Welcome to Say It With The Light On. 💡

At the risk of sounding indecisive, I couldn't decide on a format for online writing. Should I keep it short, elaborate a bit, or have all my posts tagged with 4 minute read?

I chose all three, and this as I'm sure you can tell, is the long-form one.

My name is Alan, writing in secret on the internet as one of my strategies for keeping sane.

I work in health and social care, have an Honours Degree in Business, and a Masters in, coincidentally, Health and Social Care.

Now, if I had to do it all over again, I would learn to code and be a developer rock star. 🚀

But when I attended college, computer science involved ticker tape and punch cards. Alas.


  • The Beatles and Electric Light Orchestra
  • Living quietly in the countryside
  • My cats, Jasper and Jules (love 'em to bits)
  • Sci-Fi


  • Shared toilets
  • Commuting
  • Political correctness
  • Clothes getting tighter

Can Never Understand

  • Why hotels only leave customers one roll of toilet paper per day; when there are TWO guests
  • Public interest in the Kardashians
  • The burning desire to upgrade anything that uses electricity
  • The failure of Holywood to make a motion picture of The Six Million Dollar Man

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