Month: June 2010

June 30, 2010

A couple of years ago, I planted a thornless blackberry and two raspberry canes. I didn’t expect anything from the the first year, but last year I was hoping for some fruit, but was mostly disappointed. This year, one of my raspberries is heaving with…

June 30, 2010

With the recent warm weather, I have been drinking a lot of iced lemon tea. However, the other day, I heard of something that I just had to try – sun tea, or tea without a kettle. It’s quite simple. Take a jug with a…

June 26, 2010

Back in May, I was complaining about the various companies I had asked to quote for my kitchen not listening to my actual requirements. Or perhaps I should say listening to my requirements, but then completely ignoring them. The fact that what I was asking…

June 26, 2010

I use forum software (phpBB) to run my Board Game group’s website. One of the problems with doing this is spammers trying to sign up to the forum so they can spam it. Although I have safety precautions in place – no-one’s posts are made…

June 22, 2010

Following on from last weekend, I spent some time in the garden on Sunday, finally getting two of my raised beds planted up. I now have some mixed salad leaves, red onions, spring onions, and a couple of courgette plants on the way. Not nearly…

June 20, 2010

My kitchen units are to be delivered next weekend, and I need to store them until they are fitted. As a result I spent all of yesterday in the garage, sorting it out. A couple of years ago, I bought some racking to go out…

June 19, 2010

In 1987, BBC Scotland commissioned a 6 part series from artist and playwright, John Byrne. Originally he was asked if he would write for the series – his reply was that he would do so only if he could write all 6 episodes himself, he…

June 16, 2010

Car went in for service and MOT today. I heard nothing during the day, which – on previous experience – I considered ominous. In the end, my nerve cracked, and I called them at 4pm, to be told “We’ve just finished, and it’s ready for…

June 14, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed this – won’t go into the plot, in case folk haven’t seen it yet, but once again there were half a dozen nicely crafted numbers. I particularly liked the version of “To Sir With Love” – I haven’t heard that since Lulu sang…

June 12, 2010

As my car is currently iffy, I decided not to go to my board-game group’s Second Saturday session, and spend the day in the garden instead. I actually was going to spend most of yesterday in the garden, but my first job was a quick…

June 11, 2010

is when you book your car in for a routine service and MOT in two weeks time, only for it to develop an alarming engine judder (while stationary, and in Park) almost the following day. Service has now been brought forward to Tuesday. I hope…

June 11, 2010

Earlier this year, I moved to a joint phone and broadband service with Opal. The service has been good, and I had no complaints, until today. A couple of times when I have come back from a weekend away, I have been surprised to find…