It is always weird to get back to normal after the holidays, traffic increases, schools start and back to the same old routine and if that is not enough, the next public holiday is not on for months but that is life.
I got Sky broadband installed few days ago, they sent all the necessary equipment including the free wireless router, I have installed Sky broadband before at a friends house, it is a very simple straight forward procedure, this time I had a bit of a problem and while I got the Internet connection working through a wire, the wireless feature was not working and I could not get it on my laptop, I phoned the help line, after a long wait I got connected to an Eastern European lady, I explained what the problem is, she tried to help me but I spent about half an hour just saying, sorry, pardon?? I just could not understand most of what she was saying, her English was bad, then she kept saying: sir make sure there are no walls or obstructions between the laptop and the wireless router, I kept saying: mam I am standing right in front of it, then she would say it again and really got on my nerves, eventually I said to her. you really don't know what to do, do you? she replied that there was nothing else she can offer, I thanked her and put the phone down, a short time later I phoned them again, this time a man answered, an Eastern European man! again with not so good English, half an hour later, still no wireless Internet, I gave up and didn't contact them for 2 days. yesterday I phoned them determined to get this problem sorted, a man with an English accent answered, thank God for that, within 5 minutes I had wireless Internet working perfectly :o)
A German zoo where apparently 2 polar bear cubs were born recently said they will not interfere if the mother bears rejected their cubs and will let the cubs die as they believe it is wrong to hand rear them, they said they will let nature take its course!!!
I found that very stupid, I mean what is natural about keeping polar bears in a zoo in Germany? perhaps polar bears at this zoo reject their cubs (it happened in the same zoo before) because of the stress and unnatural environment they are being forced to live in! many years ago during a visit to Amsterdam zoo, I saw 2 massive polar bears in a small enclosure, they were pacing up and down the cage and shaking their heads non stop, apparently this is a sign of madness in animals that live in terrible conditions in zoos. London zoo used to have polar bears when I first came here but I am glad they were moved, in fact now in London zoo you will not find big animals such as elephants and hippos because the park is too small to house them.