I’ve changed the design of the blog again. For those keeping count, this is redesign 3,974. Or thereabouts.
We attended the first day of the Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earl’s Court today. Despite there being a few nice bits and pieces (and a token number of Christmas products), it really wasn’t great. I can image it only really being someone’s idea of an “ideal home” if they like to fill their homes with tat. It was more like a market this year, than a place to get any inspiration.
Plus, what has a company like Yakult – or one advertising paintballing – got to do with either the ideal home or Christmas? It just seemed to be an attempt to cram as many corporate faces in to a room as possible, whether or not they were relevant. When I last attended just two years ago, it seemed a lot more focused on the house, furniture and, indeed, Christmas.
I’m very glad my tickets were free.
Who’d have thought that once a baby came along there would be no time to do anything any more?
What do you mean, “everyone”?
As I walked through fields of mist,
I came upon a man most pissed,
He’d guzzled back ten pints or more,
And now lay prostrate on the floor.
I’m not entirely sure they’ve hit the marketing nail on the head here. Thorns don’t instantly make me think “refreshing”.
A thought struck me whilst walking home from work this afternoon. Prepare to have your mind blown.
There are two kinds of people in this world.
First are those who, through education, observation or perhaps simply evolution, have determined that you need to press the button at the traffic lights whenever want to cross the road.
The second kind of people are those who, through education, observation or perhaps simply evolution, have determined that sometimes the button is just a dummy, and that pedestrian access across the road may be down to the flow of traffic at the junction and just whose turn it is to go.
Ok, it’s hardly philosophical. But it was a notion which struck me as I was bustled out of the way by an oik at a crossing because I’d not pointlessly pressed the button. Wazzock.
Thoughts of North Korea tend to conjure up images of organized military parades, nuclear missile tests and large crowds worshiping a supreme leader; today that's Kim Jong Un. But there's so much more to be known about this mysterious country, which has isolated itself from the Western world for decades.
It's not every day the veil of secrecy surrounding the Northern part of the Korean peninsula is lifted.