Saturday, May 21, 2005

Quick thanks...

A quick post to say thanks to Nick & Claire, two new readers to this site who invited me round for a meal last night. Yes, I know they've been living there for nearly a year and I should have been around sooner (although I've been round for quite some time now). Oh, and for the record, Nick - I'm sorry I forgot your birthday last December (Claire - can we let it go now?!) With a good selection of bottled real ales and a Chinese set meal for 47 people, it's a pity that I over-indulged and had to call it a night quite early on.

Lightweight? Yeah, yeah, heard it all before but never in the vicinity of my bathroom scales...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


In all of the excitement of installing a second throbbing 200gb of pulsating hard drive (and the much more boring re-installation of all of my programs) I completely missed the fact that my blog counter has just whizzed past the 2000 mark. These include visits from 38 countries and 7 continents and most intriguingly with one "unknown" category of each - I've always suspected that we are not alone.

We've reached this milestone a bit quicker than the first 1000 and I can't sufficiently express either my amazement or gratitude. So, other than another huge Thank You!, I think perhaps some more fireworks are in order...

Saturday, May 14, 2005

I think I got away with it...

[Posting tonight chez Little Sis]

Yesterday was always going to be in some element of doubt with so much planned and it being Friday 13th. I was tempted to grill a magpie for breakfast and serve it up to a nearby black cat, underneath a ladder, just to see how far I could push my luck.

As it turns out, how did it all go?

I think I already have a new XP cd sorted out so the new drive should be up and running again sometime next week.

The appraisal went extremely well and things would indicate that their is some additional wonga heading in my direction.

We made the southerly outward journey of the weekend trip in around 4 hours over a Friday teatime (which works out to an average of just under 70mph - honestly officer).

Had a really relaxing day today enjoying time with the family and we have a party planned tomorrow afternoon for little nephew's first birthday tomorrow. I will be making my return journey straight afterwards so I'll have to leave the boozing to the kids.

Let's hope my luck lasts out for the return journey...

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Quick post...

...before my C:/ drive finally gives up the ghost.

New 200gb hard drive arrived today. Tried to get it up & running. Failed miserably. Think I need a new Windows XP cd. Will have to wait for now.

Contributed a bit more limerick tonight to Woja's on-going teddy bear saga. (I still don't hear no fat lady singing)

Appraisal at work tomorrow - that should be fun.

Oh, and I have about 600 miles to drive before I go back to work on Monday.

Todays observation:
Whenever I put petrol in my car, I always fill the tank and pay by card but still insist on hanging around, dribbling the last few extra drops in to round it up to the nearest 50p. I've absolutely no idea why.

That's it for now, more to follow soon...

Monday, May 09, 2005

More excuses...

I realise it's been nearly a week since my last posting so I thought that an explanation of some kind was in order.

Firstly, Friday, Saturday and Sunday saw the first Acoustic Beer Festival at the Tap. With 10 guest ales (of which 130 gallons were sold in 48 hours!) and an excellent line up of live music over all three days, it's little wonder I've not been sat at the PC. Congratulations to all involved, it was an incredible weekend. Special mention to Woja who did a great job of co-ordinating the event and a quick hello to the drunkard who finally decided to bring his guitar along and join in 15 minutes before the end. Or should that be a quick hello from...?

Secondly, it will probably be a while before I get to post again as it appears my hard drive is on it's last legs. What little time I have had at the PC has been spent frantically backing everything up and swapping files from one drive to another before I get a replacement sorted. Added to that, I have a lot of travelling up and down the country planned for this month so things are already looking a bit hectic.

Thanks anyway for looking in, everything should be back to normal in the next 2-3 weeks and I'll try and get the occasional post in where I can. In the meantime, please check out some of the other blogs I've linked to on the left. Time permitting, I check most of them daily and when I see how much better they are I sometimes wonder why I still bother...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

More celebrations...

While I remember, a couple of things for tomorrow:

Firstly Happy Birthday to Danny who looks in here occasionally and to Little Em who I'm fairly certain doesn't.

For everyone else, Happy Star Wars Day (May the fourth...)

I guess an appropriate quote would be from the conversation between Luke Skywalker and his Dad on the morning of his birthday

"Luke, I know what you've got for your birthday"
"How could you possibly know that?"
"Because I felt your presence..."

*gets cloak*