Bats in the Bedroom

It was late last night. Well, early this morning, technically. I was sitting in bed playing Pocket Planes on my iPhone.

A bat flew in through the bedroom door, did a circuit of the bedroom, then left again.

I spent quite a while roaming the flat with a torch, looking for it, but never found any sign of it. I went back to bed and sat up reading and playing with planes again, waiting for it to return. It never did.

It must have got in through a relatively small window left open in the kitchen, flown through the living room, into the hall, then into the bedroom. Either it found its way back out again, or it’s gone into hiding somewhere in the flat. They’re tiny creatures when folded up, so it could go undetected pretty easily. They eat a lot of insects each night, though, so if was still in here, I’d have expected it would fly again to look for food.

Vandalising Movie Quotes on Twitter

Twitterchum and “(Half) Face of the Young Gene Hunt” @masonkayne asked his followers if they were up for a quick game of “Vandalise the Movie Quote”. As I was in a silly mood, I joined in quite a few times. Here are my contributions. Can you guess the movies? The answers are in my Twitter […]

Orange Personal Hotspot on iPhone

Orange appear to have enabled the Personal Hotspot feature on iPhones, or at least on mine. Part of the Everything Everywhere rebranding, at a guess. This pleases me. I love my MacBook Air, and it goes out and about with me a lot. Whenever I’m away from home or work, though, it has no connectivity […]

GoogleFood: JetPack’s Carousel Feature and W3 Total Cache’s Minify

This isn’t interesting unless you happen on it because you’re having the same problem.

I’d been using JetPack’s Carousel feature for WordPress for quite a while, and liked it. I noticed recently that it had stopped working. Still enabled, and looked as if it should be working, but not happening – images were just taking me to their image page. I’d forgotten that I’d enabled W3 Total Cache’s Minify feature – it minifies JavaScript, among other things, and it looks like it breaks Carousel. Turned it off again, and Carousel started working again.

Morning Kitteh

This morning, the cat from the ground floor of our block was outside enjoying the morning sunshine, way down below.

He was still there when I reached the ground, which seemed like a good time to break the rule of ‘never shoot into the light’.

He started to leave just as I took the pic, but I just about caught him in time.

Oncoming Vehicles

Whenever I see a sign saying “Oncoming vehicles in middle of road”, I always wonder if they’d have been better off putting a sign a bit further on, facing the other way, saying “Stop driving in the middle of the road, you idiots”.


Sam had the car the other day, so I took a walk to the nearby Rainbow store for lunch. They have flags.

Chicken in Road

While out driving at the weekend, we came around a corner, and found a chicken had just stepped out into the road. We had to stop to wait for it to cross. Once it had, I wound the window down and asked “Why?”

It didn’t answer, so we may never know.