Monday, August 09, 2010
The weather was good, and it was a great ride, with wonderful scenery. We picnicked on the way, grabbed an ice cream in Symonds Yat, and turned around for the return journey.
Boy 2 insisted on weaving at speed on the gravel track, despite my repeated warnings that at some point he was going to come a cropper, and it would hurt. As with much of Boy 2's life, he learnt the hard way, and over the handlebars he went in spectacular fashion. He was bloody lucky, not that he thought it at the time. I whipped out the first aid kit (pretty much goes everywhere with us with our deathwish offspring) and started cleaning him up. Gashed chin, cut hands, not too bad.
He proceeded to howl the Wye Valley down, screaming for his Mum, hospital, and bizarrely, a lifeboat. My efforts to calm him down were largely unsuccessful, leading to Boy 1 to declare. 'I'm off, I'll meet you at the next corner, you two look mental, and I don't want people, to think we're related.' Off he went shaking his head and I'm sure I heard him mutter 'Lifeboat? Nutter'
The next two weekends will be tent based and we have finally upgraded our faithful four man job, too a rather natty new one with three sleeping compartments. Oh, the luxury, and it was end of line and cost very little.
This weekend with friends for a chums birthday party in mid Wales, and next weekend with another group of friends at the Green Man Festival. I'm very much looking forward to both. Let's hope for some decent weather.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
But they told me off for swearing.
An incident was created in RightNow:
First name: Gumpher
Customer: Gumpher at 2010-08-01 22:58:26
I cannot access my account, as despite phoning you every month for the past
six months, you have consistently been unable to recognise that my email
address is @hotmail.co.uk, not firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each time I have phoned, the person on the end of the call has assured me
that the problem has been rectified, yet each time it has not.
I cannot access my bills. Until I see a bank statement, I do not know how
much you are charging me.
This situation has now gone beyond annoying, and descended into customer
service of such shite proportions that it is simply farcical.
Are you capable of getting this right? What do I have to do to make you
get it right? Why did some fool at your end change my email address? It's
been the same for years. @hotmail.co.uk, NOT fucking
I await your reply, but suspect that there are chimps in zoos who could
help me more.
Go on, give it a whirl, otherwise I'm going to BT,and you can stick your
contract up your arse, as a contract is a two way thing.
Incident ID: 5824267
Incident reference: 100801-001615
Incident Subject: Billing
Monday, August 02, 2010
We swam in the surf on near empty beaches.
We caught lots of crabs.
We ate grilled sardines and fried eels.
We had ice cream every day.
We drank near frozen Sagres and cheap cold red wine.
We all read.
We did an awful lot of not a lot at all.
We all rather enjoyed it.