Meeting the Met and messing with printers…

Meeting the Met and messing with printers…

Like I’ve said before, I just can’t get into international football. I have seen some highlights on the web and note that those idiots with the drums and trumpets are still being let into games – isn’t it about time someone took their toys away and sent them for recycling?

These foolish people with cameras…

These foolish people with cameras…

Has anyone been watching the Euro 2012 competition? Nope, me neither. Yes, I am a football fan, but somehow the national side has never really “done it” for me. I espied an interesting spectacle earlier on when I was starting to put this entry together – namely a group of people in a neighbouring block had decided to watch the England game outside. TV bench, TV, chairs, nibbles and what seemed like enough beer to drown a battle cruiser were…

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The battle of the social networks & a bit about Ray Moore

The battle of the social networks & a bit about Ray Moore

I had a message via MSN this evening as I was starting to try and put this entry together, basically giving me a bollocking (that is a stern ticking off, for anyone not from these shores) centering around the lack of recent entries. This was further reinforced in a phone call shortly afterwards where I was at pains to point out that there is a great difficulty in publishing something that has not yet been written. While my ear was…

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On the Monarchy and bidding farewell to Vista…

On the Monarchy and bidding farewell to Vista…

One event has hogged the headlines for the past week and a bit – HMQ’s Diamond Jubilee, which has culminated in a 4-day weekend of celebration both here in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth. Much has been made of the Royalist v. Republican debate – the former arguing for the status quo and the latter for the abolition of the Monarchy. As far as I’m concerned – I’m sort of stuck in the middle. The Queen and the royal…

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Robin Gibb, Polari, Aubergines & Dangerous Docklands…

Robin Gibb, Polari, Aubergines & Dangerous Docklands…

As I was writing the entry for last week, the death of Robin Gibb was announced. The first I knew of it was via Twitter, but a quick check with the BBC News site was all the confirmation necessary. It had looked like he might be getting better, but sadly it was not to be.

Op. Daffodil and personal goals

Op. Daffodil and personal goals

To catch up on a couple of items from last weekend – Mr. QPR phoned me on Monday and had no recollection of our conversation on the Sunday – just as I suspected he wouldn’t. Everything on the football front is done now; West Ham got the other promotion spot by beating Blackpool on Saturday, so we’ll be playing them in the Premier League next season. It is also good to note that all of the Williams’ mechanics are back…

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When you can’t spend money, no matter how hard you try…

When you can’t spend money, no matter how hard you try…

Thwarted at every turn. Or: Why is it so hard to spend money? I happened to be in town and remembered that I wanted to buy a bluetooth ear-piece. My previous one died a death last year and I’ve not got around to replacing it yet. I’ve been using a wired set of earphone things with an in-line mic which came with the phone, but I keep getting tangled up when the camera is round my neck and once or…

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An evening with the Military and some F1

An evening with the Military and some F1

It’s been an odd week. I was reminded on Friday that we’d had a bank-holiday at the beginning of it, but in the 4 days between, I’d managed to forget all about it. Moreover, I’ve had to look back through my notes to see exactly what I have been doing this week, because the mind seems to have gone on holiday and forgotten to take me with it. I went up to the Honorary Artillery Company’s open evening at their…

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Bits & Bobs… and cancelling Sky!

Bits & Bobs… and cancelling Sky!

What a week! The newly constructed PC and I are getting along reasonably well, I’ve had to question it’s parentage on a few occasions and at one stage it must have thought it’s name began with “C”, four letters and sounds like “punt”. To be fair, I should say that the invective was aimed solely at the OS, not the machine itself. So far, crashes = 0, swear words = ran out of paper….. and swear words… Well, we’ve had…

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Politics Promises and Buses

Politics Promises and Buses

Well, that didn’t take long. As many will be aware, we have the mayoral elections here in London this week. It’ll be the 3rd time that London has gone to the polls for this purpose; Ken Livingstone won on the first two occasions and Boris Johnson on the third. I’m not going to get political, that is not what this is about, but I will say that when Ken got in the first time he said he’d bring in the…

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