January 9th, 2009:

Happy New Year and a bit

Hello!  First post of 2009 albeit 9 days in.

walkerI’ve been off work since 28th November following my ankle op and I’ve not been back to work since.  Turned out to be a lot more complicated than originally thought and I had quite of lot of work done in there.  However I’m walking now albeit with the help of a boot that looks like something robocop would were (sans gun in leg).  Still not allowed to drive though – Kathryn has been having great fun being designated driver – especially over Christmas.

On the subject of Christmas, despite being imobile, it was very enjoyable this year and we had some presents we really liked – Kathryn got an Ipod Touch, a Nespresso coffee machine and Rock Band for the PS3.  She loves them all.  Among other things I got a Garmin Forerunner 405 (a gps watch for running and cycling) and a turbo trainer (for converting a bike into an exercise bike) so I’m wondering if people are trying to tell me something?!

We also got a Tefal Actifry which might not sound too impressive but it makes great chips! We never used to have chips so it’s a real treat.  I’d have chips 5 times a week but Kathryn doesn’t approve.

Also had a pile of games but for some reason I’ve not played all of them yet despite my mass of spare time – have played Call of Duty Modern Warfare a lot though – really is a great game seeing as I don’t normally enjoy FPS games – the quality and cinematic feel of the game is excellent.  I’m struggling at the moment with the online play – I think I get killed about 5x for every kill I get.

I’ll try to blog more often (yeah, yeah, heard it all before) this year and provide things of more interest – we’re working out this years holiday plans at the moment so that always provides good blog fodder.