So then, in case you’re interested, here’s a brief outline of the things that have been happening during the last couple of months whilst I’ve been “offline”. Admittedly, there’s not much to report, but here goes:
1) I sold the mountain bike on eBay, which went for a mighty impressive £1100! I immediately spent £500 of that on a nice shiny road bike – a Trek 1000. Then obviously the next step was to buy all the associated road bike paraphenalia – new helmet, pedals, shoes etc. Well, if you’re going to do it, you have to do it properly don’t you? I haven’t bought a new mountain bike yet, because frankly I’m having too much fun on the roadie at the moment!
2) I seriously toyed with the idea of buying a Sony PSP, but then decided against it. In reality, I would have absolutely no use for one, nor any time to play it. If I have any game-playing time, it is spent on the Xbox.
3) Microsoft revealed the release date and cost of the Xbox360 – and it looks fairly impressive. £209 for the basic pack, or £279 for all the bells and whistles, with a release date of 2nd December 2005. I’m sorely tempted to get one, but I think I’ll leave it until at least the new year.
4) I’ve been putting in lots of hours with the Special Constabulary – and I’m loving it. Not arrested anyone yet though!
5) I’ve spent quite a bit of my spare time on a freelance web design project for a local dental surgery – have a look at www.chdental.co.uk if you’re interested.
6) We had double glazing fitted.
7) Work has been… erm… busy.
So a combination of work, being a policeman, web designer and cyclist have pretty much consumed all my spare time. Nothing else to report really. Apart from the road bike, there have been no major purchases, so the bank balance is looking very healthy. All I have to do now is to find something worthwhile to spend it on!
So there you go. You’re up to date.