There is a YouTube channel (and other things too, I am sure) called Cracking The Cryptic. On it, two chaps take you through different types of puzzles and show you how to solve them.

To me, “cryptic” means crosswords, and they do some of those, but increasingly rarely. Generally they go for hard ones, and even with the explanations I find them difficult to follow with words that I have never heard of. But they are interesting.

They also do a number of sudoku-type pencil puzzles. Here’s one:


A long time ago and in a different place, I posted a link to an amazing video by a Canadian musician who did a one man Genesis medley.

Well, he’s back, doing Yes. He’s excellent.

Do give him a like:

Model cars

When I was very tiny I used to love model metal cars. You know, the Corgi, Dinky or Matchbox kinds of things.

I always liked Corgi best. Their quality seemed better and they had some wonderful features that set them apart.

I don’t know what happened to them. Long thrown away, I am sure. No-one at the time thought they would be collectors’ items worth tens of pounds in good condition. But mine were played with, and they certainly never had the box.