Thursday, September 09, 2004

Good 'ol Aussie TV

Classic Australian Television. Neighbours is a indeed shown on Brit tv. Good Aussie tellie all for the tidy some of 121 pounds.

In England you need to buy a license to watch tv... 121 pounds to be exact. That gets you the right to have several colour tv's at the registered premise. They even have license inspectors who drive around trying to catch people out.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Working from home

Working from home, its such a treat. I should try and do it more often. You don't feel so bad going to non-work related sites like Andrew and Kathleen's. Its scarey to read how milk got spilt on their laptop. I'm supposed to burn my (err.. make that OUR) many thousand photos to cd before its too late.

Doing it now... ok.. after I get some lunch... [9/9/2004 Ammendment] If I was smarter/wiser I would have burnt the cds before eating. Why? Because theres no chance of dropping food on the laptop. Fortunately tho that didnt actually happen.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Government Efficiency

I'm sure I said this before in a previous entry, but London (and europe) is old and coming from Australia can be bit of a shock. Much of the infrastructure and culture is also old. ATM's for example is much slower than back home in OZ.

One thing that doesn't seem to change is government inefficiency... I refer to the NI number entry down below.


The classic London bus is called the Routemaster. Its so typically British that its caused somewhat of an outrage that they are being replaced by new more modern buses.

Their charm tends to wear off after watching several go by because they are packed full and the conductor only lets one person to board.