Thursday, August 31, 2006

Satisfaction Guaranteed

It's taken 15 months, dozens of letters, loads of phone calls and eventually the issuing of County Court proceedings against them, but today, Marjs' insurance company decided they would pay her claim, in full, in cash and not make her accept vouchers.

I knew they would in the end. Who wants to be the company that has that practice tested at law and then discover that all claims have to be settled as cash rtaher than with vouchers that save the insurance companies 20% or so.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Kennamatic Vacation

I am off to Mallorca tomorrow for a week of rest and relaxation.

Bye Bye for now.

Cross Denominational Confusion

Listening to the radio yesterday they were speaking to some young Muslims who were explaining that they didn't like the fact that when we fight terrorism we pick on Muslims. As one explained, "when the IRA was about, you weren't picking on Christians".

For his information, and anyone else who failed to pick it up, the entire Irish conflict was a religious war!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

As one door closes....

As he starts his community serivce, I finish mine.

On a serious note, George has a court sentence imposed upon him and the media has prevented that sentence from being carried out correctly. Should they not be charged with either "perverting the course of justice" which is what is actually happening, or "contempt of court". They have also deprived the New York community from an improvement in their environment for which it would be nice to think that all the journalists might go along on a day off to pick up litter to show that they are sorry.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

1/8th Millenium

On 23rd September my mum and I will reach our combined 125th birthday.

Can anyone suggest something appropriate for us to do in celebration.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Catch Up

I seem to be in one of those periods where I have way too much happening and not enough time for reading blogs or posting much. Work is busy, social life is busy and computer time is severely diminished.

It's not likely to get much better as the rest of this month includes a weekend in Eastbourne. A weeks holiday in Mallorca by way of Dusseldorf. Three lots of installations plus anything else that comes in. Sleeping, I hope.

I guess it also all means that apart from being tired, things are generally going along quite nicely for once. My company may be morphing into specialising in one type of product soon but more on that when it happens.

Private life wise, I'm still living with Linda but spending most of my time with Marj. This situation can't carry on for ever as it takes it's toll on at least two of the three of us and therefore I am talking to my doctor about support for me and support for Linda as I am starting to make the move to be with Marj full time. It's a very hard decision to have made, and made even harder by the feeling that I am running away from a difficult situation and abandoning Linda but my doctor thinks it is the right decision, for Linda as well as for me. (For those passing through, Linda has suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for 10 years and shows signs of getting worse rather than better).

Anyway, as long as you don't expect hourly bulletins from yours truly you will get the odd bit of news.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Age is all in the mind.

Was chatting with someone the other day who helps out at an old peoples home. There's a retired Brigadier there who has just traded in his Lexus IS200 2 litre for the newer 2.5 litre because the old one wasn't exciting enough. The Brigadier is 96!

And talking of age, in Septemeber me and my mum are having a bit of a party as our combined age will reach exactly 125 years old. Who'd have thought it, we'll have seen as eigth of a millenium!!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006