|Tuesday, January 15th, 2013|
|The End Of Music And Video Shopping As A Pleasure
So HMV is on the verge of death (unless pulled back from the brink by the record and DVD industry) and the days of browsing record shops for most of us are over.
This is a real blow for me because online just never seems the place for shopping for music of video the way I shop. You see the thing is where as I will sometimes go out to by a specific album or DVD but most of the time I go out there without a specific plan of what I'm going to buy or I go out to buy one specific thing and one browsed for item (CD or DVD). On line is great if you know what you are setting out to buy. You put in the name of the item and you go strait there and buy it, but for browsing it's just not as good. If you go to a website to buy a DVD you might have a few of this weeks big titles pushed at you, but unless you type something in to the site's search engine your choice is really quite limited compared to the shelve in a physical shop where you can run your eyes over masses of items and see what jumps out at you. By the action of browsing you narrow down your search to something you have already though of; a particular director or series or likely word and even then you are likely to find the latest most popular items filling the first page you see. Browsing in a shop you may find a film you liked ages ago but never got round to buying, or you may find something you would never knew existed that draws you in to an area you would never have thought to go if directing a search. We will each end up stuck in a monocultural groove, sometimes of our own creation, often of the creation of large media companies paying there way in to the only places you will see on screens where space is far more limited than in a shop.
Amazon may have a wider range of albums than any one HMV store can hold, but most of it you have no chance of ever tripping over by accident, a far smaller amount of stuff can be in such a place on a website that you can happen across it without looking specifically for it.
I guess what the world needs is a website dedicated to reviewing and maybe selling none mainstream titles, perhaps even with a random browsing button that will take you to random records, DVD's or even Books. and this should not just focus on recent things but everything that is still out there from across the years. That would be a great site, but I fear still not as good as a real record or DVD shop.
I would add that I know HMV is not the last Music/Video shop in the country. It is the last one in My two Local towns Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds (That is one in Bury and nothing at all in Haverhill). The nearest shop to me now will be Cambridge I think it's called Fop or Fap or something like that. It's mostly an alternate type place which I suspect is the secret to it's survival. I don't thing there is much future for the contemporary main stream in physical record and video shops as online has that handled. I suspect If HMV is to survive it has to cater to more specialist tastes.
|Monday, December 31st, 2012|
|Sunday, September 16th, 2012|
I Made some music. I'm quite pleased with it.
|Friday, July 27th, 2012|
Sitting here watching the BBC's preamble to the Olympic ceremony while I type this. The red arrows have just flown over the stadium. I'm quite impressed, but a bit concerned they managed to dodge the air defences. Unfortunately, not having any other working form of conventional telly right now I'm having to watch it on I player which is seriously pixalated. I don't know if this is because the quality the BBC pump at is crap, the load on the server is high or my location in a small vilage with a download speed of about 1Mb at best I don't know. I would be tempted to see if I can just download it on I player tomorrow but I would guess the best I'd get was highlights and the fact it's happening now makes a difference on this one.
Meanwhile my day has not seen much gardening work. Indeed at one point I had no working garden machinary as My Strimmer is at the repair shop (Problem may be terminal), My trimmer has been dead a few days and my new one did not arrive till this evening and i discovered an important bolt missing on my mower. I did manage to replace the bolt without much bother but still an annoying day.
I did start work on my Nieces Birthday present. Since she's not yet old enough to read LJ I can tell you I'm painting her T-shirts again (Her mum's wish) I've got one already and I'm quite pleased with it.
#I now have tea and shall sit down to squint at the Olympics.
|Thursday, July 26th, 2012|
|What Day is it?
I think This heat's getting to me, As is the endless stream of Spam posts on LJ linking to a Youtube video (Which I've refused to watch as of yet).
With the sun comes my chance to get garden work done. It's been pretty unrelenting. I just had to keep ploughing on. Actually gave myself heat stroke yesterday. Terrible head ache by the time I got to bed.
The day was perked up however when I received the Benjamin Bloom
EPs I'd ordered. Not that I've had time to sit down and listen to them yet.
I did get time to spot a strange device come trundle round the estate. It was half JCB/half strange pneumatic thing with laser sights. It turned out it was a lamp post straightener. I don't think anyone on the estate could actually claim they had even noticed that any of the local lamp posts were in any way off centre but we were all prooved wrong by the phenomenal accuracy of the laser sights which allowed it to force all our lamp posts in to a perfectly vertical state. Why such levels of perfection were worth the effort or the cost of the workmen I have no idea. Perhaps they had a straightener and were determined to use it. Maybe Jedwood have one of these for their hair.
