Monthly Archives: November 2006

Second Hand Songs

I was sent a link to a very useful website:   Within a couple of minutes I was a little wiser and much happier: 1 Apparently ‘Tainted love’ was first recorded by Gloria Jones 2 The bizarre version of ‘It only … Continue reading

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Less than 2 weeks to go!

The day after tomorrow will be December and that is the month in which our second born will be arriving.   I’m not in denial, I’ve just been too busy to be in denial.  Firstly all the house stuff, which is … Continue reading

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Carpet & laminate floor

At last our carpet has been fitted and our house feels more like a home again.    We’ve had laminate put down in the hall and one carpet through both flights of stairs and landings which has finally linked the … Continue reading

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e-bay hacker’s attack

My better half kindly decided to increase my standing in the e-community today by hacking into my e-bay account to successfully bid and purchase on my behalf (sending my e-bay rating up to a heady 12).  The word hacking might … Continue reading

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I’ve declared this November National Beard Growing Month and I’ve only just told you about it now so I can steal a march on anyone who wants to compete against me.    Inspired by a work colleague who’s a few days ahead … Continue reading

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Sustrans Workday

Last Saturday there was a Sustrans workday at Accrington organised by the Mike Dagley, North of England Ranger co-ordinator.  I was hoping to cycle the 20 miles up there but as we were working from 11 to 4pm and the 2 … Continue reading

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Loft conversion finished!

Dean hung the last door and re-fitted all the fire door closing mechanisms which we had removed a couple of months ago.  They’re a real menace as they trap Maria in rooms.  They’ll be removed or at least loosened after the … Continue reading

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