Evening All

Thought it was about time I updated my blog.

Gone for WordPress rather than Blogger and a subtle change of name.

Will be updating the site as soon as I work out how the bloody hell I add things, i.e. music, video’s etc.

So, a lot’s happened in the last year, since my last post on the old blog. We’ve had Zabeel, relegation, death of a radio station. I’ve discovered Twitter and tweet far too much for my own good (@bigdl if you’re interested). Given up on the old Cattlewagons and speed up to town on the Javelin. So here’s hoping that it’s not a year before I update again!

I’ve gone over to the dark side and discovered Apple. Swore that I would never buy an Ipod, but got hooked by the Touch. It is a thing of wonder and keeps my journeys pretty sane. Managed to get hold of an old Powermac G4 and have fun in trying to work out how to use OS X. It is better than Vista, but that’s not hard.

Musically I’ve fallen back in love with Marillion. For some reason I just couldn’t get into the last album of theirs that I bought way back in the 90’s. Don’t know why but I rippd it into the Ipod and have never looked back since.

My kids have got older and wiser, wiser in the fact that Dad has money, not a lot it must be said, and money buys things and they like that.

We’re (Mrs. Big Dave  and myself) having the fun of changing schools at the moment, making the choice for our son. One that will dictate his future. It has to be said that there isn’t much choice in this part of the world if you fail your 11+. So it was a good job that Big Dl Jnr passed with flying colours, well done Son We’re both very proud of you.

Pity the poor kids who have to go to the other schools. Nice new buildings maybe. But that doesn’t make up for decent education. Blimey I’m almost going political, that’ll never do.

So there you go, a brief summary of what I’ve been up to in the last year. Really really exciting, yes I know!

Who knows what the next 12 months will bring? One thing we all hope is that it brings Promotion in May (or Earlier, we’d like that!)

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3 comments on “Evening All

  1. Welcome back BDL. I’d be interested in your thoughts on Word Press as I am thinking of moving over to it from Blogger too.

    We are a year away from our son looking at Kent’s secondary schools. We are hopeful of 11+, which ones are you/he leaning to?

    • I’ve only been using it a couple of days, but, it’s easy to use and has a lot more functionality than blogger. I’m hoping that I can send some posts tomorrow from the match so we’ll see then!

      Schools – good luck for next year! We’ve visited all the schools and seen what’s available. Submitted our preferences and we’re still not sure what school he’s going to get, we receive confirmation in March. We had to make 4 choices, you can’t repeat any, they must be separate.

      Locally the schools are pretty much the same. Only one stands out and that’s the Grammar School. So that’s our first choice.

      Lots of the schools are going through a massive rebuilding program. So next year three of them will be brand new. It will be interesting to see what effect that has on the learning environment as those schools don’t have the best academic records!

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