Monthly Archives: July 2008

alone at work

not updated in a while… again! and its looking like most of the time I post general me and my life stuff, I write it on the train to and from work. Currently on the way into work where I shall spend today alone as the other 3 people in my office are out all day so apart from maybe the odd person coming in to ask where they are, no one, nade, zilch. Was quite looking forward to it as I can sit there listen to my ipod and get on with things but today its kinda hit me… it’s going to suck.

Been having more ideas to have more blogs about chosen subjects, like one for games and another for cars/motorsports just so this blog is kept to one thing and one thing only… my life. It all really depends on how much I can keep them updated, my time at home is very short now although the weeks are flying by (is it really thursday already!) but it means that I can get closer to my holiday which I booked last week to Rhodes in September. Really looking forward to that especilly because it means I get to spend a whole week with Lou who I hardly get to see anymore (which also sucks) but she is trying to get a job up here… really hope she does. Especilly since its her birthday next month and also we will have been together for 4 years then and its looking like we wont get to see each other.

Right, time for me to get off the train and go to work. *sigh*

British GP to be held at Donnington from 2010

I have just read from the announcement on the Autosport site that the Silverstone will host it’s final British Grand Prix next year and will be replaced with Donnington in 2010 due to lack of govenment funding.

This now means that the work done to Silverstone of moving the position of the pits, soemthing that was being done to secure Silverstone’s place in the future of F1, will only be used for a year by F1.

And now more money (£100 million) has to be spent on Donnington to improve its facilities as right now Donnington is no where near an “F1 circuit”. I would also say that the circuit itself isn’t the best for F1,  especilly when compared to Silverstone (which drivers have praised for its variety of corners). So will the layout of the circuit be changed?

The way I see it is Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t see things like you or I.. all he see’s is big wads of cash everywhere.

I just hope I’m wrong about it all

*UPDATE*

OK so when I wrote this I was forgetting that the British GP used to be held at Donnington (the last one was in 1993). But still I think the current facilities at donnington are not upto the modern ways of Formula One. Just have to see what happens with the £100 million.

journey home

Dammit… why is it when you plan to get loads of things done after work you don’t leave till late… miss your usual train by about 10 seconds and then the next train departs from a different platform which was unannounced… I hate trains so much, not as much as buses (which I will be traveling on in about half an hour… more fun) but yeah… I hate them.

Doesn’t really help when I spend 4 hours a day getting to and from work using public transport, I cannot wait for the move back into the centre of Manchester when my journey time will be halved… and hopefully almost none if/when I get a place in the centre. That reminds me. The paper has apartments lsited today. I shouldn’t really look as I can’t afford it yet and the current situation of the market is so rubbish in the UK.

Ahh the usual drunk beer/piss smelling guy has got on the train… theres always one.

Finally got round to listening to the “new” himynameismark podcast… I say new, it actually came out in April but after recent computer problems I lost my podcasts and only recently subscribed to them again. I do like the himynamismark podcast, hosted by the fantastic Mark Hoppus of Blink 182/+44 a personal fav cool guy for me as especilly in high school Blink was my favourite band (and still are) and when I got my first guitar I learnt loads of Blink songs. It is a shame what happened with Blink 182 but I’m glad +44 spawned from it with Mark and Travis… and to be honest I cannot listen to angels and airwaves and hopefully will never hear one of their songs, I was saddened to hear of his side of the break up, I liked Tom DeLonge alot but after that… well dislike is probably the only word to use… I could be totally wrong about it, I don’t know exactly what happened but its just from what I have read. And you never know… Blink 182 may reform one day.

Looks like its going to rain soon… and this morning it was very sunny so I dont have a coat with me and im in a short sleeved shirt… crap.

*UPDATE*

ok so I wrote that on the train into Manchester. since then I got to the bus station, found that the bus to where I want to go wont be leaving till 8 which was 2 hours away so I got on the nearst bus I could get and then a connecting bus… but when I got there… no bus for ages too… so in the end I got a taxi… where I had to tell the guy where to go because he had no idea… at least now im home