Yes I suppose it’s a boy/man thing. While we visited the STEAM museum in Swindon, Jeanette went round the adjacent shopping centre and came out laden with shoes and clothes. I took the boys round the steam trains – much more interesting!
Fish and chips: 3
Rainy days: 3
Trips to the loo with children in the middle of the night: 10
Additional tent pegs purchased at 16p each: 14
Miles driven: 611
Eggs cooked on camp stove: 18
Children’s squabbles in the back of car: too many to count
Nights spend in dry, warm hotel: 1
Freecycle‘s a great idea – give away the things you don’t need anymore so anyone willing to make the effort to come and collect them. There’s a kind of community noticeboard where you put up what you’ve got to get rid of, and people can also request items they need.
But surely, surely, it is taking it to extremes to ask for “Wanted: Working moped – any as long as it works, will pass MOT” and “Wanted – Car – Family car would be good, it would be nice to have something for just to go around shopping go see family with Children”?
I don’t mind that people ask for things, I saw one today asking for a Unicyle, and fair enough it might be something you have in the attic, not used for years and a request like that prompts you to get it down and give it a good home. But sometimes the Wanted requests make me mad! I’m waiting for the day I see “Wanted: Money, must be valid tender” next?
Listen to Mica Paris (recorded on iphone)
Why should anyone care if the email they get is “Sent from my phone” or not. Does it add anything of value? I don’t think so…
Doubly annoying is that when people get emails on their mobiles, the urge to hit reply is too much to resist, so you typically get this:Thanks! Sent from my phone.
Look – just leave it! Would you write some a letter or call them just to say one word?!
Carrying power plugs – especially Britain’s big ones – can be the bugbear of any gadget-laden traveller. But one designer may have come up with a solution: a folding plug.
Read the full story on TheRegister
In the recent Digital Britain report (out for consultation), the government makes clear it is looking to regulate the .uk domain industry.“In view of this, the Government has decided that on a precautionary basis it will seek reserve powers in any appropriate forthcoming legislation to regulate against the risk that the entry into the sector of a number of new, and as yet unidentified, players will mean we need a basis for industry cooperation. These powers may, for example, enable the Government to direct Ofcom to regulate the distribution of domain names in the UK, possibly by setting conditions and establishing a code of practice to which the industry would be required to conform.”
As this is exactly what the current board of Nominet was seeking to avoid in it’s governance review, it appears as through the horse has already bolted.
The sarcasm is back, the eye-rolling is back, the beeny-bags are back.
Property Snakes and Ladders C4, 8pm Tuesdays
Sarah is also one of the judges of this years “Shed of the Year“