Today has been spent in a frenzy of computer buying, updating and installing, after myself and Kim went on a casual trip into John Lewis’ on Oxford Street only to walk out, a couple of thousand pounds lighter, with a Sony Vaio S5XP for me and some enormous desktop media centre-type machine for her.
The Vaio is rather fabulous, although like all Sony’s it’s somewhat overpriced. However, it offered just about the perfect blend of performance (a 2GHz Pentium M, 1GB of RAM, a 100GB hard drive), size (13in screen, couple of kilos weight) and rather fine good looks.
Of course, any new machine is always a slog: updating, installing, transferring. But it’s all part of the fun.