Posted in Updates on Wednesday 26th November 2003 at 11:03pm

"Now that I've got my motives straight, and I am thinking clearly..."

Today was a strange one from the start. British Telecom claiming that my bill was unpaid, but frustratingly closing off every avenue of possible payment prior to disconnecting my service. Finally sorted twelve hours later!

Relatively unproductive morning followed by three appeals, which actually became quite harrowing as the cases unfolded. Managed to get 66% of them dismissed, and the one that was upheld was a truly deserving case - not something I often say.

Lunchtime saw the final voyage of Concorde, with its 'lap of honour' out over the Bristol Channel, turning above us here in Weston, and flying home to Filton for one last time. Large crowds, despite dismal weather. The gleam of white aircraft against a dark grey sky was actually rather impressive. Decidedly unbritish spontaneous applause and cheering. End of an era...but then again, find me a day which isn't nowadays. Progress, and all that...

Had a long and fruitful discussion of the state that I'm in yesterday, with a 'fellow traveller'. Lots of reassuring and happy chat which took me outside my own head for a few precious moments. Coincided nicely with the Belle & Sebastian b-side which gives this entry it's title. Looking forward immensely to seeing them in Bath.

Thoughts turn to how to occupy myself this weekend. As payday looms, perhaps a longer foray? Again, anything to fill some time and cover some mileage...



I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.

I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.

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