Month: January 2010

January 31, 2010

I absolutely love this ad.

January 30, 2010

A little bargain from the Cargo Home Shop: 12 reusable silicon cupcake cases, for 4.50. The cases are smaller than a standard muffin, but that suits my purpose brilliantly, to give me something small but tasty with my mid-morning and afternoon tea!

January 30, 2010

Using this little tip, I now have an rss feed of LiveJournal Friends posts appearing on my iGoogle page. I found the instructions easy to follow, except I didn’t realise the significance of the “&checkcookies=1” parameter, which is required if you either want protected entries…

January 29, 2010

About ten years ago, when I lived in Brighton, I had a pet called Bambi. I took my responsibilities very seriously, and made sure that it was always warm and well fed.

But then my life changed. With a new career, I was away on business a lot, and not at home to take care of things. For a few months, I was technically homeless, and it became clear Bambi would have to go. I asked various friends if they would offer a home, but no-one seemed interested, so in the end I flushed Bambi down the loo.

January 29, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the door hinge of my washing machine broke. It’s not an uncommon problem – my mum had the same washing machine (Hotpoint WM63), and she had at least two sets of replacement hinges – one set last year. For that…

January 29, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the door hinge of my washing machine broke. It’s not an uncommon problem – my mum had the same washing machine (Hotpoint WM63), and she had at least two sets of replacement hinges – one set last year. For that…

January 28, 2010

I’ve recently read a couple of friends posting about their dreams, and I thought I would recount this little story, which I find a little spooky. I don’t generally remember dreams, but some years back, I used to have recollections of some very vivid ones.…

January 28, 2010

“There is an unlikely new player in the British film industry with ambitions to change the world of entertainment. Tesco, the supermarket giant, has moved into movie mogul territory this weekend with the launch of a multi-million-pound production arm poised to make films of books…

January 23, 2010

I am in the midst of moving my various websites from their individual websites, to bring them altogether on a Virtual Private Server. I’ve been hosting with Xcalibre for several years, and I am not exactly abandoning them – they have sold off their hosting…

January 22, 2010

Memento has long been a favourite film of mine. Those of you who have seen it will know that the story is told largely in reverse chronology, with intercut narrative in the correct chronology. From that description, you’d think it’d be hard to follow, but…

January 19, 2010

My poor garden! I let it go somewhat last year, and I haven’t spent much time out there over the winter. Looking at it today, I realised I need to spend a few days out there, raking the dead stuff up, and generally getting it…

January 19, 2010

Overnight, my WordPress blog appears to have been hit by comment spam, and lots of it. Fortunately, none of it got through to the publicly viewed part of the website. I’ve now enabled a couple of features I hadn’t previously bothered with, which should put…