December 17, 2009 2 Comments

There are some flats opposite our office; I see the windows to these flats from my desk.

Nothing interesting to see really; the blinds are always closed – there is no sign of anyone there.

Until about a month or so ago that is.

Now I do tend to see movement on a daily basis. The blinds are still closed but there is often the appearance of two cats. They sit on the same windowsill; sometimes one of them and sometimes both of them.

They look content.

When they’re not at the window I imagine they are doing exciting things within the flat; jumping from drape to drape, chasing mice, doing handpawstands – that kind of thing.

And napping, of course.

I’m hoping that they get a ‘Teach yourself semaphore’ set for Christmas.

We could communicate then.

Update to add – they are learning semaphore!
See, the cats ARE learning semaphore! on Twitpic

Postal Scam

December 8, 2009 2 Comments

There’s a postal scam currently working the rounds in the UK, here’s the gist of it which I’ve received via email:

Can you circulate this around especially as Xmas is fast approaching – it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

So, don’t be stupid enough to call an 0906 number as that would be a very expensive way to not get a delivery.

Tell your friends and loved ones.