Monday, October 28, 2002
However on Sunday morning we found that all the trains had been cancelled to adverse weather conditions! Sticking my head out of the hotel window I could not see any problems with the weather. (Well we were having Scottish weather). With no one answering the train line numbers (i.e. are office hours are) we headed to the station to be told the exact same thing as ceefax. No trains running. Oh hum. At all probably all day and night. I could see not turning up for work on Monday not going well. I told the hotel of our situation and they let us have the room for another night. We then headed to George Square to the Counting House to met Bruce and the other again for drink and bite to eat. Finding George Square was easy. But the counting house??? Well it was right under our noses but we still had to ask a passer by to point it out. Ahah. We later tried the station again but things looked worse. They wouldn’t even say the trains would be running in the morning! What I did like was the women behind us didn’t know about the train problems and couldn’t believe us or the bloke behind the desk that there was no trains!!! L.H, and myself wandered picturesque Glasgow and settled at Bella Pasta for tea and some bottles of wine. Perhaps one of the strangest moments of the weekend was waking up on Sunday morning. Not only to find I was wearing my cloths still but I even had my coat on!!
The camera I won came on Friday and I used it at Glasgow and round the sub crawl. But the pictures are a bit granny as I seem to have put it into the wrong resolution mode. Dissapointed and oppppss.
My dad has done a great job of one of the walls he has plastered while I’ve been away….
Thursday, October 24, 2002
My hair needs cutting really really badly now. Not that I will trust a Glaswegian to do it as they probably will not be able to understand me and me neither them!
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Got up went to work. Came home. Parents have returned from holiday. Broke the news of the tomato plants and the plastering I need to have done! Everything seems fine. They have bought me gifts back. One mug, some after shave, Calvin Kline Eternity and a bottle opener. Cat is happy now I guess, someone else to play with and feed it.
I’ve got a head ache again so that’s enough of this for tonight!
I got up and was taken to the Lake District for a day. A day working on site that is. One motorway breakfast up there. One large KFC on the way back. I was glade I’d taken my Wolves hat as it was might cold up there. Got back between 8 and 8:30pm ish and believe it or not I actually did some painting!
Sunday, October 20, 2002
We finished our delicious burgers and headed off to the back of beyond in Wales. We manage to find the very small village that the film was shot in. No slaughtered lamb which L.H. was most upset about. There really are two churches there. We parked and noticed two other people roaming around aimlessly. Could there really be other people out there who are as sad as us?? We take loads of photos and write a post card to A.P. We actually post it in the village as amazingly they have a post box for such few houses. When we had spent long enough there we decided not to turn round but to carry on down the ‘white’ roads. These eventually got tiresome and we had a fair way to go to Cardiff so we eventually got back onto the A470 and put our foot down a little bit. L.H. gets the map out as we get nearer Cardiff and notes that Sofa Sofa is not actually in Cardiff but near Newport.
We get to the store and take a look around. There are two particular sofas I already had in mind and perhaps the great thing here was that we were never approached by a sales person even though we went between the two of the styles and slouched for ages, and I mean ages. I’m glad we went in the end as I’ve decide on my second choice and not my first. The second sofa was so much more comfy in the slouch position so that will be the one, Sorrento I think it is called. Just got to decide on which colour now. Either cream, light green or dark blue. Cream I feel my get too dirty too quickly too much of the time. Blue is a bit dark and I’m decorating the room in light green!?!? So not sure yet. Eventually we got off our backsides and went to Blooms next door. A garden come aquatic centre. Bought nothing here either!!!
Time to head to Cardiff, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was not expecting such a vibrant city but I am looking forward to going again. We went to go to the castle but they stopped people entering 5 minutes before we got there. So we walked round it! Then we went to Yates to get some grub, but they had only just stopped serving! So we went to Pizza hut. L.H. his usual Hawaiian and I had the supreme. Delicious although I could not finish all of mine. It was at this point L.H. had pointed out that we had not picked up a post card to send to A.P.! Looking round there was no where to get one now either as everywhere was closed. We dove round Cardiff and Cardiff bay before heading homewould bound. But before going home we dropped by J.G.’s and had a couple of drinks with him in the Pilot so another late night then!
