Ijo Pona is the Harrogate Blog of ‘Funny Little Man,’ Andy. This is a bit of an adventure Blog. A Blog with no real direction, but it is fun getting there.
What anniversary falls on the 11th November? It is Remembrance Day. This year it is the 100th anniversary of the guns going silent - for a while. Discussion about today is all through the press. The only thing I will say is: what is remembrance if we do not learn the...read more
New Aye Wear // Eyewear. Why would I need glasses? Well, when I went down to London with Mrs Backhouse I was squinting at the train signs, causing me to get a bit flustered. I realised my distance vision needed correcting. Specsavers in Harrogate sorted me out - I...read more
I am wary that this blog, Ijo Pona, is turning in to a 'look what I had for tea' blog - but, I need to talk about Potatoes. London-shaped Potatoes. Me and Mrs Backhouse paid a visit to the capital and spent a long w/e down there. It was fun. The excuse for the visit...read more
I thought I would write up a bit about what happened today - Kathryn has gone to bed and it is not yet time for me to hit the hay. It is times like these I feel a deep calm - a sense that all is well with the world - I have my meds to take and a restful night...read more
I managed to record another edition of The Parish News. No biggy - it is something I do every week. This week, I recorded it in my flat with new gear. I have had a Sound Devices MixPre 6 for a number of months now but never really used it for the show - still, makes a...read more
Backhouse & Brownswood - "Brownswood Love." Not a set of Accountants or Solicitors and their trendy start-up enterprise but a DJ Mix. My weekend was a write-off. Pretty much wasted the whole of it working. Still, there were a few good points. I managed to argue...read more