Monthly Archives: March 2007

On open letter to my sister

Dear Sis, I know you read this blog from time-to-time, so I thought I’d post this letter here, that way anyone who reads it will know what a wonderful person you are. I’m so glad you came along with my … Continue reading

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Happy birthday dear tinnitus…

I have had tinnitus in my left ear for just over 2 years now. Happy Birthday to that incessant high-pitched ringing! It’s often quite quiet and sometimes very loud but never, ever goes away completely. Not that I’m complaining see… … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different!

My faith in human nature is restored. At lunchtime today I remembered to book a hotel room for my night out at the end of April. Tara suggested Hotel ‘C’ and mentioned a room rate of £89. Well the name … Continue reading

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Vista : the hidden agenda?

Hooo-hoo! I normally avoid technical posts like the plague, but this is soemthing that is likely to end up affecting every Windows user in the world within a couple of years. Looking at the Dell website the same day that … Continue reading

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Work, rest and play!

Another week on Calamity John’s ranch looms and I have decided I must be tougher. Last week’s blue funk was the result of insufficiently interesting work. I shall find an opportunity to ask for more responsibility and greater autonomy. Ever … Continue reading

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Anti-virus software is worth it’s weight in gold.

I certainly got lucky last week, spotting that fraudulent internet bank payment. I’ve paid for and installed a new anti-virus package, ‘Kaspersky’. It uncovered several dangerous trojans and potentially dangerous spyware/adware applications. I must ensure we always have this protection … Continue reading

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Does retail therapy work?

I don’t seem to be able to shake the blue-funk I’ve fallen into. Last night’s company-client do didn’t cheer me up very much. This morning, Commuter-James and I came up with a Beginners Allotment Kit which included a large roll-out … Continue reading

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I’ve been got by internet banking fraud!

I pulled my coat tighter about me as the biting wind blew icy daggers about my neck. The R600 on-line terminal slung over my shoulder was heavy, an old model and the rucksack strap bit deeply into my shoulder. What … Continue reading

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I am spoiled and don’t I know it!

I should be elated. Instead I just feel depressed, and that’s just not like me. We returned from our skiing holiday on Saturday and it was, according to my eldest daughter, “the best holiday I’ve ever had!” In fact, all … Continue reading

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Skiing soon!

All the skiing stuff out on the floor, the bed and on children tonight. Some of it bought, but much of it borrowed from kindly friends. The excitement is building! Only one more day at the grindstone. Fantastic! My sister … Continue reading

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