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The London Bar, Driffield

July 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

My first time eating at The London Bar in Driffield tonight was a pleasant surprise. Having not really intending to eat there, after a day at Driffield Show and a lazy beer the moment took us and we got stuck into a very decent burger. The menu used to be more tapas based and we never did get around to trying it, however, there has now been a shift towards simple quality food and it works well. Heartily recommended by the three people in our party so give it a go.

They don’t appear to have a website yet and I can’t even find a phone number for them so I suggest you just go along.

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Sony Ericsson W850i

July 11th, 2007 · 7 Comments

gpd_33685high_28_0_4000.jpgGot a new phone delivered today – the Sony Ericsson W850i. It’s going straight back tomorrow. After putting the battery in and leaving it on charge I went to then put my SIM card in to get started. Only the battery cover is completely stuck and refuses to move even after ramming screwdrivers in it. It turns out I am not alone with this problem so back it goes.

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08000 191774 or 0800 0191774 or 08000191774

June 29th, 2007 · 18 Comments

Well, you are probably reading this as a result of searching to see who has called you from 08000191774. I’ll save you the hassle of calling them back by letting you know it was a marketing call from Excell Contact Centres who work on behalf of various ‘clients’. A recorded message tells you that “we do not need to speak with you at this time…” (why call me then?) …”as we will call you back at a future date” (great)

You can opt out of their calls by ringing 0845 130 7252 which is a bit of a con since that will cost you money. You could just keep ringing the 0800 0191774 number back and listening to the message – each time you call it then costs them money.

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June 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Next door gardenWe managed to survive yesterdays flooding, although Sonia’s journey back from Hull that normally takes 40 min took 5hrs 30 mins yesterday after numerous road closures and traffic chaos.

Motorbike at A164 HuttonCars going through the floodwaters A164 HuttonFlooding at Lockington, 26th June 2007Flooding at Lockington, 26th June 2007

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Matthew and his Helicopter

May 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I was privileged to be invited to the first test flights of Matthew’s helicopter. I couldn’t resist taking the camera along…and be sure to read the full story for exclusive video footage of the crash!

Ready to launchMatthew looking proud and ready to flyUp, up and awayAgh, it's going high!Coming back in to landFlight Two wasn't so successful!

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Being green(er) – update

May 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Following on from our efforts to be green, I am currently involved in two fights.

1 – To replace my overflowing home made wooden composter I ordered two large compost bins on 14th March that are yet to turn up.

2 – I also changed our electricity/gas tariff with Scottish Power to their ‘Green Energy H20’ power option. This means they will buy the same amount of energy I use from Hydro sources. However, switching to this has revoked my ‘online account’ and they now want to send me paper bills again. So my fight is to get them to change their billing procedures so that I can have green power and ‘paperless’ bills. Apparently I am the first person to spot their stupidity and they are looking into it and will keep me updated.

On a more positive note, all lights in the house with the exception of 2 that we rarely use are now energy saving bulbs using 1/5th of the power of the others

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£65 million missing

April 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

1 pennyRoyal Mint are estimating that £65 million worth of one penny coins have gone missing since 1971. That’s 6.5 billion coins that are no longer in circulation! I’m guessing that the one I can see on my desk right now is in circulation, but what about the 87 sat in a money jar?

Do you need a photographer in driffield 

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More Woody pictures

April 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

By request I have put a few more pictures of Woody on the photo’s page – enjoy.

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The Producers

March 20th, 2007 · No Comments

The Producers - ManchesterWhat a night – we could quite possibly be the only people ever to smuggle 4 pork pies into a theatre when we went to watch the excellent ‘The Producers’ at the Palace Theatre, Manchester last night. Great night though including some extra stuff from Peter Kay when there was a power cut [Read more →]

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Being green(er) – Electricity and Gas

March 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Part of my being green(er) mission – this week it is Electricity and Gas [Read more →]

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