Emma Makes The Newspaper

Check out today’s Daily Record pages 30 and 31.

Alternatively you can read it here.

Firefox Plugin – PicLens

I’m not usually one for shouting about software, but I have just installed the PicLens addin for Firefox.

This addin allows you to view all of the images on a web page in a full screen browser with slideshow functionality.

Great for Flickr junkies like me !

Web 2.0 Blah Blah Blah

I’m not sure that I “beleive” in the whole Web 2.0 social everything hype; but I’m not shy to try things.

I’m currently investigating FaceBook and Twitter.

If everything goes to plan then creating this page should appear in my Twitter.

Here Goes !

I have created the page http://www.rossgoodman.com/social-networking/ to track my progress. Continue reading Web 2.0 Blah Blah Blah

Emma’s Prom

Emma was at here school prom last week:

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Addictions

I recently had the pleasure of a trip to the local casualty unit. (Only took 2 1/2 hours so a flying visit)

Previously I’ve been amused, as a non smoker, at the folks at the front door smoking.

This time I could hardly get into the building.

The front door hoards now have two competing factions, each as large as each other and both feverishly feeding their insatiable addictions.

The “older” crowds puffing away on their cigarettes.

The “younger” crowds texting away like crazy.

The funny thing is that; despite the fact that these people are obviously ill, they are willing to stand outside in their pajamas in horizontal rain to feed their respective addictions.

Comment Spam

For some reason, one of the posts on here is attracting some spam comments.

I’m fiddling with the settings slightly to try and block them with the least impact, not that there are a lot of “valid” comments so far !

Guess where we went last week ?

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The fantastic folks at the Make A Wish Foundation arranged for us to accompany Emma on a shopping trip to London.

We had a flight on the London Eye, a days shopping and then a trip to the Tower Of London, luckily they let us out !

A big thank you also to Jamie Owens from London Taxi who looked after us all day whilst we were shopping and had to listen to us raving about how fantastic the Lion King show was !

Emmas 16th Birthday

 Well her birthday is not until Wednesday but there was a surprise party last night.

The hall was full and there were loads of surprises: Fireworks, Stripper and an excellent rendition by her cousin Danielle.

Photos can be seen here:

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What a difference a week makes !

Progress

What a difference.

Yet again I’m blown away by how quickly the extension is progressing:

This was taken yesterday

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As I type, the roofers are crawling over the top and the electrician is crawling under the floor !

Watch this space !

Building Work About To Start !

After lots of discussion, the plans are in, been to planning and passed.

I spoke to the builder, Colin Scott of Scott Builders (who also did the bathroom conversion), this morning so he could arrange access. So, it’s full steam ahead !

In preparation, I read many reviews of the best water softeners and I took the obligatory “before” photos:

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As you can almost just see I have filled in the swimming pool that was under the window.

As the build progresses I’ll be recording the details. See my Flickr Set here.