train My trip ‘up North’ went reasonably smoothly, all things considered, and am hoping that I’ll be able to say the same after my trip to London on Thursday.  It’s certainly shaping up to be a busy week as we’re picking the new house keys up on Friday and moving the bulk of our stuff on Saturday. I’ve got to get the 6.30 train on Thursday morning so expect to have the energy levels of a torpid slug by the time we reach the weekend. Perfect timing as ever, of course.

After Friday, I expect to be incommunicado for the next couple of weeks while my internet account gets transferred to the new house.  Quite why it takes so long is beyond me; it would probably be quicker to tie a reel of new cabling to a mouse and let him scurry off laying new fibre optic as he went.  The last time I was without the internet for any length of time was in June 2008 and I remember remarking afterwards that I found being internet-less for a fortnight or so somewhat trying. I guess I’ll have the net at work this time so will swing by Google Reader in my lunch break now and then to keep abreast with developments in the blawgosphere.

Anyway, to paraphrase the great Murray Walker, “I’ll make no apologies for my absence, but I’m sorry I won’t be here”.


  1. I always wonder how slow internet service providers are with setting up a 'new' customer. It takes forever to get them to come to your house at a time that is convenient to you in the first place and then they end up messing atleast 1 thing up!

    Good luck with the moving in, I'm sure that will keep you busy and keep your mind off the internet. I can safely say I can't live without it too now.

    Your presence will be missed for a bit :P

  2. Why did you change the slogan? :)

  3. Andro: I'd been thinking about it for a while and as I was doing a visual refresh of the design, I thought it was the right moment. :-)

  4. Hey Michael, heard of :D

  5. Wow... I hadn't heard of it, Andro, but what a great find. Hilarious! :D


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