Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Time to move on?

Just a little note to say that if anyone is reading this you'd do better off heading over to my new home here. I am trying to pull my web presences together and as such poor cold tea has finally been washed up. It is possible I may return here at some point and it is possible that some of here may be there.

So if you do link here it may be worth your time and effort to adjust your linkage.

As for me? I'm off to boil the kettle, listen to some Gary Numan and do my best not to judge my fellow humans.

Monday, 8 December 2008

And along came me

Trying out Windows Live Writer again. I did like it before but forgot to download it when I got the new laptop. What I am hoping is that I can post to multiple blogs… that’s my main objective. In the meantime I’m just trying this out.

Friday, 28 November 2008

The annual Car MOT

I was most impressed when I received a call on my mobile at the end of October. It was the call centre for the garage that I usually MOT my car with. Now I normally forget all about the MOT, or at least try to, and then end up rushing around trying to book it in on the last possible day. So I was very happy to have this call and book up the car for tomorrow morning. All organised, over a month in advance and on a day that suited me... a Saturday.

This morning, Friday, at about 9:30, I received another call. This one was from the garage where I normally get my car MOT'd. The call was enquiring where my car was, seeing as it was booked in for an MOT today.

I must add that the garage were very understanding, no blame was levelled, and the car is booked in again for tomorrow. In fact half an hour earlier than was planned, so the day may not be carless after all. Now, if only it could pass.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Borrow to get out of the credit crisis

Okay, I don't claim to have a degree in economics, a vast experience in the financial sector or even a good history of wise financial management (although I do have a bank account that isn't in the red)... but... if the current financial crisis is down to economies, institutions and individuals borrowing more than they can afford to pay back, is the answer to borrow more money?

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Boris makes important person resign

BBC NEWS | UK | Met chief Sir Ian Blair resigns

Apparently it is because he lost the backing of London Mayor Boris Johnson. Sorry, but that's a bit like Sir Alex Ferguson resigning as manager of Manchester United because he had lost the backing of the guy who sells the hot pies outside the Stretford End. Why not just admit that he seems to have got a few things wrong in the recent past.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Cold Tea Again is four years old, no wonder it's cold

Four years ago today I started typing in some mid-life crisis event and decided to call it a blog. Jumping on blogger's free and easy platform I began this typing quest that has seen several incarnations, domains and names. They are all collected here now, thanks again to beta.blogger's features.

I may eventually get around to sorting out the sidebar and having a little play with the design, but not at the moment. Now is the time to finally sit down and have a nice warm cup of tea, before rolling into year five.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Bad debt rescue plan extended

After helping the rich executives out of their financial hole, rumour has it that the Bad Debt solution plan may be extended. In a move to keep the capitalist system running the US Treasury has been in discussion to find a solution.

This has already bolstered financial markets around the world, with stocks and shares recovering some of their recent loses. With this news that the financial institutions may get help with dealing with bad debt, effectively sweeping it under the carpet, it has been mooted that it may be extended.

Nations around the world that are crippled with bad debt in such a way that they are unable to feed their own people, are hoping for the extention to reach them. It could be though, that this help will never get that far, as shares in most developing countries don't rate too high in the major trading centres of the world.

Friday, 12 September 2008

How to make friday special with Jonny B

I've mentioned this blog a few times but there was a lovely turn of phrase in Jonny B's blog today. So wonderful that i thought I'd share it with you. I hope you all have a great weekend.

I retreat a couple of paces. It is very odd and unsettling seeing him with clothes pegs in his hand. It is like inadvertantly witnessing Brian Cant with a whore.
For the rest go here

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Tim Ferris' The 4-Hour Work Week - Eco Ego Edition

The latest edition to The 4-Hour Work Week empire is soon to be released. Following on from the world wide success of Ferris' guide for escaping the 9 to 5 routine and becoming one of the world's NR (New Rich for the uninitiated), a revised version of the book will soon be hitting (albeit extremely gently) shelves everywhere.

Keeping up with current trends to make everything Eco-friendly, The 4-Hour Work Week, has been revised and will soon have its very own Eco version.
The difficulty was to decide what needed revising. How could the essence and practical tips be retained, and what could easily be removed?
But despite the above concern, which was obtained from a publishing minion, it has been done. The book has been revised and later this month The 4-Hour Work Week Eco Ego Edition will be published.

From the original 300+ pages the eco edition has been shrunk to a 16 page pamphlet, yet it still retains all the essential tools to get out of the rut your sad life is currently in. How has this been done, you may ask.

Well, it was quite simple actually. The publisher has simply removed any reference to Tim Ferris talking about himself, his achievements, how he became a world class Tango dancer, a kick-boxing champion and so on and so on, all before the age of 30.

What is left is a great product to help you eliminate the pointless from your life and then liberate yourself from the way the world wants you to live. Enjoy.

The man himself, well if we removed him from the book, he should at least get a picture on the website.