Sunday, June 01, 2008

We have moved

This blog has now moved to a new hosting engine because I have much more control over how the site looks over there. Please go to to see my new blog.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Closed for Renovation

Hi folks,

During my recent visit to England I found out that one or two people actually read my blog. Therefore I think I should start writing in it again. Watch this space for details on my New and Improved Blog; also a return to the old name 'Ben Kent's House of Cheese'...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

BBC NEWS | Business | Egg acts over 'risky' customers

BBC NEWS | Business | Egg acts over 'risky' customers

This is quite indicative of the way banks are riding roughshod over consumers these days. British bank Egg (Which incidentally has just been bought up by American giant Citigroup) has been sending letters to customers saying they were too much of a credit risk and then cancelling their credit cards. However it seems that the people receiving the threatening letters were the ones who pay off their balance in full each month and have an excellent record. Obviously these people were not making the Fat Cats at Citigroup enough money in inflated interest payments.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A bit of Nostalgia for a Saturday Afternoon

Cheque book and pen anybody?

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Jeff Vader stars in this great Eddie Izzard sketch.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

OK, I promise I'm going to write more

Ok, I know I keep saying this, but I guess I need to stop abandoning this Blog. So much has happened since I last wrote that I'm not going to write a long article about everything, just list some bullet points which I may or may not expand upon in the coming weeks. So, here's the list of headlines:

* Summer has been and gone - The leaves are turning golden on the trees and Autumn is upon us.

* Mrs Teapot and I have started the process of buying a house.

* We have acquired a new Cat - Nelson; who promptly decided he wanted to be the Alpha cat in the house. The vet has now put him on 'kitty Prozac' have been having fun trying to make him take the tablets.

* Mother Teapot has been to visit from England. We introduced her to the Minnesota State Fair.

* My friend Richard came to visit from England.

* I have started the process of getting myself a Public Access cable TV show.

* There was a major bridge collapse in Minneapolis, but all of our friends and family were safe and well.

* I lost my job and got it back again. (Long Story!)

That's about all I can think of right now. I promise I won't leave it so long before I write again.