The Garden Of Earthly Delights

If you ever wanted to see this painting up close and personal, now’s your chance. It’s interactive, with sound effects if you want, and fully zoomable. 77 more words


The Cost of Sound

My new hearing aids that I go all excited about a few posts ago have arrived.

The sound quality is streets ahead of my old ones – five years of technological advances in micro/audio electronics, baby! 424 more words


If Ever I Win An Academy Award ...

… for the movie adaptation of one of my stories I’ll act surprised, yet quietly confident I would’ve been the winner all along. I’ll thank Mrs Widds, and producers and cast, ( 257 more words


Moar New Toys

Late last year my hearing aids turned up their toes, wandered out to the back paddock and shot themselves … thereby rendering me one of those annoying people who are constantly saying, “Eh?” when in civilised company. 209 more words


Happy Birth Day Sweet Sixteen

Twenty-sixteen that is!

Here we go! … brand new year full of brand new stuff from Widder Island … and musings and occasional visiting cat photos. 193 more words


Laughing at Animals

Lets get right to it, shall we?

Introducing the Comedy Wildlife Photo Competition as discovered by Widders via her just-about-favourite-est blog ever, io9.

See the winners … … 42 more words


In The Spirit Of ...

Heh, you thought I was going to say Star Wars, didn’t you? Nope, still avoiding all things spoilery there. Mrs Widds and I are planning to see it in the ‘tween’ time between Christmas and the new year. 28 more words