Entries from June 2004

Tube Strikes

Posted on 30 June 2004 in London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

You know, I’d actually have some sympathy with the tube strike today if I actually believed in what they were striking for. But when they’re striking after being offered a 6.75% pay rise over two years and the promise to ensure they work a five day week, well all you can think to say is ‘gready f***ers’.

Henman or News?

Posted on 28 June 2004 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Coverage of Tim Henman playing tennis means digital viewers wishing to get regional news viewers in England are told to go back to analogue…

What I Did Last Night

Posted on 22 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

Following on from some conversations at work and just in case you’re wondering, no I did not watch England vs Croatia last night with the rest of the country (well a third of the country if we believe the ratings). Instead I did someone that was actually useful.

The Sultan, Colliers Wood

Posted on 20 June 2004 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

When you move into a new area, it’s natural to try out the local pubs, and pretty much as soon as you stand outside you form views about the various pubs and as to whether you’d like to go in again.. So if you walked into The Sultan and just looked at it, you’d be forgiven for standing there in wonder, and instantly forgetting it. But looks can be deceptive and The Sultan doesn’t do what you might think.

Hogshead, Wimbledon

Posted on 20 June 2004 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

Remember the 1990s. Ale pubs were the fashion - JD Wetherspoons were rising high, the Firkin pubs gave a microbrewery to many a high street and Hogshead were dispensing ale from the cask behind the bar.

Need a professional logo?

Posted on 19 June 2004 in Shopping (No comments yet - be the first!)

lodosinternational.co.uk proudly boasts that Turkish electrical equipment manufacturer Lodos is "Exceeding expectations in the home electronics industry"

The Nick

Posted on 19 June 2004 in London, TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

In Ealing Common is a road - it cuts through the common, although is a dead end. Quite often in the morning, there will be a series of film crews and trucks wandering around. But that’s nothing in comparison to what is right next door to our new place…

Buying a House 1 - Scouting for areas

Posted on 17 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

For some time I’ve been meaning to write something about the house buying process and now I’ve finally got round to hitting the keys. So here we go with part one - the first steps.

Bye Bye GDB3, Hello DT210F

Posted on 17 June 2004 in Shopping, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

So after it being initially perfect and then very bad indeed, my Goodmans GDB3 DTT (Freeview) set top box went back to Argos last night.

Seek and ye shall find?

Posted on 16 June 2004 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve talked before about the weird things people search this site for but today I some odd ones in the Planet Bods search logs…

Wires, boxes and other DIY news

Posted on 13 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

Earlier today was a trip to B &Q to buy some bits and bats, including a new bin and a towel rail. Exciting eh?

Right Wing Conundrum

Posted on 13 June 2004 in Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

Having just been looking at the vote breakdown on the London Elects website, I don’t know whether to be depressed that 3.04% of Londoners voted BNP in the Mayoral election or glad that the vote for the far right is not nearer 10% like in some parts of Europe…

Flat Junk

Posted on 12 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

When you’ve moved in somewhere, the last thing you want to do is go back to your old rented pad and clean it all. Which is what we did today.

The William Morris, Merton Abbey

Posted on 12 June 2004 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

Nestling in the historic buildings of Merton Abbey Mills, this is a pub with much potential, but sadly fails to deliver as much as it could.

More hits, RSS and Email Validation

Posted on 11 June 2004 in Internet, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

I was surprised to see the site hits go up 7000 last month, a large number of people hitting my post about my recent RSS changes, and a 1000 referrals from Mark Pilgrim’s Dive Into Mark site.

Double Glazing

Posted on 11 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s roasting hot outside. Why am I talking about double glazing?

Set Top Box Woe

Posted on 9 June 2004 in Shopping, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Last September I bought (and raved about) a new Goodmans GDB3 set top box. It was a good box. Until a few months ago…

Moving Fun

Posted on 8 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

The tide of boxes got moved last Friday and this entry is coming from the computer in our spare bedroom, which is surrounded by boxes, boxes and more boxes. From scruffy rented one bedroom flat to own smart split level maisonette. Well almost smart - it does need a few bits of paint touching up, but it’s certainly nice to be rid of all that dodgy rented furniture if nothing else.

World of Boxes

Posted on 2 June 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

Friday is moving day and slowly but surely the flat is being filled into boxes. Big boxes, little boxes, medium sized boxes. Green boxes. White boxes. Etc etc.

Londoners! Have Your Say!

Posted on 1 June 2004 in Internet, London, Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

A rather good booklet dropped through my door today - explaining all about the forthcoming elections in London and for the European Parliament.

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