27 Jan 2015

I'm going to forget about Auschwitz, this year...

It's Holocaust Memorial Day today, something which I now remember without any prompting, for the reasons that I wrote about last year.

However I am not minded to do anything special to draw the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust to the wider world this year.

26 Jan 2015

Made in Andover..? Pull the other one...!

I have acquired a brand new wheelie bin today. What an exciting life I lead...

The old one, manufactured in 1997, had split on the front corner, due to the stresses and strains of being thrown around on the back of the collection vehicles.

I suspect that it would have been next to useless after a few more weeks, so I decided to get it changed as soon as I noticed the problem.

25 Jan 2015

Oh no, it's Comic relief...

I have just noticed a tweet which promotes the good work that Comic Relief does, so I guess that means it must be Red Nose Day again soon...?

Sure enough, I have just checked and found that Red Nose Day is on Friday 13th March this year, 2015. An ominous date if ever I saw one...

The idea of Red Nose Day is to 'do something funny for money'. This usually raises millions of pounds for the Comic Relief charity, but the comedy value is questionable. Expect to see teams of firemen taking turns to sit naked in a tub of cold baked beans, with their colleagues dressed as nuns and shaking collecting tins under the noses of innocent passers-by...

It really will be a good idea to stay indoors on Friday 13th March this year...

24 Jan 2015

DIY plastic rain cover...

I am quite pleased with my little project for the afternoon, even if I do say so myself.

This transparent plastic cover should now enable the salt spreader that I blogged about the other day, to be stored outside if necessary, in a suitably sheltered spot.

I have just such a place in mind and anticipate that this plastic cover will do perfectly...

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