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Month: April 2005

Booked!

Booked!

Well blow me down with a carrot (to coin a phrase), we’ve actually booked a holiday. Yep, with uncharacteristic forethought and planning, we have the whole shebang booked MONTHS in advance.

We are going to Turkey. Here to be exact, and I am really rather excited.

Now then, hands up who thinks I should indulge in a bout of para-gliding whilst we’re there?

Eye eye…

Eye eye…

OK, so Mr. Optician-blokey says my eyes are just fine, thank you very much. In fact I believe his exact words were “just about perfect”. (Incidentally, does that scotch the myth that staring at a monitor 8 hours a day will ruin your eyes?)

There’s a cloud to every silver lining though, and that means that we’re still no closer to finding the root cause of my migraines. Three in three days isn’t fun.

I do understand more about them now, though, thanks to Mr. Optician-blokey. The fact that my wavey blind spots are always the same in both eyes means that the problem is probably towards the back of my head. Handy to know, that… At least if I end up at a dodgy back-street surgeon in desperation I can point him to the correct hemisphere of my brain ;o)

Shouldn’t be allowed

Shouldn’t be allowed

Someone is after a new car, so I’ve been doing the right thing and scouting around car sites looking for interesting ideas. In the process, I stumbled across a banner ad that looked too good to be true. It claimed I could have a brand new car, with no deposit, and just 38 payments of £159, at 0% interest. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? A new car for just £6000? Well, yes, it is too good to be true, because what they don’t mention on the banner ad is the £3000 final payment. I’m pretty sure that if this advert was on TV then they’d have to mention the small matter of A THIRD OF THE COST. Why is it different for web ads?

Here’s the offer details, btw. I can’t find the banner ad again (hurrumph).