There are two things that make a man's life a nightmare. The common cold is one of them. And buying gifts for women is another. And whilst there are loads of websites such as www.thegiftcouncil.com which are meant to help a guy out, I must admit I still find it hard to find something with a good balance. So this week I've been scouring the Interweb, stressing myself out trying to find my lovely wife a gift that she won't throw back at me.
My first car was a Vauxhall Nova. I painted stripes down the side and fitted metal things to the exhaust so it looked like it was fat. The truth is, it was a 1.2 piece of crap and finally gave in at the age of 15 years old a couple of years after I got it.
Since then my car history has been checkered. I've had a few OK cars - Fords, Peugeot, but always a bog standard spec, second hand slow thing. It's not a good car history for someone who loves cars and considers their-self as a bit of a petrol head.
If you're over the age of 30 and a bit of a computer buff, you will no doubt think back with fond memories about the machines that first opened your eyes to the wonderful world of computing.
My personal journey started 30 years ago when I was lucky enough to get a Commodore 16. Many people don't even know a Commodore 16 even existed. It was the first commodore machine and had a whopping 16KB of RAM. It was the Commodore 64 a couple of years later that really blew up in the UK and got hordes of youngsters into computers, but the Commodore 16 always holds a place in my heart.