Happy anniversary


   A very good day all told. We had a trip out to the McArthur Glen outlet at York. I bought Mrs H the handbag and purse she wanted, White Swan Innand I got a pair of trainers. I’m thinking of doing a bit of running. I need to do some more exercise. We then had lunch at the White Swan Inn at Deighton.  Mrs H had her now usual, Seared Scallops, and I had Pan Fried Lambs Liver. It is a nice pub, but the meals are a little too substantial. The scallops were only a starter, but were sufficient. My liver was cooked very well, but there was a little too much. Another thing I like about the place, is that it is one of the few places around here, that serves Jennings Cumberland Ale. I tried it by accident when we were in Appleby, a couple of years ago, and it is now one of my favourite draught ales.

  I do have a gripe from today though. I picked up three pairs of trousers in the M&S shop. All were the same waist size (don’t ask), and all were the same leg size. Pair number 1, fitted on the waist, but the leg was about 4 inches too long. Pair number 2, were perfect in the leg area, but would not fasten around the waist. Pair number three were, again 4 inches too long, and this time would not meet at the waist. Where do they get their sizing from ???? Three pairs of trousers from the same shop, and all three different.

   Then, at around 4:30pm, we got a knock on the door. It was a guy who said he was from British Gas. He launched into questions, ticking boxes on his tablet computer. The first questions were ones that a British Gas person would know. But then he asked who we got are gas from (tick in the box), followed by ‘how much is your bill’. I told him I did not know, and that Mrs H looked after the bills. ‘Can I speak to her?’ he asked. ‘Not in’ I replied. ‘When will she be in’ he asked. I was now getting a little pissed off with the guy. ‘What is this about?’ I queried. He claimed it was about getting me cheaper bills. I explained that I was not interested. I had to repeat this three times before he gave up. He told me that British Gas was cheaper, than the company we get our gas from, but would not tell me where he got the information from. I cannot be doing with that type of cold calling, and eventually closed the door on him, when he asked me if I was happy paying ‘the German firm’ !!!!! I am sorely tempted to complain the British Gas about the incident. When I say I am not interested, that is it !!!! I am not interested. End of story !!!!

It’s all going quite well


Saturday went very well. I seemed to do quite a bit of driving though. Wetherby and back at 7:00am, the East End Park and back, York and back, and East End Park and back again. It must have been around 75 miles in total. A nice birthday lunch at the pub near the outlet. It was the first time I have actually cleared the plate there !!! Haddock, chips and mushy peas. Washed down with a glorious pint of Jennings’ Cumberland Ale.

I have given up reading  the biog. It is good, but not quite what I expected. I am now reading ‘The Holy Thief’, an Ellis Peters ‘Cadfael’ novel. They really are a good read. I like this historical era.

Why do we still have this ‘Daylight Saving Time’ or ‘BST’. Lose an hours sleep now…gain an hour in Autumn. It is pointless in this day and age. They tell me it is safer when it is lighter in the winter mornings … sorry I don’t get it.

It does not look like Forte Free Agent is still available. I tried Xnews today, but I had difficulty working the controls. Every time I switched windows, all messages were marked as read and were cleared. Still it was not an installed program. It ran from an executable so I could just delete the folder. I will have a look on http://www.oldversion.com.  FFA may just be on there site. Or possibly on that ‘last freeware’ site, that the Download Squad pointed me to.

Firefox had a security update yesterday. Firefox did not autoupdate. I’m not too sure if it does that. I will have to check. It did mess about with one or two of my settings though, which should not have done. Maybe they were ones I forgot when I created the new profile. That would explain it.