BlogComet, the Sale of Goods Act, a Cooker, some frustrationHits 25057 | Last Modified 2008-04-24 We bought a cooker just over 12 months ago from Comet, a DeLongi, gas hob, 2 x electric ovens. Within a month or so, the left-hand themostat broke, heating it up to 200oC+ no matter what temperature was selected. That time it was fixed for free, so what happens just after the magical 12 months expires?BlogVegetarian breakfast at the Whaletail, LancasterHits 4921 | Last Modified 2008-04-08 There's a distinct lack of places in Lancaster to have a good veggie fry-up on a weekend morning, the Whale Tail being one of few. And, after recently being mentioned in the Observer as one of the best places in Lancashire, I thought I'd give it another go.BlogAirmiles - where's my stuff?Hits 10293 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 I never did anything with my airmiles, so thought I'd use the balance I'd worked up over the last 10 years to buy something, anything. So why, 3 weeks after ordering, has nothing turned up yet?BlogVirgin trains phone systemHits 4552 | Last Modified 2008-01-14 Virgin trains seems to have one of those phone systems that you have to speak 'naturally' into...BlogBT Shop, on-line delays, poor customer serviceHits 16502 | Last Modified 2008-01-09 I decided to buy an Asustek Eee Pc 7" 512MB Memory 4GB Flash Linux with a bonus I got from work at the end of last year. BT's on-line shop seemed to be the best, cheapest deal I could find. I wasn't in a huge rush for it, so even though it was out of stock, I placed an order and waited... One month later, I'm still waiting...BlogVegetarian food on KLM?Hits 6607 | Last Modified 2008-01-14 I recently flew to Amsterdam with KLM from Manchester airport, and despite ordering vegetarian food in advance, calling to confirm this, and then asking at check-in again, they *still* gave me a chicken salad! This is a record of my letter-writing campaign to them.BlogNovember 1996, JapanHits 2215 | Last Modified 2007-09-27 As always, I forget to pack my penknife into my backpack, and only realise as I set off the metal detector. BlogBloody NatwestHits 6573 | Last Modified 2007-08-25 Natwest have a problem with me because I won't give them my phone number. It makes them cranky and irritable. So they often send me letters urging me to get in touch as they had 'a problem' phoning me. Invariably, they want to speak to me in order to convince me to take out a loan instead of using my overdraft and credit card balance.BlogFebruary 17th 2002 (email)Hits 2233 | Last Modified 2007-08-02 A group email sent on 17th February 2002: Caro had a cosmic dual fountain affair in Sanchi recently for a few days...BlogFebruary 14th 2002Hits 2100 | Last Modified 2007-08-02 Despair sets in, but I eventually manage to book a train to Agra for that evening - due to the kindly enquiries desk man who helped me jump the queue.BlogFebruary 12th 2002Hits 2123 | Last Modified 2007-07-25 Lots of Buddhas with no heads, but found a couple intact. Amazing gates with intricate carvings...BlogFebruary 11th 2002Hits 2377 | Last Modified 2007-07-25 Storm continues like hell, lightning every second or two, torrential rain. Room began to leak in several places and C became ill...BlogAnother Lancaster PartyHits 2224 | Last Modified 2007-07-23 Before we got to the party, the few people I was walking with decided to head to the Vine and Hops pub for a last pint. It was already 1am, and I thought this ambitious, though I held my tongue. On the phone, I managed to lose most of the them before I started, but someone, perhaps imaginary, told me that they would be round the back and that there was an alleyway entrance that avoided the main door (which was full of bouncers).BlogFebruary 10th 2002Hits 2297 | Last Modified 2007-07-12 The chai made me need to urinate four hours later for the rest of the day...BlogFebruary 9th 2002Hits 2215 | Last Modified 2007-07-25 Buses to Bhopal are at 5.30am and at 7am and take 6 hours. We are aiming for the 5.30am for some reason...BlogSmoke-a-thonHits 2502 | Last Modified 2007-07-02 I sent a text round to everyone at 1:30pm to remind them about the smoke-a-thon:Blog Black Country RockHits 1921 | Last Modified 2007-06-22 I was just listening to this track by David Bowie, and I just love the verse at about 2 mins 30 secs in so much that I felt compelled to blog it and encourage you to go and listen to it right now. The odd voice trick is what I like. Great... the 'ahh' is just great.Blog HP Officejet 6310 - ErrorHits 4707 | Last Modified 2007-06-22 Damn my IT luck. Whatever I buy, it doesn't work, or has a fault that involves me carrying it back to the bloody shop. Only this time, it was the last one, so I got my money back.BlogUg! A party...Hits 2413 | Last Modified 2007-06-22 The 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.BlogTeabagsHits 2260 | Last Modified 2007-06-22 So 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.