Archive for September, 2007

Whatever Happened To David Thompson?

Saturday, September 29, 2007 23:59 2 Comments

This is a short piece of fiction which was originally written to try and fit the rules for Marcel Cairo’s ‘Whatever Happened to David Thompson’ Competition, being titled “Whatever Happened to David Thompson?”, ending with a specific last line and being 500 words or less. The last one being the problem: it’s a smidge under [...]

This was posted under category: Fiction/Writing

Did you miss me?

Friday, September 28, 2007 18:49 16 Comments

Just got back from a lovely holiday with no internet access. Although the fact I’d put together a few posts ‘in hand’ meant that today was the first day we didn’t actually have a post for. Anyway, full details of the holiday to follow over the weekend. Probably..

This was posted under category: The Pickards

Why I don’t bank online

Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:04 19 Comments

Three reasons, actually. The first one is basic common or garden paranoia. I consider it more likely that my computer will become compromised than that my house will be burgled by a burlgar who manages to locate the wall safe behind the Hans Holbein painting in the Billiard Room, somehow get the safe open, get [...]

This was posted under category: Scams & Spams, Technology, The Pickards

The Bloggers Arms

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 0:39 24 Comments

Anyone fancy a pint?

This was posted under category: Life, Memes

Booky Meme

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 0:37 23 Comments

I thought it was about time for another meme, and although I wasn’t directly tagged, as the Goldfish did reference me in her meme, I thought it would be churlish not to take part. I must also add it’s unusual to be taking part in a book-related meme I’ve not picked up from Stephen Lang, [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Memes, The Pickards

Don’t Tell My Wife, Either…

Monday, September 24, 2007 5:24 20 Comments

But I’m worth about £2000 as a corpse! At least, according to the Cadaver Calculator… $4025.00 And Marcel’s corpse is worth $90 more than mine. But then, being a medium, I suppose he’ll have better contacts…

This was posted under category: Memes, Oddities

Clever Advert

Sunday, September 23, 2007 7:13 3 Comments

Now I know I have a mix of readers: some are religious, some are agnostic, and some are no doubt fundamentalist atheists. I’d like to clarify therefore that I am in no way endorsing The Alpha Course, which as I understand it is a kind of a back to basics Christianity thing, which has been [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Media

Tim Weber, The Terribly Nice Man From The Beeb

Sunday, September 23, 2007 5:15 2 Comments

I was reading an BBC article about Northern Rock the other day, when I noticed there was a problem with some of the links. Basically, someone had put in holding text and the links weren’t actually going anywhere. So I contacted the BBC News team, using the special form they provided to allow you to [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Technology

5th Wedding Anniversary

Saturday, September 22, 2007 7:46 20 Comments

I got married 5 years ago today. As did my wife, coincidentally. We got married at a place called Crathorne Hall which is a beautiful hotel in North Yorkshire. If you’re looking for a venue to get married, I can recommend it. Particularly if they still do fireworks: we paid for them to put on [...]

This was posted under category: Life, The Pickards

I say, I say, I say, what do you call a Geordie Intranet?

Friday, September 21, 2007 5:07 4 Comments

No, we don’t know either. But we ended up having a discussion about it at work and came up with the following: Wor Net Gannin’ Inter Net Mint-Ranet Alr33t Pet Net Wey Aye Web Geordipedia Haway Home Page With a possible alternate variation of Alreet Pet Net for the non l33t-speakers. There was also a [...]

This was posted under category: Language, Local Interest, Technology