So I’m hopefully having a day trip to Bristol early next year, and assuming I want to be there from 11 until 4, my options are: Methods and costs of travelling from Harrogate to Bristol Method Journey time(each way) Leave/Return Approx Cost(pounds) Drive Around 4 hours Leave: 07.00 Back: 20.00 40 Train 4 Hrs 40mins Leave: 05.45 Back: 22.00 135 Train 2 Overnight stay Leave: 17.00 day before Back: 21.43 110-120 Fly 1hr 10 mins Leave: 06.45 Back: 20.30 50 The timings column is the timing of the major transport leg, and the clock times are the times I physically […]

"More thoughts on blogging"

There seem to be plenty of sites around and about on “How to blog”; talking about what a blog should and shouldn’t be, how to attract readers, and so on… Some go so far as to compare a blog to a newspaper – “You must post every day”! For me, this ‘blog’ has always been about me keeping a record of my own thoughts and events, primarily for my benefit, although those who know me may be interested, I guess. I don’t think this is selfish – I don’t have the time or energy to maintain a “public service” or […]

"Some Jokes (on the rude-ish side)"

All from The Humour Vault Q: What happened to the Pope when he went to Mount Olive? A: Popeye almost killed him! If College Students Wrote the Bible, the Ten Commandments would actually be only five, double-spaced and written in a large font. Two nuns are hard at work painting the monastery. It is very, very hot and one nun says to the other, “Do you think it would be evil if we took our habits off since we’re working so hard and it’s so hot?” The other nun said, “Well, we’re all alone and no one ever comes here, […]


PS I forgot to mention, I’ve added geographical information to both eutony.net and this page, which means you can jump along to the GeoURL website and find websites that are close to where I live. I should add that there is an added error in the data, so it’s no use turning up at the house at exactly this lattitude and logitude!

"The z520i"

Well, the phone arrived on Monday, and it seems to be very nice. Small and sleek, yet also fast to use, and I do like the blue edge lights. I haven’t used it in anger yet, as it’s still locked to O2, but the unlock cable is due to arrive on Monday which will free me to fly in the world of Orange. I have been carrying it around in my pocket (mainly because the unlock cable is being delivered to work, so I was going to unlock it there), and it feels fine. Of course I’ve yet to see […]

"More books"

Quick update on recent books. Snow Falling on Ceders Borrowed off a friend at work. Actually really enjoyed it, although it bordered on being a bit too graphic for my liking. Attention all Shipping I don’t think travel books are my favourite genre, but this was a pleasing little read. It felt a bit like hard work towards the end, mind. Finished Miss Garnet’s Angel Really enjoyed this, and it finally inspired me to get around to reading the Apochrypha Going Postal This was actually fab – best Pratchett for a while, I reckon. H’mm – not as many as […]

"There’s a phone a-coming"

Can’t say I rate the O2 website – except on price, I suppose. I ordered the phone, as you know, and got the usual flurry of confirmation e-mails. However, after a few hours, I got another e-mail that informed me said phone was in fact out of stock, that it would be shipped as soon as they had stock (and the figure of 5 days was banded around), and in the meantime I could check my order status through the website.. Could I heck! Apparantly there’s meant to be a “My Orders” section – no such thing. I sent off […]

"The deep is still calling"

Needless to say I coulnd’t leave my Psalmic musings hanging, so I thought I’d start by doing a Google, and Lo and behold a nice exposition of Psalm 42 came up, by Ray C. Stedman. The whole page is worth reading, but his dealing with verse 7 resonates with my intuitive understanding of what the Psalmist is getting at. He is still despondent. His remembering of the past has not worked. Usually it does. Usually this is enough to deliver us from this nagging fear that God is not going to do anything at all. But now it does not, […]

"Deep calls to deep"

At our work prayer group this week we were looking at Pslam 42 (As the deer…), and we all found ourselves tripping up over verse 7: Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me On one level I love this verse, as it’s so evocative – Matt Redman certainly thought so too, but when you actually stop and take stock, it’s not at all clear what it actually means. Perhaps we’re used to depth being a positive thing; “how deep is your love?” or “she’s such a shallow person” […]

"New Phone"

Hoorah – my new phone is on it’s way. How can this be, you ask? Well, it turns out that O2 have a special web deal of said phone for eighty quid, which includes a free bluetooth headset. Ok so I don’t need a bluetooth headset, but this deal beat the pants off expansys’s 180 odd, or indeed the best eBay can do. I will probably need to unlock it, but that’s only 15 quid or so; not too fussed about that. But I did want to take advantage of this deal before it vanishes! I’ll give the headset a […]

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