You probably are aware that Xmas will be here in just a few short weeks… if not you must be living under a rock! So are we ready? No we are not. As usual all is chaos here. Financially we’re trying to assess the damage the recession is having on our outgoings and come to … More Xmas is coming
Daylight saving started here yesterday… and ended in the UK (or is it the other way around?) anyway the clocks went forward by one hour. Went forwards everywhere… except that is, at our house. Normally I’m up coughing with the sparrows resetting all the timepieces around the house to the correct time which as you … More The perils of daylight saving.
The UK Cycling team has excelled this year with them winning most of the gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. Got to be fair… this really is an outstanding result. 🙂 Breaking world records along the way just adds icing to the cake.
No doubt *all* of us will be glued to our tv’s later on as the most famous discipline of the entire Olympic schedule begins in earnest. Yes… Synchronised Swimming will be using the pool vacated by the real swimmers. Oops… did I say ‘real’… of course I meant ‘other’ swimmers. Yet I still ask myself … More Drowning… with a rictus grin!
I’ve been quietly seething over the armchair critics who are bitching in the media about how *badly* our people are performing at the Olympics because they are *only* coming home with silver or bronze medals instead of gold.What a crock of crap this is!! Just qualifying for the Olympics makes them heroes in my book. … More Who needs the armchair critics?
I had to take my car in for a service today, something I knew from experience was going to take a *long* time. Apart from their speed, the service centre I go to is pretty good with a decent cafe, LCD television, and some comfy chairs, table and lounges. I’d taken my laptop and had … More Australia's Golden Girl's
As you will be aware my new ISP did *not* connect me to the net overnight as was promised and in fact kept me waiting almost 8 days before they let me loose on the world. During this time I had a choice of getting on with the housework… or watching the TV. And what … More So… the Beijing Olympics?
By the way, while we’re celebrating the 2008 Olympics and how well the Chinese have done in producing the spectacle… as praised they will be… let’s not clear entirely from our minds the ‘doings’ of the repressive government that controls the country. It is now nearly 20 years since the infamous massacre at Tiananmen Square … More By the way…
Time flies when you’re having fun… and when it drifts past without you noticing it going by! Seems it’s *that* time again… in a few days the Olympic Games will start. This time of course, you’ll know it’s going to be in Beijing… unless you’ve been hiding under a rock of course! For some of … More It's that time already?