Ooh that’s clever!

Alexander Graham Bell could have never imagined that his invention of the telephone would evolve into such a useful gadget. In fact, it’s not so long ago – around 1990 if memory serves – that mobile phones were only good for  err… making mobile phone calls! My latest, the HTC HD2, now allows me to…

Final Shopping Expedition of 2009..?

Ouch! I’ve woken up with a really stiff neck this morning – not sure how I’ve got that.We’re off shopping to Leicester to get any last minute bits-and-pieces. There isn’t much left to do and I’ve also got 50 quids worth of M and S vouchers from Lee and Bertie to squander – lovely!!!We parked…

Learning Network Group Meeting

We all met at the excellent Royal Festival Hall today for our final meeting of 2009. Rick took us through his experiences of measuring leadership performance through the use of a comprehensive questionnaire – the whole thing was fascinating and useful in equal measures. The small turnout of Lydia, Antoinette, Sharon, Angela and Jan, plus…

Meal with David and Val

We returned to our fave Chinese restaurant – Han – in Market Harborough tonight. It was quite busy when we got there, but an hour later, it seemed that everyone (apart from us) was leaving at the same time! Still, it was a great experience and the food, as always was excellent!We skipped dessert and…

OCA Committee Meeting

It’s that time again. I travelled down to the BRIT School today for our ‘Old Croydonians’ Committee meeting.As always, I left really early – around 4am, to ensure I had a smooth journey there. One of the benefits of leaving that early is that by the time I got to the Dartford Bridge, it was…

Blood from a Stone?

A few weeks back, I had some new tyres fitted to the front of my car. At the same time, Kwik-Fit managed to scrape both the front alloys in doing so. They suggested I got the wheels refurbed and then they’d re-imburse me. Well, after numerous fob-offs by Kwik-Fit, I rang yesterday to explain that…

TV: Paradox

Just caught episode 1 of ‘Paradox’ a new series on BBC1 starring Tamzin Outhwaite as cop Rebecca Flint. It’s only a short series – five episodes I think, but it looks promising (providing the plots don’t get too unbelievable). The premise is that images are being downloaded from space to some sort of research laboratory…

O2 officially launches the ‘HTC HD2’

According to the O2 NEWS website, the phone is being launched ‘this week’, but there is still no sign of it to buy on the normal O2 website. The video below shows an O2 sales guy extolling the virtues of the phone.Glad I got mine last week from O2 then, before the official launch!!! <img src="http://stevepalmer.com/blog/uploaded_images/O2officiallylaunchestheHTCHD2_104F6/video3f13ee2e1130.jpg"…

Search for a Cattery

We’ve decided to put the cats in a Cattery this year, whilst we’re away. Given how long we’re away and the dates, it’s not really fair on the neighbours to have to be looking in every day.  After searching on the Internet, I found one based in Ringstead – Denbank Boarding Cattery – only about…

Lee and Humberto’s

SATURDAY We set off early – 7am – Ann drove to head over to L and B's for the weekend. Humberto is still in hospital and we plan to drive over to the 'Norwich and Norfolk' to see him.  We had a good journey to theirs and arrived by 9.30. After a quick nibble, we…