Thursday, September 20, 2007


Series 2 of A Town Called Eureka starts on Sky 1 on Tuesday 2nd October at 8 pm.  You have been warned Sally (assuming you got Sky 1 back)!

If not then I'll just go "Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Naaaaaah, Nah!"


I was stuck in traffic last week and decided this vehicle was worth a photo / blog!


Apart from that it is kind of quiet here.  I wish some of my other slacker friends would get their blogs going again!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rest in Peace Robert Jordan

Julian just flagged me the news of my second favourite author's death.

I knew he was ill as I infrequently read his blog but the news that he lost his battle is very saddening.

RJ is best known for his Wheel of Time series of books, which I reread last year, back to back (books 1-11 anyway).  Previously I had gotten fed up with them as they seemed to go on forever, but reading them straight through gave the weaker books direction and purpose they seemed to lack before.

According to RJ's cousin, RJ had sat down with his family and told them the rest of the story of Rand Al'Thor and friends as a "just in case" and he had spent his last few months dictating as much as possible.  I expect someone will publish the final (1 or 2) books and I will read them, but I suspect that the ghost writer won't quite be the same.

You will be missed!

PS  George R R Martin - if you are reading this - you had better not die!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Die you little B#stards!

The pest control officer just nuked our wasp nest.  They are now going mental, but hopefully they will be dead by Monday!

Wasps on the Rampage

Monday, September 10, 2007

World in Conflict

I haven't had much time for gaming recently, for obvious reasons, however I have been fascinated by a game called World in Conflict for quite a while now, so I downloaded the demo a few weeks ago.

The demo consists of a tutorial (needed), the first level of the single player campaign (about 1 hour play time) and limited access to some multiplayer online action.

I haven't tried the multiplayer yet, but I loved the tutorial and Level 1.  I just wish I had time to play the rest of the game!  I won't be buying it as I can't dedicate the time any more to playing, but I can highly recommend that you check out the demo.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Phones and Hospitals...

There was a news article in the Daily Mail yesterday that is echo' d on the BBC News site today.

Doctors want the ban on mobiles to be relaxed (as they want to use them) and scientists say this is a bad idea.

PatientLine and PatientCall (the two companies who bought the rights to bedside telephone charges) obviously want a full ban!  They charge between 10p and 26p per minute.

Oddly, yesterday the consultant obstetrician's phone went off during Serena's surgery and no-one batted an eyelid!  She just got the midwife to answer and ploughed on with removing the placenta!

Fortunately Serena's room seems to get a reasonable signal so you can ring her direct on her mobile!

We expect her and baby to be home sometime tomorrow.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I'm Knackered!

But very happy!

Bundle of nerves

For some reason I am very nervous this morning!

Update later tonight.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Where did everybody go?

OK, so I have some excuse given that I am (touch wood) becoming a daddy for the second time on Thursday, and I know James has been moving house, but what about the rest of you?

I hope you have a really good excuse for the deathly silence!

Cutting it close!

I have a second round interview with J P Morgan today at 4 pm.

The Tube Strike starts at 6 pm.

If this interview over-runs I can foresee either a horrible bus ride or a very expensive taxi ride on the horizon!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Happy Birthday James

Card and goodies are in the post!