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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Not only do I have a new cat but I also started restocking my fish tank. I got a shoal of Zebra Danio a small hardy fish that should help get the tank started off. I am planning to have quite a lot of small colourful fish. I wanted to get some Neons and Tetras but they prefer a mature tank, so I need to build up to them slowly.
Tomorrow I am off to Poland to see Kath I cant wait to see her again.
However once again steam ruined things for me. Steam is an on-line game delivery service and it seems the distributors Activision choose Steam as the security mechanism. Steam requires the internet to work correctly, which causes problem at the lans were we don't have an internet connection. It used to be insurmountable but as internet dongles become more prevalent there are ways around it.
On installing the game I was asked to enter the code I did so, it was rejected as a duplicate. OK I thought well there must be a reset process, so I looked it up. I had to send the invoice and a scan of the code (printed on the manual) with my Steam ID written above. I did all this only to be told by steam they did not support used games suppliers. So in a stroke steam have killed the used game market, at least for steam game, nice.
Fortunately after contacting the Amazon seller I managed to get a refund.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday night Becky invited my round to her completed house to have a peek and eat some dinner.I walked round, as my dad has borrowed my car due to having managed to get a contracting job.
I walked the quickest route which took me from the suburbia of Handforth through the rather incongruous for Wilmslow council estate. Emerging back to suburbia with the gated community of the Villas.
Her house is a small mews set on The Villas estate, I never realised how far back the state went and I was ready for something to eat by the time I made it there. I had a good luck round, she had decorated it in her own style, extravagant. I was most taken by the bedroom with its mirrored furniture. Overall a nice tidy place, I think it suits her well
She made a dinner of Thai curry and fragrant rice, it was very tasty. We had a long chat afterwards it was all very sociable and relaxing.I walked home this time around the main road avoiding the Colshaw estate.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Ten years ago I didn't have a mobile phone, ten years before that my parents had an old rotary dial phone funny how things change, would never have imagined being able to see who was calling me.
Also curious is the fact its a glorious day outside but all flights in the UK are grounded because of volcanic ash in the atmosphere.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Apparently we will meet up with her friends and either go looking at the sights of Warsaw or head off on her friends Mike's sail boat, either sounds nice I can hardly wait.
After I hung up I went to finish the washing up and I saw a fox idly walking through my neighbours garden, basking in the star light. I stepped outside to take a peek. It didn't run away at first but lingered on the driveway. Pretty surreal moment.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Kath arrived on Saturday, I got up at 5.30am so I could meet her at Robin Hood airport in Doncaster.
We took a lazy drive back through the Woodhead pass, even in the weak dawn light it was a beautiful scene. Stopping off to buy a few provisions we headed back to my house, ate breakfast of croissants and coffee.
After such a long absence it was great to be together again, nothing feels better than when I hold her in my arms.
We went shopping in the afternoon, Kath wanted to get something for my mum, so we went to the garden centre.
In the evening I prepared a stir fry which we enjoyed with a bottle of wine. It was a really wonderful evening together.