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Eight Psychopaths

August 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life, Music

A good day yesterday. The postman delivered an eagerly-awaited package containing the DVD of Seven Psychopaths, and the CD boxset of Doctor Feelgood (1974-77 the Wilko years). Now I know that Wilko is not a psychopath, but back in the early 70′s his performances certainly gave a good impression of one. Good enough to justify […]

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Technologically challenged

November 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

For the last few days I have been wrestling with technology. My PC died over the weekend and I spent a couple of days trying to resuscitate it, then a few days deciding what to replace it with. I finally forked out on a new one on Tuesday when trying to use the laptop annoyed […]

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Just in time for xmas!

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I know it might sound like a lot of money, but if anybody has the odd three million quid to spare I quite fancy getting my hands on the newly-discovered Velazquez painting. Its a real bargain when you consider that there are only 98 known works by Velazquez and £3 million is a mere fraction […]

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Walking on air

October 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I bought some new trainers yesterday. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but I’m really pleased with myself because I have been meaning to get new ones for at least six months. During that time I have been alternating between forgetting and putting it off because I can’t stand shopping for trainers. Seeing the huge […]

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Unsolicited testimonial

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I figure that if I’m happy to moan about companies that mess me about or rip me off I should be equally happy to praise companies or products that impress me, and today I was mightily impressed by Fireplace World.

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Like a kid in a sweetshop?

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

Seeing as I am off work this wek, just using up some holiday, and live just round the corner from the County Oak retail park, I went for a stroll this afternoon to look round the big shops.  Actually, to be more accurate, I had to go to the pet shop to get yet another […]

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Expensive tastes

July 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

Our local Sainsbury has been getting a revamp.  It has made shopping a mixture of adventure and confusion.  Every time you go there the car park has a different layout and so has the shop.  Everything is in a different place each visit – even the ATMs and the front door. As a consequence, when […]

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Have HMV given up?

March 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life

I went into Crawley’s HMV the other day.  What a shock that was. There is now a huge space devoted to electronic gadgets: iPads, PlayStations, iPods, etc. and naturally rafts of expensive accessories for all of them.  It is all very nicely laid out too – low counters with lots of these toys on display […]

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New toy time

February 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Technology

My printer has been playing up a lot lately.  Lots of error messages about the ink system failing, and it would also lock up a lot when scanning. I did a bit of research on the net and found that it was most likely a hardware fault that could easily be fixed with a couple […]

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The horror, the horror

December 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Life

I walked round the corner to the County Oak retail park this afternoon, and very quickly came straight back again.  It was madness, and I am so glad I was on foot and not part of the bad-tempered, horn-blowing mass of people looking for the mythical last parking space. I think I may be turning […]

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