Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Merry month of May
Last week I had my first day off work on my weekend job since I started it in Nov '05. A cough and cold had got the better of me and even though I'd been given a lift in to work on the Sunday, everyone said I should go home because I wasn't able to finish sentences without coughing fits. At least I showed willing, but was apologetic to the pal who'd given me a lift - he had to take me back home again!
Back to the weekday job, and I think the end of the financial year went well. I was buying stock for the next year so as to 'off-set' what I predicted would be a huge corporation tax bill. I think I have averted that this time, but maybe now is the time to think retirement plans to get my future backed-up.
On a geek note: It was interesting to see the use of Sennheiser MD421s with windsheilds on the Eurovision Semi Finals on BBC3, I've never seen the used in-vision before. I joined in and held my exact same one on the sofa as I watched!
The trees in the back garden have leafed up superbly. I'm not sure exactly what type some of them are. It means that the garden is totally private now, bar a tiny gap where I can see a road, but we've got 4x Leyland cypresses to put in the gaps which grow up to 90cm per year. There's a new heightened fence around one side of the conservatory for added privacy (we're private people here!) and I've got to use my new nail gun to attach some brushwood screening to it to soften the look a bit.
We had a lovely walk in the country today after lunch. But how do you scare off cows? We have to go through a field which is sometimes full of cows and we were once 'chased' by a bull. We saw some curlews and big wild black rabbits.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Football changing room floors
So, you've got a team of footballers who are each getting paid £3m per day to play football, and they're in the changing rooms putting their little booties on with the studs on the bottom. Then they're all slippy on the slippy floor. They could fall over and injure themselves. I've fallen over wearing studded football shoes on contrete before, and it bloody hurts. With the amount of money they're getting paid, you'd think the club could afford to have the changing rooms fitted with a new carpet every single week to prevent any slips or falls.
It's a health & safety disaster!