For those few people that have been subjected to my copy of Stairway to the Stars, you’ll (mostly) be dismayed to learn that I’ve added The Caretaker’s third album (I must track down his second) to my Amazon wishlist.
I think I once described The Caretaker’s music as being an experience similar to standing about a hundred yards down the road from a 1930s dance hall. In the rain. Not that I’ve ever done that, mind you.
If you use the Brittany Ferries online booking form, it is possible to book a foot passenger with trailer and rear mounted bicycle rack.
Travel comparison for you. I need to get from Gien in France to my office in dear old Blighty.
- train to Caen, ferry to Portsmouth (overnight), train to Chichester – about £100
- train to Paris, Eurostar to Waterloo, train to Chichester – about £200
- train to Paris, Air France to Gatwick, train to Chichester – about £530 (plus metro and train from Gare de Lyon to CDG airport)
- train to Paris, bmi British Midland to Heathrow, tube+train to Chichester – about £65 (plus metro and train as above)
I like easy choices.
Chad army deploys on Sudan border.
We should be taking this seriously, of course, but what a fantastic headline!
(If the country was called Kilroy, this post would make much more sense to American readers).
Horrors! I’ve just realised that, since I redesigned this site, there hasn’t been a link to my Amazon wishlist – and my birthday is but 13 days away!
For those following our house-buying story, the one we looked at yesterday was nice, but not quite right. It needs quite a bit of work done to it, and would stretch our budget and time availability beyond breaking-point, I believe. Shame, as it has a nice pub across the street.
The other half of the pair is also up for sale, and may actually offer a better option for us. I’ll be contacting the agent today for more information.
UPDATE: Whoa!!! The other half is on the market for £65,000 more than the one we looked at! Whilst the one we looked at needs redecorating and a new kitchen, it does benefit from an extension. Suddenly, I’m wondering if we can stretch that far – it would make a fabulous investment.
If only we had more money…..
Sorry – no content here today again – too busy with work, sorting out incompetence within European institutions (well, one in particular) and looking after a mildly unwell fiancée. Off to look at a house later, and then to eat fishcakes.
Life. Edge. Some distance apart today.
Twenty five years ago today, Charles de Gaulle resigned as a result of losing a referendum over constitutional reform. Essentially, CDG had linked the referendum to his own position as president of the Fifth Republic, turning what should have been a straight-forward referendum into a vote of confidence.
Somehow, the whole situation reminds me of what is happening now with Tony Blair and the referendum on the constitutional treaty for the EU. I fear that the campaigns will not be about the treaty itself, but more about Europe as a whole and also a vote of confidence in TB – something that I reckon he would be unlikely to win if it happened tomorrow. Let’s face it, the constitutional treaty is not exactly fun-packed or really that interesting to the populace in general – they neither know or care about it, but they like to have a go at something simple like moaning about the French, the Germans or the PM. A product of our shorter attention spans, I fear.
You switched off already?!
Sorry people, I’m really busy at the moment, so it’s hard to find time to write much here. Particular apologies to Mark for not replying to your comments and Hanni for not doing anything about Breedster. When time permits….
Meanwhile, a couple of links for you:
Scientists find 400 million year old fossilised millipede poo – slightly charred, apparently.
Team Laser Explosion Secret Fan Club.
Paul C, Greg, Kearn, Aris and DJ, with a sighting of Dom.