2 bits of news about people I know.
First, after many, many, many years of excruciatingly hard work, my good friend Mike is now a real qualified doctor. As his celebratory SMS to me said, “don’t get sick in Cornwall!”. I, however, can think of no better place… Congratulations Mike from all of us here at Fretnoise (that’ll be me and the wife, then…)
Secondly, my other good friend Ian is rapidly preparing to welcome 2 new family members into the home. He’s been blogging about his impending fatherhood for a while over at The Expectant Father (22 days and counting!), and now he’s expanding his empire by starting a blog about the arrival of his new puppy, Bernard. Professor Bernard Armstrong, to give him his full name. You can follow his adventures at The Adventures of Professor Bernard Armstrong and other Miniature Schnauzer Stories (snappy :o) ).
Well… what a shortlived stint of regular posting! 🙂 I suppose that you could infer from the lack of posts that not much is going on. I’m still working on the same project at work (SOA, J2EE, ESB… all fully buzzword compliant), and we’re still in the process of buying that house. We have a meeting with our solicitor tomorrow to go through the documents and make sure we’re happy with everything. We’ve decided to arrange for a sparky and a central heating engineer to go and check out the relevant systems before we commit too much more money (i.e. every spare penny for the rest of our working lives… ho hum). Not that there’s anything obviously wrong, but the wiring’s not been touched since the early 70s when the house was built, and we’re told the boiler’s not been serviced since it was installed 5 years ago.
In other, slightly more exciting news, look what arrived here today:
(Yes, that’s 6 tickets to see Metallica at Wembley in July. Yay!)