Thursday, 22 June 2006

Boring Meeting

My boss's son, who is about 15, is currently spending a week in our office for some work experience. We try to involve him in as many things as possible and have him attend meetings as an observer. We had quite a long meeting towards the end of the day, involving discussions full of buzzwords and technical terms that he had no chance to understand. Predictably, he ended up falling asleep. We all found it very amusing.

Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Evil Eye

I managed to catch an eye infection over the weekend. I don’t know how. My left eye looks like it’s been punched. Luckily, I have very good doctors at my local surgery and I am now armed with antibiotic drops that have already made it look and feel much better.

So as not to make it worse, I will try to avoid smoky pubs and long stints in front of a computer screen for the next few days. Considering the current context (world cup and work), it might be difficult.

Thursday, 8 June 2006


June 6, 2006 came and went and we didn't see any sign of the Antichrist or any of his minions. The world is more or less as it was the day before. Now we just have to wait one year, one month and one day to have the luckiest day in history: 7/7/7.

Saturday, 3 June 2006

Ironing for Men

Before I left home so many years ago, my mum gave me a lesson in ironing. I've now forgotten most of it except the basics that enable me to iron my shirts. As a result, my iron is always set on the same setting that is good for cotton shirts. Don't ask me to iron anything else as I wouldn't know what to change to do it properly. As a guy who lives on his own in London, I am not an isolated case. I know some people who spend fortunes in dry cleaning because they have no clue how to iron anything. Luckily, this is about to change. Mary Hackney, a student from Coventry University has come to the rescue of iron-challenged blokes with an iron that sports a big handle, simple dials and go-faster stripes. It's also a cool gadget as it includes a scanning device which recognises the fabric and automatically selects the appropriate temperature and steam control. Mary, you're a star! I want one of those!

New Ceiling 2: Watching Paint Dry

The builders are back in my flat today to finish off the ceiling they started on Monday, now that the plaster is dry. So I'm stuck at home while it is a beautiful day outside. I wish I had a garden so that I could enjoy the sun while they work.