25 good tweets for people who hate Valentine’s Day

25 good tweets for people who hate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is kind of nice, but it’s mostly a cloying, capitalist nightmare.  It makes sense, then, that the anti-Valentine’s Day community is a large and vocal one. V-Day skeptics aren’t bitter; they just hate Russell Stover samplers from CVS! If you count yourself among the lukewarm this Feb. 14, you’re not alone. There are loads of tweets from people who also detest the holiday on which a nonzero number of people will receive a Doritos bouquet. (To be clear, I am jealous of the Doritos bouquet.) SEE ALSO: Texas…

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Roller blind fun

Roller blind fun

Last time I was over at the Gite I replaced the pull cord mechanism on the roller blind for the French windows that lead to the patio. We have roller blinds on all the windows of our Gite and they’re not little lightweight blinds, they’re almost more of a security shutter, they’re heavy plastic with lead weights in the bottom so if you let them drop quickly they come down with a bang. Since the pull cord was fraying I replaced the whole mechanism with a new one which is…

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First sight of the newly decorated Gite

First sight of the newly decorated Gite

Back in May I wrote about the green flocked wallpaper in our Gite being removed and the lounge, stairs and upstairs hallways all being redecorated.  The work was all finished that month, but despite having had perhaps 10 sets of guests staying since then, we hadn’t seen the results ourselves.  So when I arrived at the Gite I was excited to see the results of the decorators labours, and not disappointed, it all look really great and a big improvement.  Very clean and fresh.  Read full story

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Apple sets App Store sales record during holidays, despite disastrous quarter

Apple sets App Store sales record during holidays, despite disastrous quarter

In the wake of a historic stock price drop, Apple surprised investors with some good news on Thursday. Customers helped Apple set an App Store sales record during the 2018 holiday season. This news comes just one day after the company lowered revenue expectations for its holiday quarter, resulting in a loss of $57 billion in market value. According to Apple, App Store customers spent more than $1.22 billion on app and game downloads and subscription purchases between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This is the most money ever…

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Apple’s App Store pulled in $1.22B over the holidays plus a record $322M on New Year’s

Apple’s App Store pulled in $1.22B over the holidays plus a record $322M on New Year’s

Apple today is sharing some good news in the wake of yesterday’s reveal of a significant, market-moving cut to its revenue forecast, attributed to declining iPhone sales in China’s slowing economy. The company says its App Store, at least, was having a good holiday. This year, customers spent $1.22 billion during the 2018 holiday season and broke a new single-day record on New Year’s Day. The $1.22 billion in App Store spending occurred between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Apple said. This is typically the peak season for App Store…

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Lots to pack in the car can only mean one thing

Lots to pack in the car can only mean one thing

There’s a large pile of things next to the car, so yes, I’m off to our Gite again for a mixture of break and renovations.  Since I last went I’ve been busy buying : New pillows for all beds Pillow protectors and bed protectors for all beds New toilet seat to replace the cheap one supplied with the toilet  Lampshade  Pull cords for the window blinds Repaired velex blind  Repaired ladder and swing for the climbing frame  Chlorine and flocculant for the pool New pool pipework  Fire blankets Cushion covers …

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