Monday, 19 March 2007

Waiting for Godot

Nothing much happened today.

I stopped off in WH Smiths and noticed they had "Free Today" marked on some books. When I read the small print, there was some free nonsense if you spent money on other things. Same sort of chickanery that was in the adverts in Harpers Weekly in 1862 - SPLENDID GOLD WATCH. 145 years and a different era, oh how we have advanced.

There is a good selection of maps, and was tempted to get a spare OS map for the SUW, Tour or Travel, one had the Way marked. But I resisted as I've the guidebook and maps too.

I had a look at a book on the British Citizenship Test, and was astonished to learn a couple of new facts:

  • Gaelic is the native language of Scotland.
  • A Levels are studied in Secondary School. (note - not mentioned "except in most of Scotland")

If you spot the errors, please don't tell me. I'm not trying the mock test, as I'll be deported from the mainland, but here's the link.

No sign of the book I was after.

Some new faces on the Frappr map, and 169 members.

George (the real one) got his picture uploaded, and BG/Steff is present (looks like his breachclout is on too tight). Chasrle's is sporting his name-badge, which is sweet. A new addition from Nanuet, NY state. In England, new APs in Preston and Exeter, down on the south coast.

Still not completely tying in with the automatic system on ClustrMap.
Zooomr is still offline, being upgraded. Bit of a nuisance, but I think the PhotoStory of the trek down the beach worked out okay.

Useful site:

Discovered whilst looking up to put a face to the voice Kirsten O'Brien who appeared on the Steve Merchant show; which I listened to to hear I'm So Dave's update.


I'll need to spend some time at - to see about...well, I'm sure you can figure out what I'm looking at. Also see what the delivery time is on


By the way. I think I've figured out what the 'format' of this blog is. I'm probably stating the bleedin' obvious, but I reckon it is a visual radio show about an apprentice hiker. Any thoughts?