But, finally, I’ve decided to go cold turkey on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme.
Month: August 2012
[Added 26 August]
I initially squeezed past the guy on the aisle and sat in the middle seat opposite them, leaving them their legroom. But seeing there were more people boarding, I moved into the seat opposite Window Seat Guy. As I did, our legs touched, and he tutted and grudgingly moved, but not by much. He still insisted on stretching out, and we ended up with his legs in front of him, and mine either side.
Being the size I am, buying clothes can sometimes be a problem. As it happens, shirts – even office shirts – are not really an issue, as I have a couple of places I know that I buy from. Cotton Traders is a particular favourite store of mine – possibly because their shirts are big not because their target customers are fat, but because they started their business selling rugby shirts to broad-shouldered muscle mountains. But they work just as well for me too.
Will write more at another time, but one thing I will mention is the hot beef sandwich I foolishly bought in Harrods at lunchtime, which while pleasant enough, was not exactly hot, and left me feeling “meh”.
I was doing this before heading for bed last night, and came across the video of Seal’s Kiss From A Rose. I have always liked this song, so I followed some of the links that came up when the video ended, and found the following two videos, both wonderful, for two very different reasons.
The bad news: it has to stand for 3 hours after the delivery, before I can turn it on.
Youview is an IPTV service developed and launched jointly by BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five; together with BT and TalkTalk. Youview have specified what a Youview box should do, to enable it to bear the name, and various set-top box manufacturers will be launching their own boxes, made to that spec. The highlights of the requirement are that it includes dual Freeview tuners, a hard disk recorder, and hosts all 4 channel’s catchup/on demand services. Furthermore, that this functionality should be fully integrated.
However, I do not understand this other anomaly. Since buying my new laptop, and realising that it is the first computer I have owned in a long time capable of playing decent games, I have been dabbling with various game demos on Steam, which is a gaming distribution platform. In particular one of the demos I have enjoyed is Hard Reset, and I have been considering buying the whole game.
On reflection, this was not a bad thing. I had a relaxing time in the cottage, going out for days (and getting my email fix in Starbucks or similar) and chilling out in the evening.