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A married Cornishman who still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. I currently work for a charity and am trying to expand my horizons. [See bottom of page for Blog Archive and Links.]

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Monday, February 27, 2006

Erudite man about Corfu Town

In Corfu, if you want to have a tasty (well, sweet - hey! I have a sweet tooth) refreshing drink try a frappé; with one proviso, don't have it made with milk. If you are taken as English they will assume you want ycur drink with an emphasis on dairy content.

Milk turns a pleasant drink into something that cloys the pallet, (written with the standard web proviso 'in my opinion').

So, here is my tribute to the frappé, a drink that has seen me through many an hour on the internet.

Handcrafted on a Sony Ericsson P910i

My mobile blog - lowjib7.blogspot.com

Trains in Cornwall

There is some good news, if you are an uber geek, the train due in is a Virgin Train (more on this in a bit).

If you've never encountered the 3 services that run through the county, let me give a brief snapshot.

Wessex Trains - I would say my least favourite train but, when waiting for rail transport to take me home that often is hourly at best, any train is my favourite. The carriages are often tired when it comes to upholstery and cleanliness. There have been times when the they have been short of carriages meaning people stood all through the aisles. Pretty much covering between the edge of Devon and Penzance.

First Great Western - carriages not as tired as Wessex and less often late. In relation to Cornwall, this company runs services between Penzance and London.

Virgin Trains - this service runs the newest fleet of trains, as reflected in the condition of the interiors and, most importantly for geeks, a mains power socket (god bless Richard Branson - for this at least). I looked at my Axim when I realised l'd be at the station for some time and was disappointed to see it only had an hour's charge at best; as I use it to listen to all the podcasts I subscribe to at present this was bad news. My mood lifted, as soon as l realised l had missed my normal evening Wessex train but would get to catch a Virgin.

I write this while sitting on the train, listening to In Our Time from Radio 4 and charging the Axlm at the same time.

Handcrafted on a Sony Ericsson P910i

Here l am again

It hadn't happened for a while so I guess it was due, just like cold cards or a bad beat.

Just as I have a 3 days out of 5 transfer to our Penzance office, that saves Cathy 1.25 hours waiting around each day, I managed to miss my train. Cathy is now picking me up 1.75 hours after she would have. Man, if she wasn't so great I'd be in big trouble!

We are realistic about what we can, or want to, do for an evening meal - this late and we'll eat out; nothing fancy, just a jacket potato at our local supermarket. Anything fancier we'll save for evenings where there is more than picking me up late, like the cinema (see earlier post).

Handcrafted on a Sony Ericsson P910i

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Details on the photo just previously

It's freezing outside and, as l am feeling something like normal after the bronchitis battle, my thoughts turn to Corfu last year.

I have not posted any pictures for a while so will make an effort to do so for the next few.

First, below, is a view from the side of the Liston towards a place l visit every year. There is a great little bookshop which also sells newspapers, magazines, poslcards and calendars but it's the choice of English books about Greece and the service.

More anon.

Handcrafted on a Sony Ericsson P910i

My mobile blog - lowjib7.blogspot.com

Road to the Corfu Town Bookshop


Handcrafted on a Sony Ericsson P910i

My mobile blog - lowjib7.blogspot.com

Monday, February 20, 2006

Will it last?

Over the last month or two I have developed an interest that has gripped me, more than any in the last few years.

I will admit I am some what obsessive-compulsive and, over the years, have gotten heavily involved in a number of hobbies; needless to say none have come to that much, certainly none have made me any money.

Of the two habits I have explored that might pay: I do not have a quality working camera and I did not get past the very basics.

The other potentially paying hobby, Poker. More later.

Composed and sent from a WM5 Dell Axim x51v Pocket PC

Sunday, February 19, 2006

A veritable treasure

When opening my wallet yesterday I spent a minute or two fishing through various cards - bank, video club, loyalty cards and others. While doing this I got to thinking about which was most valuable to me.

It didn't take me long to work it out, it was my Library Card.

With the card I have free access to all of the books in the county's libraries plus thousands of audiobooks, cds, videos and dvds, daily newspapers, a range of magazines and online access to a host of newspapers & databases one would normally have to pay for.

In future I'll treat it with much, much more respect.

Composed and sent from a WM5 Dell Axim x51v Pocket PC

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

test 2

This is sent via a different server without the authentication box ticked.
 
I need blogger to see the email as from the account it recognises while being sent via the account I am logged into.
 
If this doesn't work i could try the post server program I have that can be set up on this laptop.

Bronchitis trials and tribulations

Coming up to week 3 of this debacle - not the right word but I feel so rough and frusltrated at the name time.

For 3 weeks I had to put up with persistent coughing that was due to a virus - according to my doctor. Eventually I had to go back with a rattle in my throat and coughing so hard that I couldn't stand without holding on to something. Lo and behold it was bronchitis and the Doc said it would "get worse before it got better" and I thought 'that's OK how much worse can it get?'

UGH!!! It's not right that I can feel so lousy - I haven't even surfed the web in my spare time. It wasn't so much the cough as the lack of motivation, the depression (and yet the knowing that there are so many more people worse off than me). The little I have managed is thanks to this wireless network, being able to sit on the settee in front of the open fire has been as theraputic as anything I have.

I have turned a corner now - if coughing hard enough to put my back out, is on the mend.

The one thing I could really do with is a stylus in the form of a fountain pen. I've not heard of such a thing but it would make it so much more enjoyable.

Composed and sent from a WM5 Pocket PC

laptop test post

This is a test to see if I can send an email my blogger account recognises while using a different server.

Monday, February 06, 2006

I got those bronchitis blues

Coming up to week 3 of this debacle - not the right word but I feel so rough and frusltrated at the name time.

For 3 weeks I had to put up with persistent coughing that was due to a virus - according to my doctor. Eventually I had to go back with a rattle in my throat and coughing so hard that I couldn't stand without holding on to something. Lo and behold it was bronchitis and the Doc said it would "get worse before it got better" and I thought 'that's OK how much worse can it get?'

UGH!!! It's not right that I can feel so lousy - I haven't even surfed the web in my spare time. It wasn't so much the cough as the lack of motivation, the depression (and yet the knowing that there are so many more people worse off than me). The little I have managed is thanks to this wireless network, being able to sit on the settee in front of the open fire has been as theraputic as anything I have.

I have turned a corner now - if coughing hard enough to put my back out, is on the mend.

The one thing I could really do with is a stylus in the form of a fountain pen. I've not heard of such a thing but it would make it so much more enjoyable.

Composed and sent from a WM5 Pocket PC

Composed and sent from a Pocket PC