mandville

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:13

Never do lunch with me

Names changed to protect the embarressed!

Pretty soon certain people are going to stop meeting me for lunch. some of you may remember the last time i met up with friend E for lunch. this time we did it again, with similar, disaster results.
Traveling to Portsmouth we knew it was going to go wrong when Friend "E" said she had taken the wrong turn towards Portsmouth and transporting friend "M" ended up the wrong side. Then she couldn't find a suitable space in the car park so just dumped the car where she could.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:49

French Robin (ebay)

Seen on ebay this French Robin, distinctive by its different logo. Can you spot how they made this to get the door on the wrong side?

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:15

Overzealous interview requirements

Recently it has become apparent that companies are taking a very impersonal approach to employment requirements. They are becomng possibly nervous over the Right to work act and not falling foul of the immigration act.

Here is a transcript of a recent over the top email chain where the RTW act is overplayed and does not allow any leeway. Bolds added by me for highighting.

Sunday, 03 July 2016 16:15

ebay robin june 16

Taken from ebay advert no number available. looks like late 70 van 14/2
My wonderful caravan is available for someone else to enjoy as I no longer have a car to tow it with and it's just sat on my Dads drive way. It has been brilliant for festivals/holidays. It is a 1982 make 'Robin' and has it's original radiator, oven, grill, hobs, sink, and fridge, ye olde cassette deck and other features.

Monday, 27 June 2016 12:45

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Saturday, 25 June 2016 23:08

I dont go to conferences

Before the new conference season starts its time to get the rant out of the way. For years i have been asked if i am attending certain conferences. its nice to be invited to go to a conference, or even select the ones i am interested in and can actually afford to go to but here are the main reasons i dont go to conferences.

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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 22:30

sia failings

after35 minutes on friday in the musical roundabout, I Spoke to SIA after 28 minutes on hold, who despite saying they couldn't speak to me as I personally didn't do the online application, admitted that the letter they should have sent me on the 17th May wasn't actually sent.

Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:45

Brighton and Hove bus stop problems

While travelling on the buses i notice a few slight issues with the bus stops in the area

In the university,  sussex house should  build out to level with road as impossible to safely get a bus in without running people over or pushing them into the bush.

Sunday, 17 April 2016 14:46

Fringe festival drops another clanger

Following on from the Fringe Festival in Brighton and Hove comments that have seen calls for his resignation

it has now been added to by the continaul parking abuse by his team. Previously they parked for hours on a loding bay outisde their offices. Now they are parking on a cyle path, by removing a post or two

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