Entries from October 2008

Kaupthing Edge - the failed bank that is continuing provide great rates for its customers

Posted on 31 October 2008 in Money (1 comment)

The recent banking crisis has caused me a few issues here and there.

I write about what?

Posted on 29 October 2008 in Planet Bods (1 comment)

When I look at it now, it’s hard to believe this blog has been going for over six years, given when I started, I didn’t think it would survive beyond a few months. But this blog is a testament to my unnerving ability to rant and moan and complain about things.

Banking on the Edge

Posted on 15 October 2008 in Money (No comments yet - be the first!)

The recent collapse of Icesave resulted in me pondering the future of my bank accounts.

Switzerland Day 7 - around Bern

Posted on 13 October 2008 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Paul Klee, rain, Einstein, rain, inability to order coffee, rain, pizza, rain, beer, no rain.

Switzerland Day 6 - go to Bern? What a capital idea!

Posted on 12 October 2008 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s the last day in the saddle and the destination is Switzerland’s capital, Bern.

What’s (Not) On

Posted on 10 October 2008 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (4 comments)

Yesterday, BBC Red Button’s What’s On section was closed down to make way for other new content.

Now guess what other bank I used…

Posted on 9 October 2008 in Money (3 comments)

They say a week is a long time in politics. Maybe they should add a new one - a week is a long time in banking during a credit crunch.

BBC Radio on Freesat

Posted on 8 October 2008 in BBC red button (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s been about a week since we actually launched it, but I’ve been a bit busy of late and I kinda forgot to mention it.

Icesave

Posted on 7 October 2008 in Money (No comments yet - be the first!)

I had hoped that my exposure to the whole credit crunch/banking crisis would be limited at watching my HBOS shares slide and slide before being effectively forced into agreeing to a takeover by Lloyds TSB. Shares I’d got for free - bar the fact that I’d decided things couldn’t really get any worse, so why not take up the rights issue and grab a few more, cos in the long term…

Switzerland Day 5 - to the Schloss!

Posted on 5 October 2008 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Today we’d be cycling to our next hotel in the town of Thun, and the weather was looking good and no mistake!

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