Upcoming

Diet hell. Louise gets her bridesmaid dress in a couple of weeks. Cue frantic last minute dieting and exercise regime which I’ll be forced to participate in (not a bad thing I guess). Mole hell. Appointment tomorrow to see if I can get a mole removed from my back. It’s constantly catching on things and has started to bleed occasionally. Remortgage hell. Our fixed rate period ends in August, so I’ll be off to our IFA to see about remortgaging. Central heating hell. More quotes this week. In other, good, news. Probably off to see Spiderman 2 tonight and it IS a lovely sunny day. Think I’ll go sit in the garden and read a book.

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Life on Air

As we now have a smaller car, the trip through to Loch Lomond yesterday required one of us to take the train (I’m convinced that one of the in-laws suitcases contained only alcohol and cigarettes, I digress). I quite enjoy a leisurely train journey and jumped at the chance knowing it would give me some time to relax and finish off a book I’ve been reading for a while. David Attenborough: Life on Air (currently only £3.99!) was a present (at Christmas I think) and I highly recommend it. If you enjoy the man’s natural history programmes then you’ll find this book fascinating. It recounts his entire working life, with many anecdotes surrounding the filming and techniques used. He has …

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Survived

Well that’s the in-laws happily ensconsed in their caravan. I hope the weather isn’t too bad for them. We only made it through 5 bottles of wine, we did have two when we went out to dinner, which means we’ve still got plenty left for us. Guess I’d better go find out what else is happening in the world.

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Three down

Nine to go… hic! Off out to dinner soon, having spent the day buying plants, planting plants, and moving plants under the watchful eye of the in-laws. They’re quite handy. And what odds that Lance Armstrong gets his record breaking sixth Tour de France this year?

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All set

Wine rack full (first time that’s happened) – checkHouse cleaned within an inch of itself life – check Well I think we are ready for the in-laws. With that in mind it’ll be quiet here for the next few days, I’m sure you can amuse yourself.

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Quiet noise

So I’m making up a playlist of tracks that I class as “Background”. The type of thing that doesn’t vary too suddenly, isn’t too sad, and can be left to play for hours. The kind of stuff you hear in a million and one coffee shops across the world. It’s for evening listening whilst the in-laws are here, stuff to fill the void instead of having the goggle-box blaring. I’m stuck and need some suggestions. What do YOU put on for background music?

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CSS

CSS Vault – check.CSS Zen Garden – check.CSS Beauty – check.List of corporate/professional sites using CSS – Emmm, nope. Anyone else seen this? I’ve googled to no avail. Can’t remember what it was called, but it listed professional sites that completely CSS. Anyone? (I wonder if it is listed here? via)

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Lowbrow

Typical. Here was me worrying about the content of my blog, trying to tackle some ‘meatier’ issues, trying to raise the bar a bit, trying to better myself by thinking more about what I was waffling on about and what happens? A silly post about toenails gathers the most comments all week!! Honestly! You lot, is that all you come here for? I thought it was the intellectual debate the spurned you on, the provoking and sharp insight… pah. Next up, a survey: Be honest, do you pick your nose?

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Toenails

Is it just me? Is it genetic? My Dad, sister and I all share the same kind of toenails. The ones on our big toes are rock hard, about 2mm thick and need, industrial strength, pneumatic pliers to cut. The toenails on our little toes, when cut, are.. well completely gone. That’s how small they are… Is it just us? Are we a family of freaks? Actually, don’t answer that second one (I’m talking to YOU Dad!). What are YOUR toenails like?

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