Friday, August 31, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007


I'm going to be away for the first 2 weeks of september, we're going up to lakeside, next to windermere. The place was built up from nothing, during the victorian or edwardian era.

We're going up in 2 cars, our daughter is taking the train and we'll be meeting up there. I'm going to be using the gym there, having a go on the rowing machine.

Friday, August 17, 2007


I've got a crowbar at home. I could have used it last night when the neighbours house alarm was going off. My wife told me it kept going off then silent again. I didn't hear it, I was wearing ear plugs. I can't sleep in them though. If I roll onto my side, it feels like the plugs are being pressed into my brain.

I don't know if they got broken in or not. They didn't leave us with any keys or even contact details. They went away without leaving a phone number with any of the neighbours. Their parents come round now and again to check on the house though.

The alarm did stop in the end.

Friday, July 27, 2007

The legs on the bus...

I was on the bus when I noticed someone I recognised, sitting a few rows ahead of me, with legs on show. She was using one of those personal organiser email things.

I asked about skirt and she told be she was determined to wear a dress sometime this summer. She's off to a wedding in wales soon. She's only got a small car, I hope she can get through the floods ok.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Round and Round on the bus

I was called to get a passenger off the bus. The driver asked me to help a chinese lady who was sat at the back of the bus. We were at the bus station and she didn't want to get off.She had a piece of paper with a map on it. I looked at it and told her where to get off the bus but she didn't seem to understand. She had got onto the right bus but heading in the wrong direction.
Her stop was after mine so I stayed with her and when we got there, I told her she needed to get off. She didn't understand and just smiled at me.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Windscreen Wiper

I had the car wiper pump motor replaced at the weekend. I took the old one apart to see what was wrong with it. I had to break it apart to see inside. The fluid comes in at one end and there's a rotor which spins one way to make the fluid go to the front wipers. If you reverse the current the rotor spins the other way for the back wipers. It was interesting. I took the bits into work to show people.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wrong bus

I got on the wrong bus on my way home on friday night. I had been at the works summer party and probably had a bit too much to drink. It was similar to the bus I normally take but went on a slightly different route and doesn't go as close to home. I had a 15 minute walk the rest of the way.