Category Archives: Housekeeping

Are We There Yet – The Annex

A bit of housekeeping news: Regular readers will be aware of – the repository for all things holiday related in yours truly’s world. Well, as I have a forthcoming trip and want to be able to use all WordPress’s excellent tools, particularly for iOS, I have created a sister blog to this one – rather nattily titled the Are We There Yet Annex.

This will prevent Random Discourtesies getting clogged up with Wish You Were Here type posts, especially helpful if you were foolish to click the Follow button (hint hint!)

So what, I hear you cry, of the forthcoming trip? All is revealed over at the Annex, but it isn’t too big a spoiler to reveal it involves a seven day All Line rail ticket… (a UK one, despite Jim’s continued urging that I should spread my sights into Europe).

Day One is Monday 18th June, so not long to wait….


No painful reminders to keep my camera with me, if you please 🙂


Merry Christmas To All Our Readers


I hope you have a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Too Many Tweets Make a Twat?



The above quote was widely rebroadcast when David Cameron was asked during an election campaign whether he was on Twitter. It’s a sentiment I’ve long subscribed to. However, despite my continuing entrenched opposition to Facebook, I have responded to popular demand (well, one person’s suggestion!) and signed-up for Twitter…

I am Crepello012.

On the grounds that I have the grand total of Zero followers, I have yet to tweet anything meaningful (which I recognise can be a vicious circle!), but I’m prepared to give it a go.



Me at the Mothership

A few hours ago, I sent the following email to a few friends:

I’m sending this email to a few selected friends in my address book for you to read or ignore, as you see fit.

If you hate my Are We There Yet ramblings, or have no time in your busy world to take in someone else’s occasional pointless blather, then now is is the time to hit delete and move on to your next email. Thanks, and no hard feelings, Dave.

Meanwhile, those who are intrigued enough to read on will probably know that I steadfastly refuse to jump on the Facebook bandwagon. I’ve been tempted to Tweet, but have yet to fully see the point. I have, however, “blogged” on and off for many years. We used to call it a diary, remember?

The reason for this email is to point out that I have started Blogging on a more regular basis than when on holiday. That said, rest assured that it isn’t a Dear Diary style recounting of my day – that will remain the house style over at Are We There Yet. Instead, my blog is simply a place for me to share a thought or two, as though I were talking to whoever I was with at the time. I find this idea of typing thoughts instead of articulating them to an imaginary friend makes me less likely to get strange looks in public! (though perhaps not eradicating them entirely?)

Thus “Random Discourtesies” ( is hereby launched to an underwhelmed potential audience. I’ve been rambling away to a very select group for a few weeks, but have now got to the point where I think it would be better to share more widely.

Incidentally; for anyone who has an urge to blog and/or foresake the Facebook treadmill, I heartilly recommend the WordPress site. Their blogging tools and iOS apps are spot on. Try it, it can be fun!



The point of repeating it here is simply to give you a place you to say Hi and leave a comment if you wish…


Very Nice People

This blog is provided by the Very Nice The reason I know they are Very Nice People is that I have actually had contact with them. Their reply clearly demonstrated they were Very Nice People.

The reason I had to contact them was that the verification e-mail needed to set up this blog was supposed to show up a few seconds after submitting the application form, but half an hour later hadn’t arrived. Actually, it never did arrive.

My patience being what it is, I was compelled to submit an enquiry form to find out what the heck had gone wrong.

Actually I didn’t really get an answer to that question but what I did get was the link I needed the click on to set this blog up.

So that ended well.

By the way you might be interested to know that as an experiment, this entry has been dictated using DragonDictate on the iPad with moderate success, it has to be said. Here we are though.