Archive for December, 2003


Friday, December 19th, 2003

Lara’s Christmas present this year is a somewhat overdue replacement for her Casio wrist watch. I’m getting her a Rado, and a combination of the weak dollar and rip-off Britian at it’s laughable worst made a US purchase very attractive. So, last Saturday I made the transaction at, who have been efficient enough to […]

Kubricks II

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

I picked up the latest set of Star Wars Kubricks last weekend, and it’s time to give whatever slight publicity this site affords to Yota. I sold Yota a Rubarb and Custard cd single on Ebay a few months ago, and when I found out he lived in Brighton I thought I’d take it round […]


Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

After having them as wedding favours, we’ve been enjoying rather a lot of Baci recently. Baci is Italian for ‘kisses’, and with a marketing savvy that rivals De Beers, each Baci comes with a love proverb inside its wrapper. Example: "Love without kisses dozes and then falls asleep". This is a genius combination of romance […]

Weather Mule

Thursday, December 11th, 2003

I was quickly ironing a shirt this morning when Lara shouted through that it sounded like rain. Because Lara is paranoid about early-rising neighbours catching a glimpse of her birthday suit, the window-blinds stay shut. Consequently, the first indication I get of the weather is when I step outside to leave, by which time it’s […]


Sunday, December 7th, 2003

I finally received my new Dell PC on Friday, and, at 75 days since my original order, Dell’s estimated delivery time of 7-10 days was out by an entire order of magnitude. In view of this you might be surprised to hear that I’m actually quite satisfied with the whole deal. As compensation for my […]


Monday, December 1st, 2003

I forgot to mention that last week I picked up a set of the very nice Maharishi DPM Kubricks. DPM stands for Disruptive Pattern Material, which means camouflage to the rest of us. They have taken their rightful place on the shelf (Alife’s Jest Kubrick makes a cameo (fnarr!) 3rd from the left). Full toy […]