Sunrise

Caught this as the Javelin emerged from the Tunnel outside St. Pancras this morning. OK, the quality is pretty poor, that’s what you get from Camera Phones.

One of those times you wished you had a “proper” camera to hand.

The weather looks as though it’s going to do it’s best to prevent play on Saturday. Hopefully it’ll still be on as we like playing Millwall in the Snow!

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Free pens as well

Here at the Arsenal Goonerdome, which is built on the site of the old municipal tip, they give away branded pens that make no mention of the original franchise football team.

Have to say the coffee is good, but the biscuits at the Valley are far classier and tastier!

Goodbye Morgan

Normally this blog and my general musings are about a certain football team and the lack of a decent radio station to cover said football team. Well not this post.

Sadly I have to report that Morgan Computers are no more. Sold, gone, closed up. It may mean absolutely nothing to you, but you have been touched by them. I kid you not. More of that in a minute.

This was a company that specialised in surplus stock, last years model at bargain prices. Whatever you wanted, they would have something for you.

My very first PC, an old 286 with 128mb of Ram and a 40 MB HDD, came from Morgan some 20 years ago. In fact I bought most of my PC’s from them. Including the one at the Valley that we use to play the music from.

No trip to Tottenham Court Road was complete without the quick nip round the corner to New Oxford Street and Morgan.

Who knows why they sold up. Some are suggesting that it could be down to Ebay. The Website was sold on to another firm and yes it looks the same but it’s not the company that I grew up with and the stuff they are selling, well it’s not really what I want, it doesn’t seem to be that bargain. Funnily enough the testimonials section of the “new” website still refer to the stores.

No more Morgan Flyers randomly arriving through the letterbox, scouring through looking for that magical discount deal. No more will the wife “comment” what are you buying now? If only she knew!

I’m going to miss them.

It Works!

Just testing out the wonders of mobile blogging. This probably won’t work, but hey it’s worth a try.

For the record, this was taken the Legoland store at Bluewater. The boys refused to be photographed with them.

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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 DaveĀ  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!)