Monday, June 30, 2003

The car... right...

I was coming home from Warwick, on the road from Holmes Chappel to Alderley Edge. We'd just got past the junction for Goostrey when we came across an old man in one of those invalid carriage things. The woman in the Golf in front of me passed him, and then I passed him.

The woman in the Golf then decided to turn right down the road to Swettenham, which came as a slight shock to me, but I braked and stopped without incident.

Meanwhile, the guy behind me was doing his best to avoid the old guy, didn't stop and ran into the back of me. Unfortunately the guy behind me was in a Suzuka Gran Vitara 4x4 thing, so his truck barely had a scratch. The Golf in front of me had a slight scratch on the bumper. My car has a smashed front right, a twisted back right and a totally smashed in boot. Even the spare tyre is damaged!

Oh, and to top it all off, the old guy in the invalid carriage just pootled along and turned down the Swettenham road.

If elected, I shall be banning all 4x4 vehicles from the road - they are off-road vehicles, after all AND I shall be banning old people. I commend this to the house.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Short wheel-base Clio
Had an "eventful" trip home from Warwick - I won't go into details here, but unfortunately my Clio is not looking very well. Oh, and before anyone asks, it's definitely not my fault! The full story, to whet your appetite will involve an old man in a motorised invalid chair thing, a woman in a golf, and a guy in a 4x4.
Photos will follow - eventually.

Friday, June 27, 2003

Just a quick note to say that Jo's graduated from Warwick with a 2.1 in International Business. Hurrah!

We celebrated by having a curry at the marvelous Ali Baba's in Leamington.

Monday, June 23, 2003


Have just sorted out my nice new shiny fast ADSL connection. The nice people at Zetnet are pumping the internet into my computer, or however it works.

Me and Jo have moved into our flat in Didsbury without too much hassle. We even managed to go to Ikea on Saturday to get a chest of drawers, and didn't get stuck in a queue! Amazing! Although I obviously take no pride in that, as I am not middle aged. I'm listening to Kerrang radio, I can't be!

For those who want to know, I have my shiny blue computer connected via a Wireless LAN to a D-Link DSL-604+ Wireless ADSL Router. I am a king of geeks in my own home. I shall start consulting, so for a small fee, you too can have the network of tomorrow in your own home.

More news later...

Wednesday, June 11, 2003


I'm moving in tomorrow! Bags all packed (kinda), etc etc. Still no photos.. I may be quiet for a little while until I sort out my own shiny (and hopefully fast) internet connection.

Next time I write this, it'll be from Clyde Road, Didsbury. All very exciting, I assure you.

Off to pub now, to calm down...