Monday, January 26, 2009

Very Litte Help

We visited a new Tesco store yesterday and needed something for Debbie's shoulder pain. The in store pharmacy suggested some pain killers and a heat patch which contained no drugs. We found one but when we tried to pay for it at the checkout they refused to sell it because it wasn't on file and confiscated it. Not taking no for an answer, I went back to the shelf, took a picture of the product and the price, picked another one up and took it to customer services.

They still refused to part with the goods untill I showed them the picture and then with a huff they relented.

They must have forgotten that "every little helps"


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Early Spring Cleaning

We've both noticed that it was taking an age for this page to finish downloading, mostly down to adding more and more stuff in the side bar over the years. So I've had a clear out, getting rid of links to pages that fell by the wayside as far back as 2006 and other stuff that slowed everything down.

The only thing this blog needs now are some posts a little more frequently which is realy what blogging is all about. Having flashy things in the side bar and links to every blog related site there ever was is all very nice but it's the posts that count and at the moment it's like reading a diary with half the pages missing.

Being the world's slowest writer doesn't help, just posting a couple of lines here takes me ages, I spend more time scratching my goatee than I do typing (yep, doing it right now!). It's that bad, I'm only doing a couple of posts a week on Twitter, I'll spend half an hour looking for the best mobile Twitter client then go back to the original site any way and still not get round to posting anything.

I'll be glad when we get the new phones in a few weeks time with wi-fi, I've lost count of the number of times I've had a great idea for a post and then found that the mobile network is on a tea break. By the time the signal is back or I've waited half an hour for the laptop to boot up, I've forgotten why I switched it on.

Before I go, here's a picture of Lucy I meant to post 3 weeks ago..



Friday, January 02, 2009

Old Moor

Having spent all yesterday on the sofa, we managed to pull ourselves away to get some shopping done and then spend a couple of hours down at RSPB Old Moor. Debbie hates me lugging the slr with the huge lens around and I must admit, I limit it's outings now to the back garden and Old Moor.

It was absolutely freezing in some of those hides with the breeze rushing across the water and into your face. Still, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and I ended up wanting to go first while Debbie was still snapping away with her little camera. We've bought some more bird food for the best fed garden birds in the country!

All the shots below are Debbie's, you can see mine next door.


Great Tit & Bullfinch

Great Tit & Long Tailed Tits


Great Tit & Long Tailed Tit

Blue Tit

RSPB Old Moor


Young Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Mute Swan & Signet