First posted on 1st February 2004. Most of the time, I choose to drive rather than drink. This choice stems from a time when I was the only one of my friends who could drive so I would collect them, take us all to the pub and drop them off at the end of the night, making a bit of petrol money and an entire evening’s worth of free soft drinks into the bargain. As the years went on, the idea of hanging around in the cold at the end

And so, on to the 2004 archives! In January I was thrilled at the start of the new breakfast time Chris Moyles show on Radio One, as it freed me from a Sara Cox induced radio hell. I also asked my readers (yes, I had some back then!) to come up some quotes for me to use on my ‘about’ page off the back of a review I received. I’ve no idea which I chose in the end, as that page was binned off years ago, but the end of

From the archives: On Saturday 20th September 2003, as I was preparing to attend the first (as far as I know) Manchester lomomeet, I pondered the joys of meeting people you don’t know off of the internet… “It was then suggested, by someone who shall remain nameless, that these people may not be as entertaining in person as they are online. Could it be true? Is there a chance that Scaryduck is simply an ordinary boring husband and father to Mrs Scary and the scary ducklings? Could Green Fairy in

Thought I’d rummage through my Movable Type blog archives, before I bin it all, and dig out any interesting snippets from my past that are worth keeping. Here’s a rather important post from 4th May 2003… Recently I had to travel to my company’s head office to deliver some training and decided to drive rather than take the train. This decision was made mainly because trains suck and my last experience on one was so bad that I arrived 2.5 hours later than planned. I also figured that I could

A few years ago, after a yearning for knee-high boots had gone unsatisfied for many seasons, I discovered that well-known high street store Evans sold boots that I could actually zip up. As the style I chose were made from leather, they were not cheap, so I caved in and opened a store card to get a discount. The card has not been used since but it does mean that I am on their mailing list, with many enticing offers popping into my inbox only to be promptly deleted. After

At the weekend, I spent some time with my younger sister who lives in a rather pretty part of Berkshire. On Saturday morning, we headed out with our cameras to a nearby field which contained mostly buttercups and white Shetland ponies. Combined with the lovely blue sky, this was perfect photographic fodder! As we headed home, we spotted that the local wine estate was offering free tastings as part of English Wine Week, so we popped across the road to Stanlake Park to check out their shop. Ended up pottering

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