Tag: new flat adventures

Hmm. I may not have actually left the house since the last update, which is a fairly bad state of affairs. Not one I’ll repeat this week. Most of my free time has been spent attempting forced relaxation (You *will*…

It took three vans hired by three people, a medium sized one, a large one, and then a small one. It took eight people. It took a week. We’ve finally moved into Oxford into our new flat. Currently unnamed, but…

Last couple of weeks have been a little hectic, and the next couple seem to continue this trend. So: Work Shifted to a new primary project at work for the first time in quite a while. Enjoying new challenges, and…

I moved to London in January 2007. I’d quit my job in Bedford with nothing really to go for, save a feeling that it was time to move on, and got a job for Hotxt (later Trutap) in London the…

From the middle of December 2010 until January 2011, our old flat’s boiler didn’t work very well. I’ve gone on about the problems with this at length elsewhere, but it culminated in a massive, epic Scott-of-the-antarctic journey in the run…

I bought a new kettle yesterday. There is a tradition that when I get to a new house, the first thing I do when I have the keys is go inside and make a cup of tea. This has happened…

(This was written last night, and then I forgot to post it) The important thing about gaining fitness is to make it part of your routine, I’m told. At the conclusion of the prologue to this adventure I narrowly avoided…

So, our flat’s been out of heating for a week or so. Long term readers will remember our current boiler has never been the most logical of devices.¬†About a year ago it entirely packed up, and various attempts to fix…

I was asleep. It’s been a long week, and going back to bed at midday seemed like the best option. However, real life had other ideas, and so, there was a knock at the door. “Hello?” “Hi. Are you Nicholas…

There is a black screen, which resolves into a patch of tarmac. A red london bus drives over it, and the camera pans to follow it, as the opening of Dire Straits’ “Telegraph Road” starts to play. Fading in over…