Another year passes and it seems that apart from the now notorious FLAMING CROTCH blooper featured on "It'll be alright on the night" I am fast becoming Discovery Real Times' answer to "Only Fools and Horses" given the frequency they show my old programs over Christmas. Luckily a lot of you guys seem to like the repeat shows and I always seem to get another wave of new viewers which is great.
I must apologise again for the makeshift site you've arrived at and I have to reassure you all that there is a new site in the offing that seems to be reliant on the imminent arrival of Broadband in my tiny village. France Telecom told me it was first arriving almost 4 years ago so I'll believe it when I actually see it.
I have managed to Salvage almost the whole of the crashed website but it sits in a folder of over 50 megs. I have trouble uploading anything more than 150Kbps with the stone age dial-up system endured by myself and 3% of the French population. We're just a little too remote. Luckily a benevolent local group has stumped up 80% of the cash needed to install a satellite system. The mast is in place and we're just waiting for the satellite guys to fit our wireless receivers when we should be up and running. I think I'll miss all the endless waiting for uploads. Yeah right!!
We will get a system a hundred times faster for under half the price so there wont be a lot of sentimental hankering for telephone systems of the recent past. I have not been idle however, I've been busy beavering away on a book that I hope will have far more useful content than your average TV spin-off. As well as working through about a dozen completely new builds I will have useful chapters on free building material, axe throwing, household paint making, gardens, suppliers, foraging etc etc.
I am doing this completely off my own bat and still have to interest a publisher. I ain't actually approached any of them yet but if you like the idea of a book please drop a line saying something along those lines to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it all comes off then I'll give all those who took the trouble to leave a note the opportunity to get personalised copies later. I also welcome mail at email@example.com if you just wanna send me a message.
Anyways, enjoy the rest of your holiday and a have great New Year.