Archive for April, 2012

Dry humour

29Apr12

With the torrential rain and howling gales keeping everyone indoors, conditions were perfect for a bit of clandestine gardening this weekend. Did anyone get their hosepipe out and beat the ban with a bit of furtive watering amongst the puddles and mud? No one would have noticed and the drought can be devastating for a […]


The train arrived in London. “Welcome to London, home of the twenty twelve Olympics,” announced the Voice at Liverpool Street Station. When I first heard this, a couple of weeks ago, it made me smile. I imagined hearing it every few minutes all day for the next 128 days. No wonder the workers at the […]


Mug’s game

23Apr12

One of the teenagers broke my preferred tea-mug (large) at the weekend, by accidentally banging it against my other preferred tea-mug (small). I was pleased because this gives me an excuse to go out (on St George’s day) and buy an ‘official’ Royal Diamond Jubilee mug. I’ve been secretly wanting to do this, but I […]


Unsuited

18Apr12

Today was a day of two halves. More specifically it was a day of two halves of the two different suits that I wore to the office. I could claim to have got dressed in a hurry, but I didn’t. It was a normal day. I got dressed at the usual pace. Had breakfast. Went […]


Katching up

16Apr12

Eldest daughter came home at Easter and introduced us to a TV programme called the Kardashians. This is one of the benefits of the digital age. I have just watched a few minutes. It is like Thunderbirds, but with weaker characters and less realistic acting. I am not sure what the plot is about. I […]


If you are passing Salina, Kansas, you might be interested to look at some property for sale. A former missile silo is being converted into luxury apartments. They cost $1 million each. For your money you will get 2.5 metre thick concrete walls, an apartment located up to 53 metres underground with use of an […]


Off the air

10Apr12

I went online to top up my mobile data allowance with my network provider. Their website wasn’t working, but it mentioned that they used Twitter to provide service updates. I looked on Twitter. No mention of the website outage, but a cheerful tweet saying that their tweeter had gone home for the evening. The Twitter […]