September 21st, 2006

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I have successfully navigated the mires of local government bureaucracy and have managed to get a Building Notice issued so our builder can start work on Monday of next week. This was not too appallingly painful apart from not realising -- silly me -- that the planning department and the building control department do not speak to one another, and thus I had to run down to the Town Hall this morning, clutching a set of plans, so that the BC folks could get a copy. And it's convenient that the local sewer system appears to run under our neighbours' properties on either side, rather than ours. Still... done. Box ticked. Phew.

In other news, I have managed to acquire some passport photos that do not make me look like part of the cast of 28 Days Later or Shaun Of The Dead. This doubtless means that the passport office will reject them out of hand as not looking sufficiently like my old ones. ;)

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Some of you may remember my comments on the Guns & Roses gig we went to at the end of July, specifically regarding the timings of it and the fact that we had to skip out before the end of it to get home. I was actually annoyed enough to write to Wembley to complain about this (their response, roughly: "we begged them to go on earlier and they ignored us! but we did try -- honest... and Ticketmaster were supposed to have told you about the late running anyhow").

Wembley passed the letter on to Live Nation, the promoter, and I had a letter from them a couple of weeks later saying that as a goodwill gesture, if we could send back our ticket stubs, they'd be happy to refund our money. caffeine_fairy pointed out that there was nothing to stop me sending back _both_ sets of ticket stubs (we wound up buying another pair on the night after a slight incident involving the tickets being left on the dining table), and today's post included a cheque for the cost of four tickets (£160). Result ;)