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Monthly Archive for May, 2006

Yesterday we had a rather nice day out at the West Midlands Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway. The safari park was great as we got there early to avoid the crowds. You can really get close to the animals, including lions, tigers, elephants and giraffes. We even had a horned cow put it's […]

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Knives & Planes

Why have there been so many stabbings recently? I think there have been three school kids and a chap on a train at Oxenhome stabbed in the last couple of weeks. I suppose a lot of it is down to gang culture and that these fools think they need to carry knives as they are […]

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Oops!

Well, after complaining about how slow things go yesterday, things took a turn for the better today. The info I needed was sent to me, I sent it off, got the quotes, the boss said yes without batting an eyelid and the order's been placed. So we now get two new spangly backup servers in […]

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Buying Stuff

I don't believe some people. I rang up someone yesterday to get a quote for some back up servers as the boss has found some money. The chap I spoke to said that I needed to speak to someone else, so he'd get him to ring me. Over 24 hours and two follow up phone […]

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Jobs

Oh dear. Silverscreen, who Carol works for, finally closed on Sunday. They had been in administration since the end of March, but decided to call it a day at the weekend. So after Friday, she has no job .   She went for an interview yesterday, only to be told that she would have got […]

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Charity Update

Mum's coffee day actually raised over £1400!!!! Woo Hoo!

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Old Friends

My old Scout Leader popped round tonight to catch up with me. Now this may not sound very noteworthy, but as he was headhunted by Caltech nearly 20 years ago (ouch- that long???) and now works for the University of Chicago, he doesn't pop by too often. Apparently it's something to do with the commuting […]

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Charity & Footballers

I'm very proud of my Mum as she managed to raise over £1000 for the Children's Society yesterday by holding a coffee day. She's spent ages organising it, my Dad too for that matter! Now compare this with the footballer who signed for Chelsea yesterday. It was reported in the news that he is to […]

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Green Photos!

After Claire and Tez's wedding, I wanted my photos back ASAP. Thinking Jessops in town would be open, we went down the day after to get them printed. They weren't open so we had to go to Morrisons.  I had two films and a load of digital photos to be printed. Apparently, they couldn't cope […]

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Ignorant, lazy people.

Why are people so lazy and ignorant? I've just walked to the shops and there are people who have parked their cars all over the pavement. I'm getting fed up people thinking they have the 'right' to park where they want and sod everyone else. If someone with a child in a buggy or someone […]

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WHO CARES?????

About Wayne Rooney's foot, the England manager or the World Cup? They are not in any way important. Please stop it! Now!

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Wedding Weekend

On Saturday, Carol's sister Claire got married to Tez. They had a great day, the weather behaved and the reception went to plan. So huge congatulations to them both! Carol was Matron of Honour and she looked georgeous. The only downer was that I picked up an ear infection! Oh and there was a small […]

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Election Results

Well, that was interesting. Our council has gone to one with no one in overall charge (Labour were in control before) and a couple of quite high profile and long standing Labour Councillors have lost their seats. I'm not surprised that the Conservatives won in our area. The Lib Dems haven't been very high profile […]

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Today, two days before the local elections, we finally get some info from the Labour party. First for a year – ooooo there must be an election on.    Apart from the fact that it's basically meaningless, it was printed at a professional printers on glossy paper. It's no wonder they are giving away peerages […]

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Driving

I'm getting fed up about the appalling standard of driving on our roads these days. I took my test in 1988 and again 3 years ago so I could drive the School's minibus. I passed both times first time! So I can say that my driving is at least reasonable. In the tests there was […]

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