Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I bought some Quicksilvre slim fit T-shirts for my sumple body. Well it was until I went to the canteen at dinner time and had a xmas meal followed by sherry triffle!

After the celebrations of Christmas Day I'm off to the Alps where there has been an aboundance of snow! The hotel above is where I'm staying - or believe I'm staying at!

I've found its rough location next to this Green run. To get to the main slopes you have to get the bus which is including in the lift pass.

Once at the top theres plenty of reds and blacks to keep us challanged on. Which is rather worrying - where the relaxing part of the day?

At a low altitude you would think there would be little snow in the village itself or on the roads or so I was hoping

It looks pretty snowy and good up the mountains too.

With so much snow around I have invested in some budget snow chains as I'm not going by plan - nope we are going in Cavailer style. Lets hope budget snowchains is good enough!

When trying to book ferries I was surprised to find that HoverSpeed has ceased trading yikeeeeeeeessss - no fast ferries, inexpensive across the channel anymore!!!

Luckily this brought me to finding this fast ferry company. What it will be like for 25pounds I don't know but hey lets take a chance. The worst that can happen is that it will sink!

With all that sorted I can relax with this gem of a game that I picked up for a fiver at game. OK its a bit old and difficult but it is fun.....

And if you into fun remember to keep Decmeber the 23rd free to nip on down to the Rainbow to see Third Day Away's Special Xmas Gig!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I haven't said much on here lately. Perhaps that is because I can't get over the fact my trusted fujifilm A202 camera has also died - hence no pictures. Last night I upgraded Norfs pc to a AMD1200 with 500K. He should be much happier now than the antique he had. Perhaps he can sell it with all those bits of pottery he seems to have lying around. The Weekend brought Big-Ls work do over Reditch - which I took him to and therefore got a meal out of it! And did he drink and drink and eat then drink again. He was soooo wobbly on his legs he even wanted the roof down for the journey home. It might have even been his first expericence with the roof up in my car to the do. He was very warmly dressed when he came out of his house to see the car with the roof up! Anyway Xmas is coming up fast and well I've managed to book a holiday away somewhere icy cold. Will the Cavalier make it? Will it make it back. More on this later.

For those of you I did not email then you'll want to know this:

Dorchester Reunion - Xmas<
Tuesday 27th December 2005
>Wulfrun Hall

It will most likely be the best night out this year ( apart from xams eve round the village pubs) only I won't be there. :( and I know Greg is holding his games night on the exact same night. Did this not happen last year to?.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

So Friday night we had a get togeather for Matt's 30th Birthday... I had to nip into the Tesco Metro to get some batteries for the camera after a few pints in the Trocadeara.

The choice of our wether our company or a ciggy was best is quite cleary shown here.

Matts taking it all in his stride.

Nozza got his money on Matt chucking before the night is over.

But Matt thinks Nozza needs lessons in gambling.

There is some sort of objection regarding this..

Is it squshy like a balloon?

Nozza organises a drinking competition. This should screw Matt up.

Its great to see Deadmanjones - Here he is calling for a ambulance for when Matt collapses. Now there's a mate.

The competitions going well.

And Sprog is going to be the winner by the looks of it.

Pha you win some you lose some. Off to the Barfly then?

Its a bit of a walk. Some of the others manage to get a taxi to the bar fly while Matt, Nack , Deadmanjones and Norfy walk it. Nearly at the sanctury we get a message 'the Barfly' was empty so were off to Snobbs.

Infact we manage to get a taxi too but with Matt not doing so well we head down the Birmingham New Road past Mr Kings and onto Wilkinsons Wolverhampton. Where Matt takes a leak in his own neighbourhood.

Its time for a snack and a hot choclate in the Vicerory.

Matt enjoys his starter.

Eat it up Matt. You won't grow if you don't eat it all.

Its a tough job for someone..

I think he's nodded off - perhaps its time to go to bed.

And then it was time to get up go home and ere go to bed until 3pm!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Not long now and Matt will be in the Varsity starting the binge drinking celebration of his 30th birthday. I'll be joining him should he actually make it to the Chocdera in Brum by 5:30pm!

It's then off to the Barfly behind the Sanctury for some boogiing!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Took around 2 hour to get there, but it was worth it. A two hour session was booked and before we started we nipped into Ellis Bringham's next door. I saw a pair of K2 Cinch, a comprismise design between the flow and the normal strap bindings. I looked round and asked if there was a chance of a demo pair. Low and behold they nipped off my bindings, took my credit card off me and gave me back my board with some 2K Cinch's on to try for 2 hours.

So at the top of the him and those dam bloomin drag lifts and it was time to give them a quick adjustment and test run.

The lovely slippery soft snow (unlike the Tamworth Snowdomes ice pack) was great to glide down and fall down on. In fact the first run down and I fell over giving me an ice back!

Apart from the fact it wasn't over busy the wide run here allows some fancy turns to be done at high speed. I would wish it was a longer run but theres no way I could cope with such a long drag lift.

Back on my bump with some doubts about these bindings. They are obvously not as good as the flows - probably down to the design not patent copying the flow. Perhaps because the stance isn't set up quite how my flows were. Or perhaps just because my legs were tired from being pulled up that bloomin drag lift. The drag lift was definetly the big problem factor.

My boarding was top notch on the way dwon even with tired out legs. So I went back after the two hours and bought them.

Got home via the Manky Way in time to head over to Marg and Martins for a do to Celebrate Martins 34th Birthday crikes! And of course there was the burn - which Matt didn't do well unlike normal. Once he'd given up I went up the garage round the corner and got 10Kgs of carcoal....

Now eventually that helped. And didn't it keep us warm until 2am while all around us turned a sharpe white.

Big-L even fell asleep but I doubt he remembers or will admit it!

Sunday morning and at 10:30am I get a call from Big-L telling me he's coming round the footie match is on after all - boollooooocks is all I could say to him. After all I was nice and warm in bed and tired.

They did well as it happens 3-2 to the Rainbow. But the game wasn't over a moment to soon with these cold feet. I even had my snowboarding socks on but they didn't help.

Nozza did very well if only he could have got a lot more of those balls in the goal.

Where as Trubbie seems to have found his perfect ballay partener! We headed down the Rainbow after for a pint or two and some Chips and 'hide the sausage'.

Once home it was time to get out my new bindings and....


What I was ment to say was put them on my board! Which I did and then adjusted and fine tuned them to fit by boots.

This left me with my Flows which I have cleaned up and have now put on ebay. Fingers crossed as I could do with some of the cash to pay for these new ones!


So make a bid even if you don't want them! Just push that price up!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

As winter sets in some might think its no longer open top weather. But in fact with the sky so clear, the wind so still there isn't a better time to get the roof down in minus degress conditions we are getting in the morining, during the day or even at night. You just need to make sure that before you take the roof down the material is warmed up either by leaving the heater on for a short time or tipping some warm (not hot) water over it - THEN ENJOY!.

Being as the canteen food has become noticably poorer during the couple of weeks the chef has been on holiday, Thursday I dinner time I nipped to the Aqurius fish and chip bar. I had a yummy chcik n' mushroom pie and chips. Luckily I went swimming that night to burn some of those calories off!

Just before I went swimming a quick preview of 'The Worst Week Of My Life' was shown. I didn't recongise the title but I did the comic series.

The first series which I saw way back (I have since been told its been showed twice this year) was excellent and this hit my humour spot right on target.

I set the video to watch it when I came back in later.

I stayed in last night to purposly bore myself to death. All in the aid of putting the beer money towrds a session at Xscape in Castleford.


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