As previous mentioned, Important Job #1 for 2011 was 'buy a new car'.
Today, I have done just that - waved goodbye to my little green polo (bit sad to see it go, actually), and driven away in a very clean and shiny Skoda Fabia. Of the estate variety. So basically, a newer bigger polo with a different badge on.
54 Plate, diesel, and only 37,000 miles on the clock It's also got all sorts of fun things like heated seats and a trip computer so I can obsess over how many miles per gallon I'm getting. Gadgets, yay
At some point in the last month, my Freeview signal went all crappy. As it occasionally does (grr). I was lazy for a few days and just ignored it, hoping it might magically fix itself. It didn't. So I powercycled the box a few times. Nope. Unplugged and re-plugged all the cables. Nope.
So I retuned the box. Analogue switch off soon, blah blah, so I thought maybe things had moved a bit in preparation.
Turns out this was a very silly idea. I am now left with only BBC channels, ITV3, QVC and Fiver. Not a brilliant selection, especially if you... continue reading »
Should I be writing small essays about how good/bad/whatever 2010 was? Can't be arsed. It's been... busy. and generally good, I think.
The last week or so has been quite spectacularly lazy. No work, not especially any other fun plans - so I've mostly been asleep, and have now almost entirely lost track of what day it is. Getting up on time for work on Tuesday isn't going to be nice.
That said, I was up bright and early on New Year's Eve, but only because we went kayaking And I did have a little nap when I got home before... continue reading »