Year: 2010

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.

August 28, 2010

Just go back from a wonderful day out with ,,, and Smitty; we met up to see today’s matinee perfomance of “Into The Woods”, at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. I know this show pretty well, having seen it twice before, and owning the DVD…

August 27, 2010

You’ll need to have been following recent (UK) news to know why this amused me.

August 26, 2010

It is pi persistently raining for yet another day, and I am aware that on Saturday I will be watching “Into The Woods” in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Oh, boy, it seemed such a good idea when I bought the tickets a month or…

August 24, 2010

Having previously spent a brilliant weekend at Halsway Manor, singing songs and playing board games, last weekend I went to stay with a friend, whose family were away on a camping holiday. Four of us decended on his lovely home in the middle of Norfolk,…

August 23, 2010

I’ve decided to go ahead and buy the pellet grill I was talking about last week. It is a little over the top for my needs, but I think it will be good fun. All being well, I should have the grill by the end…

August 23, 2010

Having spent a whole weekend filking (and a little board gaming) at Halsway Manor a week ago, I spent the whole of this weekend at my friend Jeremy’s. His family had gone off camping, so 5 of us settled in for a 3 day games…

August 19, 2010

Something that I have seen every day for a while now, has only just sunk in, to my great amusement. My Firefox bookmarks have grown over the past few years, and the way they are arranged in folders is more a product of time than…