Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Just a quickie to let any (if any !!) readers know that I have not dropped off the face of the earth, but have been out in the van - I thought I had the lap top and mobile internet connection licked but am still having problems !! Have been out in the van for some time now - British Leyland association rally and down in the depths of darkest Wiltshire. - No coverage on the mobile, so no connection to the internet. Back at home for a few days now. The good news is that the Air pump has been working - on the 12 volt system even (although have had to run the generator to charge the battery daily - so feeling a bit better - semi-human now and even looking forward to going back to work
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Mog in the twenty first Century
Well folks,it would appear that a new era in the mystic mog saga has started. A few weeks ago we went slightly mad and bought a lap top. This was internet ready and again in another fit of madness we got a contract phone to run the thing. I have previously always resisted contract phones after a run in with a service provider and bought myself out of the contract - (eventually) after a proctracted wrangle with them and, in essence, paying their bill twice! However, that was another story. Had great difficulty making the connection work and went back to the shop several times - every time the smooth young chap loaded the programme again and off it went ! Every time I got it home it would not work for me. I have now discovered that the coverage of my new network is not as good as my previous, pre-pay. Here we are in a field outside of Nuneaton en route to the British Leyland Caravan Club Association Rally - A weekend where all the clubs affiliated to the Club get together and play games and get blatted ! All the great names of the forgotten British Car industry - Alvis, Standard Triumph, MG, Landrover etc - A small but useless fact - My place of work, Abingdon Police Station, is built on the site of the old MG works-small world aint it. Anyway after much trial and error I've got the damn internet running and, with a bit of luck will be able to blog whilst out in the field now. Will save this and try and get my bog running so I can publish - old dog - new tricks
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Back from Wales (alive!)
Well. I see my last post was 13th July - Since then I have been sitting in a field in North Wales.
Up near Porthmadog (and yes, I did Porth ma dog several times) Our large and very hairy German Shepherd dog, Shadow also known as Darth Vadog, was as is his want, thrown into several cold and wet Welsh rivers and as the weather got warmer we decided to get him clipped - Mien Gott - I have never seen a stranger looking mutt - He's all legs and ears poor sod - and his little friend Cecelia, or Walsing Matildog as she is better known(she supports the Aussie cricket team- ungrateful little bastard - doesn't she know who buys her dog food !) She now is growling at him and, I suspect secretly sniggering ! Anyway didn't we have a lovely time the day(s) we went to Bangor ! - bought a new all singing, dancing lap top and a new mobile on a contract to power it - trouble is - no signal on vodaphone anywhere ! so haven't been able to log on to the net yet - once I do I can get some pictures up on the log - She who must be obeyed loved Bangor due in the main part to a large "Matalan" store which she went through like a plague of locusts on several occasions - did the usual things (other than Snowdon- a. rip off on Railway and b. when open a 4 - 5 hour wait for a train. Went to Portmerion ! spent fortune on "prisoner" tee shirts etc for she who must be obeyed but had a really good time re-discovering this amazing place - Clough Williams Ellis - bloody genius !! . I am not usually in any way class,race or people concious - but I have never seen so many "Chavs" and POTAs (Persons of Toe Rag Appearance)as I did in Wales nasty children, heavily preggers girls in too short pink T shirts with their bare bellies hanging over either very short denim or white ra ra skirts and the heavily tatooed male version with shell suit bottom, obligitory beer can and Staffie on heavily "brassed" harness and lead -lots of them in tents on the next field - loud music, heavy drinking and fires at 0200 ! I'm getting old - more later !
back to sleep clinic today