Month: September 2010

September 29, 2010

After lunch, I wasn’t feeling too bad, and it was quite a nice day, so I thought I would take a look at the grill. I got it assembled without too many problems. Noticed a couple of spots that need touching up with paint, but…

September 28, 2010

Having postponed my trip down to Kent on Friday, due to being ill, I decided to give it a go yesterday, as I was feeling a little better. Ashford looks a lot closer on the map, than it is – 3 hours drive there, and…

September 28, 2010

Someone mentioned this in rec.music.filk, and althought it was off-topic there, I noticed it was on the the guardian website, so checked it out. Excellent parody of online science reporting. This is a news website article about a scientific finding.

September 26, 2010

I realise that blogging about politics is always dangerous, but here goes. Ed Milliband is now leader of the Labour party and has declared that New Labour is dead, although there are no plans for a “lurch to the left”. This is promising news to…

September 23, 2010

So here I am, halfway through the first week of my vacation, with a streaming cold, coughing and sneezing. The reason I am typing this at half-two in the morning, is that I have spent most of today snoozing on the sofa, so I am…

September 16, 2010

This got linked to in the BBQ forum I read, and I loved it! [Note: the most unlike group of tags I ever thought I would use]

September 10, 2010

Amused to read here that Tony Blair’s memoirs contains dialog apparently from fictional sources. In ‘A Journey: My Political Life’, he quotes the Queen as telling him “You are my 10th Prime Minister. The first was Winston [Churchill]. That was before you were born”. For…

September 8, 2010

They do say ‘little things please little minds’, and the guys have done so many wonderful things in my lounge, over the last week. But something that really put a smile on my face today was to see a proper hinged panelled door, opening into…

September 8, 2010

This made me laugh, a Daily Mail article about the News of the World phone hacking allegations, illustrated by a picture of ex-editor and now government communications chief Andy Coulson. According to the caption, the picture was taken of him on his arrival at Downing…

September 4, 2010

At long last, my varifocals have arrived from Glasses Direct. This is the third pair I have had from them, having returned the previous two due to problems with the frames. Similarly, my sunglasses had to go back the first time, due to the left…

September 1, 2010

Tim and Nev came back yesterday; having done a great job on the kitchen, they are now here to do my lounge/diner.

They have only been here two days, but already the walls are stripped, the hideous brick fake fireplace has gone, and the awful artex ceiling is now under a layer of plasterboard, waiting to be plastered over.