Archive for February, 2011

Kindling away…

Photo taken from guardian.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a couple of months since my last update, so apologies for that. I never seem to have time to sit down and write these days, but as this is the 1st post of the year, here is my annual promise to update more.

So what has been happening? Well I am now secretary of my local Labour CLP branch, so I am responsible for doing agendas, minutes, attending CLP meetings and getting people to also attend. I am looking forward to getting stuck into this, especially with the local elections looming.

FC have been their usual inconsistent selves. Without a win for a couple of months, we went on a 4 game winning spree, finally beating Bob Blackburns lot from Bratfurd, only to thump back to earth with 2 losses in the last week. Typical, but if I am honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way, it keeps it interesting. Can we still reach the play-offs? It’s possible I suppose, but I think its maybe slightly too far.

The big news for me is my new toy. I have purchased a Kindle, the reading device for sale on a leading shopping site, and you know what? It is one of the best things I have bought for myself. The piece of kit is superb ,crystal clear display, rapid downloading, the capacity to hold 1000’s of books. Fantastic. Now I understand the howling out there. “What about books?” “What about bookshops?” etc and yes I can see that, but I can’t carry 100s if not 1000s of books in my bag, I can with this. Weak reasoning? Yes, I suppose so, but how many Ipods and MP3 players are sold these days? It is just the same. It’s called progress, embrace it luddites.

Seriously though, it is as I say fantastic and I can see soon that, like a mobile, I will wonder how I managed without it.

 

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