Today was another long hot day of toil, starting at 6am in the shop and switching to the gardens at 9 just as it started to get uncomfortably hot. Then back in to the shop for the last hour and a half up till 6.
That was all followed by a quick dinner and a desperate attempt to find out weather quaff would be meeting. This was answered by a no from Suzi because Steve was ill. I'm not really surprised the heat and humidity have been nasty and he is prone to migraine.
This all meant I got to go to the read through for the next panto. Not many speaking roles in this one but as scripts go it is astoundingly good. I really was content to have a minor role and not do much for the panto so I could priorities Quaff rehearsals on Thursdays, but for this script I'm willing to push that a bit. This really will not cause a major problem and the script is excellent but will need a lot of hard work to pull it off. My real concern is how much of my home time it will take up and it will be a lot but I'd already given up hope of getting the stall back on the road for Christmas so who cares. Sadly the best role is the Evil Fairy, But That still leaves the fool and the King (It's normal for the king to be very dull but this script is an exception.)
|Monday, July 23rd, 2012|
|And then a week of working hard and getting nowhere
Got Home from Latitude last Sunday night and was down in the shop for 5am to start 8 hours of work in the shop and a trip out to see a new customers garden. So I come back from an exsusting weekend which followed an exsusting week which followed and even more exsusting week and plunged strait back in to work.
Work didn't let up on Tuesday and I was quite surprised I made it to Kung Fu.
When rain stopped play after a couple of hours on Wednesday I was actually relived I needed the time out. I finally got unpacked and pread my tent out to dry in the lounge.
Thursday my hedge trimmer broke. I'd bought it in a rush last summer when My old one broke and at the time all I could afford was a cheap JCB one from Focus. It's less than a year but since Focus don't exist I don't see who to take it back to and I don't want a trimmer that's going to keep breaking so I've ordered a £300 one from our local agricultual machenary shop. They also repair machineary and have kept my mower running these past few years so if it dose break down I know I can rely on a good service. It won't arrive till later this week though so I've a bit of a blockage on some of my jobs.
Still ploughed on with mowing work but by the end of Thursday rain was once again getting in the way of that too.
On Saturday I had to fill in all morning for one of our shop staff who was out. Mum told me she was going to tell me I could stay in bed a bit longer and not help with the magging up that morning. Alas she only told me she was going to say this after we'd finished magging up.
Once I got out of the shop that afternoon I headed for Bury StEdmunds to find some plain T-shirts for my two year old Niece. Nobody dose Plain T-shirts for 2 year old girls, but I assume if I cut of the tages saying "Boy 2-3" it should be OK.
Also having been told that I was due a phone upgrade soon when I'd discontinued the contract on Amy's phone (Which was on my bill because it's cheaper to have 2 phones on 1 bill than 2 phones on 2 bills). I was told i could pre-order my upgrade then, but said I wanted to go out and investigate what phone I wanted. Turns out "Soon" is September and I don't want to pre-judge what the best phone will be then. At the moment I'm looking at the Galaxy S3, which has an inbuilt map of the UK so it's sat-nav will not stop working when it gose out of range of the phone network The Camera appears to be a reasonably good one and definitely better than the one I have (Which is not a bad one in it's self). Also I was concerned by talk of using facial recognition to unlock it as I'm a goth and don't want to be stuck using the same makeup for ever, but apparently you can set it to be just password dependant (and even turn that off). Of course there is over a month to go and I don't know if anything new will raise it's head in that time.
Was going to spend Sunday afternoon working on stencils to paint my Nieces next birthday presents, but I fell asleep for hours after lunch. Still got some done though.
Today one of my customers bought a new hedge trimmer for himself (Because his was broke and I didn't have my own any more). and he asked me over to do his hedges with it. He'd got it from B&Q and by the time I'd got there he'd tried it out and already broken one of the teeth. It was still usable although I was a bit nervous about it. He will be taking it back to B&Q tomorrow. I look forward to my one arriving.
|Saturday, July 21st, 2012|
Following A final couple of days of working myself in to the ground I got to Latitude for a weekend of making gardening look relaxing. Home now and really need a couple of days off. Instead got up at four to do th car round then worked in the shop till one. thankfully rain stopped any gardening work.
