Constable

Moving home, one of the most stressful things you can do. We have painted the living/dining room, the hall, stairs and upstairs landing, and the master bedroom. We've taken tiles off of the kitchen walls, and are pretty much set to move on Tuesday - some last minute packing (including this PC I sit at)

B-word

Busy busy busy. Work is busy. Home is busy. Project deadlines. Moving House. Team mates who have no professional ethics. I know I shouldn't say that last bit, but I am beyond giving a fuck.

Kyoto

Kyoto treaty - thankfully agreed. But why does the US hold out? And is this a true reflection of what Americans actually want?

Boxing

Thanks to David Duval (and congratulations as well). You made a days worth of cleaning and packing most enjoyable. Virtually everything we own is now in a box waiting to get moved a week on Tuesday. Can't wait now. Really need to move, itching to get started on the decorating, laying of flooring, gardening etc

Pet Peeves

(part one of an occasional series) Modern cars. The cars we have today are advanced, they have airbags, power steering, ABS, EDC, FDA, CIA and FBI (well maybe not quite all those...) yet they don't seem to have any indicators. You may be familiar with this particular invention. It started as a little flag that

Balancing

Downward spiral. This week sucked. That's the best way to put it. In this age of instant communication we are getting the sum amount of squat from our bosses. (Ohh and if any of you guys from work read this, feel free to point them here, I've said it so many times now I'm blue

Grumpy

Wednesday. In two weeks time we will be fully moved into our new house. It can't come soon enough. Everything that we disliked about our current lodgings, the decor, the lack of parking, the noise from the road, even the minor annoyances like the shower being too hot in the mornings, and that damn squeak

Japanish

Japanese Engrish Is this funny? Should we be laughing or offering to help? Or should we... ahh hell, it's funny... go see it, and thanks AnnMarie!

Childlike

Glasgow Fair Monday, there are small wispy clouds dotting the blue sky, it's sunny and warm. I'm working. What is wrong with this picture? Really need a holiday, and chance to re-focus and gather my thoughts. The last two months have been crazy, lots of change at work, lots of change at home (new house).

Underworld

Don DeLillo's Bum Luck - interesting article. I've still to finish Underworld, it's one of those books I pick up and put down every couple of weeks, and I've probably spent more time re-reading it than anything else. Wonder if Caterina has read it...?

Wee sis

My sister is at university, achieving what I never did (yes I'm a dropout). I'm so proud of her, and love her so much, it hurts to hear her bad news. She may have to alter the direction of her course as she can't get to do one of the modules she really wanted to

Wellbeing

My employers have started a Wellness scheme. All the (voluntary) participants have to undertake a physical examination, which will gain us a rating and a set of goals to achieve personal 'wellness'. What intrigues me is how the mind and body are so inextricably linked. If I am physically tired and sore, I don't think