The LFC Fancard

Liverpool FC have decided that in order to buy tickets for matches this season you must apply for a Fancard.

It’s a one off cost of just £2.50 but will allow them to track attendance and prevent fraud (so they say) – in the future the Fancard will also be required for stadium access and will eventually replace tickets

I think I’m going to have to buy a bigger wallet for all these identity cards…

WordPress 1.5.1.3

I’ve upgraded the WordPress software to version 1.5.1.3 to patch an important security issue – doesn’t seem to have broken anything yet.

I’ve also tinkered with the theme a little – the look should be more consistent when viewed with Internet Explorer now, but it’s still better to use Firefox as the CSS handling in IE is badly flawed.

iWeb

Just sold some shares I received through the Share Option scheme at work, using the iWeb on-line share dealing service from the Halifax (HBOS).

Whilst not the prettiest website you’ve ever seen, it does everything you could ask for and the flat fee of £10 per trade is good value.

Transferring the shares was as simple as they could make it – you can create a pre-filled CREST form through the website, print it out and then post it along with your certificate. The whole process took under a week, and went through without a hitch.

They’re definitely recommended if you’re looking to dabble in the stock market on-line…

Total Network Solutions

There’ll be dancing on the streets of Total Network Solutions tonight…

Liverpool dodged a number of tricky long distance trips in the draw for the Champions League first qualifying round, being paired with the champions of the Welsh League based in Llansantffraid, near Oswestry.

The first leg will be at Anfield in just over a fortnight, with the return leg probably at the Racecourse Ground (Wrexham) or possibly even the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Location, Location, Location

We’ve been looking at some new homes that are being built on the edge of West Kilbride by Consort Homes.

They’ve a four bedroom house that is a little bigger than where we are now, and would cost roughly the same as we’d get if we sold up our house. On the face of it seems like a good deal, but as they say location is everything.

We’d be giving up our lovely sea views for rolling hills, farmland the main trainline between Largs and Glasgow and bloody great electricity pylon at the bottom of the garden.

I think we’ll stay where we are… 😀

Kevin Pietersen

A fantastic knock from Kevin Pietersen saw the Aussies beaten again – that’s no wins in four (England twice, Bangladesh and Somerset!)

They’re looking a bit ragged at the moment, but you can never write them off – I’m sure the test series will be a completely different kettle of fish…