1. As he has lost his temporary position at Kodak will he have any spare cash to go out with?
2. Will I make it home in time to get changed and still catch the bus.
3. Tea was out of the question!
To add to the situation my phone was virtually out of power. So one TXT in the hope I would get a reply. And I did he was up for it.
Although it was a rush I made it to the bus stop in plenty of time. In fact this bus seems to be getting later and latter. In fact 2 buses’s come at this particular time and L.H. is always on the second. So I am always made look a plonker when the first bus always stops to try and pick me up. However I refuse to get on and stay out in the cold.
Our first stop in town is the bank. No money no beer. We then head to the Walkabout. Quite quiet in there. We discuss the subcrawl in Glasgow which we are attending next week and L.H. is wearing a T-shirt he has got us made to wear defining www.thecirclelinepubcrawl.co.uk. We also discuss going to Sofa Sofa in Cardiff to look at the Sofas (surprise surprise). On the way, kind of, we were going to stop of where they filmed American Werewolf in London. A small village, 5 houses, 2 churches, 0 pubs (yes the slaughtered lamb does not exist), in Wales NOT Yorkshire. He is up for it so we plan to leave at 8am!
A couple of bevies are had before I suggest we go to the chippie opposite so I can fill my stomach with something a little more substantial then just beer. After the delicious lovely greasy chips we head to the Euro bar where the door man gives us a lecture on ‘get your drinks from the bar and then move away’. For those of you who have never been to the Euro Bar I will explain a couple of things. It’s not a big place, in fact it’s small. On top of that one half is trying to be a dance floor. To get to the bogs you have to get past the bar which everyone is crowded around! They sell Sangria there which is made up in front of you. None of that rubbish pre-made stuff. It’s all made from non-branded stuff mind and if you do have a jug or two or three or four you are guaranteed to have a stonking hangover in the morning. The place is crammed with underage drinkers! Drinking sangria! L.O.L. So apart from the doorman and the bar staff I guess we are the oldest there! Oh yeah they play Euro dance music. A specific type which L.H. and myself call ‘Euro bar Music’. Should we hear a tune anywhere that sounds as if it should be played in this bar one of us usually jumps into the conversation ‘Eurobarmusik’. I think I should shut up as ‘m sounding quite sad now.
We leave the Eurobar and head for O’Neil’s. L.H. has caffery’s I have Grolsch. Nice when you can find somewhere that keeps it well, bloody awful if not, which is how most places seem to keep it in Wolvo. Bar man gives us a card and explains we get a card with each pint of Grolsch we buy. Four cards and we get a long sleeved T-shirt. Having told L.H. how good the Grolsch is for a change we decide we must get a t-shirt each. At his point slow drinking stops and we order another 7 pints of Grolsch!! That’s between us. Now the last bus back home is at 11:10pm so we only had around one hour to consume these drinks and to be honest the seventh pint was only 1/3 drank before we left.
I did get home. In fact I turned the TV on and put bidup.tv on. Got a fishermans pie in the micro wave and bided away. Not that I actually won in any of the auctions or was desperate for the products on offer. But we were bidding from a quid here! I eat my fishermans pie. Next thing I remember was waking up looking at the clock which said 4am and heading to bed! I now know the clock has stopped so what time I woke up down stairs before going to bed is beyond all thoughts.
Thursday, October 17, 2002
How’s the decorating going I here you ask! Well I’ve take six raw plugs out of the walls today if that counts. Perhaps better still I’ve ordered a new painting kit from . Or maybe 2 as there ordering system is a bit crap. There again maybe I have ordered none. There seems to be no email confirmation. Oh Hum…
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Monday, October 14, 2002
For work today I was in Oswestry. Dull and cloudy in Brum. Refreshing and brighter in lovely Wales. The place seems to get further and further away each time I go. Is someone moving it or is it the contentail plates moving apart. Anyway my brother said he'd do me some tea so poped round his and waited to be fed. Which he dully did. He's not a bad cook at all. However if he cooks this well for me too often he will get fed up (no pun inteaded!) of me coming round for a bite to eat. Watched Teachers II (the last episode on E4 before switching channels to catch 'The Office'. What a class night of comedy I've been able to watch.
