Resolved to be new

I lied. I know I wrote previously about not having resolutions but (as Blue Witch points out in the comments) I did have resolution. I am determined to make this year a good one. However I’m very goal oriented so I did, quietly, set myself the following goals: Read one book a month. Take a photo everyday. Lose at least 8kg (aiming for 95kg, just under 15stone). Progress so far: I’ve read one book (Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy), and halfway through a second (Oryx and Crake). I’ve almost managed this one (the day I missed I remember but then forgot again! gah!) I’m cheating a little, but over the course of last year, I’ve gone from 111kg to 103kg. I’m …

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A good society

I love you guys. Seriously, you continue to inspire and provoke and without YOU (yes, even YOU) then this blog would have died a long time ago. Specifically looking at the comments left yesterday, I’m dead chuffed that you took my somewhat hastily written post and turned it into a discussion about the current decline in social values. Take THAT Jakob! OK, platitudes out of the way, I wanted to pick up on something Blue Witch said, namely that the internet is creating a largely insular society: Isn’t it a pity that people have time to spend on things like this, but not on befriending, for example, the lonely old person who lives next door but one to them? Just …

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I'm not blogging because…

… I’ve got a new camera to play with. A belated birthday present from my darling wife. … I’m burning CDs for my father-in-law in Spain. Hopefully I can delete them afterwards but Louise has similar tastes in music so I fear that Shakin’ Stevens and Showaddywaddy will be appearing on my last.fm account at some point in the future. … I’m finalising a letter of complaint to the Bank, to be posted tomorrow. Thanks to Lyle, hans and Blue Witch for their help. … I’m waiting up until midnight when our cheque finally clears, so I can shift the funds about where they need to go. OK, so I could just do this tomorrow but I’ve waited this long …

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Blogging Type

via Blue Witch Despite only have a few questions, it does seem to be accurate (check out what it made of Blue Witch, sounds spot on to me). Mind you, maybe I’d be better leaving that for YOU to judge…   Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful You’ve got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog. Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights. A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time. You blog for yourself – and you don’t care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is! What’s Your Blogging Personality?   *blush*  

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Guilty

New Road Tax Rules (via Blue Witch). If you are a driver, you know about this already. I wasn’t going to comment on it but it makes my blood boil and it’s my site and you can’t stop me and… ohh hang on I don’t need to revert to school ground antics, do I? Essentially the new rules state: “If you don’t tax your vehicle on time, you will receive a penalty of up to £80. And if you continue to drive without a valid tax disc, you could be fined a minimum of £1,000.” The DVLA will use it’s computers to check up on you, and if they don’t have notification that you’ve purchased a new tax disc when …

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