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Rohan? Rubbish
Rohan clothing = expensive, utter junk. Over the last couple of years I've been bought two Rohan products as presents by my mother, a Rohan Daybreak down vest and a Rohan long sleeved shirt. About one inch of the vest zip has pulled clean out of the rest ...
29-Mar-2013
18:22:00
2
Mio 687 satnav - a review
I bought a Mio 687 satnav for my wife at Christmas and I must say it's been a great disappointment. It fares very badly in comparison with the free satnav that's on my now ancient Nokia E71. Here's a list of the reasons I think you should avoid the Mio ...
03-Jun-2012
20:34:00
3
Sprung
Spring seems to have appeared with a real rush this year - all of a sudden everything seems to have popped into life. Here's hoping for a good summer to follow :-)
01-Apr-2011
14:13:00
4
It's a secret
Went for a walk with the family yesterday evening after tea and took the following picture with the less than excellent camera on my phone but I rather like the soft effect. The location is less than 6 miles in a straight line from the house, and less ...
03-Jul-2010
22:51:00
5
Swarm
We were on our way out of the house today and I'd just got into the car only to see James dash back into the house, slam the door shut and start waving and mouthing madly at me through the window. Eventually I figured out what he was trying to tell me - ...
31-May-2010
23:27:00
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Stephen, I wonder if you recognise this?
I was reminiscing with Stephen about work yesterday, It's very faded after much use, but I wonder if he'll recognise the hat :-)
22-May-2010
19:39:00
7
Number problems
I've just been looking at my son's maths homework, which is from the CGP Year Six Maths Workbook - Year Six in the UK is kids who are 10 to 11 years old. Here's the question: a) How many hundreds in 4695? I can think of four possible answers, ...
15-Jan-2008
13:25:41
8
The Government of Wonderland - followup
Following on from my previous rant about the UK government "misplacing" the personal data of 25 million of the UK's citizens, it seems that I'm not alone in my dismay about their proposed "solution" - the National ID Card scheme. A group of six ...
27-Nov-2007
03:40:29
9
Tessa Jowell puts her foot in her mouth
Ms Tessa Jowell, the UK's "Culture Secretary" has recently been embroiled in a scandal in which her (now separated-from) husband David Mills received a £344,000 "present" from the less-than squeaky clean Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi for ...
17-Mar-2006
06:37:17
10
Jenny Pope: Missing in Ecuador
I was driving to band practice tonight and an item came on Radio Four about Jenny Pope, a lady from Mossley who has gone missing in Ecuador. She was last heard from while she was in Banos, Quito on 9th January and shortly afterwards her bank account was ...
27-Feb-2006
14:21:13
11
King Kong
Just taken the kids to see "King Kong" at the cinema. What a over-long, self-indulgent pile of crap it is. Although it is undoubtedly a masterpiece of CGI, the story line is far too flimsy to sustain this 3+ hour epic of cinematic navel gazing. Peter ...
15-Jan-2006
08:45:54
12
Spooky game
The old game of 20 Questions, also known as "Animal, Vegetable or Mineral" was always a favourite way of passing long car journeys when I was a kid, and my kids in turn play it, although rather than being in the car it's usually whilst waiting for food ...
25-May-2005
08:46:03
13
Bob and Len's Dark Peak letter box
Ages ago, Bob asked me to put some information on my blog about his and Len's letterbox and I've been very laggardly in doing so - sorry Bob! By letterbox I don't mean one of these or even one of these! For those of you who are now thoroughly confused, ...
07-May-2005
09:38:01
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US troops in Iraq orphan five kids
According to the BBC, on tuesday US troops in Iraq shot at a car approaching a checkpoint: Inside the car were an Iraqi family of seven. The mother and father were killed but their five children in the backseat survived, one with a non-life threatening ...
19-Jan-2005
05:52:23
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The US kills civilians and children on camera, then lies about it
Yesterday, a US Bradley fighting vehicle was attacked and disabled in Baghdad. Three hours later, when a crowd of curious onlookers (including children) came to look, two US attack helicopters came back, rocketed the Bradley and machine gunned the ...
13-Sep-2004
10:24:25
16
Lyme Park
I took these photos a few weeks ago - we'd taken the kids to Lyme Park, a stately home near where we live, for an evening stroll and I took these on the way back from the Cage (a medieval hunting lodge in the grounds) to the house itself. ...
02-Jul-2004
09:57:52
17
And now we return to our scheduled programming...
After wittering on about work and/or IT related stuff for the last few posts, I thought I'd better put something up about the Peak District, lest my enormous regular readership decided to go elsewhere, so here you are :-) A couple of weeks ago Gary, ...
06-Jun-2004
12:20:30
18
Kernel engineers in the great outdoors.
Last Wednesday Gary and myself went for a walk to see the aircraft wreck at Higher Shelf Stones - he'd seen the earlier writeup on my blog and wanted to go and see it. The weather was a bit iffy - visibility down to 20m once we got up to the top of ...
05-May-2004
11:26:31
19
Getting black in The Blacks
In the interests of reducing the usefulness of the Internet even further I offer up the details of part of my Easter weekend. I promise to include at least one reference to chocolate, plenty of information about where I was, and absolutely nothing about ...
11-Apr-2004
09:08:28
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Go set arrives
The Go set I ordered arrived yesterday, not bad considering I only ordered it from Japan last Thursday. I got stung with a £67 charge for customs duty, VAT & customs clearance, but overall the set still worked out much cheaper than buying it here or ...
21-Jan-2004
15:22:00