Easter Already

Tesco is always ahead of the game.

British Rail + Leaves = Problems

Clearly our railway companies just can't cope with autumn. This photo from Southampton Central station shows leaves clogging up the drain pipes.

Christmas Flames

I love candles, especially when they burn right to the bottom and you use old used match sticks as new wicks in a flaming molten mess.

Tuition Fees

Damn this makes me angry. Today the coalition government voted to raise tuition fees to £9,000 a year. That equals £27,000 for a three year corse. But then degrees have been so de-valued by the idots who though to push 50% of students to university that only 4 year Masters courses will count, so make that £36,000. That is one shit load of debt to start your working life with, and that's not counting inflation, it could be perhaps up to twice this in 20 years time. This will affect my future children. How dare they?

Ask yourselves this: how many of the MP's voting today started out their career with this level of debt? None. Most will of course have passed throguh and been given money by the then government (like my Brother did four years before me). Two faced lying sly ...

So my children are going to have to spend £36,000 to get a worthwhile degree, or else come out with 30 years worth of debt. And that 36k doesn't the include living expenses on top of that = £6k per anum if living exceedingly frugally. So that's another 24k making the grand total £60,000. SIXTY THOUSAND POUNDS! And that's just one child, what if Su and I have more than one????? Fuck me.

I voted lib dem at the general election. When they joined the conservatives I though 'well at least they get to have some influence'. Now I just feel disgusted. Not only have the ruling generation stolen all the houses and made it damn near impossible to get on the property ladder, then they cause this horrendous global recession, now they destroy my future childrens prospect of living life debt-free. At least they've done a lot of work cleaning all the industrial revolution soot from all the buildings in England. Thanks.


Late autumn iris

Just came across this hidden in a garden on Shaftesbury Avenue as I pottered into Portswood to do some saturday afternoon shopping.

Duty Free? 'Cheap-Free' more like

What is the point of duty free shopping when you can find things cheaper on Amazon in your own country? Unless you are a smoker or drinker there really is no point. I'd have thought with the coming of smart phones and the ability to check prices online that they would have changed (here in Seoul Incheon airport they provide excellent wireless for free). But no. I've just come across some cameras, one for 100 dollars more than online and another, 'on special offer!', reduced to the same as Amazon. And that's Amazon in my own country, free delivery and a valid warranty.

Even cosmetics are not the excellent value they seem. This Davidoff aftershave i snapped on the way out was available from Boots Online for £17.

Silly Asiana

Their website is frankly useless. Here, on the overly complicated customer check-in service they want to know my date of birth and the date when I'm expected to expire!

Good morning world

We don't half live in a beautiful world. There is so much to be thankful for and to enjoy. This morning I took the advantage of having accidentally woken up early to welcome the new day and thank God for it all.

Cosmos looking stunning

Picasa Name Tagging

Why oh why is the Nickname field mandatory in Picasa?? It makes no sense whatsoever as it is not mandatory in any other Google product, or mac product, or windows product, or indeed in life!

What is particularly annoying is Picasa's insistence on auto filling the nickname tag with the first part of someone's title. When the contact's name is Dr Arnold Mcstupid, as it auto fills the nickname field with 'Dr'. What the...