Archive for April, 2007


Monday, April 30th, 2007

Despite my best efforts It is possible that there are some people who don’t know this already, but i got this letter in the post on friday:


House Buying

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

I think all estate agents should be forced to have health warnings above their signs saying something along the lines of :

“House buying is associated with marriage breakup*, servere depression and a general feeling of helplessness, DON’T START!

Most of the houses we’ve looked have nearly trebled in price over the last 6-7 years, this no doubt accounts for the smug looks on the faces of the people who are there when we get shown around.

Anyway we’ve looked at another three today, after going back for a walk around the estate that two of them (and three of the others that we looked at last week) were on, we’ve decided that we don’t really want to live there, no matter how nice the houses are. We did get persuaded to see a nice house nearer to town which I really liked, but this was inconveniently about 10 grand over our budget.

Sigh, sigh sigh and sigh.

*Not really but we did have a good argue**.
** This may have been more to do with lack of sleep and a stonking hangover though…

House Hunting

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

We’ve just started house hunting, its all very exciting.

We went to a couple of banks to get mortgage quotes yesterday, both seemed happy to lend us up to £200,000. Neither seemed particularly bothered that we would be unlikely to be able to afford the repayments on a mortgage this big. We’re going to ask for less than this but at least that sorts that bit of the equation out.

Estate agents were interesting, first place we went into was your bog standard teenager in a cheap suit who spent about 10 minutes trying to sell us a mortgage before letting us have any info about the houses we wanted to see. Andrews were much nicer (despite making us go to three different branches to get info on houses in respective areas)….

We’ve got some “preliminary” viewings lined up for friday, mostly in the “south bath” (read whiteway/southdown) area. Hooray!

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

It’s amusing to see three relatively well known scientists in the field of AI (and specifically logic programming) arguing on wikipedia about the definition of … logic programming.

Doctor Who

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

dizze noticed that all of the Judoon were wearing new rocks.

this is all.