Archive for the ‘Well fancy that’ Category

Onety-one

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Is the catchy name for days like today (though this is the first for a while so you probably don’t remember the last).

Forty!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Well fancy that!

I never knew that my favourite cartoon strip is almost exactly ten years younger than me. Then again it doesn’t sound quite so exciting now it’s written down.

I don’t know exactly when I started reading it, presumably it was sometime in the seventies, certainly before I went of to University in ’79 and I’ve been a pretty consistent reader ever since, much easier now that I can read it daily on-line. Bizarrely, on the days that I also have a paper copy of the Grauniad I’ll read that version too (just in case it’s different). The politics is sometimes a bit too American to fully understand but the endearing characters keep me coming back.

Happy 40th Doonesbury, long may you continue.

Fifty

Monday, October 25th, 2010

There were going to be photos like over at LDNP but I’m too busy playing my new Telecaster so you’ll have to settle for Tom Robinson’s Fifty.

None of the below, actually

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

This holiday company, which we’ve happily used several times for villas in Corfu have now thoughtfully asked us which games console we’d like to have in their villas in future.  Apparently there were PS2s there in the past but I can’t I say I remember.  Am I the only one who doesn’t want a games machine in my holiday villa?

I’ve always liked getting away from the TV when on holiday and, whilst on our recent break to France, as usual, I also even enjoyed having (almost) no internet, and I’m a bit of a saddo on internet stuff.  Some of our party (and not just the younger ones) found this almost unbelievable (the lack of t’inter, not my enjoyment of its absence).   Aren’t holidays about getting away from it all?

Seriously, can booking a holiday villa in a quiet corner of Corfu really only me made attractive with a games machine?