Wednesday, March 28, 2007

We are back ...

... Hurray. Virginmedia have finally got their act together. With a collective sigh of relieve the Elliott family rejoin the Internet community. Has how it been since we have been away? Have you missed us? Is there anybody there? Hello?!

Monday, March 26, 2007

I went shopping with Will and well ..

I've got a new iPod Video (It is a very cool thing). We went to the Apple shop in London and looked at all the shiny things. We thought of buying everything in the shop, fortunately Debbie was there and common sense prevailed.

Will tried to drop me in it before I could tell Heather, by sending her a picture of me and the iPod before I could ring her; but my telephone call just beat his picture text to her phone.

As I don't have broadband at home at the moment (hmmmmm!!!), I downloaded some games and a video, to test it out whilst I was at my brother-in-laws house.

Which reminds me, when we got to Hamishs house; Heather and I both dived for the computers to look at our emails and read blogs which we have not been able to do for a few weeks. Possibly ignoring relatives living there that we both hadn't seen for a few months.

Do we have a problem?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's freezing today..

and I have to go outside and work.

Its seems my contribution to stopping global warming is kicking.

  • I have one person committed to seeing An Inconvenient Truth
  • Will has given me some low energy light bulbs that I need to install (It's the thought that counts)
  • I occasionally remember to turn off the telly when going to bed
  • We don't light up Ormskirk with our upstairs lights when we go out
  • We go to bed early now (this is probably because the internet is down in our house though)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Oh no! The internet is down.

Lured by the cheaper price and bigger bandwidth offered by Virginmedia, we have migrated our broadband. But before BT could do the business, NTL have cut us off. All sorts of things are happening:
  • Al has been outside the house and had his hair cut. (probably thought he could get wireless access at the hairdressers.)
  • Heather is coming to bed before 1:00am.
  • Dr Bill will be able to beat me up in Torncity soon.
  • Matthew can't play on the CBBC site.
  • I can't watch a film on telly with looking for the mistakes. (doesn't everyone do that?)
  • We won't be able to use it a bible fellowship tonight when we ask Biblegateway to read the passage from Daniel to us.

I have pleaded with Virginmedia several times now, but they don't seem to understand how important it is. Apparently somebody at BT will decide to get round to it as soon as their tea break finishes.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Disappointing the B & Q boys

Our new kitchen arrived this week I took Thursday off work because Heather was away in York for a couple of days. Alistair and I had a happy hour matching the parts delivered to the delivery note.

We had some of the delivery a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday morning and Heather answered the door in her pyjamas. Heather asked me to check and sign the note on this occasion because the delivery bloke was obviously having difficulty keeping his mind (or eyes) on his work.

I did expect a posse of delivery men on Thursday, but only two arrived to move the new kitchen into the newly cleared out garage (four trips to the tip!!).

(couldn't think of an image for this post?!)

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

I watched a programme on Channel 4 called the Great Global Warming Swindle. I felt a bit uncomfortable watching it, I must admit. You can see links from this blog to Al Gores "An Inconvenient Truth". I have been trying to think why the programme made me feel uncomfortable and I am not entirely sure.

What was the purpose of the programme? Was it to encourage us to keep on using the resources that are available to us? Is it OK now to keep my telly on overnight? Does it want us to not be careful about the world we live in? It's a fact that we in the "west" can afford to use less. So even if the science argued by AIT is in doubt, what is wrong with encouraging less consumption (big cars, turning off tellys, using different light bulbs)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

My mate Ray ....

... has been done for speeding. I don't know why this is funny.

Perhaps its because:
  • He is the Corps Sergeant Major and they shouldn't do bad things (it's going in the corps newsletter)
  • Nobody at the corps (church) or his family are going to let him forget it (especially Simmo, he's a bobby)
  • He is showing off that his Skoda goes that fast