually i talk about relationships and erotic themes straightly
i dislike any tricks, it’s all so simple :),
so if you like we could use this opportunity to talk a little
and send some photos to each other, maybe some erotic photos also?! 😉
Anyway, if you are even just a little interested, please answer to my mail
I hope you found my proposal being interesting and you’ll reply soon!
many sweet kisses,