Oh hai! I’m still alive :) ISP cocked up our connection move so an order that should have taken 24 hours or less to complete – giving us Internet the day after moving day – is now taking 7-10 days. We’re on day 4 now, so it shouldn’t be too long before I’m back on your screens. Of course, this ruined my new years resolution that I didn’t actually tell you about… to blog every day. Poo :(
Settled in to the new flat nicely. Cats and Piggies seem to like their new space and we managed to move from A to B without any breakages or major disasters. Have my own little ‘office’ in the corner of the flat now, with pics to come.
In slightly more interesting news, the local chip shop exploded last night. Karl and I were woken up at 2:10am-ish by a huge bang that shook the house. My first thoughts were either a) someone had driven in to the front of the house (the flat is on the top-floor of a converted house) or that b) Fudge, who recently discovered he can get on top of the bookcase, had knocked the whole lot (including some 200 books) over. I shot out of bed and did a spot-check of the flat, but everything was fine. Popped my head out of the back window, also fine.
Went to get back in to bed and as I did, sirens and blue flashing lights shot past the bedroom window. Looked out to see huge flames and an epic smoke plume billowing up behind the café on the corner. Turns out there had been a gas explosion. By the time the fire brigade got to the chippy there was almost nothing left. Walking past it on the way to work this morning, it was in a sorry, soggy state. Thankfully nobody was hurt, though.
Anyway… if I missed anything important during my downtime, shoot me an e-mail. Might be a while before I can sort through them and reply though.