November 3rd, 2009


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off to Basildon *again* tomorrow. This time they've hired a car for me, as mine is currently sat on our driveway, dripping an oily substance.

Which is not good.

So, I now have the use of a brand new 2 litre Mondeo Zetec TDCi for the rest of the week. It's very shiny and goes jolly quickly. :-)

In other news, I finally got a parcel which turned up last week when we were away - it's a fabulous mug from freyjakj featuring YT in a stern authorial pose as people at work kept nicking *my* mug. It makes me giggle, and is therefore A Good Thing.

Album du jour is Scarlett Johansson's 'Anywhere I Lay My Head', a self-funded disc of Tom Waits covers. It really is rather beautiful and melancholy, and you can get it on amazon's mp3 download thingy for £2.99.

I had a cunning plan today to use the rest of my Borders gift card towards a shiny ipod nano for me as you can use the cards online, but it turns out you can only use them at, *not* borders entertainment. Boo and indeed hiss, cos I can't use it for DVDs either, only books.

Still, that's a whole heapin' helpin' of books to splash out on. First of which will be City of Thieves by David Benioff, cos nextian said it was dead good, like.


erm, that's it for now. Lots of photos from Scotland up on Flickr. I hope you're all well and have been playing nicely without me. I do miss you all when I can't get to LJ during the day, you know.

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oh, and anonymous_greg, you may be interested to hear that young Miss LB specifically requested your 'Everywhere it's Christmas' mix CD to listen to on our holiday.

She *adores* 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas'.

EB's favourite is 'Nuttin' for Christmas'

We listened to those two tracks a *lot* last week.



DSC_4972, originally uploaded by dakegra.

the Beans never let a little thing like persistent rain put them off enjoying a good beach.

After all, as Billy Connolly once remarked, there's no such thing as bad weather. Only the wrong clothes.

Did I mention that Billy used to stay in the lodge that we stayed in, many years ago?