It is New Year’s Eve so I am casting my mind back over the past twelve months.Â If you have a blog it is compulsory.Â I think its a tradition or an old charter or something.Â So looking back, the international year of the frog, or 2008 as it is better known, has been an […]
Entries from December 31st, 2008
December 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Life
Going back to visit family in Essex, as we did at the weekend, is always a pleasure and especially at Christmas time.Â With Jane living up in Yorkshire it is not that often we all get together but Christmas is one of those times.Â It can get a bit mad though.
December 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Music, Technology
Amazon recently started an MP3 download shop, which looks like a real boon to those of us who, for various reasons, refuse to go anywhere near iTunes.Â It looks like it has a lot going for it: the download files are MP3 so they work on non-Apple devices and they are DRM-free.Â On top of […]
December 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
This Christmas season is being defined by plumbing problems.Â First of all it was the shower not turning off properly.Â I diagnosed the problem as being a faulty flow control valve, but you have to get such things my mail order – local supply shops do not do spare parts.Â I ordered one through the […]
December 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Rebel Without A Pause · Life
Harold Pinter has died…Â never has a minute’s silence been more appropriate.
How do you make a Tory cross?
I know I have said it before, but something so true cannot be repeated too often… the Christmas holidays are brilliant.Â Even those of us who do not really enjoy the Christmas element can really go for the holiday part because it is the best holiday of the year.Â Every other time you take time […]
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December 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life, Technology
For once there is a mobile phone/health story that does not end with them threatening life and limb: instead mobile phones are being used as an indication that patients may be well enough to discharge.Â What happened is that doctors at music festivals who were treating youngsters overcome by the excitement noticed that when the […]
December 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
Just finished wrapping Jayne’s presents.Â I wanted gold wrapping paper because that is what everything else is wrapped in, but there has been a run on gold paper in Crawley town centre, certainly amongst the cheaper paper, and I ended up with some ‘luxury’ paper as it was all I could find.Â It’s brilliant!
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December 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Time To Get Ill · Life
This has been a bit of a plague house since Wednesday or Thursday.Â Jayne was sent home from work because of her flu-like symptoms, and now I seem to have the same sort of thing and at exactly the wrong time.