Thursday 20th November 2003

You would think that I had come accustomed to getting up early, after my sandwich placement. However, having got back into ‘student mode’ I have become my lazy self again. Before going to sleep, I would set my alarm for 6.30am. This is purely an excercise in wishful thinking. I feel slightly better, thinking I am going to get up early and get loads of things done. However, as usual, I awake from my slumber, around 7.30am or later on some days. I was avid to switch back to my better days and get up early for a change. To do this, I knew I would need a unique weapon to aid my quest. There was little discussion, although the mobile phone is fantastic at waking you up, it has little staying power, as I normally ramage around for it and switch it off, heading back into a deep sleep. Therefore, I set up my TV to switch on just before 6am. That way, as the BBC Breakfast News started I would be woken by the intro and news headlines. I have to say, that this was a success yesterday morning and I woke up at 6am. I am very proud of myself, but only wish I could repeat this rare occurance, on a much more regularly basis. On well, we can wish. Perhaps, Zora Suleman, will be the additional incentive for me, to RI:SE in the morning! 🙂

I am off home this weekend, so I apologise in advance if there is no updates to the site over the weekend. Hopefully, I will be back in Leicester early evening on Sunday, to review the weekend and look forward to the next.

With all the sport on the television in the last few days, European Championship Play-Offs, and the imminent Rugby World Cup Final between England and Australia on Saturday. I was thinking of what my favourite sporting commentary of all time was. I thought about this for quite sometime, before remembering the actual words of the commentator: "Lord Nelson! Lord Beaverbrook! Sir Winston Churchill! Sir Anthony Eden! Clement Attlee! Henry Cooper! Lady Diana! Maggie Thatcher – can you hear me, Maggie Thatcher! Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!" From the over extravagant Bjorn Minge on Norwegian TV. Norway had just beaten England 2-1 in Oslo in a World Cup qualifier in Sept 1981. The passionate response, and roll call of famous English persons, summarised perfectly the uninhibited sweet pleasure of beating England at their own game.

I want to get a good list of blogs together on my site. So if anyone has any suggestions for some blogs that I should take a look at please e-mail me. The aim is to find a list of blogs, that are interesting enough for me to visit every day, to catch up on goings on, in someone’s life.

What do you think of when I mention Leicester? It would be interesting to find out people’s views of the city, particularly those who have never visited this part of the Midlands. You would think that the best way of promoting anything is to advertise it’s benefits, the positives. Well not in this part of the world! A new £250,000 advertising campaign for the city, uses the slogan: “Boring, boring Leicester”. The concept is to get people thinking about and talking about the city. Will it work? I doubt it. The purpose, to provoke local residents to defend the city and start talking about all the good points of the city. Posters went up around the city, on Tuesday 11th November. Not that I have noticed any! If you have please get in touch! Read the full article here at Ananova.

Just to let you know that Sibtain is working very hard most evenings on DemonNet Productions, version III. It should be online, this weekend and having already had a sneek preview, all I can say is that he will not let you down. He hasn’t updated the original site (version 2) since he left the UK to go on holiday in Kenya. We look forward to his return to cyperspace and the famous blog!

I wish I could write more, but it’s getting late, and I have a very busy day tomorrow, plus I want to get up early and organize my stuff for the weekend. Take care for now and hope you have a good weekend.

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