It was a summer that we will remember for not happening, for never arriving. However, one weekend the summer did arrive and we took a trip to the coast. On the journey we listened to the audio version of Sepulchre by James Herbert, which was nice. When this got a little too heavy we put on Radio Two, and we heard the classic Nancy Sinatra track Summer Wine. (I say classic but I had never heard it before)
Now we liked this track and so when we got home we searched for it, found out who it was and then went to youtube :-) And that is where we found this version, which is quite good, and which I would like to share with you.
PS, I don’t particularly like the Corrs and U2 are a little hit and miss with me, but together this really works.
One of the goals I had set for this year was to create and do some structured exercise. Well, I researched, thought a little and wrote down a list of weight training exercises and basic non-weight exercises I could do. Decided that I would do them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, giving a day inbetween to rest the muscles (this seemd to be quite important when reading up on it all).
I started this almost a month ago and have been regularly keeping up since then. I am now in the position where I may need to add one or two more exercises to the list, but I’m not rushing into that as I would like to add some aerobic exercie to the days inbetween. Running is the easiest but I find that terribly boring, skipping could be an option as at least I wouldn’t have to leave the house. If I ever get the shed put up in the back garden I could get myself a bicycle.
However, I am pleased that one of my major goals for the year has been achieved.
The Death of Dalzielby Reginald Hill This was a good read. I don’t normally like or go for crime novels but this one was given to me and I enjoyed it. Reginald Hill (no relation) keeps the plot moving, the humour flowing and although not with a great whodunnit twist at the end, it did resolve things nicely. See more about The Death of Dalziel
The latest in a long line of spam emails to hit my inbox has taken top spot in my all-time favourites list. This one is nicely left-field and has had me chuckling since I saw it. It is for Viagra (which despite it being random spam always worries me) but it was the sender that made me chortle. I was being offered Viagra from Stewart Camp.
I am off on an international venture in November. It means crossing into the territory of our European partners and looking at scenery such as the following
The thing is, this trip is at the same time as the Cardiacs are touring for the first time in years. I normally see them at the Astoria in London but if I want to do the international trip and the Cardiacs I may have to see them in Stoke or some other place. What a choice, the above or the below… you help me decide ;-)
Well it was the first week back to work after the summer break. This is one of those times that marks out the year, for me it means summer is over. But just this once I wish summer had actually started.
Being on WinXP at home, I have stuck with Windows Media Player. I quite like version 11 and once used to one media player it can be difficult to change. I do however, use iTunes and have an account at the iStore where every once in a while I’ll buy a track I quite like. The problem is that it seems like every time I run iTunes there is a download, so instead of playing the one or several tracks I felt like listening to I have to wait about twenty minutes while I download and upgrade to the latest version. iTunes has now taken over from Adobe Reader as the most updated piece of software I use. Well, perhaps firefox updates more but that update is seamless, quick and often rewarding.
Loved, Mock the Week and in particular Andy Parsons this week. He made the point that people being upset and complaining that they didn’t want Camilla to be Queen was ridiculous. It is the whole point of a Monarchy that the people don’t choose who will be Queen. If you want to choose then you need a presidency.