What? You actually want to hear what happened AT Latitude? Well OK...( Cut for those who answered NoCollapse )
In short a good festival as long as you didn't go for the music. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the back three pages of the program had been easily removable so I could have spotted more good acts, but then I might have missed Benjamin Bloom which would have been a real shame. Either way I seem to have developed a taste for Live poetry which I may need to indulge at some point.
|Tuesday, July 10th, 2012|
|What My Mum dose not get.
Got a lot of gardening done today although I did get rained on a couple of times. Once before lunch so I had Lunch early and once just as I was finishing my last job (That got me soaked).
Mum on the other hand is driving me nuts. She dose not understand why I don't want to be doing mowing work before 9 in the morning or after six. and why I allow some of my customers to dictate when I do their gardens. In fact I let all my Customers dictate when I do their gardens but most say "Whenever". All the same I would not be happy if I lived next to somebody who let their gardener run a noisy petrol mower up and down after six O'clock so I don't do that. I also avoid weekends if I'm not pushed for time, because many customers tend to have family round then and I don't want to disturb. This said if things get behind I know who is likely not to find me inconvenient at weekends. Mum dose not get that I don't like to work after six because I get up at 4 am most days and thus go to bed at 9pm and so mowing after six is not an option. She also dose not seem to register that the main reason I will have to work constantly till every morning and afternoon till pretty much an hour before I leave for latitude on Thursday and as such will not be available to help dad pack the car on Thursday morning is because she has been on holiday for the last week thus requiring me to work a 60 hour week in her shop to cover for her and dad's absence at such times that I got very little gardening done last week and need to catch up because all this rain has made the grass grow like buggery.
Kung fu was interesting tonight. It's a mixed age group of which I am the oldest. The youngest was 9 but as of this evening is now 6. He looked totally petrified the whole time until Sense got the second youngest pupil to start teaching him (With a careful eye kept of course). Turns out young Josh is a very good teacher for a 9 year old and the gave Alex loads more confidence and even taught him some basic stance work. This said I've been of the opinion for some time that Josh is actually a better student than many of the older boys.
Spent the evening getting my packing for latitude sorted. Mum is apparently hugely put out that I want to sleep in my own tent and not the family tent. I'm not sure what it is she doesn't get about me being 37 at a festival and single. I'm not actually going on the pull but... She is now also mortally insulted that I asked if she was going to sainsburies because I was going to need some UHT long life milk. She says she will have some and assumed we would be all having breakfast and tea and things together. The fact that I do not want to have to wait for them to get up or come bumbling in to their tent before they get up for my morning cup of tea and intend to take my own stove and kettle is apparently totally unreasonable and deeply hurtful. I've so had enough of this shit. It's a mirricle I've had the restraint not to carefully explain that from the first I've been of the opinion that actually I'd rather not go to Latitude and would prefer to stay at home or go to a decent festival and that I am only really going for her sake (It's meant to be dad's birthday treat but I think he'd not be massively put out if I didn't attend as we spend quite a lot of time together anyway and will probably chat less this weekend than when we're working together. Family can be a pain at times.
|Monday, July 9th, 2012|
|for the record
Today I got up at 4am. Started work at 5am got the papers written up and round the round so fast that I had an hours break before I had to take over in the shop which was nice. A lot of the round is on holliday and there were no dramas, although I did drop off the papers we supply to the shop in Hundon so early nobody was there so I had to use the box. It may have been cloudy but in it's way it was a beautiul morning to be out about the back roads of Suffolk and Essex. I really can't complain about the round, It may be a daft time in the morning but it is a beautiful time in the morning.
By nine I was back serving in the shop. This was a busy but generally dull day, apart from when I had time to stand at the door and watch removal men packing the worldly possessions of our former takeaway propriotors in to their van. Apparently they are moving to Saffron Walden and taking up a new career because running a takeaway that stays open to midnight 6 days a week is not good if you have young children and want to give them the sort of time young children need of their parents. As reasons for selling up go I think this is quite an admirable one. Apart from that there was lots of quibbling over bills as people realised they had gone up due to a rise in the cost of several papers last week which they had not noticed. Doreen had bought cake which was good.
