Month: April 2011

April 4, 2011
April 3, 2011
While in the States, I was introduced to a TV series called The Dresden Files – I saw the first episode, which amused me enough that I bought the series on DVD when I got home, and it is on my to-watch pile.

In the meantime, I tried the original novels, by Jim Butcher, and I am hooked. I’ve just finished the fifth book in the series, and am about to start number six. There are 13 so far, so I still have a way to go. I intend to take a break after number six, partly because I have other stuff to read, but also because these are nice light reading, so I want to save a few for when I need that kind of book.

April 1, 2011
Was amused to see several large chunks of hand-wrapped parmesan in my supermarket, at half price because they had reached the sell-by date.

On reflection, I wish I had bought more than the one wedge now, as it tastes fantastic, and I’ve just read that it freezes well.

April 1, 2011
FM radio reception has always been a bit hit and miss in my area, which is why I have a couple of DAB radios around the house. However, my bedroom clock radio is still an old FM model (10 years!), and lately, I’ve found things worse than ever – decent reception when it wakes me up, but the moment I start walking around the bedroom, the signal comes and goes.

So I have just bought a replacement – the Pure Siesta Flow. This has a total of 4 alarm registers, which can be set to different day ranges – hence you can have a totally different wakeup routine at the weekend, without having to change anything. When the alarm goes, you have a choice of sources:

April 1, 2011
Earlier I posted about how I had been prescribed antibiotics for an infection resulting from a cut on my leg. The last week hasn’t been brilliant – I am not in much pain or anything, and it hasn’t affected my mobility, but it’s affected both my gut and my sleep pattern.

The latter has been the most affecting – some days I have gone to lie down after work at 5:30, and woken up at 9 or 10pm. Of course, then my sleep during the night has usually ended in the early hours of the morning.