Working from home again today, as my regular lift has phoned in sick again. Yesterday I sucked it up and got the bus in, but this means a bit of rushing around and then a late finish. Can't do a late finish today as I have Harry's school play. I suppose I have to admit it is a nativity and he is a wise man. Clare saw it yesterday and it is very cute. I have seen a snippet of video but we've been asked by the school not to share it. I expect they're releasing it on DVD.
We actually left the house for the evening yesterday, to see The Darkness at the Leas Cliff Hall. And it rocked, they were good, a good show. But I'm feeling a bit too old for this. It's been a long time since I've been to a gig, and I don't think I'll be rushing to the next one. Mostly it was concern about my slightly bad back and then wanting to get back for Dean who was babysitting for us, but mostly it just doesn't appeal so much any more. No disrespect to The Darkness though, who were excellent, if a bit skinny.
Next time we go out we are staying out properly for the night, so we won't be worrying about getting back for the boys. But also, we won't be stood in one spot for the evening with a nagging concern about whether I'm getting best value for my rare night out.
I got some chili sauce from work today Doubledaze Peri Peri, and had it with my tea, and very nice it was too. My birthday buddy at work (he has the same birthday as me, and also obviously Clare) has a little sideline making hot sauce. I am quite a late convert, it all sells out quite fast at work, but I got some today and it is good. So doubledaze.co.uk check them out.
I don't think it has any value now, though it was an expensive gift at some time, I'm sure Clare bought it for me. It does still work when plugged directly in to the router, but the wifi on it only supports wep which is a bit security weak these days. Can't find any wvc54g firmware online, though there are rumours you can bring it up to date. Probably this is going in the recycling...
I automated our dinner again this week, but it failed on me, doh! We were meant to have cassoulet yesterday for dinner (well a pasty vegan version with vege sausages, not really like a cassoulet at all) and did my usual trick of loading up the slow cooker the night before, plugging it into the lightwaverf socket and then popping a calendar event in to turn it on. BUT, I spelled "Kitchen" with a capital K, instead of a small k, so my code did not pick up the event, and so the dinner wasn't turned on in time... Not sure how to fix that one, I think forcing all of the events / rooms / devices to lower case might have some knock on effects for other people who are using the code. I know some people have set up their room names with capital letters and some have not. I guess it should alert somehow that it found an invalid event.
So we have cassoulet for tea tonight anyway. Hope it is good.