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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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Playing the pink recorder

December 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

It sounds like a euphemism, a variation on the famous Private Eye ‘pink oboe’ line, but it is for real – you can buy a pink descant recorder at Amazon. An ideal ‘secret santa’ gift for a gay friend with a sense of humour and no love of music.

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Blame Zeus!

December 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blame Zeus! · Life

I expect to be posting here rather less often for the forseeable future, thanks to a bargain purchase of Master of Olympus and Master of Atlantis for about six quid altogether.  According to the package the games contain over 200 hours of gameplay which works out at about 3p for an hour’s entertainment.

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Buying the past again: The Beatles v. Kraftwerk

September 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music

Hot on the heels of the Beatles remasters comes the news that Kraftwerk are also re-releasing all their albums (not counting the Ralf & Florian albums) in a remastered form.  The weird thing is, and maybe it is unpatriotic, but I would be more likely to buy one or more of the Kraftwerk remasters than […]

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Sitting at home can be expensive

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sitting at home can be expensive · Life

The internet has made it easy to get skint without leaving the comfort of your own home hasn’t it?   Got home from work this evening and finally got round to sposoring Eddie Izzard for his marathon of marathons.  I have been following his progress on Twitter, getting increasingly impressed by the achievement, and intending to […]

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Bike parts

June 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Bike parts · Work

Today at work we had a local bike shop set up a stall at lunchtime, offering 15% staff discounts at their shop to try and tempt us out of our cars and into accident and emergency onto bicycles.  All very worthy, and they do have an extensive catalogue.  I would be interested to see how […]

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Back to the future

May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Back to the future · Life

I am now two-thirds of the way through the DVD box set of the  Back to the Future trilogy.  Somehow I managed to get this far without seeing any of them.  I have been on the set in California and seen the town hall and I went on the ride (either in California or Florida. […]

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