1. I had a routine eye test today, and was told that my eyesight has improved since my last test (10th December 2004).  I didn't realise that was even possible!

2. Driving home this evening, across a low-visibility intersection close to an ambulance station, I heard a siren from my left. I slammed on the brakes then felt rather silly when I realised that the siren had, in fact, been part of a PM piece about trouble in the West Bank. There should be laws against radio broadcasts containing such noises during drivetime...