Came home from shopping the other day and only then noticed that I had picked up a tub of mango pieces (which I am not keen on) instead of pineapple (which I am very keen on). And this is a couple of weeks after going to Specsavers!
Entries Tagged as 'Life'
May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Life
As I have mentioned before, one of my favourite things is to get hold of pre-publication proofs of new books, especially if they are well-written and a pleasure to read. Last week I read just such a book – The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. Apart from anything I think the writer deserves […]
April 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Life, Technology
It has been an exciting day today for various reasons – the council published the lists of candidates for next month’s elections, I picked up my new glasses so I can read the list, and I managed to give the kiss of life to my Nexus 7 tablet.
March 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life
Today we went out to Essex for our second funeral of the week. This time it was Auntie Ivy. In terms of strict biology she was not actually my auntie, but on the other hand she was because she was sort of everybody’s auntie, having had 105 years to accumulate honorory nephews and neices. Despite […]
February 28th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life
…I think my mobile phone might be a little racist, even if only inadvertantly. I was adding somebody called Gurinder to the contacts on my phone and it auto-corrected it to “Grinder”. Seriously though, why on Earth should auto-correct be enabled on fields for names?
February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life
This time yesterday I had never heard of Naarden, now it is on my list of places I really fancy visiting – and unlike most of the other places on my list (e.g. Tromso, Uruguay) it is actually affordable to get to. If, like me yesterday, you aren’t aware of the place then I defy […]
February 14th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life
A was a little gobsmacked the other day, while reading this bit of property porn on the local paper’s website. It is about a house for sale for £900,000. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cellar, a stable block converted to a games room, and 1.25 acres of land. If that wasn’t enough, it […]
Tags: Local Papers
February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Life, Technology
The fax machine was invented before the telephone. For its first fifteen years of existence it was only used to transmit transfer requests between football teams.
January 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life, Technology
While looking for something in the system32 directory of a Windows 7 computer the other day (I still can’t quite bring myself to call it a folder) I came across the file pifmgr.dll It was a bit like when you are on Facebook or Linkedin and see the name of somebody you knew or worked […]
January 25th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life
The anniversary of Churchill’s death this weekend saw Nicholas Soames popping up all over the TV. As you may guess, I am not a big fan of Soames. On top of all the normal reasons to dislike a Tory you can add his shamelss trading on the reputation of his illustrious relative. I do think […]