Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Have your poppy and piss on it

Yesterday's war memorial thieves certainly did.

Thanks to Tony F on Pinkstone's Blog for highlighting, once again, how depressingly disrespectful people are. The theft of five brass panels bearing the names of fallen soldiers from a memorial in Manchester beggars belief (well to those non-coppers who still hold a fuzzy sense of faith and happiness in the basic goodness of people).

The BBC article cites Philips Cemetary in Bradford. However, I doubt Bradford is in GMP's catchment area! so I suspect it's in Phillips Park in East Manchester.

The thefts are suspectedly in order to sell the plaques for cash, perhaps £300 each. All in time for Remeberance Sunday of course. If not returned, it will take £10,000 and many months to replace them. I think we should poppy pop the robbers off to the pen (permission to groan).

So I'll not worry too much about my bicycle seat that was missing presumed snaffled for cash when I arrived at the train station after work today... it's quite embarrasing walking with a bicycle through a crowded area with a bright yellow jacket on because you can't ride standing up!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

The world is my beer fridge

After such a long hot summer(!) There are some benefits to the sudden snowy turn in the weather. It's now that time of year again that I don't have to worry about making room in the fridge for my next cold beer or two...3...

I just bung them in my lovely walk-in fridge (otherwise known as the garden).

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

In case you wondered where I went (again)

Teaching has started...lots of eager students(?)...12 hour days...melting

nuf said.

Has anyone seen a PhD around here anywhere coz I sure haven't?

Monday, 8 September 2008

In case you wondered where I went

Firstly I got sucked well and truly into the Olympics, as can be seen from my half-arsed post on the first day, and nothing after. But for the second week of it I got food poisoning and didn't eat for 2 days...then I went on holiday, thankfully - I'd thought I'd have to cancel having been in bed (mostly) for a week. So now I'm back, and it's time to start doing some serious work again. So I'll be trying to catch up on all the blogs and start posting again (and doing some serious work of course).


Saturday, 9 August 2008

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Britain tops the olympic medal table in '08

1908 that is. Yep, I even resorted to stealing the BBC's joke this time.

Anyway, don't forget the Olympic games opening tomorrow night at 7. Apparently the pollution problems are "sorted" as extraordinary efforts have been made to ensure... at best not a danger to the health of athletes. That's nice then, what about the less fit and healthy spectators? Apparently it's fog, not pollution, so that's fine then, we just might not be able to see the games?

ed. I was only six hours out...

Blogs to watch (err, read)

I just came across this blog on the BBC site which looks great. The author is trying to avoid using plastic for a month. I'm really into recycling as is Chunky - not that into it though - so I'm looking forward to following this one and seeing how it turns out.

I've also recently been introduced (shamelessly by the author himself) to this really witty, interesting and intelligent blog, so go read it if you haven't, and this is not because I was buttered up by an offer to link to my blog...OK.