Warning by Jenny Joseph

I love this poem,

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

Computer update

The new computer has been built by Edd and is up and running with Windows 7. I'm getting to grips with it and have re-installed virtually all the old software including Popcap games and those age old favourites that need DosBox to run such as Polytris. Some of the software needed to be re-licensed by the manufacturers and I'm pleased to say that Bead Tool 4 and Glasseye Professional Plus are running smoothly, although I've yet to find the folder that holds my original Glasseye stained glass designs despite everything on the old hard drive being backed up before the rebuild.

Computer woes

I'm writing this today hunched over the laptop as the desktop computer has finally decided to die. Edd and I thought that it was just the Windows operating system that had thown a wobbly so he installed Windows 7 for me after taking out the old hard drive and putting in a new one. I was in the process of getting all the programs and hardware sorted out when the bios died on the motherboard. John and I have decided to bite the bullet and get Edd to build me a new computer so I'm going to be ordering the bits from Scan today if possible.

Biking Total

After a prompting in a comment....

Week three and I'm been surprisingly good with the cycling what with still riding to work in the rain (I was rather wet yesterday). Total miles is around 74. This weekend I'll submit my last piece of coursework and all that's left of my dissertation is some minor grammar and typographical changes before submitting it to the company system to approve it, before submitting it to the university. So I should have more free time after this weekend. I need to start to ride other places rather than just to and from work...

Challenge 1: Week 3 of cycling.Challenge 1: Week 3 of cycling.

Biking Total

So one week in with my new bike and I've ridden 28 miles. Might not be much but it's better than nothing. Here's looking at another 20 odd miles next week.

Challenge 1: Week 1 of the first challenge I set myself.Challenge 1: Week 1 of the first challenge I set myself.


And in my heart I know I just want to get it out of the way and !DONE!And in my heart I know I just want to get it out of the way and !DONE!

Galaxy Zoo

I spent a good few hours yesterday classifying galaxies for Galaxy Zoo. Although there were a lot of unidentifiable blobs there were a few that I thought looked pretty...

Am I

the only one posting and reading the site this week?

Happy Birthday

Kat, I was going to embarrass you by posting one of your baby pictures, but thought better of it. Forgot to send you a card but hope the extra prezzie arrived safely. See, now everyone knows its your birthday. I expect you were trying to keep it quiet.


So - I officially have come 'News' with a capital 'N'. Thursday I had a promotion interview. I don't know how it works at other companies but at mine you have to put a pack together all about you and why you deserve it. The first part covers your career to date, your training history, your CV - stuff like that. The next part is all about why you deserve it. You have to select up to three pieces of work that prove your ability and tick all the boxes on the company promotion criteria tree. You have to write a page about each summing up all the things that tick those all important boxes.

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