Jacquies Rant Page

Blogging the world from the middle of Norfolk.

Monday, February 02, 2004
For the first time I rang our local council highways department this morning.....my neighbour has tried many times............The hole in the road at the end of the gravel track to my house had been filling with water to form a small lake, every time it rained...........and it does that a lot here:-) The Highways workmen came a couple of weeks ago to take care of it..........I won't go into details about how it looked after they left. This morning we have a small lake again.
Sweetly I asked if there was any chance at all that they would be coming soon to fix it...........ooooh! Seems you need to take levels before you can do that.............Hmn. didn't they do that before they started? The guy also assured me that he had driven by at 7 this morning and even taken a photograph to show that now there was only a 'very small' lake!
I stayed sweet and calm and really nice, suggesting that a small load of gravel and a rake might just take care of it or at least improve the situation. No way!! 'Madam I'm sorry, you just don't understand. These things are complicated but I will definitely take another look and we might be able to send a team of men to deal with it soon..................'

The dent in the wall where I bang my head, is getting bigger!

Sunday, February 01, 2004
Can something be so very bad that it's good? Crocodile Dundee 11 was just on TV and it is so corny you want to weep but somehow you end up smiling. I only had half an eye on it and smiled so.............!
Joined Orkut on Friday so I hope to meet some more interesting people. I have suggested a couple of friends and hope to recruit more. It's a new idea and certainly worth support:-)

Meanwhile I stuffed 2 jars full of dried chipotle chiles and peppercorns and filled them to the top with sherry.............I'm down to the last third of the last jar I did in 1999.............they keep forever! Adding a couple of those or a spoonful of the sherry after they have steeped for 6 months or so, to a soup or casserole, is a revelation for the tastebuds!