Why you should watch the Olympics

One reason I like the Olympics, especially now the BBC red button is so heavily used for additional coverage is the.. er.. additional coverage that all the sports receive. So far I've watched a little basketball, fencing, archery, canoe slalom, badminton, weightlifting, boxing, cycling, swimming, and diving. That's all before the athletics have started. I've

Sign reads: Occupied

Gosh the football is good, isn't it. Way better than a World Cup, not as long winded as an entire season and, a few games aside (I'm looking at you France), bloody top quality entertainment. Apparently there are other things that can be watched on TV at the moment but, seriously, why would you? In

Questions Answered #6

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 6: mike, from whom I 'borrowed' the idea behind these posts, asked me to give

Monday Miscellany

1. Being linked from Dooce brings in a few extra hits. A few being something around the "60" mark, and certainly not as many as I would've thought... however the link was in her sidebar, not from the main content. I've had a similar number of 'referrers' from Reluctant Nomad (to whom I placed the


Despite being a little lacking in the "atmosphere" you get from a busy pub, the blogmeet went well. Thanks to everyone for coming along and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Double bonus with the football score! As ever the time fairly zipped along and before you know it the streetlights

Not here

In a pattern that may well be repeated in the following few days, I'm not here. I'm outside. In the sun. Frying to a crisp... where DID we put those bottles of sun cream from last year? And why oh why oh why can I never ever ever mention sun cream without thinking about Sunscreem?

Time flies

Didn't venture over the door yesterday, not even to put the bins out. Awful weather, cold wind, driving rain, yeuch. So we stayed in, Louise made some cards, I hacked on with a mockup of a site (one of two on the go at the moment), and gave a little more thought to the seminar


We have some empty picture frames lying around, and we'd like to put some photos of our friends and family in them. This poses a slight problem though as we don't have any photos that we like. I did a little research last night, and as we are getting together with our friends at the

Things wot I have been done

Celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary with a meal at a Mongolian banquet.Installed dishwasher (a present from Mum and Dad from my Dad's retiral money).Got very drunk three four times.Had NO hangovers three mornings after (alas the fourth one did materialise).Got new mobile phone. Had problems with new phone. Got new phone fixed (just about anyhoo).Started

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?


Well I know where I WON'T be going for a holiday any time soon, and they can put their Olympics where the sun don't shine..(OK, OK, France didn't deserve to win. There. I said it).

Random Thoughts

When the train driver keeps us informed of why our train has stopped and how long it will be before it starts again, I don't mind at all.When leaving the train, I actually felt sorry for the little bug that was trying to get out through the glass because I knew it'll die on that

Last night

Spent most of last night listening to the dulcet tones of my dear wife snorting and snoring and snuffling. Her sore throat has migrated to her head, and she's sneezing and sniffing like a good 'un.And I think she's passed it to me.So what else is going on? The rise of the UKIP is a

3 days and counting

We fly on Saturday morning at 7:30 pm. I get the feeling that the next couple of days may drag a little so I'm doing my best to fill my time (and the iPod still!). I'm looking forward to it but there are a few reasons that make me ever so slightly unsure about how

Capturing the moment

"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful