25 Dec

Yuletide 2009

Here I am at my son and daughter-in-law’s house. We drove down in the morning in two cars (thanks Pam for lending me yours) so that we could fit the big new plasma TV into the back seat and surprise the heck out of them. It worked, they were quite literally speechless when they walked into their lounge and found a 42inch plasma and a new AV amp sitting there.

Hyun-Mi, her Mum and Ann did us proud with a great Christmas dinner, the venison was a great idea, and then Mike and I settled down to install the TV and amp. Several hours later and remarkably few harsh words later and a hi-def rendition of ‘Life’ was followed by a long session of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in HD. A success all round.

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08 Dec


The coat of arms of Lithuania, entitled "...

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As one left wing journo once said, the most irritating thing about the Daily Mail after it’s rabid right wing nonsense, is that it is a very well made newspaper. Ah well, I read the money and health sections on the flight over and they were very good. I then read Newsweek which also has surprised me over the last year by being quite urbane and liberal and readable. I am now in Vilnius in Lithuania and my luggage is still in Germany.. ah well..

Oh, and the Queen looked very smart and pretty glam at the Royal Variety Performance, which I was pleased to see was in Blackpool. It’s time that Blackpool reinvented itself. Not so worried about the Queen.

Very pleased to see that Dom has posted his ‘vox pop’ of Furnace 2009, some great short face clips from all sorts of people. Love the last one, my dear friend Simon.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXbcK_N1Lyw

Time for a snooze..

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