Well, after months of threatening to do so, here I am. My own blog. So in time honoured fashion (and to follow the format of every stereotypical blog), the first post will be an introduction.
Firstly, the handle. Andrew the Tekkie. A name I have been referred to in another blog (gloriouslittlesoldiers.blogspot.co.uk), it seemed apt as it's a name and mixes references to me, a technically minded guy and a Star Trek fan (more on that in a future post). So it fits.
Secondly, the name of the blog. It has the name of the little ex-mining village I spent my formative (and not so formative) years in, and it is a lovely little place I still visit weekly despite having moved away from it several months ago. It also follows the very childish naming convention that will become clear below.
Thirdly, the purpose of the blog. Well, think of it as a diary, where I shall vent forth opinions and thoughts on topics as diverse as video gaming, wargaming (as a member of the Tantobie Wargaming And Tactical Society - that naming convention I mentioned), history, modern defence policy and a general mix of whatever else takes my fancy. As always, it shall be said that the opinions stated are my own, that no offence is intended but what you think is rightly up to you, and I welcome feedback, comment and good old fashioned discussion.
The first post proper will be up n a couple of days, so here we go...