April 16th, 2003

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Charlie's service...

We went through Maidenhead on the way home from picking up Caroline this evening.

As we were passing through anyway, we figured we'd pop into Charters, the local Peugeot garage and put Charlie in for her 20,000 mile service.

They were really helpful, and the cost of the service wasn't too bad. I thought it was a timed appointment... "service-while-u-wait", but it turned out that it wasn't. Because I couldn't go anywhere (because I wouldn't have a car) they even offered to take me and Caroline into Maidenhead town to do some shopping whilst they were servicing the car.

Ain't that nice of them! :o)
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Does anyone else remember that BBC1 "documentary" called Ghostwatch?

It was a kind of real life investigation into paranormal activity. Michael Parkinson hosted the show, whilst the likes of Craig Charles, Mike Smith and Sarah Greene were field reporters for the programme.

Was anyone else completely taken in by the programme like Caroline and I were? :o)

I mean, it wasn't until the credits started rolling that we realised that it was actually a drama, and not a documentary!!! They didn't exactly advertise it as a drama!!

And finally...

... before I go to bed...

Please tell me that I'm not the only person who starts to crack everytime I see the advert for Cancer Research UK?

Every time I see it, with Eva Cassidy's soft rendition of Sting's "Fields of Gold", and the images of the loved ones fading away, I find myself really moved by it.

Does anyone else find this with this particular advert?
Are there any other adverts that do that to you?

Another advert that gets me everytime, is the one for Orange where the man is doing some surveying in the Arctic (or wherever) and his wife walks across the ice in her pyjamas and writes "Nite nite x" in the ice on one of the trucks. I think it's mainly the music that does it for me, but the whole atmosphere of the advert is just awesome.