Thursday, April 29, 2010

Darwin Launch Day

Today we launch our new product to the marketplace.  As part of the 'hype' for the day we came into work to find a load of animals strewn around the office - Lions, Rhinos, Zebra and a few of these Monkeys.  One was quite near me - so, of course, I've had fun dressing it up :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Webcam Working

Got the webcam working - although not sure K will be happy about all the wires over the kitchen :(  Might have to relocate it to the study (once it is unpacked).

Saturday, April 24, 2010


We're in - well, we turned up on Mon but the internet only came today.  It has been an exhausting week.  The house was far from perfect when we turned up - we've filled a skip with left over rubbish and spent 4 days straight cleaning!!!  The cigarette ash, tar and general grime on just about everything had to be seen to be believed.  I took 5 aierials, and empty water tank and 6 bags of loose rubbish out of the attic yesterday not to mention the numerous bits of glass, brick and sludge from the gardens.  To top it off the drains blocked on Wed with one being beyond repair and the toilet is leaking.  HUFF.  Good news is that we finished one of the bedrooms, the kitchen is usable and I have my own server room under the stairs :)  I have lots of photos but no easy way to upload atm so they'll come later....

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today is the last full day that we'll spend in our current home.  We've spent the last 3 days packing and cleaning and are exhausted.  Tomorrow, early, a lorry is coming and we have to move all this stuff into it - presuming it will fit.  This is also the last day for a week I'll be connected to the net :(

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Samsung UE55C8000

New house means new gadgets - except the one I want isn't released yet.  55" LCD, 3D ready but more importantly built in BBC iPlayer and Skype.  Will have to start saving as I reckon it won't be cheap...

Friday, April 09, 2010


So, today is the day the house should exchange... I am waiting with frayed nerves and much anticipation.  It has been a four and a half month nightmare to get to this point and I am still not willing to believe it will happen until the solicitor rings to tell me it's done.  Last time I was this stressed was my general flight test!!!  Anyway, nerves aside it does mean I can start planning the move - although with only a week to go it is not that much time.  I've petitioned the locals to see if anyone will be around to help and included this VERY detailed plan to assist them in visualising the complexity of this move...

UPDATE: Exchanged at 16:27 - IT'S ON!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

MBK 17 Miles

With the Lytton Beer festival in full swing I needed to burn off some of those calories.  So, a 17 mile cross-country ride ought to do it :)  Took just over 2 hours and was surprisingly muddy - the horses really churn the tracks up.  Can now relax for the rest of the day - which is good as A is making a roast later :)

Friday, April 02, 2010

The House Move Begins...

So, we heard the last person in the chain finally got their mortgage offer and are ready to go - we should exchange early next week.  At last!  So, this weekend we started to think about how we are going to pack everything up - a not so small undertaking!  Part of the clear-out that ensued involved deciding to get rid of a few bits and pieces.  Most will find the charity store but if you fancy a 15 draw CD unit in handmade reclaimed teak - then head to ebay (link in title) now where it's just gone on at 99p, local pickup only!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Easter Has Arrived

The Easter Bunny came to work this morning and left a whole pile of eggs under the stairs.  The resulting mass rush for chocolate shows just how concentrated the average employee can be if motivated properly :)  Happy Easter everyone!