The Only Way is… Tooway

OK, after years of constantly below-par broadband speeds here, I finally ‘bit the bullet’ and did something about it. For as long as I can remember, it seemed like everyone else (apart from the rest of the neighbours in our immediate area) were getting faster connection speeds than us. When the houses were built 20+ …
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RIP: Norman Wisdom

Star of stage and screen, the comedy legend that is Sir Norman Wisdom, died today, aged 95. Famous for playing the underdog, and someone who made falling-over, an art-form, I remember him best for the 1953 film Trouble in Store, (which I think, earned him a BAFTA). In the film, he first uttered the line: …
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Pemberley Grange II Router is REALLY live!

After a load of false starts because the router refused to ‘talk-to’ the internet, we can now connect our whizzy new DVD Player to the Internet using our O2 router. Why? Apart from an extra internet connection capability, we can now access YouTube and Picasa Albums through the TV – How cool is that? Steve …
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Ralph and Karen – here for the weekend

Saturday We drove down to Bicester Shopping Village to meet R and K. The girls did a little some shopping, (but didn’t buy much) whilst Ralph and I pursued more manly activities by like heading to the BOSE shop to see the latest kit. Ralph and I then headed back to ours to chill-out and …
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Bye-Bye David Tennant

One of the many (and probably one of the better) tributes to DT as the 10th Time Lord. It’s all home-made and deserves an award just for the editing! …lump-in-the-throat time?? Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love …
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Our new Blu-Ray DVD Player/Great Shopping Trip

It’s time to pension-off our trusty Sony DVP-S735D DVD player which is now more than 15 years old. Technically, there is nothing wrong with it – it still attracts good reviews on-line, but technology marches on!! After lots and lots (and lots) of research, step forward the snappily titled Panasonic DMPBD80, the most technologically advanced …
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Lazy Saturday

The plan is… not to plan anything today – just chill-out and do mainly nothing. I popped round the Stefan’s for some professional advice about the School Magazine production process – and that was a very worthwhile exercise! Cheers Stefan!! Ann spent a large part of the day, ‘liberating’ lots of JS paperwork and files …
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David and Val’s for Dinner

We went round to David and Val’s tonight for Dinner. The food as always, was SUPERB. Tonight, we were treated to melt-in-the-mouth steak casserole followed by Ann’s delicious marmalade and banana bread and butter pudding with custard. Great grub – we were stuffed. After the meal, we watched ‘Lions for Lambs’ starring Tom Cruise, Meryl …
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YouTube: Watch this…

If you like time-travel stories and a bit of a laugh, check out this short movie… <img src="http://www.stevepalmer.com/blog/uploaded_images/YouTubeWatchthis_A9AF/video2d92321a6962.jpg" style="border-style: none" galleryimg="no" onload="var downlevelDiv = document.getElementById('51ef4157-2d55-4f7b-ac6b-d561282587f1'); downlevelDiv.innerHTML = " http://www.youtube.com/v/l8rJ1WML60Y&hl=en&fs=1&hl=en“;” alt=””> Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of …
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