Entries from May 2006

So long Centra London. No one will miss you

Posted on 23 May 2006 in London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well it appears Friday should have been a day of celebration for the residents of Merton. For on Friday, bus company Centra London ran its last ever journies. It appears their remaining three bus services - the 200, 201 and 493 - all got new operators the following day, and the company has now given up running passenger services.

Decorators

Posted on 22 May 2006 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

You might have noticed that the decorators have been in.

FYR Macedonia

Posted on 22 May 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So what to do when you’re off work with a dodgy stomach? Well there was only one option. Find out just why it’s the “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. Well it’s the kind of lightweight, fluffy task that my brain can cope with on such a day.

How To Feel Like A Complete and Utter Wazzock

Posted on 20 May 2006 in Money (No comments yet - be the first!)

Step 1: go to cash machine, and insert cash card.

Egg

Posted on 17 May 2006 in Money (No comments yet - be the first!)

I recently got an Egg Money card thanks to Mint stopping its Cashback, and Lloyds TSB deciding to ditch Accucard (again, losing cashback in the process).

Blog File Names

Posted on 15 May 2006 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

After months of thinking about it, I finally got round to setting the file names that Movable Type publishes out,…

myBBC Returns?

Posted on 10 May 2006 in BBC, Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

There I was looking through some of the entries submitted to the BBC’s homepage redesign competition thinking that many of them shared a common theme - customisation along the lines of the old myBBC which I worked on back in 2000 when I first started working for Auntie (three month contract… still there six and a half years later…. hmmm). And lo, whilst I was at a barbeque in the pooring rain, there was Martin doing a post on the reboot:bbc.co.uk blog talking about exactly the same thing.

Into the next year

Posted on 7 May 2006 in BBC red button (No comments yet - be the first!)

The other day the BBC published it’s Statements of Programme Policy for 2006/2007. This is where the BBC publicly sets out it’s plans for the year ahead. Such things as investing in drama, or revamping the 6music schedule.

We’re Going to do What? Revisited

Posted on 6 May 2006 in BBC red button (No comments yet - be the first!)

The BBC’s Statement on Programme Policy for 2006/2007 was recently published, I decided to take a look back at last years, which I blogged about at the time.

Work-Blog-Thing

Posted on 6 May 2006 in BBC, Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

In accordance with the the new BBC ‘Guidelines on Employees Personal Weblogs and Webspaces’, I am hereby informing you that I, Andrew Paul Bowden, have a personal website that includes a weblog.

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