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Friday, December 30, 2011

Amelie turned to me yesterday afternoon and said "Daddy, why are we living at Grandma & Grandad's house?". It's a fair question. Personally I'm not leaving until the food runs out. I'm eating a tube of Pringles a day, and there are still three left, so we're looking at a departure date of Sunday. I need to make sure I get my washing done before we go too. In fact, if we could move in with my parents for a week every month, I could probably pay all my bills. Although I'd need bariatric surgery within a year.

Anyhoo, the lack of a blog post yesterday wasn't so much a result of all the important things I had to do, it was more down to the fact that I've discovered Monopoly on the iPad. I bought it for 69p at the end of September, but it's taken me three months to get the iPad off Amelie. It's only now she's distracted by Christmas presents that I've had a chance to try it.

Unfortunately I've become slightly obsessed since Boxing Day. You could almost say it's monopolising my time. I've spent the past four days wiping the floor with a range of highly skilled opponents (and Lisa) on my way to the top of the property tree. Admittedly, some of the computer-controlled players have the artificial intelligence of a Speak & Spell, and will happily offer you the Old Kent Road in return for Park Lane, but that aside, it's a very good game. And it cost less than a cuddly antelope in a dress, which is always a sign of good value.

In addition to being a ruthless real estate magnate, I also walked into St Leonards yesterday, where I discovered a shop called iKandi which sold glasses. That was enough to make my day.

It's also a year now since I revamped my main website, so I spent some time yesterday intending to do the same with my blog. I've had this design since 30th May 2010, and I'm getting a bit bored, so I'm tempted to rearrange the furniture for the new year. Unfortunately, having spent two hours last night tinkering behind the scenes, I decided I didn't like the results, and scrapped all the changes. But I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a transformation in the next couple of days. I need something to do while I'm eating the Pringles.


Phil's Mum said...

Don't make it too different.  I couldn't find my way around last time you made changes.