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My family loves pizza. It’s official. When Gail was given the choice of where she wanted to go for her birthday meal she chose Pizza Express on Leith’s Shore. She made her decision shortly before we left, and so I wasn’t surprised to see it was full when we got there. Wednesday’s are “Orange Wednesday” where you get 2-for-1 if you are a customer of Orange, hence the Leithers all out in force.
What to do! After a quick call to Directory Enquiries I booked us a table at the Pizza Express on Holyrood Road. A much nicer venue if you ask me, opposite The Scotsman building and off-set from the street. It’s where I went to an art opening a couple of years ago (free food and bevy) so I have fond memories of it.
It was nowhere near as busy as the Leith version and more pleasant. Their Bruschetta was delicious; flumpy garlic bread with tomatoes, red onion, pesto sauce, rocket and drizzled in olive oil. Most nice, it was, and works really well with a bottle of Nastro Azzurro. For my main I plumped for one of their new pizzas. I can’t remember its name but it had Parma ham, black olives, capers, anchovies and boiled eggs on it.
Anyway, in the past three days we’ve had a Dominos delivery on the couch in front of the telly for birthday #1, and a trip out to a pizza restaurant for birthday #2. For my birthday in September I’m going to insist on somewhere new. Papa John’s perhaps.
I left wife to sleep off her grub when we got back, which gave me some time to get my PC back in order. I dumped a few applications from the reinstall list to slim things down, mainly web development tools I’ve installed to trial in the past and then let expire. The home network is sorted and I’ve restored all my personal files, including the all important writing folder.
The only application I couldn’t get to install was, would you believe, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and I may have a problem restoring my emails to their most current. Which could pose a problem with regards to issue 11 of the Ranfurly Review; no emails = no idea who has been accepted/rejected and it also means I may not have the full and proper queue of who is still to be read. Nightmare scenario, but I’ll find a way.
Note it is only the Microsoft products giving me the hassle.
Until tomorrow, peace and out!