Thursday, 27 November 2008

Two years gone

I just realised that in a couple of weeks, I will have been writing on this blog for two years.

Wow. It doesn't seem like two years. I admit I haven't written all that many posts, but still. It's also amazing what can happen over that period of time - we've moved house, become landlords (unintentionally), and I have started my own business.

Wonder what will happen in the next two, and if this blog will still be here then??

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

UK goverment creates VAT Holiday - raises fuel duty!

Hmm. This article about the pre-budget report's impact on fuel duty is interesting.

So in addition to changing the VAT rate (somewhat bizarrely for 13 months), which the business community generally feel is going to cause chaos, and cost money rather than save it, the UK goverment have also slipped in yet another increase in petrol duties. A permanent one too.

I still get the feeling that we are sinking pretty darned quickly!

Monday, 24 November 2008

Yay - back online!

Phew, the outage at freeparking seems to have ended, and our corporate site is back online. If only 2 customers hadn't been desperately trying to check out the brochure and pricing during the interval - good job they already had contact details!

Freeparking outage?

Hmm. Our DNS host ( seems to be broken.

This is unfortunate, and has really put a bit of a damper on my monday afternoon. Oh well.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

The Best Burger in Jersey?

As a burger afficionado (does such a thing exist, or does it simply translate to fat so-and-so?), I have been on a bit of a quest with the other half, to try and find the best burger on our lovely little rock.

So far, the winner is... St James Bars!

By a mile, too.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Clingfilm Pants


As you may guess from the title, we watched a movie last night. We - well no - I - was excited about this one. Been waiting a long time.

I was foolishly under the belief that not all sequels are bad.

Sadly, I was mistaken.

Crystal Skull?

The first time he picked it up, it looked like cheap fairy lights wrapped in clingfilm. Then it got worse.

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?? Kingdom of the Clingfilm Pants more like!

Or Indiana Jones and the horribly bad plot.

Possibly Indiana Jones and the Sequel of Doom.

Argh. I'd rather watch Tom Cruise. Or Jimmy Carr. Or even Hugh Grant.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Eating out in Jersey: Mino's

We went to Mino's last night to celebrate the other half finding a new job.

As always - excellent, and quite reasonably priced. I even had snails for a starter, which were great.

Highly recommend the steak - good quality cuts of meat, and something quite rare and special - a chef who knows exactly how to cook rare beef. Yay.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Ironic road safety

OK. So here in Jersey there is a "safe route to school" policy, which is essentially all about there are safe access routes for kids to walk to school.

This is a great idea.

Recently some part-time 20 mph speed zones were introduced outside a few of the schools. Despite my inclination to dislike the lowering of speed limits in general, I grudgingly agree with this too.

What is slightly mad, is that one of the roads to which these part-time limits (well signposted, incidentally) apply.. does not have a pavement.

Priorities, people!