I’m free!

Dear weblog,
You are my only friend.
Matt will be cross because I haven’t been categorising my entries properly. I have remembered to normalise this one.

In other news, it’s home time.

Cups of tea drunk today: 3
Cups of coffee: 1
Other liquids: 0
Smarties: 9
Egg sandwiches: 1


I have got RSI and a slight tummy ache so I’m going out to get some lunch. Where shall I go? Probably Pret a Manger because no one does egg sandwiches like they do.

First, however, I shall have a cup of tea. It’s all go!

Good news about interest rates. Since we bought a flat my interest in interest rates has increased by 100 per cent. I like to call this the Interest Interest Rate (IIR).

Bank of England

no change in interest rates. this is good news for us since we made the very wise decision to get a tracker mortgage. glad we did that just before 3 rate increases.

so that’s 1 more good thing, or at least not 1 more bad thing.

More celebrity spotting

Yes, I admit that Helen made me a cup of tea and that was good but that was cancelled out by the fact we had no bread for my morning toast.

Richard and I saw Gail, the wannabe transexual from Fat Farm, in Borders yesterday. She was wearing leather trousers.

I forgot…

I forgot to log in yesterday to say that I’d seen Simon Mayo and Angela Rippon in the Foyer Cafe at TVC yesterday. Not together.

In today’s news, I’d like to dispute Jo’s score of 0 good things, as this morning I made her a cup of tea.

My adventures

I went to a conference at the Mayfair Conference Centre yesterday. Unfortunately the conference was actually at the Royal College of Surgeons. I made it just on time after a Challenge Anneka-style dash across London. Yesterday was a day of confusion as I kept getting mixed up in other conferences also at the Royal College of Surgeons. At one point I was at a dentistry conference and I nearly had lunch with the radiology conference delegates and on my way back from the toilet I ended up at the annual conference for the London deanery, whoever they are.

Good things that have happened today: 0

Bad things: 2


I have sent you all an email about the holiday. For those readers who are not going on holiday with us then I hope you enjoyed looking at where we might be staying when we go on holiday to France in October. Now I will continue to tell you about my thrilling life. This morning I went to a very posh house in Kensington to interview the new director of the National Playing Fields Association. I have realised that there is no need for Helen and I to do up our new flat. This woman was one of the richest people I have met but her furniture was covered in dirt and dog hair. Throughout the interview her black labrador kept hoovering away at its lady bits – chomp, chomp, chomp, squish, slurp. I had to exert extreme self control to avoid laughing. The dog reminded me very much of my family’s dead dog Jessie, whom I once tried to kill.

Holiday cottage options

here are some of the otpions for our holiday cottages:

“Le Patio – 440”:http://www.cottages4you.co.uk/uce/c4y?view=details&action=readDetails&cottageId=413976&holidayPark=N&startdate=9/10/2004&duration=7&sleeps=4&propertyTypeId

This is Jo’s favourite. Looks v pretty, on a river. Two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom.

It’s basically a big mill and does share the pool/ garden with another holiday home, and the owners do live in it as well.

“Barbentane – 659”:http://www.cottages4you.co.uk/uce/c4y?view=details&action=readDetails&cottageId=413421&holidayPark=N&startdate=9/10/2004&duration=7&sleeps=4&propertyTypeId

This has 4 double bedrooms, and a pony and a donkey. But it’s too expensive.

“Sequret – 476”:http://www.cottages4you.co.uk/uce/c4y?view=details&action=readDetails&cottageId=413949&holidayPark=N&startdate=9/10/2004&duration=7&sleeps=4&propertyTypeId

2 double bedroom, 1 twin, 1 single.

shared pool and grounds with another holiday flat and the owners

“Le Borie – 543”:http://www.cottages4you.co.uk/uce/c4y?view=details&action=readDetails&cottageId=413301&holidayPark=N&startdate=9/10/2004&duration=7&sleeps=4&propertyTypeId

two double bedrooms, plus external studio with twin room and own bathroom.
pizza oven.
garden doesn’t look that good.

“Mediba – 284”:http://www.cottages4you.co.uk/uce/c4y?view=details&action=readDetails&cottageId=413300&holidayPark=N&startdate=9/10/2004&duration=7&sleeps=4&propertyTypeId

apartment part of owner’s house. shared pool. very cheap.

Other thoughts? Richard could you call them and see what’s happened to all those other ones that we were looking at?


Only seven minutes to go

Seven minutes until home time. It has been a tolerable day. I have sent many personal emails and done little work. No one will ever read this except Matt, so I don’t know why I am telling myself all this.


Helen won’t like this but Dan and I have just bought some cookies, 13 cookies to be precise. I have shared them out amongst my colleagues but they are all on diets (LOSERS!) and between them have consumed about an eighth of a cookie. That means more for us. Other important things that I have done today include dowloading an application form to be a magistrate. I suppose I should do some work…