A New Start
Originally uploaded by MikiStrange
This is my box of drivers for my PC. After weeks of dodgy start-ups and shut-downs I bit the bullet and re-instaled Windows.
It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.
It might well be Boxing Day but I still found a few minutes to play a few chords.
I'm pretty determined to learn to play this year. With that and the book to write I can safely say that I'm fully booked this year.
This puddytat lives at a council depot in Coventry.
Here he is tucking into his mid morning snack. He's very chatty and told me that the secret the horses told me was a lie.
Mr Man says there are no horses on the moon and that I'm a twit for believing them.
He also said that 'Straight from the horses mouth.' was an unreliable statement and had been considered so for years.
I thanked the chitter chat and left him to his snack.
He's so bright that one!
Coventry's new Ikea opens in just over a week. This isn't a bad thing but the traffic around the store will be.
I'll report on the chaos nearer the time.
It's a pity there isn't enough room in a car to build a flat pack wardrobe, most of the shoppers will certainly have the time.
I get to visit some odd places during my days work. This is underneath Corby shopping centre.
Upstairs, everyone is gearing up for xmas. Down here I freezing and waiting for a bloke who keeps getting side-tracked.
I must be bunkers.
As you can see from the time on this post it's very early Sunday morning.
Yesterday saw Ernesto's naming ceremony. A visit to a Cov city centre pub for a few hours during which time I remained sober. My usual but sadly last residency set at Browns. A couple of body transfers and a trip home.
It's been a long day so I'm off to bed now.
Catch you soon.
There was a time when the playstation was the only console I'd look at. All those years ago it was my recording studio because it ran the Music discs.
These days I have a PC and hardware to do that job.
I want a console to play games on. My current favourite is the Burnout series. I've just been looking at screenshots for the XBox and it looks amazing.
Considering that Sony are way over priced and I can do without Gran Tourismo, it looks like the 360 will be taking the PS2's place sometime soon.
For those of you that have never been without heat at home this picture won't mean a lot.
For the rest of you, this is our new boiler.
The house is now warm, the hot water is hot. The shower is still the best in the world. But most of all, it's lovely to see all the cats out of their hoodies and arctic parkas.
It's now officially summer in the Strange household.
This is what I can see from my van today. Rolling fields and warm sunshine. There's a crow sitting in a tree listening to his iPod and apart from the odd car passing (and they are odd round here) and my radio it's quiet.
I'm just about to spoil all that by streaking naked around the field screaming at the top of my voice.
Brrr, it is chilly!
These are my friends the horses. They live near a hotel I deliver to. Recently I've been stopping to give them a mint each. Today I gave them two each and they told me a secret.
I promised not to tell so I'm afraid I can't reveal what they said except that I'm glad I know.
If you're going to give up giving up then this is the place to do it.
My self imposed abstinence is at an end. As I write I'm on my second pint of foreign stuff and I'm enjoying myself immensely.
I'm still going to keep up the guitar lessons because that's a lot of fun and I've been promising myself that I'd learn for ages.
It was good to rediscover Flickr. My blogging will be much more colourful and I'll blog often too.
Bye for now.