October 29th, 2013

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Whether the weather be...erm...

I managed to avoid the storm yesterday by the intriguing (and, as Sarah pointed out, rather extreme) tactic of driving from Beith (Ayrshire) to Hemel Hempstead. Also, having left reasonably soon after checking out of the hotel, and despite a bit of cloggy up stuff on the M6 Junctions 10 - 8, I managed to get home by about 8:00pm (this included a few stops at services, including one for lunch), which was a.) not bad and b.) a distinct improvement on Friday's journey in the opposite direction...

Ironically, although the weather in Scotland had been rather wet and windy over the weekend, when I woke up on Monday morning it was pleasantly bright and clear. I wish I'd been able to spend more time there, actually. Hopefully next time...
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Also...

These are absolutely delicious! I think I'm going to start a campaign to popularise them outside Scotland, because, seriously, wonderful!!!
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That meme thing.

Might try to do a few of these at once, as I get back into some kind of normality.



Day 9: What are your worst habits?
Erm. Well. I still pick my nose. Is that bad enough for you?

Day 10: What's your best physical feature?
I don't really think I have any physical features that are either outstandingly good or (being overweight aside) outstandingly bad. That said, I think my face is reasonably pleasant. And I probably have nice eyes.

Day 11: List 15 of your favourite things.

  • huntingospray
  • Doctor Who
  • God/Jesus/etc.
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Music in general
  • The works of Kate Griffin
  • The works of Douglas Adams
  • Science fiction in general
  • Although less keen on fantasy, I have a soft spot for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
  • Bit of a guilty pleasure, but, the works of Clive Cussler (exciting adventures, but the dialogue is often appallingly unrealistic...
  • The works of Tom Sharpe
  • Comedy in general - there's nothing I like more than whiling away a few hours listening to episodes of I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue or Cabin Pressure or watching Mock the Week or Have I Got News for You
  • Driving. Being able to drive is one of the most liberating experiences imaginable. Such a relief not to be reliant on public transport, or on other people to give me lifts.
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More meme time...



12 - What's inside your fridge?
Erm. Food. Bread, cheese, marge (or nearest equivalent), milk, some mackerel, tomatoes (cherry and regular), Tesco pre-mashed potatoes, Tesco jacket potatoes with grated cheese...probably some other stuff I've forgotten, but that's about the norm.

13 - What's your earliest memory?
My earliest clear memory - and I've told this anecdote so many times that there's a danger that I remember my telling of it rather than the memory itself, so it may be a bit unreliable, but anyway - involves my sister and I at the family meal table. I think my stepdad's parents may have been visiting us, but I'm not sure about that. We were both begging to be excused from the meal table so that we could go to the lounge and watch that evening's episode of Doctor Who. We were finally excused and made it in there in time to see the ending of episode 1 of The Ark in Space - the bit where the Doctor (or is it Harry?) opens the door and the Wirrn falls out on him. Cue credits. I could, if I fancied, go and look up what date that was (around January 25th 1975?). I'd have been about five years old.

14 - If you won the lottery...
I don't know. I mean, I don't play it anyway, so it's a bit academic, but...I'd pay off my debts, treat Sarah and myself and the rest of my family to holidays (plural simply because we wouldn't necessarily all want to go to the same place together) and more than that, I don't know. I suspect that if I were working, I wouldn't leave, although if I weren't I wouldn't necessarily be too desperately mad to find something new. Might buy myself a couple of synthesisers and an iMac.