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MOT booked, sort of

Dec
13
Have called Volksfarmers and they're going to take the beetle for MOT, I'm dropping it in at the weekend. It'll be fine...
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Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. Married to Clare and father to two, I am a software engineer, and I do mostly javascript, nodejs, python, ruby, and php. I like pubs, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

Still no mouse update, but a minor reindeer issue

Dec
13
Mouse has not been back, not troubled the trap. The boys were not too traumatised to find Jackie in the mouse trap. I don't think. Time will tell.

Our led reindeer keeps blowing over, and when it does its head falls off. Our neighbour thought it had been vandalised, as he'd seen some kids sat outside our house, but no, just the wind. I can see on my security camera updates the moment it blew over this morning... More trouble than it is worth so far.
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No mouse action overnight

Dec
12
We loaded the humane mouse trap with peanut butter but no movement there overnight, and no sign of the mouse either. I don't think we'll see him again... The other mouse trap caught us an elf!
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Very confusing

Dec
12
Alfred from Gotham is narrating Masterchef, most confusing.
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Mouse!

Dec
11
We've been here before... Clare saw a mouse in the kitchen yesterday, while I was out picking up a takeaway. At first she said it was BIG, the distance she held her hand apart it must have been a coypu or something. However, it was under the fridge. I looked, it must have moved, though there's a crack in the skirting board big enough for a mouse, but not for anything the size of the giant rat beast of her fevered imaginings.

We have bought a mouse trap, a humane one of course, but then also a less humane one too. The latter is only for a joke, for Jackie, our elf on the shelf. It is basically his fault that the mouse came, he was rolling around in the breakfast cereal when the boys came down Sunday morning. This seems likely to be what attracted the vermin. So if Jackie were to get caught in a mouse trap, that would be justice. Hope it is not too traumatic.
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Bath2Go looks like the ideal mini van bathroom solution

Dec
7
I often dream about a camper van but there's no way we'd all go away in one unless it had it's own bathroom facilities (one of the team is fussier about these things than the other three). But to have your own bathroom you need a giant sized mobile home, or for 1/3 of your regular van to be taken up by toilet that a) you don't use all that often and b) is a bit too close to your comfy driving space the. So this looks like the solution, a toilet and shower that you can bolt on the back when you're going on overnight trips, rather than the little day trips.

DIE INNOVATIVE BADKABINE FR IHREN CAMPINGBUS
Willkommen bei bath2go, dem Badmodul f羹r den Hecktr瓣ger Ihres Campervans.
Das revolution瓣re Konzept er繹ffnet Ihnen neue Horizonte: Mit bath2go bekommt Ihr Bus ein komfortables Bad und bleibt dabei tiefgaragentauglich. So machen Sie einerseits auf Reisemobilstellpl瓣tzen eine gute Figur und haben andererseits Zugang zu h繹henbeschr瓣nkten Parkpl瓣tzen - z.B. dem Innenstadtparkhaus Ihrer Lieblingsstadt.


Oh yeah, is German:

THE INNOVATIVE BATHROOM CABIN FOR YOUR CAMPING BUS
Welcome to bath2go, the bath module for the rear carrier of your campervan.
The revolutionary concept opens up new horizons for you: With bath2go, your bus gets a comfortable bath while remaining suitable for underground parking. On the one hand, you can cut a good figure on motorhome pitches and, on the other hand, have access to height-restricted parking spaces - eg the inner city car park of your favourite city.
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I went out! On a school night!

Dec
7
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The Wedding Present 5.4(10 1 votes, 0, Pauly) 6th Dec
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The Wedding Present last night, first gig in a while for me. A new venue I think, the old ticket office of Dover Harbour Station. A bit rough and ready but a good honest place to put on a gig, rather than a pub room or actual theatre type venue. Missed the support as we went to a good pub first (The Lanes) but then braved the very cold wind to the gig.

They opened with Once More from their sort of collection album Tommy, which set the tone. "They" of course is David Gedge and a new set of musicians who were not born when this came out originally. Then Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah which is later (but still 1990s) then back to the awesome Corduroy. Then a couple I didn't know, one really good sounding one that is off a new EP and then into George Best in full. No slowing down now, they powered through four tracks without taking a pause, then some banter, then some more songs. A brief breather to "turn the vinyl over" at the end of side one, then the rest. The ended the set - via a brief reminder that they don't do encores and they don't to requests, so no Brassneck for everyone who was shouting - with Kennedy. And then home! If I was more of a hardcore fan these days the merch stand was amazing, loads of old CDs and vinyl, fanzines, t-shirts, all sorts of memorabilia. But home for us. No drinking for me as I was (generously) driving us. Wish it had been a weekend and I'd made an afternoon of it, then I would have come home with an armful of records that I'd never play again...
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Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. wed to Clare and father to two, I am a code engineer, and I do mostly javascript, nodejs, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

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