30 October 2005

Another W/E bites the dust

Saturday I put my new mitre saw to good use, shortening the new table from Ikea; then put the new chairs and stools together. I think our kitchen may be finished ... oh no, we need to get the dishwasher fixed, it doesn't seem to be cleaning properly.

Liverpool got back to winning ways and put on a decent display of football in the process, a bit of a relief after recent games.

On Sunday we made our weekly trip to B&Q (I should really buy some shares), even though we had a Screwfix delivery on Thursday! Then in to central Milton Keynes for John Lewis and the usual shops, I think when Ikea opens next year MK will have virtually every shop there is, I think I'm going to like it around here, I'm never keen on driving far at weekends.

I missed the Chris Evans show on Radio 2 on the 15th October, featuring Stephen Fry (apparently very funny), does anyone have the podcast? The BBC only leave it in their XML feed for 1 week and I hadn't subscribed back then. I'd appreciate it if anyone could furnish me with it, or let me know where I can find a copy - please leave a trackback ping or comment ;->

28 October 2005


Back in Watford today, had an interesting day, mostly doing things I wasn't planning to do, but were good to get done anyway. I got involved in trying to fix the wireless router, which had stopped working, we got there in the end, but we're not sure how. Met Simon for a beer at lunch, which was nice, we had a good chat about blogging and podcasting; have I mentioned that he interviewed Stephen Fry on his podcast? - top interview, you should have a listen.

Went to Ikea after work, 3rd time in as many weeks - the joys of moving into a new house. Picked up a table, which had to stick out of my boot all the way home (65ish miles) as the package was 2.3 metres long, and even the V40 with the seats down couldn't fit me AND the table in the car.

Enjoyed a nice curry this evening, watched Have I Got News For You, QI and Jonathan Ross - Stephen Fry featured in the latter, he's everywhere at the moment, which is no bad thing.

26 October 2005

Test trackback

Title says it all, I want to point to an entry on Simon's blog, and see if I can trackback.......hold on tight, it might be a bumpy ride
commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

More estrogen with that Sir?

I've been catching up on some old blogs of colleagues, I came across this one:

My second daughter will be 3 weeks old on Friday, so the references to hormones both during and after pregnancy feel all too real.

LFC lost again last night, dumped out of the leauge cup by Crystal Palace - at least we can concentrate on the league now ";->"

22 October 2005

Bloody Fulham

Had a nice day today, fairly chilled for us. We all (Clare, Ella, Florence) went into Milton Keynes and got a few essentials (hmm, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster... are they really essentials? Probably not when they're replacements.) When we got back we had a new dining table delivered, hand made to order, reclaimed pine, very chucky, at the price we were a little apprehensive, but we're very pleased with it. Put up a couple of curtain rails in the new bedrooms (we divided one bedroom into two just after we moved in, about a month ago), they are pretty much there now, although we can't seem to decide on bedside tables for the spare room, we've now bought 3 different sets, only to return them - Clare is now trawling ebay trying to find something. Just remembered, we also both got new mobile phones, Clare fancied a change but mine had packed up ... and for the first time in about 7 years we both moved away from Nokia's, hope we don't regret it!!

I can't believe Liverpool lost to bloody Fulham.

Right, it's gone 10pm, time to feed Florence, then bed.

21 October 2005


Well, here goes, after thinking about starting a blog many times, mostly when I felt I had something to write about, I've finally done it.... unfortunatley, today I don't really feel I have much to write about, but I'm sure I'll think of something..

My 2nd daughter is 2 weeks old today, we'll be celebrating this evening by trying to get some sleep....we know how to have fun!

Just met Simon Toon and Andy Taylor for a beer, it seems like they're both doing well in their new jobs, although Andy is a little bored.