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Verified by Visa annoyances

It turns out that if your bank uses Verified by Visa and you use Firefox 5 or newer then you need to enable the “accept third party cookies” option or payments will mysteriously fail :-(.

Needs a paint

Not sure if I’ve posted a picture of this bridge before: It’s over the Thames between Cookham and Bourne End where I went for a wander this morning. If they painted it it would look quite nice.

Big Value

For some reason Tesco are currently selling 4.25kg boxes of “big value” Persil non-bio washing powder cheaper than the otherwise identical 2.5kg boxes. Stock up now!

Holiday Camp

I’ve been in Norway for a few days for our annual company conference thing. We stayed at this Butlins-esque convention centre on the coast about an hours drive from Oslo. The chalets are very cute. Weather wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t -20°C like last time.

Further Evidence

Fresh evidence has recently been uncovered supporting the existence of distinct left and right socks. This hotly debated topic has been featured previosuly on this blog. This image of two socks seen in the wild clearly shows distinctive “left” and “right” markings: Quite how sceptics can continue to claim that left and right socks are […]

Isle of Wight

I spent last week on the Isle of Wight with my family. It was awesome! If you haven’t been, the Isle of Wight is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. In no particular order, here are the amazing attractions we visited. Hovercraft! As previously documented the Isle of Wight has the UK’s […]


The pier in Ryde is sooo long. Looks very pretty when the sun goes to nap behind it:


Nice evening to go for a walk… …and spot some hovercraft.


Is it a plane? Is it a boat? No! It’s a hovercraft!! The 20th century’s greatest invention and a glorious engineering achievement. Here is one parked: The passengers are onboarded, the hovercraft is ready to go! POOF! The hovercraft inflates! 😀 Vrooom! Zoom! Off it goes! The hovercraft cares not whether it travels on the […]


In Detroit there are lots of things that are borked: http://detroiturbex.com/content/index.html Interesting photos, especially the inside ones.