4 Oct 2002
(updated 5 Oct 2002 at 11:40 UTC) »
Humm well mum and myself went for a walk up Slieve Gullion
(mountain) before breakfast (ok so breakfast to me is currently
10:00, but I digress) The going was rather wet from yesterdays
rain. I'm also slightly out of shape,.. (embarrased look)
Much huffing and puffing later had the specatular view of the
inside of a cloud... couldn't see a damned thing which rather
spoiled my photo shoot.
Went on a little excursion after coming back down around the
back of Camlough lake.
Back at base, got email from one potential employer. Somewhat
intresting. Some of the legalise looks a little iffy though.
Contined with the shifting of junk to the bin to make way
for the books. Time to lift the bar on what I can call junk
I fear 8/ Still, if there isn't room, it's gotta go.
Mum's sisters called out to give her a present from when they
were off in Australia and to have a natter. Had a brief talk
with them myself.
Little later on, ran into town to get a few messages and fill
the car up with diesel. Well, that was a shock. 79 pence a
litre. So with a little conversion, that equates to £2.99
a US Gallon which when you convert back into dollars makes a
US Gallon of gas $4.66 which is a far cry from the $1.35 I
used to pay. So UK petrol/gas is about 3.4 times more
expensive than in the US. Last time I'll fill up in the UK.
Fortunately I'm close enough to the border to be able to drive
into Eire and buy diesel there in Euro's for a damned sight less.
Still more than I would have had to pay in the US but
significantly less than what I'd pay under the UK petrol
taxation schemes. To think, only 4 years ago it was about 42
pence a litre. The UK Government has a nasty habit of using the
UK motorist as it's private piggybank whenever it overspends.