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Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween: Where the real Ghosts are...

It's Halloween today.

If you celebrate it in any way, I hope you have a really nice time. Or do I mean a terrifyingly horrible scary time..? I'm not sure. Take your pick...!

Halloween is not something that I particularly celebrate here and I don't encourage the trick or treat craze either, but I dare say thoughts of being grabbed by the Ghoulies will cross my mind again later this evening...

What I thought I would do for my blog today, is list the handful places where I have been spooked. The places where I definitely felt something was very wrong and I couldn't get away from that place quickly enough...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Does RAF response shed light on MH370...?

I was intrigued to read about a couple of RAF Typhoons being authorised to go supersonic over Kent yesterday, to intercept an aircraft which had lost communication with Air Traffic Control.

It seems that the RAF fighters scrambled from a base in Lincolnshire and had to break the sound barrier to get to where they needed to be...

Aircraft going supersonic are always exciting to me, the sonic booms are a thrill rather than a nuisance, but it is not usually permitted over the UK mainland. So this incident shows how seriously the MOD and Air Traffic Control were taking the situation...

But such actions do not go unnoticed in the UK.
Sonic booms over populated areas cannot be covered-up....

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

My plans for Movember...

Women are allowed to participate too...
It's only a couple of days now until November and the start of the 2014 Movember campaign, where we are all supposed to grow facial hair in the interests of promoting greater awareness of mens health. I am already finding Press Releases on this subject in my SPAM folder and I'm sure there will be many more over the coming month...

As always with these campaigns, I will not be participating. If I had wanted to grow facial hair I would have done so years ago, and besides it would look completely ridiculous with my blond colouring. Neither do I want to be seen in public looking like one of the Village People...

So what am I going to do instead...?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Buying & Selling via Ebay...

One of the items I ordered today
I was struggling to remove a damaged screw at the weekend.

Although I had some tools that would theoretically do the job, access was restricted and I couldn't get my drill onto the head of the screw.

So I've been perusing the web today, looking for other tools that might help me to complete the job.

What I ordered in the end, via ebay, were some angled drill/screwdriver attachments and another set of screw/stud extractors, to fit a cordless screwdriver. Hopefully, when they have arrived, these new tools will do the job efficiently...

Monday, 27 October 2014

Thinking about changing my ISP...

I am trying to decide what to do for the best, regarding my broadband connection and ISP.

As you may know, I've not been satisfied with  my current ISP (TalkTalk) for a while, but this time last year I paid for 12 months line rental in advance so was effectively locked into them.

As that line rental is going to be used up in the next few weeks and it is time to renew, now is good time to think about switching...

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