CocoNut-ty

Well, after some pottering around the hosue today we went to the beach – lots of *huge* waves – it was great fun! Foo was sitting on the beach with his (old still) camera as is his wont when he spotted something bobbing in the water.

I swam to get it and Lo and Behold it was a coconut! I threw it up the beach to foo and it cracked the outside shell – foo prised it open (Cue squelching noice) and we ate half each 🙂 The milk was still inside (until foo found it.. :o) ) and it was very yummy.

We think it must have escaped from Herne Bay before it got used on a coconut shy – any other ideas?

Speeding Coppers

Over the past couple of years there have been at least two (well, two that I can remember) cases of prosecutions of Dangerous Driving being brought against police officers.

Both of these cases have involved a highly trained officer driving a new car on an M class road at night very fast (in excess of 150mph).

Road traffic groups today condemned the absolute discharge of PCD Mark Milton from the West Mercia force who received a conviction for dangerous driving while accustomising himself with a new vehicle. They have suggested it would have been more appropriate for him to have used a race track to do such testing.

I have every sympathy for the officers in question here. They have limited time to get to know new cars, are very highly trained in safe, fast driving, and may be called upon later that night to, for example, chase a stolen car down a motorway. If we do not support our officers in doing their jobs, how are we able to complain when they can’t do them?

I read that the police force in question are going to appeal the judgement. I hope that, although the officer may have broken the letter of the law, the judges overseeing the appeal will understand the difficult situations that we put our police officers in and overturn the guilty verdict or are we to further tie the hands of the people who protect us?

Welcome To Me!

Mwahaha – I promised foo I’d have a look at this – I wonder how long until he notices what I’ve done?

Ah well, this is really for me to find out if I like it or not – really like my website but it keeps getting spam posts so foohas asked me to consider moving to here – the main advantage for everyone else being that as we both blog so little there might be something for you to read when you come and look!

No doubt I will have something to say at some point – not really been listening to the radio recently so nothing worht blogging about – Mum & Dad are on the way down now so will hopefully have something to say next week – and will take even longer to say it!

Whoop whoop!

Well, the University has deigned that I am allowed to progress from my current pay point at the top of Grade 1 to Grade 2 point 2… but it’s all changing in a few weeks and this doesn’t come into effect until October so I don’t actually know what’s going to happen.

Hopefully it means more pennies at home… we shall see 🙂