Friday, July 16, 2004

Two worlds that should never meet: Watermelon Pudding. Love the cooks' comments at the bottom...

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Computer woes...

Yeah, I know this is a Blogger template - but my old hosting service for most of my images has really been playing up. I was sick of looking at white boxes where my graphics should be and old playlists, and I'm sure you were too. I don't have Dreamweaver on my computer at home at the moment either, and I need to sort out some new hosting access. So until then, enjoy all the pretty dots.

To make this post more substantial, may I recommend a good read? I devoured The Confessions of Max Tivoli while on holiday - a bittersweet love story right up there with Love in the Time of Cholera. Brilliant.

Friday, July 09, 2004

I'm so excited - one of my favourite movies, Two for the Road, is finally being released on dvd on 19th July. 60s style, snappy dialogue and a genuine spark between the leads Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney - legend has it they were involved on set at the time. Get it for a very reasonable £11.99 post-paid from here.

And to think I only found out by accident... huzzah for it's-Friday-I'm-bored-browsing.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Speaking of delicious Spanish meals from our holiday - the bf's found me a recipe for Spanish Garlic Sauce. It was usually served with grilled pork fillets, ribs or steak, and it's out of this world. Just be warned though - you may not be very snoggable for a while afterwards...

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Can I tell you something that's been annoying me for a few weeks now? Most mornings I take the bus, and most mornings I pass the Kelly office on Cross Street - just one of the many temp/staffing services in town. However, in a sad effort to lure in potential temps, they have an assortment of ridiculous posters hanging in the windows. Each one emblazoned with the logo "Get discovered!" and pictures happy people in various "fun!" situations - the worst one has a trendy 20-something girl DJing.

Excuse me, but do they really think people are that stupid or deluded? (well - maybe...)

As a former seasoned temp myself, I know that 99% of assignments were mind-numbing admin at some ropey office where possibly:

a) Some of the computers still had DOS only operating systems (Wordperfect anyone?);

b) Your job involved filtering calls from people wanting either to speak to incarcerated friends or to apply for entertainment licences;

c) an office dragon (who begrudgingly hired you) would spend the whole day breathing down your neck to make sure they got every penny's worth;

d) You were made to shred four years of paperwork with a machine that could only take 3 sheets at a time, and in a unventilated box room.

Maybe I should suggest my alternate scenarios?

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Happy Canada Day!

I hear there's a heaving 'do at the Maple Leaf pub in London every year - sadly there isn't much of a Canadian contingent in Manchester, so no parties here. Nevertheless, I will do my bit by making poutine for my tea tonight. (the bf has refused, saying he thinks it sounds rank. I never!)