Sunday, December 17, 2006

Carbon Criminal

Just a guess here, but I reckon the purveyors of this gross Christmas display of light are against wind farms. So, go nuclear and fuck everyone.

Yes, that's a life-sized plastic cow. Nice touch: the No Parking cone.

Labels: , ,

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Content is King

It's been a week of the new life. New job. The content is to be determined.

As the name badge indicates, it rains a lot in Devon. Rain? It sheets down. Add in the wind. Umbrellas are useless.

I work in the ugliest building in town. Believe me, it looks uglier on the inside.

But the view is nice.

Labels: , , ,

Monday, December 04, 2006

Day One

Here. In Barnstaple. Day One of the new adventure.

One thing to say: it rains a lot in North Devon. And, the wind blows. Forget about umbrellas. You just have to accept that you'll get wet.

Compared with the last job - here's the desk, get on with it - this is somewhat different. There's a two week induction plan with meetings fixed, hours set aside for reading, invites to Christmas lunches etc.

There's a slight difficulty with the workstation. It's four floors away from the rest of the team and is only available for a month. By then there should - theoretically - be space to relocate and interact with the new work chums. That is, if I can get away from the induction plan and start doing some work.

Home. For this week and next, it consists of a 10 foot square box in an old famrhouse on the outskirts of town. There's free range eggs in the morning, a warm-ish shower and paper thin walls so the guy next and I can hear each other fart.

Uniquely, the landlord is Devon born and bred. That's about the first I've met on the few excursions to the area.

Well, entertainment tonight is "Borat" at Screen 3 of the local Odeon shoebox.

No pictures, sadly. Might have to figure out how to download at an internet cafe.

See you soon!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Mongolian Flag

The Mongolian flag, referred to below, came from here. Trip of a lifetime to Ulaan Baatar: now that was a perk of the job.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Dad's birthday

Dad enjoyed cake, mince pies, more cake and presents. Oh, did I mention cake?