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The random ramblings of a Star Trek-obsessed schools ICT Systems Manager who likes a good moan.
This is a place where I can whinge about life, and express my love of my family, 80's music, retro computer gaming (especially on my Commodore 64),
 oh and Star Trek. I'm very open with my opinions and I like a good moan. If you don't like what I say, then you might want to consider not reading this blog.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Long time no see!

My poor neglected blog...

It's been 7 weeks since an update. Much has happened in that time (including of course the release of the motion picture event of the decade - Star Trek), but it is also worth noting at this point that Michelle is now exactly 32 weeks pregnant today, and although technically we still have a few weeks to go, the midwife is pretty sure that Michelle will give birth to the twins within 36 weeks - That's just another 4 weeks!

On the pregnancy side of things, Michelle is fine and the babies are all healthy. The nursery is now comnplete and looks really nice, and we're basically just waiting for the girls to pop out now.

Work has been fun as usual, but I just can't believe it is only 6 weeks until the end of yet another year (and of course the summer holidays!) We've just employed two trainee technicians to help with the extra work we have had these past few weeks, and it's great because it allows me to do the things I need to do now as ICT Network AND Systems Manager... Yep I've had another promotion, and with that comes another pay rise... I love my job! Just spent over £40,000 on 30 new iMacs and 30 new HP D7900 PCs with 22" flat screens for two IT suites in the school - glad I will not need to set them up (don't you just love delegation!). Kids are spoilt today - I wish I had access to that technology back when I was in school.



This past month I have also been to the cinema 5 times! (For most people that is quite a small number, but I haven't been since Aliens Vs Predator Requiem and that was the first time in years). 3 of the 5 visits were for Star Trek - Yes, it was really THAT good. I also went to see Terminator Salvation, which was good, but nowhere near as good as the first two films. That brings me on to last night, and Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. Suffice to say, I was not that impressed with that one, and nearly fell asleep in the cinema towards the end. I'm no film critic, and I'm not going to pretend to be one here, but don't believe the hype on that one.

My spare time has consisted of the usual - gaming (especially playing Resident Evil 5 on the PS3), photography and spending lots of money (I'm good at that one) on new furniture for the living room, nursery, and a fancy new High Definition 1920x1080 Digital Camcorder so that I can capture the babies in high quality, high resolution goodness.

As for Michelle... She's a lady of leisure now for the next year and 2 weeks. Her maternity leave actually does not begin for another 2 weeks, but her work place have been kind and let her use the remaining available holiday (3 weeks) before the maternity leave begins. She has had a week off and she is already bored and fed up. It doesn't help with this awful hot weather. Bring on the Winter, the cold days and dark nights..... prefect.