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Metroland

I love almost everything about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00cyyqw/metroland John Betjeman was a legend, although he was very wrong about Slough.

More on Stuffed Dogs

The BBC today has an excellent article on stuffed dogs at railway station, including the beloved Station Jim of Slough: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28420246 Favourite quote from the article: “Under the more corporate British Rail, they didn’t want things like dead dogs in stations,” says Tyson.

Too Much

First there was that weird CGI Thomas with American voices. And now this! Pretty sure Pat never had a helicopter.

Helicopter Warning

I don’t remember this sign from the highway code. Suspicious as it’s in a forest.

Incremental Improvement

Did the Hastings Half Marathon last weekend in 1:33:51. A whole two minutes faster than last year! Another fifteen years of this rate of improvement and I’ll be a winner…

Can Has Car

Check it out!

Thank You Tesco

I just don’t know what to spend my 2p coupon on!

AutoRip Fail

I love Amazon’s AutoRip feature. For just a few quid extra you get a real physical product and the convenience of downloading MP3s right now. Recently though I’ve noticed cases where Amazon wants you to pay more to not receive the CD in the post. E.g. I came across these two in the last few […]

ISO 3103

I was recently alarmed to discover that my tea making regime is not ISO 3103 compliant. I have amended my practices and suggest you do also lest a surprise inspection visit from ISO Technical Committee 34 (Food products), Sub-Committee 8 (Tea) finds you non-compliant.

Gotta Catch Them All

After a hiatus of over 20 years I got another Pirate Lego set for Christmas! My parents tracked down from eBay the one set I was missing from the 1989/90 Pirate range, 6270 “Forbidden Island”. Got all the bits and the original instructions! Flag was a bit borked by I replaced it with a spare […]