The at one I went off for lunch. By two i was heading out for my mowing work. The Lawn at number 13 was really insanly overgrown. It was actually a little embracing. I dread to think what I will find at other houses tomorrow. I couldn't Do more than one lawn because I had to get back to the flat because I had promised to lend out my market stall and today was the pick up Which involved showing her how it went up. The person borrowing it was overjoyed when she discovered how much space she would have to put out her wares. she had only worked at indoor events with a tressel table before. If this goes well for her I will be asking for a small fee next time. Anyway the day ended with washing up, Dinner and journaliseing. I also watched Mock the week on I player. That was quite ace.
Real life is quite dull really isn't it.
It is, it must be said some time since I got round to posting here. I think the fact that my normal political rants seem to have migrated to face book are part of that.
My life over all is pretty repetertive. I don't think being in a relationship and blogging ever really worked for me. Talking publicly about my feelings about other people dose not come naturally to me. When Somebody is such a large chunk of your life and emotional landscape it dose not leave much else to talk about.
Now I am single again and starting to get on with my life. Or at least I would given time. This last month or so I have had things I've wanted to get on with but life has been in the way. I have two main jobs which are both a pain. at least I can talk openly here about them because there is nobody in this village that knows my LJ even exists and I like it that way.
I'm working more hours than ever in the shop. Dooreen the postoffice assistant (and occasional staff for the non-postoffice counter) got ill not so long back and when she came back decided that she would semi-retier and cut her hours back a lot. To be honest It's lucky she did not go all together. I Don't think Mum has taken the hint though and started looking for a replacement. Not that I think mum looking will change that much as she wants somebody she knows but dosn't know anybody she wants (least wise not that's available). Mum and dad really want out of the shop and Mum is really beginning to give up on the whole thing and stop making the effort to make it work. The recession and the deccission of the village store to sell newspapers as well has made it impossible to sell the place at the kind of money they thought they were going to get a few years ago and it probably won't bring in the money required to pay off the overdraft they ran up when they expected to pay it off by selling up. I'm basically here because I'm terrified about what might happen if one of them gets ill and I'm needed to step in and cover. Dad's already 70. They would have sold years ago if it were not for all the shit a few years back about closing vast numbers of the countries postoffices. They couldn't sell till they knew where they stood with the most profitable part of the business. Before the decission was announced though the Economy went in to free fall and the Village store suddenly stole half our over the counter Newspaper business. So I'm stuck here because I can't leave them in the lurch. I spend 25 hours+ a week working for minimum wage in the shop or on the round. I'm up at 4am five days a week and work in the shop at some point six days a week. This gets in the way.
This leaves Not as much time as I would like for my gardening work. I get £10 an hour for gardening and I'm building up the business well but the weather this year has caused a huge problem. for the last couple of years the adverage lawn has needed cutting once every 2-3 weeks. This year it's more like every 1-2 weeks so where as I could easily have fitted the customers I have in to my available time last summer this summer it's far harder to get round them all. It gets even harder when it rains every other day if not three in 4 like this week. I've not cut a dry lawn for a month, Ideally one should not cut wet lawns at all and you certainly can't go mowing in the rain. It's suddenly not possible to fit all my customers in to the time I have.
Last week mum and dad went on holliday so I worked 57 hours in the shop. This still would have left me with afternoons free for mowing but it kept chooseing afternoons to rain here. I did one lawn all week. This week I loose Thursday afternoon and all Friday, Saturday and Sunday because The whole Family is going to the Latitude festival because My dad is 70. It's not even a festival I want to go to. They are only recording one radio 4 program there this year and the music selection available is really about as not me as a festival can manage, but we all have to go because My dad is 70 and my mother and sister both think it a good idea (Mum less so when she realised the cost. This a few days after my pearents get back from france and me with an unbelivable backlog and already exsusted. If I'm lucky I will be able to work all tomorrow and Wednesday and get a couple of lawns done on Thursday morning before we go so I'll be up to date. I will spend the weekend asleep in my tent. I have at least managed to get hold of a very nice tent.
|Wednesday, March 14th, 2012|
|Thursday, March 1st, 2012|
The Trouble with this sodding play is that whoever wrote it wrote a very short play and them padded it out to three times it's lenght with vast amounts of innane waffle and not only is innane waffle dull to listen to but a fucking nightmare to learn.
From now on I'm sticking to panto
...and possibly shakepeare.
|Wednesday, February 29th, 2012|
|Their Banning Words Again - Is It Time To Fight Newspeak?
