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(Feb 2010 Update): Haloscan is no more. Therefore the comments on this blog are no more. Sad, but true. I'm not paying $12 a year for the occasional comment with Echo. Apologies to all those who have commented. I have saved them and may well stick them somewhere else at some point.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Debenhams At Christmas

I know it's end of March now, but I'd thought I'd share this piccy with you that I snapped on Oxford St, London back on a cold, cold day in December last year:

It was a very busy day that day. Lots of bloody tourists heaving their way along Oxford St with their stolen prezzies to smuggle back to Poland, or where the hell they came from. I think there were some tourists who paid for their gifts - I think they were French, or something.

Anyway - Debenhams looked nice and jolly :)

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hotlinking Images

I've recently had cause to raise a concern over text being lifted from one of my business websites - and used on someone else's website to sell the same product(!) You can read all about it over here: Ripped Off And Promoted?? Read For A Laugh.... .

Anyway, it came to my attention the other day, (whilst checking out who was linking to me), that someone was hotlinking an image from me. So, in the true style and fashion of one wanting to get their own back on someone, here a few things you must know:
hotlink thief
The Original Picture - The Riddler

The original riddler picture file name was riddler.jpg. So, the original screenshot of the offending blog looked like this:
hotlink thief

Now, after a careful piece of editing, (ahem!), the offending blog now looks like this:
hotlink thief

And for those of you who can't read it, the original riddler.jpg now looks like:
hotlink thief

Hotlinking? There's always more than one way to skin a cat, eh? ;)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Air Hostess Irony

I was driving into Bishop Stortford today - which is just on the other side of the M11 motorway from Stansted Airport. There's nothing unusual, or funny, about that, right?

At one point, on the other side of the road, were two stewardesses, (all dressed up in their nice uniforms)....... waiting for a bus...... ;)

Well - it made me smile anyway..... :)

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

New Piccadilly Cafe Restaurant

Not so long ago I found myself wandering down Denman Street, London, W1V - just off Piccadilly Circus. Now there are many eating establishments in and around Piccadilly Circus, but the one that caught my photographic eye was this one:
New Piccadilly Cafe Restaurant

Now, as you can see, the sign is very, very old. But I thought it was worth taking a sneaky pic of just to show you that oldey-worldy places like this still exist in London:
New Piccadilly Cafe Restaurant

In fact, the restaurant gets some good reviews over here at New Piccadilly Cafe Restaurant review. I never actually went into the place, as I was a bit busy at the time. But if you happen to find yourself around Piccadilly Circus at lunch time, please drop into the the New Piccadilly Cafe Restaurant and then drop by here and let me know what it was like - okay? :)

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Happy Feet

I've yet to see the movie myself, but it had just opened at the Empire Cinema, in London back in January. And.... I was on my way home through Leicester Sq when there was a fair going on. So, coincidentally, there just happened to be some "Happy Feet" of some stuffed animals hanging off the stall. Naturally - it was worth a pic:
happy feet

It's amazing what you can snap in London isn't it? :)

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

What I Did At Work Last Week...

Okay, it was a week of training sessions for various things. And just to show you that I was taking part in a lot of stuff - here is a picture of one of the flip chart activities....

As you can see there are a lot of Egyptian looking hyro-thingies. If anyone can guess what we were talking about - please stick your answers in the "comments" below.

Of course, it was a week in a hotel as well. But my most favourite sign of the week was in the restaurant:

I doubt there were many sales - but it was a pretty good sign all the same :)

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Gone But Not Forgotten...

Okay, I'e been away quite a bit recently. The new job has been keeping me around the country ōainly Northampton, actually. I know it's not that far away, but due to the roadworks on the M1, it takes about 2.5 hrs to get up here, (where I am now).

It's a strange world staying in hotel for nearly a week. Like anything, you get into a "outine" My routine revolves around the fact that I can either not get enough sleep, (because the mattress is too hard/soft etc), or I'd getting too much sleep, and being "over tired"because I've got something like 9hrs sleep! The other "odd"stuff is suddenly liking "continental breakfasts" (why?), and putting up with the company of people I wouldn't normally have any patience with Łnd feeling quite natural about putting towels back on rails so that I can use them for the next day :)

There's an awfully sad programme on TV at the moment, (no, not Newcastle losing 2 - 0 to AZ Alkmaar and 4 -4 on aggregate, with AZ going through on the "away goal"ule), but one about young widows Őeople who have lost their partners at an early stage in their lives. I think the most heart breaking part was where the remaining partners had to explain the fact to their kids that "daddy/mummy won't be coming home"

I remember when dad died, (several years ago now), and I got a phone call from my eldest brother to tell me what happened. I had talked to my dad just a couple of nights before on the phone and I wished I had talked some more. He was telling me about what he was up to in the local Catholic Mens club where he was the secretary at the time, I think. Anyway, that was the Sunday night, and I got the phone call around 7pm on the Tuesday evening. That sort of thing doesn't need explaining really. Even when I travelled home from London, I didn't need it explaining, although people thought that "
perhaps that by explaining "what had happened" that it would in some way make it
"easier to accept" Not really. My dad was never coming back to see, to talk to on the phone, for nothing - ever again.

I guess I shouldn't be blogging in hotel rooms with programmes on TV about death etc? Well, what are blogs for if you can't say what you feel about "stuff", eh?

Well, ending on an update note - I think I'll help myself to an exotic cup of tea here in the Holiday Inn Express. I suppose I'll get a reasonable night's sleep...

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

London Eye

I just thought I'd post a photo I took of a view that I used to see every month I travelled down the south coast to Poole and Bournemouth on business. Here is the London Eye wheel as taken from Platform 11 of Waterloo Railway Station London:

Yes - I did have to jump off and on the train rather quickly to get that snap, as the train was about to leave! It's a good wheel isn't it? I haven't been on it yet. But you can bet there'll be plenty of photos about when I do! :O)

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Got Those "Car Stalling Blues" Again"

... and again. On Thursday I went up to Howden, near Goole. It took about 4 hours to get there. It would have taken a little less time had the car not decided to "conk out" THREE TIMES on the way up.

Basically, what was happening was I'd see a little "spanner" indicator come up on the dashboard, and then about two minutes later the car starts to decelerate - rapidly. (For you Star Trek fans - it's rather like having a major problem with the dilithium crystals in the warp drive generator, no "impulse engines", and no tachion drive emissions from a passing shuttle craft to latch onto). So, the accelerator doesn't work - and the car grinds to a halt.

Luckily for me, (this has happened on previous days), I managed to get the car over onto the "hard shoulder" each time. The book says to turn the engine off... and then turn it on again. Sure enough - it works, until the next time. I'll be booking it in for a service next week.

The new job is keeping me busy - at least in the car! No, it's really interesting, with lots ot learn etc etc. And there's two trips to France scheduled in already - for a week in April, and a week in May.

La plume de ma tente! :)

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