Saturday, 12 January 2008

Who turned the heating off?

So much for global warming - it has been absolutely freezing here. Now that I have hit a rich seam of information about my family, I went in search of my grandparents' grave. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to find it and just about froze to death wandering about the cemetery. Still, on a warmer day I shall have another go.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Nuclear power - yes, please!

But I think it is a monstrous own goal by the 'Scottish Government' to be so hostile to the concept of nuclear power. Thousands of jobs will be created building and operating new power stations which will move energy production away from fossil fuels and will consequently reduce carbon emissions. None of these jobs, however, will be created in Scotland, and the SNP administration is preening itself on this fact. Not only will Scotland miss out on these jobs, but Scotland also faces a bleak future in terms of its ability to produce sufficient power.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Well, what to do now?

Ten days into the year and I have tracked down Didactodaddy. I know that a reunion (or to be honest, a first union) after 38 years is not practicable. However, I do intend to visit his address and at least get a look at him.

Bother, I missed a day

OK, I was ill, but I won't use that as an excuse. I am really ashamed of myself. My throat is agony; I can barely speak; I am thoroughly miserable. Working isn't good for me.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Woe is me, I am dying

Mrs Didactophobe has a bug and I think she has passed it to me. That is a hazard, I guess, of being married to a nurse [or a teacher]. One of us is liable to catch a disease from the sick people we have to work with, and so is the nurse. Retiring to bed.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Back at work today

Unfortunately. Why do the holidays never quite seem long enough? 2007 was an annus horribilis for me work-wise, so I am keen that this year should get off to a flying start. First day wasn't too bad, to be honest.

Achmed dead Terrorist

Funniest video ever.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

There are some perks to being a nurse...

... and sometimes coppers do have a heart.

Mrs Didactophobe was recently caught speeding, doing 38mph in a 30 limit. The police officer who was holding the speed gun approached the car and went through the usual rigmarole. He scolded my wife and told her that he would have booked her if she had been doing 40mph. In response to being told that she had no points on her licence, his reaction was "What you mean is, you haven't been caught yet". Sarcy sod, but probably true enough.

Mrs D is absolutely certain that the only reason she didn't get booked was that he saw her uniform and that she had told him she was on her way to work. He was of Chinese appearance, and the only Chinese policeman I know of locally was in my year at school. I don't know if it was him, but if it was, good on you! What was he like at school? Let's say, I think the police was a good career choice for him. Make of that what you will.