Been a long while since I signed on (there was a four week period after my degree finished and before my first job) so I thought it would be interesting to see if I could get any money out of the government whilst I’m unemployed. So on Friday I wandered down to the local Job… Continue reading Signing On
We have a fence in our front garden. And it’s looking a bit worse for wear. So we’ve been getting quotes from fencers to replace it. In front of (and, to be honest, generally intertwined with) the fence were two bushes. Don’t ask me what type of bush. I don’t understand foliage. In order to… Continue reading Fences
I love flying in helicopters. Of course, the only times I’ve ever been in a helicopter were both taking the “Flight of Angels” over the Victoria Falls so that might well influence my feelings on the matter. I’m currently working just over the river from the Battersea Heliport so all day we can hear the… Continue reading Helicopters
Today I went to see the Bodyworlds exhibition before it finished its run in London. The exhibition consists of a number of anatomical displays. There are a large number of smaller displays which show various parts of bodies, but the major part is the two dozen complete bodies which are displayed in various artistic poses.… Continue reading I See Dead People
I dont’ know. You spend a week in Southern California and when you get back it’s even hotter in the UK than it was there. Something is badly wrong with the world. Actually, it was probably hotter there, but the humidity here makes it seem so much worse. What with the 8 hours worth of… Continue reading The Heat Is On
It seems that the British summer started today. It’ll no doubt be over by the weekend. It’s too hot to do anything constructive. I can’t think straight. I just want to lie down in a darkened room and listen to Beth Orton records. The weather in the UK isn’t supposed to be like this. I… Continue reading Summertime (and the living is crap)
Thanks to those nice people at Fotango I now have a nice new t-shirt with my South Park character on it.
Not entirely sure how this happened, but I seem to have become teetotal. For many years I’ve had a habit of staying off alcohol for the month of January. This has met with varying degrees of success over recent years, but generally it’s been getting easier. This year I barely noticed it and when February… Continue reading Teetotal