Lauren has had a cold for the last few days.
Now I have one too!
I signed on this morning, so everyone at Acton Job Centre will have a cold by tomorrow!
Nothing like spreading the love!
Well last week was not the best, but still life moves onward. Having pulled my finger out job hunting, I decided to have a bit of a "Me Day" on Friday (last chance to have to some fun that requires spending money). I met up with an old friend (Tom) for lunch and whilst heading home got stranded, due to the local flooding which closed Shepherd's Bush down.
I decided to wait the water out in the cinema and went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Having read the book a few years ago and finding it the worst of the 6 so far (purely because it was all over the shop) I wasn't holding out much hope of an improvement over Goblet of Fire (my favourite of the films), but I was pleasantly surprised. The book has been cut to ribbons and the plot that remains moves along quite fast and the action plays out well.
Not as good as GoF, but definitely worth a watch. 8/10.
After that I found that the water had receded enough for me to get home, which I duly did.
Given Serena's success on Wednesday and that we hadn't defrosted anything, I decided to order all of Serena's favourites from the local Chinese Takeaway. The food was great and arrived spot on 7 pm as requested. Unfortunately Serena got held up with a couple of major disasters at work and didn't get to eat hers until 10.30 pm!
Whilst waiting for Serena I watched Poseidon on Sky. I thought that would be awful, and it wasn't! Still only 6/10! The original is way, way better!
PLz do not PARK in this BAY We all PAY 4 Bays in Mews. and you put me out hving your car here. If you get Towed out as we have CLAMPING. Its down to you Thank you.Well I consider this very un-neighbourly, given that there was only one extra car parked there at 7.30 this morning.
My countdown at the top of the blog has been heralding the arrival of the no smoking laws in England. Now that it is here though, the news is dominated by other stories.
The thought that the two London car bombs were placed - one to cause fear and one to hit the crowd as it flees - is sickening to me.
Yet it was clear that those party-goers out in London were refusing to be scared away.
Following that the car bomb in Glasgow showed me too obvious things. Firstly people in Scotland clearly saw themselves as being out of the firing line as far as terrorism was concerned and secondly, now that they are in the firing line they are even more bloody minded about not being affected by it.
The fact that members of the Glasgow public assisted a policeman in arresting one of the two "bombers" is a credit to the Scottish people, given that the stereotypical "Weegie" is portrayed as being a police hater.
Having worked in Glasgow for a number of years, none of this surprises me though. Apart from Yorkshiremen I don't think I have come across a collective of people who are more bloody minded that the west coasters of Scotland!