November 9th, 2007

Angus May 2005

Happy Birthday Jasmina!

It seems odd that I've only known chaotic_jessy for just over three months but in that time she has become one of my closest and most valuable friends.

Any possible problems of culture or age gap that could have been there aren't at all and we just really clicked as friends from our second meeting on when she came and helped out at the store for a day.

She's one of the most amusing, intelligent and funny people I've met in ages. Plus her sense of humour is very much alone the same lines as mine that it's scarey. I pity people if they overhear us sometimes! (and anyone who knows what my sense of humour is like will understand that! :p)

Anyway, happy birthday Jasmina! Thank you for being one of the closest and supporting friends someone could wish for. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to meeting up tomorrow to down a few drinks and celebrate it with you :)
Old Friend

North Sea: Closed For Business

Bit wet and windy isn't it. But apparently it's a lot worse out at sea...

We have flood alerts all over the north and east of the country (estimated 9.5 foot storm surge possibly hitting the coasts), the Thames barrier has been closed as there expecting about a 5 foot storm surge up the Thames. Holland is on top alert with flood defences going into action. Germany and Denmark are expcting dire weather and many of the oil platforms in the North Sea and battoning down or evacuating which is expected to push up the price of oil beyond the high of $98/barrel it's already at!

My home town sounds like it could be under water by the morning if all goes badly. The joys of living next to the sea I guess.

Anyway, apparently the North Sea is seeing its worst storms in decades which has prompted all this raection.

I remember being on the Channel back in '87 and that seemed pretty bad - we weren't allowed on the deck of the ferry and all the doors were chained shut. For good reason to as the ferry was swaying from side to side so much due to the wind that all the windows were being completely submerged by water - both the side windows and the ones on the doors and higher! Our ferry was the last to leave France and we'd already been moved from one port that had closed because of bad weather. we really shouldn't have been at sea and ended up having to wait in the storms as it was too dangerous to approach Dover due to them - they were afriad the ferry would be pushed into the harbvour enterance if we tried to dock.

God knows what it's like out on the sea atm.

Fingers crossed for the storm and urges not causing too many problems!
Old Friend

Mobile Woes...

My phone is currently not working.

Well actually the 'phone' is working fine, I have full signaal, full battery, etc. I just can not receive or send anything or make any calls. I've spoken to o2 and they said they are currently dealing with six faults which have blacked out various areas in the UK - of which North London is NOT one of them. If it's not back up and running again later (which is actually in a few minutes as I phoned them this morning with the problem) I have to call them again.

So, if anyone has tried to text or phone me today, my apologies but I can't call you back as I haven't received your calls/texts yet!  I know my lunch meeting probably fell foul of this as I sat in the pub waiting for 30 minutes for Gideon to turn up and then gave up, got a sandwich, and returned to work.

Fingers crossed it gets sorted later this afternoon.


Service is back to normal :)