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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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Mothership

December 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mothership · Music

When we were in town last weekend we tried to buy the boxset of a specific season of a specific American TV show.   They had umpteen boxsets of that show in HMV, everything except the one we specifically wanted.  On returning home I looked on Amazon and found that they also had every season of […]

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The Crazies

September 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Crazies · Life

As I had to go into town anyway this afternoon to pay in a cheque, I decided to have a browse in HMV.  I came out with a nifty DVD of The Crazies, which has the 1973 original on a second disc. Watched the film tonight and really enjoyed it.  I suspected that I would […]

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On the move?

August 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life

With any luck we will be moving soon.   We went to look at a place the other day and had decided even before we arrived that we would have it unless it turned out to be absolutely unsuitable.  We spent about half an hour there and decided that it would do. When I bought my […]

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Novelty worn off

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Novelty worn off · Life, Technology

I think I have lost my geek mojo. Today I decided to skip lunch at work, in protest at the canteen having bloody courgettes and cauliflower on the menu together yet again, and went over the road to look in the shops instead.  Where I work the local shops are Comet, Currys and PC World.  […]

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Just in time for Mother’s Day

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Just in time for Mother’s Day · Life

I do not normally succumb to advertising, but yesterday I clicked through one of the adverts on Spotify.  It was for a company called Flowe(red).   They do flower deliveries, but unlike the other companies that do the same all profits go to the Global Fund to help eradicate AIDS in Africa.

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Did somebody say recession?

January 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Did somebody say recession? · Life

Apperently times are harder for some than for others if Selfridges reckon they will sell a leg of ham at a price of more than £250 a kilo (and than includes the bone!) according to the BBC. You would want to be sparing with the Branston on that wouldn’t you?

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Baionarena

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Baionarena · Life, Music

After Christmas I treated myself to a couple of things on Amazon, notionally using some xmas money from Mum (happy birthday today BTW – 70 candles!).  Unfortunately they had not quite arrived when the snow fell and so they didn’t get delivered here until today, when the postman brought a huge backlog of mail – […]

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Top Gear never had to put up with this

December 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Top Gear never had to put up with this · Life

Chrystal got a new stereo for her car a while back (a pink one of course), but the shop had to order a special part in to fit it.   Over the last couple of weeks Jayne has had several increasingly disputatious ((I don’t car whether it is a real word or not)) phone calls to […]

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Delivery disaster. Nearly.

December 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

Today, when everybody was out,  I had a delivery from Amazon which was a bit too big to fit through the letterbox.  With Royal Mail this would normally mean a “while you were out” card and a trip to the sorting office.  With couriers it usually means a note saying there is a parcel in […]

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