Am I back?

Or is I front? Looks like a small blip on the server this morning, so if you were rendered aghast at the rather unsightly WordPress error page you received this morning (must do something about that), fear not. I is still here. Prostitutes are in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. In saying

Snippets

My lunch with my co-workers to be went well. Seem like a nice bunch although it's hard to get a real impression of such a large group of people from one afternoon. Roll on January 8th! New phone is good. It's completely different from my last phone and I'm slowly figuring out how to do

What a lovely day…

... for a 5K! Despite the weather dealing us a fickle hand, we did it. I was a soggy, breathless lump by the finish, but still managed to sprint across the line in 31 mins 16 seconds. Not too shabby if I do say so myself! My Dad finished about 7 minutes later, Louise and

*sticks two chips up nose*

I'm going slightly mad, I'm one card short of a full deck, I'm not quite the shilling, One wave short of a shipwreck, I'm not at my usual top billing, I'm coming down with a fever, I'm really out to sea, This kettle is boiling over, I think I'm a banana tree ... There is

Questions Answered #10

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Andy rummaged around and asked, succinctly, "Why are bin bags so flimsy?" Why are bin bags

How to fix iTunes stutter

UPDATE - 13th Sept. 2009: I'm glad this post is still of use, if you do find a different solution, please add it to the comments. Mostly I think that the iTunes stutter is only a manifestation of other issues (drivers out of sync or whatever), but glad that this is helping people fix their

Morning Calls

Waiting at the station, a plane drones overhead, buses grumble and whoosh as they pause at the bus stop, cars rush noisily to their destinations. Commuters prowl the platform, rustling papers, whistling from earphones, chatting, yawning, heels clicking on concrete. All around the sounds of the day slowly build. A piercing melody cuts through the

New doors

I type this amid much banging and with a distinctly chemical odor pervading my home. I'm freezing cold as the heating is off, and I've got headache kicking in. But I don't care because they are almost finished fitting our new front and back door. No longer will the wind whistle round the door frame,

Xmas is here

This weekend we have mostly been finishing off our Xmas shopping (almost done, almost), carting boxes of stuff into and out of the loft, and converting our living room into Santa's Grotto. Sort of. I even postponed my Sunday morning run so we could hit B&Q early. Well, that's not true. I HAD planned to

Questions Answered #9

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Lesley asks "Why I will never be cool enough to own a Mac". To which I

Out of whack

Ouchy My back isn't mega-sore if I keep it moving. That makes sitting down at a computer to do work a little annoying... hence the reason I'm still awake at 1am doing some work. Thankfully it's improving every day. Happy Birthday! Visited my Gran tonight on the occasion of her 87th birthday. She's finally out

Vido

Preface: Nothing personal is meant in this, it's purely and solely my issue. Please do not take a fence. There seems to be a growing trend amongst some of the better known bloggers, better known than I that is, to feature video clips of themselves in lieu of text. I can't say I'm in favour

Sponsor me

I have no idea how this will work but as I've just dumped the form in the office kitchen, and sent round an "encouraging" email at work, I figured I'd give you beautiful, generous people a shot too. And don't say I didn't warn you. On Sunday the 10th December I'm running a 5k (5

Questions Answered #8

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 8: Jane asks, quite simply, for "The ideal jogging route". The ideal jogging route This