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All items with tags: blog,2006Blog Attempted Burglary
Hits 1947 | Last Modified 2007-06-22It's 5:30am and I'm not really sleeping due to this awful bug that is making me cough, sniffle and ache all over my body. My brain makes whooshing, throbbing motions and I try to drift into uneasy slumber.
Blog Badly-designed disabled toilets
Hits 1322 | Last Modified 2007-06-22The only seat left on the train was the one next to the badly-designed disabled toilets. Badly designed? Yes, very. The door opens and closes electronically at a pace that tears at the soul. So you step in side and press the close button. And wait, whilst people stare at you, as the door creaks and creeps shut. Most people at this point get frustrated and foolishly try to press the lock button before the door has fully closed. This is a mistake. If you do this then the door finally closes and then starts to open again. Then you must then wait for it to fully open, and press close again and repeat the process.
Blog Croydon Knife Crimes?
Hits 1416 | Last Modified 2007-06-22On my way home last night I passed through Croydon train station where the police had blocked off all the platform exits and erected large scanning devices of the kind more normally (for now) seen in airports. A sign nearby proclaimed that they were making my journey safer by checking that people travelling on the train with me aren't carrying anything nasty. Like knives.
Blog DIY - The back door
Hits 1456 | Last Modified 2007-06-22The back door is a little shoddy, truth be known. It looks like itís been cobbled together from bits of old firewood and ikea furniture, and then added to over the years in an attempt to make it more secure / draught-free. It doesnít open fully, grinding on the kitchen floor, yet when closed proudly boasts a one inch gap at its bottom, through which can been seen slugs and spiders, hastening inside out of the cold and wet weather.
Blog DIY - The Loft
Hits 1443 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Iíd like to say that changing the loft insulation in a 100 year old house is fun, and full of amusing stories. But so far it isnít, and there arenít any. Itís simply dirty, nasty work in a loft full of cobwebs, dust and other unspeakable grime.
Blog Inscrutable women
Hits 1416 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Watching 'A Cock and Bull Story' last night, Gillian Anderson, of X-Files fame, appeared.
Blog Moving: The movers are called
Hits 1415 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Moving home is supposed to be a stressful business.
Blog Manic-Depressive Neighbour
Hits 2089 | Last Modified 2007-06-22There was a buzz on the intercom and then a mysterious invitation to a meeting later that night.
Blog November 1996, Japan
Hits 2265 | Last Modified 2007-06-22As always, I forget to pack my penknife into my backpack, and only realise as I set off the metal detector.
Blog Push my button
Hits 1537 | Last Modified 2007-06-22I don't know why, but two of the things that really get me worked up (and shouldn't) involve button pressing.
Hits 2287 | Last Modified 2007-06-22So my father is here, helping fix up the house, fitting new locks, pulling off my skirting boards etc. And he brings some tea, as I don't have any (bare cupboards). Yorkshire Tea. An acquired taste, he says, as I pull faces drinking it.
Blog Ug! A party...
Hits 2438 | Last Modified 2007-06-22The whisky had been blessed with magical powers, this night. So I tend to shy away from it and instead stick to the three bottles of Stella Artois and two bottles of real ale that brought. I sipped at the whisky instead, and insisted the the Colonel drank the lion's share.
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