They are at it again. A review in to elderly care has recommended the banning of the phrases "Bed Blocker" and "Old Dear".
Bed Blocker is not an insult to a any individual person except possibly administrators who allow the situation to be created. A Bed Blocking is a technical situation that arises when due to lack of places in care homes for the elderly Old people end up staying in hospital beds after they are cured because they would not be able to maintain themselves on their own at home. Referring to this problem dose not denigrate those caught up in it and blocking people from referring to it by removing the language with which to discus it prevents people from giving old people the service they should be receiving. In short Bed blocking is not the fault of old people so it should not be considered an insult to them.
As for Old Dear it is true that phrase in inappropriate to some old people. To others it is totally appropriate and and many old dears are proud to be so. Weather people on reaching their older year should be able to choose what kind of person to be. The right to be a Nice Old Lady (effectively what Old Dear means) is everyone's right and to declare the word to be a taboo insult it dose not stop people being nice old ladies it just implies that there is something somehow regrettable and lesser about being a nice old lady.
So to any Old Dears reading this, if some nurse starts to refer to you and falters tell them "Old Dear love; I'm an Old Dear and proud of it!"
If you find yourself blocking a bed tell those in charge that you are not happy being a bed blocker and want them to get their finger out and stop you being a bed blocker because it's their fault not yours and while they leave you a bed blocker they are failing you.
|Saturday, February 11th, 2012|
|Wednesday, January 4th, 2012|
Yesterday the editor of The Daily Mail claimed it was a "Glorious Day" for the police, the law, the parents of Steven Lawrence, The Daily Mail and newspapers in general.
Convicting 2 people for murder 18 years after 5 people killed somebody in a brutal attack is far from a glorious day for the police or the law. It's not even half way to a vaugly satisfactory better late than never.
From what the parents of Steven Lawrence have said they don't seem to find it in any way glorious.
As for the idea that this is glorious for the mail or the press, a decade and a half ago; back in the last century, the mail published a headline that got noticed about a cause that was already hot news. It way even be claimed that at the time it had an effect (although not everyone agrees even with that). In the decade and a half since the mail has not exactly been supporters of equality or diversity, the current state of the whole media is not what it was. Until the NOTW hacker got caught (because he went for the queen so the police had to act) and handed over a list of who he was attacked the paper with the most (as yet unproven) allegations of hacking against them was the mail.
If a headline a decade and a half ago was good one can not call today glorious, one can mearly see it as a reminder of how the mighty are fallen.
|Friday, December 9th, 2011|
|The Two Dangers
Beyond the risks of isolation I see two main dangers from the outcome of last night's Euro talks.
The first is unavoidable now. The strict rules on spending will prevent a lot of counter cyclical methods for preventing recessions and depressions. When this crisis first started the charge lead by the likes of Gordon Brown (and chiefly resisted by the Germans) has now been shown to have prevented the recession from having been far worse. I should add that it would have been better for the Euro zone as a whole and may have prevented some of the current crisis if Germany as a stable strong economy had engaged in a bit of spending early on in the crisis (pure speculation). This will mean that in future the only country able to take such actions in the Europe may be the UK (dependant on what the other three abstainers choose to do) and our efforts would be seriously dissipated if all around us were reducing spending. In short anyone who believes in Kanesian (sp) economics should be very worried about this. However it is the unavoidable result of actions earlier in the century when counties like Germany and France broke the non-automatic rules on Euro government spending and used their political weight to avoid reprocutions making those rules unworkable.
The second danger is for the UK. It is now not impossible (and without us being at the table far harder for us to stop) that the when new banking regulations are imposed under this new treaty the counties involved will insist that to trade in any way in their countries banks will have to compile with these rules. In some cases this may be on a company wide basis impacting on the UK parts of UK companies. UK companies may well create subsidiaries to operate in the Euro zone to get round this, but that will take Euro zone business totally out of the UK.
Can't help thinking France wanted us out of the negotiations (if not out of Europe) since a very long time ago and got what they wanted. I think both Germany and France think when they finally achieve the fully federal Inner Europe that they want they will be the ones to dominate it. One of them has to be wrong, I wonder which.
