Tour de France

No… not just a cunning headline to annoy cycling users of Google – it is in fact an indication that I’m off to France on Monday for a conference with work. Unlike some of the hardened vets of the games industry, I really dig these things – seeing all the new stuff that’s in development and seeing just how far the hardware is being pushed. As an added bonus we get to do it at DisneyLand this time around, so that should be cool in itself.

I’ve never been to France before. I’ve been over it a few times en-route to package holidays, but this will be the first time in my 30 or so years that I’ve been there proper. Not that it will be France, for that matter – more like a little oasis of Americana… or so I’m told.

Which is just as well, as my french is a little rusty after evil Mrs Craig the scottish french teacher put me right off of the subject at Torpoint Comprehensive. Fortunately Cedrick will be there should the need for translation arrive!

Fingers crossed I pick up a few phrases along the way… might help me understand what Mr Jess is on about next time we speak! ;o)

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The Big Freeze

Due to the generosity of Monsieur Cedrick, we now have a very large fridge freezer and for the first time in ages we can enjoy the “benefits” of frozen food.

This might not sound so amazing, but today we done about ?65 worth of shopping (rather than the usual ?100+) and I expect it to last for a good two weeks or so. Most of the saving was due to all the two for one offers at Iceland, but a lot of it is to do with the comparitive cheapness of frozen food compared to the usual haul of fresh stuff we had to buy when we had no freezer.

Granted, a lot of it is complete junk – frozen mini-pizza’s and the like. But there are odds and ends now occupying the freezer that at least give us a more varied diet than we’ve enjoyed over the last 8 months.

And then there’s the ice cream! :o)

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