On the web right now to check out www.sofasofa.co.uk. I quit like the Rimini
or the sorrento
Perhaps I should consider getting the paper and painting done first. Not tonight mind I'm (pause to yorn) shattered.
Sunday, October 13, 2002
Well I motivated myself to finish the wall paper stripping. What a grand job. Now to learn how to plaster the 'huge' whole back in. Also will have to find some time to go to B&Q to get wall paper and paint. Will be going for a New England green which is in fact white!!!
As I can't watch my big screen while this decorating larky is going on, what am I going to do with myself?
Oh yeah decorate. Well it will look good for christmas I hope.
I'm not sure what to do with this blog??!!
Should I do a daily account of my life?
Should I use it to air my thoughts
should it be Witty?
Should I make it incredibly boring so the only person who will look at it is me?
Should I bother to make the effort???
Sunday morning, One bad head (self inflicted of course so I'll have to put up with it I guess), and I whiff. Its not that I haven't washed. I've had the famous hour shower, which wasn't an hour actually but the curry smell is seeping through my skin. I need to motivate myself to get the wall paper stripping done. I started yesterday and got half of it done before doing a super man change and fleeing to the bus to watch the England and Slovakia game. Unfortunately a big chunk of plaster has fallen off the wall (not good) and I need to rectify the situation soon. Not that I have been and got any wall paper yet but fist things first. The room is a mess now and I wish I'd never touched it but I suppose that DIY for you.
Feeling bad I've called my brother luckily he was in ASDA so I've given him a shopping list of things for him to bring down later. (I take the last swig of tea from the mug). ORANGE JUICE PLEASE. Will it cure me? I doubt it but and desperate for the taste on my poisoned tongue.
Oddities of last night then: went and saw the footie match even though I'm no footie fan! Got to town went to the Tap and Spile with L.H. before moving on to the Varsity to watch the footie. The key word here is WATCH as they had no sound!??!! In act the first half they had sub titles on. Send G.A. a sarcastic text back as J.G advises he's not coming after all. I bet he gets miffed about it and doesn't see the funny side to it at all!!!!
The text: R U watching footie in town or not bothering-no one appears to have the decency to tell me what's going on as usual! Nack Ah ah
[the nack ah ah was added by me obviously as this was the message he'd sent to me while I was standing at the bus stop waiting for the bus to town]
Second half the majority of people left was it the quality of the match or the fact there was no sound. After match and a chin wag went 'upstairs' to watch Deletia. They promised to be good and they were. Sound in that place doesn't make them shine though. A couple of new songs were played and they're usual 'u r u aren't' which I can't stand on CD but it works fantastically live. Went to the Posada with L.H. Can't remember what happened to J.G. guess he went home. S.B. popped in and had a late drink before we bumped into T.P.'s Mark. S.B. and myself went to blast off where I can remember ordering the Daddy of Beers. Not that I like it but I didn't want to drink like a fish so I thought it would slow me down. Can recall checking out down stairs (upstairs downstairs ah ah) for the eighties music but it was heavy metal this week AGGGGGGHHHH! didn't stay there so went to the back room for a bit and then the front. Took S.B. for a curry but on the way the Giffard Arms was open! So we went in for another drink. Not a daddy this time. Drank up and went to see Mr King. I have no recollection of the curry I had but at the time I do remember thinking this is one of the best I've had for ages. Waited ages for taxi. Managed to jump in one when Mr King nearly jumped in the car himself!!!! I think they may have been a taxi shortage again. (the famous Wolvo taxi shortage - never enough taxis to round). So here I am awake with a sore head and no orange juice.
Called A.P. but no one answered. So I left a brief message on their phone. 'Its Nack my head hurts'....
Will I do any wall paper stripping?????
Was it boring enough. Well as I'm not updating the NackUK web page until later in the month one will not know for a while.
"Nowhere Near The End Of the Rainbow"