Driving in my car

Something I don’t seem to being doing very much these days.

I filled the car up with fuel in early September. Since then I’ve driven half-way to Scotland and back, across to the far side of Bristol and back, plus other “local” stuff, and I still haven’t had to refuel. Most weeks the car lies unused apart from a short trip to the supermarket on a Saturday morning. Occasionally it doesn’t get used for a fortnight at a time. I walk or cycle to work every day, partly through choice, and partly because I wouldn’t qualify for a parking permit anyway, and so far have been lucky with the weather and have been able to cycle to scouts on a Friday night.

Could I survive without a car? Quite probably.

Would I want to survive without a car? Not really. It’s nice to have the car there just in case I fancy going cycling somewhere further afield. I like being able to go to the supermarket and being able to buy more than I can carry, especially when it comes to cases of beer and the like. I even have an urge to get something larger, and more practical for filling with bikes and camping kit.

In other unrelated news, IDS has just been given the boot as leader of the Conservative party, and it’s raining again.


It’s raining properly this evening. Quite annoying really as I wanted to go riding, but it’s too wet to make it anything resembling a pleasurable experience. I’ll have to settle for a couple of mugs of tea in front of the telly.

1: yes matt02, it is another in the succession of song titles (Subhumans, From the Cradle to the Grave, FISH8).

Crazy Crazy Nights

Crazy Gang vs Housing Admin

Bit of a scrappy game tonight. The alley at the RUH has been revamped, and this knocked a good 15 pins off of each leg. After 3 legs we were losing 2-1, yet were 9 pins up. We went 3-1 down, dragged it back to 4-4, and then lost 5-4 but took the pins buy a generous margin.

Crazy Gang ended up taking 7 points, Housing Admin took 5.


I seem to have that “magic” touch when it comes to computers.

One of our DLT drives was playing up again (I hate DLT with a passion), several people had tried to get a tape to unload without much success. I wandered in to change another tape and thought I’d just have a quick go at getting the tape out, hit the appropriate button and wandered off, two minutes later it was all sorted.

Of course, now that I’ve mentioned this “magic” touch, I’ll be jinxed for evermore. Best keep me away from anything electrical.

Cold comfort

Still cold out. Must be the weather.

Scouts was somewhat depleted tonight, in part due to a birthday party, and also because one scout is in hospital after scratching his eyeball at scouts last week, and it becoming infected. Hopefully he’ll be out of hospital soon and will make a full recovery.

Hopefully I can have a nice lazy weekend, enjoy the extra hour in bed, and then watch England vs Samoa in bed on Sunday morning. I might even ride a bike.