As big bruv points out (in the fine print, I’m told) I haven’t posted anything for a while.Â I will happily blame work for this – a University is a fairly lively place to be working in September & October – and it even helped me to forget Skuds’ birthday…. I do still have time […]
Entries from September 30th, 2008
September 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Blowin’ in the Wind · Jane
September 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics
A decline in membership is something that affects all political parties.Â There are surges of interest, but the overall long-term trend is against belonging to any party.Â Even so, Dave’s Decline, the recent study by John Mann MP and Mike JoslinÂ (available at Labourlist.org) should be worrying for the Tories, especially in Horsham and Crawley.
September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Firestarter · Life
Now that Charlie works he wants to be more independent.Â He can’t afford to get his own place yet so he tries to be independent at home, buying and cooking his own food instead of being tied down to family meal times.Â I just discovered one small downside to this cunning plan, when he calmly […]
September 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Music
Friday night was David Gilmour Night on BBC Four, and Gilmour also appeared on Later the same night. I should have been like the proverbial pig in shit, but somehow the timing of it, with Richard Wright so recently dead, sucked a lot of the enjoyment out of it all.
Tags: Pink Floyd
September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Walk Like An Egyptian · Music
Yesterday I was listening to In Their Darkened Shrines by Nile and trying to work out a few things, like why I have it in my collection and why I haven’t listened to it in the 6 years since I bought it.Â The second question is quite easy – I don’t like it very much.
September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Only Way Is Up · Life
I was listening to the radio just now and the DJ was talking about his football team which, unfortunately for him, was Spurs.Â Trying to keep a positive attitude he said that being at the bottom of the league means that now the only way is up. Not strictly true though is it?Â I think […]
September 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
Could this be the season that all three newly-promoted Premier League teams survive?Â I know it is only early days in the season but already Hull have as many points as Derby got in the whole of last season after beating Arsenal and West Brom have managed a couple of wins to keep them in […]
September 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
There was one main reason why I went down to Crawley Hospital’s ‘Urgent Treatment Centre’ last night ((apart from the obvious one)) – I find normal GP surgeries inconvenient.Â That’s why I like the concept of the polyclinics.
3:30am.Â I should think about going to bed now, after having only recently got back from hospital after possibly the most painful and least dignified night of my life.Â Nobody in their right minds needs to know details: for a clue just re-arrange the words “drain”, “groin” and “abcess”.