About me


Welcome to my blog. You’ll find an eclectic mix of topics here including psychology, education, what it’s like to live and work in Derby, electronics, computing and software.

I was an Open University psychology student between 2007 and 2011. I successfully completed a part-time, distance learning occupational psychology MSc at the University of Leicester in October 2016. All in all, I’m an enthusiastic lifelong learning advocate and because of this interest, I now edit the Post40Bloggers Adult Education pages. If you’d like to contribute a blog post to this section (or any of the others), please contact me – the only qualification you need is that you must be 40 or older!

I was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma in August 2014, drive a bright yellow Caterham 7 known as Gnu II (or Brum to the rest of the family) and take a keen interest in politics, so there’s stuff that relates to those things too.

I did say that I wrote about an eclectic mix of things …

For those of you interested in such things, the original title of the blog (Just one more ten pence piece …) came from my fascination as a child with the “penny falls” machines you see in seaside amusement arcades. Putting just one more coin in is, of course, bound to result in huge wealth, as there are so many of them hanging over the edge just waiting to be pushed off.

You can contact me through twitter (@psychotimmy), email (see the sidebar) and browse my professional persona through LinkedIn. If you’re on facebook, you can become a “fan” of this blog by liking its page.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy what you find here.