We went to see Jimmy Carr in Halifax on Monday night – what a great night. The seats were a little cramped, the area got very warm as the night progressed and the snoring from the guy next to Simon was difficult to ignore. Yes folks, that’s right, Gregory May went to be entertained by a top class comedian to fall asleep while waiting for him to come on and then pretty much miss the first half……. Almost as funny as Jimmy himself 😉
Elliot stayed at Grandma’s while Vicky and Simon went along with other Grandma and Granddad (the one who slept through the show…)
We have Lenny Henry coming up in the next couple of weeks in Leeds so that is something to look forward to as well 🙂
Oh, and lastly apparently this was not particularly clear in the Florida holiday blogs – while we were there, we all went go-karting and when the race was on, somehow it was arranged that Simon got the crap kart – you know the one that is slower than the rest. Result, he was beaten – life sucks – next time maybe the karts will be more on a par with each other….. 😉
It has taken three weeks and a final request to cancel the broadband line to actually get BT to pull their act together and sort the issue out.
It is a real shame that they won’t admit to having too many folks online and hence somebody somewhere must be penalised. That somebody WAS us until late on Friday – we are sure it will be us again in the future 🙁
We have an “up to 8Mb connection” with BT – something that they offered to us 18 months ago when the then 2Mb connection could be bettered. Strange that now when the brown stuff hits the fan that it seems that we only have a 512Kb connection….. One is left wondering how these thieves can charge so much money for something that the clearly are unable to deliver upon.
Bottom line – 6+ months ago, we had 5+Mb, then 5 or so months back we were pulled to 3.5Mb (after Simon argued about only getting 1Mb !!!). Now we are down to 2Mb at best but that BT will only say 512Kb when asked about the actual number.
This is all very strange given that if you pop our postcode in, the system suggests 5.5Mb is available – once you pop in the phone number, BAM we are down to 512Kb folks…. 🙁
All in all, it is crap, and then to top it all they allowed us to “buy” BT Vision (requires 2Mb connection) and hence somehow managed to small print an additional 12 months rental on the broadband line. We are ready to do battle – given that the Vision requires 2Mb and BT will only give 512Kb that contract can’t possibly stand – the heat is on …….
ForkHall are experiencing major Internet service issues currently so please accept our apologies. The provider (BT) have acknowledged a line fault but are incredibly elusive regarding when a fix should be expected.
We hope that you will be still able to enjoy accept to the services here that you require in the mean time – we will accept no responsibility whatsoever for the service being provided – that is our response as well as that of our provider 🙁
Finally we have got some of the photos from Orlando online – OK so only the reasonable ones – which means there is a lot of crap ones that have not made it – Simon thinks that a new camera will sort out the quality issue – Vicky knows better and Elliot doesn’t seem to care 🙁
We have been watching our video footage tonight also – it is VERY clear that we need videography lessons – prob be easier and WAY cheaper to put the video camera down, and walk away from it ….
the Vegas photos will be following as soon as practical… no no wait, they are here also.
Of course V is now planning the next vacation….. apparently 3.5K per head…. 🙁 Simon is in the wrong vocation it seems…