Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As demented as ever


That cat that doesn’t like me. Well she's as demented as ever. However if I give her a chew stick, I become her best friend, well for a short while anyway.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Some things you can’t fix


Well the title isn’t actually true.


IF you set your mind to something and how much you spend doesn’t come into it, anything can be fixed. Even Chernobyl power facility.


The battery came, I put it in and


and the out  come was the same. Low battery see support.


I’m going to leave it for now

Monday, April 28, 2014

It comes apart when Nacks around


I’ve got a book about something about taking things apart. The thing with that exercise is that, that bit is usually easy. What isn’t is putting things back together. My moms IPod has stopped working. It looks like it wont charge. You plug it in and it powers up saying very low charge and to connect to iTunes but then all it says is return to Apple to have your wallet freshly squeezed.


So I got my fingers around it and pulled with all my strength to open it up. There’s the battery now lets see what model it is….


And ebay saves the day like it always does. This one is now deformed, which I take it it cant be right.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rays of sunshine


I’ve been and spent a fortune on sunflower seeds. And this year unlike last year I have


planted the seeds singularly to get them growing first. Fingers crossed this will be good and was relaxing to do.



I got the furminator out on Katie for the first time and surprisingly, I’m surprised she has any fur left on her. She must feel so much more comfortable now. It she be noted unlike Clover, KKatie hated it being done to her.

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Today is Les’s birthday, Only he’s been working hard so no beers in the pub. He just wants a quiet one.


I pop round to bug him anyway and


to give him a present. I hope he likes it what ever it may be!

I got him this


For my dad’s birthday he wanted one of these.


An in car camera, so Sunday morning I installed it for him.


Wow is all I can say. For a matchbox device it is so good its unbelievable good and he seems really pleased with it.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Two Birthdays


After a relaxing morning lie in bed, I ferried peple around to my dad’s official birthday do.


Lots of sandwiches, people, tea and more importantly cake. Get togethers are so nice.

Friday, April 25, 2014

When the world comes tumbling in


Today things went so wrong mentally like never ever before, I ended up leaving work early, walking to Tesco’s and having a cup of tea and a fresh cream scone. The girl behind the counter must have realised I was somewhere else when I requested a cup of tea to go with my scone, as she came round the counter and made it for me at the self service machine, that was actually right next to me but I had not noticed. She served it to me with a smile, which she probably didn’t realise just how much that smile meant in my day. Why my world seemed to end I really don’t know, but I knew my brain was screaming that's enough stop now. I just got so stressed at work I wanted to pack it all in, it wasn’t worth it and I was very, very sad. I could feel it building up all week, then one more bloody email broke me finally. After crashing in my managers office, going to the car park to suddenly realising I’d had a lift in and my car wasn’t there (I was meant to be going out with some of the others that night) , I eventually got home and spent the afternoon and evening on my bed resting my head in calm quietness away from the world. I could feel my brain dramatically unwinding inside my head like never before. If I had no job to go back to it really didn’t matter, the work load had broke me, I just wasn’t coping with what I do any more.


I finally came back into the real world much, much, much later and watched Cash Back I hadn’t seen it for ages.


Such a soothing and odd film and one I guess that was most apt for the occasion. From here I closed my eyes and slept hoping I would wake up else where…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How did that happen


Unbelievably my dad is 70 today! How did that happen. I get a cake for the do we are having on Saturday and then meet up with them/


For his birthday treat we went out for dinner tonight at the place he likes to go.


And fill our bellies until they are full


Nice and enjoyable evening.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



After a weekend of endless burgers and beer


Its back to healthy eating again.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Real Thick


Having got home really tired there’s a Thortons Egg awaiting me from my mom.


Although I’m not a chocolate lover I do like Thornton's thick, dark chocolate egg. This won’t last long.

Thursday, April 17, 2014



At the yipe old age of 19 my MX5 has passed its MOT without any troubles. Nice.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Keeping warm


I’m here looking in Decathlon again looking at ridiculously expensive sleeping bags. I’m considering going to the Lakes again camping and later to a festival. So I thought courtesy of the loyalty card scheme with £15 quid off I’d invest and buy something I may be able to sleep in and be warm in. These aren't cheap I pondered the dearest one at £60 or the not so dear one at £50.


In the end I had the dear one. I would have only been kicking myself if I’d gone for the cheaper one and still have been cold.


I got home and instantly checked it out. Oh god its warm!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Chips & Icecream


There aren't many films that I find sentimental, but this one struck a cord. Heart warming, cruel, brutal, damming, life goes on even if we don’t and our love is defiant even if we don’t always show it.


Its called A Song For Marion, not inspiration in its title and not one that would make you grab it.


Gemma Arterton provides an exception performance which creates the setting and tunes in all the other actors performances throughout the story, in a manner that I’m sure no one else could have portrayed or pulled off in such a film.


There is nothing lavish about this film other than the story and the social compatibility of those characters within. A film I ‘m glad I took the time to watch.

Maintenance 3


The sun was shining so I got my bike out and gave it a good clean and checked to see if it needed anything doing to it. I’m thinking of going to the Lake District if the weathers any good so a quick look over has always been suggested by my friend Alan.


So it got scrubbed, it got pumped and it got tweaked.


Notable though the front axle wobbles. A worn axles or has the spindle just come loose from the bearings???

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sun Shining on a Sunny Day So Let Play


I wake up and have a shower in the newish cubical.


Alan is already out in the garden mowing.

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I join him and eat my cornflakes outside with him.


Zoe and George join us for some gaming exclusives that I have brought with me. Curse of the Idol


I set the board up and build the setting. OOOh this looks exciting.


And off our adventures go.


And it must be said, for such a simple game it is infact so long! So very very very long. Will anyone ever get the sword to unlock the gem stone? Well getting the sword was easy. Getting to the idol with the sword wasn’t so easy. And then you have eight choices to get the gem stone. And each time it was arggh no.


The sword would be returned and off we would go again. Eventually one of us got the Gem stone and it was then a run home without anyone else catching you. I managed to get it, get it out and win! ye ha.


We moved indoors as the sun went around the front of the house and we got out "The KEy To The Kingdoms”


A board game where the board game flicked over and got bigger and smaller depending on the players course of action.


The ame was slowed down somewhat as each time you got to an obstical you had to look it up in the instruction book. But soon enough gameplay continued on.


And every now and again there was a rush to the whirlpool.


We soon worked out who had the Key to The Kingdom and then it was a rush to catch them up and steal it from them whilst avoiding going ot any of the dungeons.


The race was on back to the starting point.


Would they make it without being caught?


Yes they would.


Next was the Ming Dynasty. A game that is hated on the Web for its appalling instructions.


And this person is to blame Robert F Watson.


Luckily Zoe and Alan had tried playing it with Rosie on a previous occasion and on this attempt things made more sense.


I liked the idea.


I cocked up completely on the strategy on one round and that didn’t help me what so ever.


However not all was lost and the gameplay got furiously competitive.


The Chinese diner turned up but no we were not going to stop to eat, we would finish first.


And then only then did we realise that just perhaps we had ordered way too much food. Full and fat it was time to say goodbye to the people and the place I enjoy being so much and only hope they will invite me down again sometime in the not too distant future to feel the sensation of carpet and not capret grippers on my feet, YELP.



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