Either way, since joining the EEC as it then was (or was it the common market by then) the UK government has always made sure they had a place at the table for major negotiations even for things they had no intention of being a part of (like the Euro). In my memory I can not think of a PM who did not at some point demonstrait that they understood the importance of this until now. Cameron has been played off the table. How did this looser ever get in to power in this country.
|Wednesday, December 7th, 2011|
|A Day In London
Made my annual trip to see the London Christmas windows and lights yesterday. Had long since decided to use the trip to see preachermuaddib
who I've not seen for way to long. An up side to this was that I parked outside his house which is far more convenient than my normal parking spot in Epping.
Preacher was working when I arrived so I headed for town with the invention of Preacher calling me when he was free. Got off the train at Holburn and walked down to Covent Garden via Seven Dials. Browsed round Covent garden and made a trip to Charles Fox where I picked up some makeup for use with my air brush (I'm looking forwards to playing with that). I had a cup of tea in the Victoria market and got a few photos. The Decorations there were much the same as last year but still beautiful although the topiary reindeer was looking a bit battered. My plan was to wait till Preacher joined me to have lunch but that plan was not to be.
I wondered across to Charingcross road via various back streets (Far more interesting than the main drag) then up and in to Chinatown via Newport Court at one end of which is a little stall that sells rather nice Pork dumplings. By this point it was nearly two and with no call from Preacher I decided to make lunch of such.
Having eaten and wandered through Leicester Square I went down Picadilly and popped in to Waterstones for a couple of gifts I realised I had yet to get. Then I headed up regents street and along Oxford street (Didn't think much to the windows this year). Time was getting on and I realised that Preacher should have called by then. I tried calling him but the phone would not connect although it claimed full signal. I couldn't get a txt out either, but I could connect to Facebook. I left a message there, then I thought to turn the phone on and off after that it worked and preacher and I decided to meet up at Oxford Circus. I think it is nearly time for a new phone.
Since I was outside of Selfridges I had time to pop in and look round their Christmas department. I must confess I was not massively impressed.then I headed down to wards Oxford Circus. On the way I popped in to Phones 4U to have a brows and ask a few questions. I think I am most interested in the Nokia Lumia at this point. I'm getting the feeling it may well be the phone to put them back in the game and maybe give Microsoft a solid toe hold for the first time. Had some time at Oxford Circus and got a few nice Photos. I've seen some dire lights up Oxford Street in the past but this year they were really good Prehaps better than Regents St for once.
Met up with Preacher. I get the impression he is really doing will work wise these days which is nice to see. We wandered down to Liberties and to check out their Christmas department. This is a real Christmas tradition for me and did not disappoint. It's my favourite place in London for getting decorations. We spent some time getting pretty things. I got a couple of beautiful coloured glass borbles. It's not that there are not cheap knock offs of this sort of thing to be had but you can really see the difference in quality and Liberties decorations really are not that expensive even so. Preacher got a little disco ball.
We headed to a pub and chatted about stuff, then headed down Carbnaby Street. Their decorations this year were magnificent shiny mistletoe. Carnaby Street so often have the best Christmas displays. We got dinner in an Italian place on Old Crompton Street that I'm a fan of. The waiter was trying to impress us with his knowledge of Goth.
After dinner we went to see authur Christmas. To be honest It might have been a good idea to head to a slightly less central cinema. It certainly would have been cheaper. The film was brilliant. I was sure it would be when I saw the trailer. It's years now since Ardman took over From Raymond Briggs as the source of Must See animation for Christmas Day, but this is the first actual Christmas film they have done. Even so it was incredibly Christmas and laugh out loud funny. I genuinely recommend it although the 3D is a little superfluous in this film so you can wait to see it on the TV next year. I suspect BBC will be wanting it as their Christmas Day film for next year if they can get it.
Journey back out to Preacher house and my van was pretty uneventful. and basically took the form of one long conversation of the kind I have missed.
Conclusion of the day: Somebody should write a book called "The Last Munchkin" (If nobody has already)
|Monday, December 5th, 2011|
|Sneer we go again
I've written a little Limerick about The Primeminister, the man who put the N in cuts. I've posted it on Daily Motion
(a youtube alternative with a possibly poor choice of name).
|Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011|
Wednesday may very well be my least favourite day of the week.
Today was the first really cold days gardening I've done this winter. It didn't help that it was weeding out the patio which was made up of freezing cold slabs that the sun didn't bother to come out and warm. My hands feel very unhappy.
Still at least I was prepared this year hand had a stove in the van for a nice nourishing soup and a cup of tea. It's been a long time since a cup of tea felt that good.