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Monday, 9 August 2004

humidity, and inexplicable websites.

Saturday was Christopher's birthday - I still can't believe he's been around for five years! We had a small party at Beth's grandparents, and - of course - made a fuss of him!

It's been quite a busy weekend, all in, not helped much by the sunny, humid weather that kept the house a little too warm overnight - I'm hoping for a little more comfortable sleep tonight, now that the rain's come, and there's a cool breeze through the windows.

That's one of the problems with living in a townhouse - the top floor is where we sleep and where the heat congregates, which is fantastic in winter (especially with the added benefit of lots of loft insulation) but not so good in summer.

It's far too easy to moan about the weather, isn't it! Every summer I promise I won't complain about the cold in winter, but several weeks of constant drizzle soon expose my poor short-term memory.

Christopher, Beth and I are off to Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes tomorrow for a birthday treat. Hopefully the strange weather will mean it's not too busy - we can hope!

Apart from that, it's been business as usual. I tried to fill in my Self Assessment tax form on-line this evening; I managed to enter all my details, but was stopped in my tracks because they send a PIN by post. With any luck I won't get one next year, as I'm quite dull and the guidelines have changed.

Christopher and I are off to Bexhill-on-Sea to see my Mother on Sunday, which will be a fine (and far too infrequent!) adventure. In order to check that we could get hold of tickets, I visited TheTrainLine website this morning, but having had no kind of luck buying a child's ticket for less than ?60(!), I resorted to calling the rather harrowing National Rail Enquiries telephone number, whereupon it was fairly obvious that I was having an international conversation, and that the lady at the far end had no idea where Bexhill was. It was all sorted quite quickly, though - I'll be buying a Network card, which costs ?20, but reduces the price of travel quite significantly.

I was idly scanning through some links as I caught up with my work email this morning, and realised that I probably hadn't registered with the Organ Donor Register - something I'd been meaning ot do for ages. In fact, today's been quite good for that sort of thing; I've booked the car in for a service (only two months late... and I got the registration number wrong on the phone, too - oops!) and sorted out quite a few bits at work.

I also came across the NOTBBC website, but I'm not quite sure what it's supposed to be about. There are quite a few inexplicable sites like this (including Kittens In Underpants and Read My Fridge) but that's the fun of the web, I suppose...

Posted by james at August 9, 2004 10:08 PM

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