15 Jul 2010

Jingle bells?

Now that my brother has a baby daughter to look after he's really changed character, in fact he is behaving so out of character he's even planning what's happeneing for Xmas.... he doesn't even plan what bowl to have his cornflakes out of... infact he'd have them from a plate and not bat an eyelid....

This is all very disconcerting.

Credit crunch, what credit crunch?

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Right now things are breaking down and the contagion is spreading, my friend called me and told me today that her fridge was broken. It's at times like these especially when money is a little on the tight side that what you really need is a fixer and low and behold one appears armed with a stack of VISA cards ready to bring your FIFA world Cup experience to life and with a prize to be won of £20,000 on a VISA prepaid card. Yeah, who couldn't do with that I wonder. All that you have to do is dazzle the fixer with your most clever, imaginative and even a little outrageous idea of how you would like to watch a match over here and it could be brought to life.

Doesn't that make you want to do a somersault back flip kick.

After all Xmas is just around the corner, I like to plan way ahead and really push the boat out so any extra I can get is a bonus and you know how bad the Credit Card bill can be come January, so I really need to get my thinking cap on and try and come up with something spectacular, This is IMPORTANT, Christmas is also at stake now so I can't afford not to give this 1000%.

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13 Jul 2010


Yup, time for a four X post, I've not been posting much lately as I've tajken matters into my own hands, not too long ago a friend told me about Forex Trading, I've been looking for ages for a way to get out of the rat race and I'm feeling like taking a few risks so I've been spending a lot of time finding out about chart analysis and messing round on free demo accounts to see if it is really possible for me to make any kind of money doing this and finally give up the day job.... I suppose that the first you will know about it is when I stop posting......

5 Jul 2010

Tickling your funny bone

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I've been wondering about getting an iPad for a while now but borrowed a netbook for a friend before I went on a flight to Jersey. The great thing about it was that it was light, not too fiddly, but the best part the screen was great for viewing films but also I got great internet reception and streemed things like SeeSaw seamlessly. I watched loads of stuff and the time in the terinal just flew past.
Comedy section was great, I can't watch anything too serious and intense, I just can't concentrate on it and watch for my flight. With comedy it's great, it's always in nice bite sizes that entertains you, but don't require you to try and keep following a complicated plot.

The best part about Comedy Section is seeing some of the comedy programmes I hadn't seen in a while, like "Red Dwarf" and "Fawltey Towers", some of them are just sheer classics and great for passing the time. I spent ages watching "Father Ted", I've seen every episode of every serious atleast a dozen times and it just keeps getting funnier.

I remember as a kid staying up late to watch "The Young Ones" and remember how my parents just didn't approve of it, not one little bit. I'm going to be stuck on this site for ages and next time I'm might actually miss my flight, but there's nothing to worry about, I will have plenty to keep me entertained until I can get another one.


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4 Jul 2010


Just back from the island of Jersey, that little offshore tax haven that's almost like a small island holiday camp and can't be bothered to cook, so having a chinese!!!!!

Shredded beef in a chilli and plum souce, Singapore Vermincelli and may all time favourite Chicken Fried rice with a tub of curry sauce to pour all over it... BUuurrpp!!!!

30 Jun 2010

Jersey Here I come

Off to Jersey to visit my brother, his wife has not long given birth to a baby daughter so i'm over to see her for the first time. No baby pivtures yet but i'm sure there will be loads

28 Jun 2010

I love the Pixies

The only thing I like about the World Cup is that an advert uses this song.

24 Jun 2010

3 Peaks Finish

Everyone home safe and sound now, we managed to complete the challenge just outside of the alloted 24 hours but just 20 minutes, but everyone wants to do it again next year and everyones really pleased with their acheivement. We all had fun which is what matters most and we managed to get a few more ££££ for charity too and we have some nice photographs and memories too, and a good few laughs.

18 Jun 2010

Three Peaks Pt1

Off on the 3 peaks challenge tomorrow, so far as a team we've managed to raise £7,500, although I wont be walking the peaks I will be a support driving, getting people from A to B and preparing food and stuff.

Should be fun and looking forward to doing it.


14 Jun 2010


You know.... I never really got into football, just never had the interest so although the world cup is on the horizon it wont really make any difference to me.
Ah well, maybe I give cricket a go, the weather is good for it.

9 Jun 2010

I love rustic cooking which is why I love Ratatouille

I like the recipe on here as it's simple and quick, but I prefer to cut some of the corgettes and Aubergines a little more finely nad sometimes like to add some beans too as I usually find it doesn't fill me up for long, so the beans bulk it out a little.

5 Jun 2010

Summer is here

Finally, today has been great and really warm, it's starting to look like we will have a really great summer after all. Only problem is I seem to be working most of it. My brothers wife is expecting and should drop anytime soon, so I'm waiting till then before I take anytime off work.

15 Mar 2010

Getting Ideas

Looking around and getting ideas for my break, I've found through a little bit of digging around on different carrier's websites I've managed to find a couple of nice cheap flights to Dublin. I've never been before, been to Belfast and the north as well as parts of the south but never the Capital of the south. Might book it tomorrow but I need to work out the finances and see what hotels and accomodation is like round there.

Time for another break

I've been back at work now for 3 weeks and I have come to the conclusion..... I need another break. Think I might book a flight some place exotic.... like... Glasgow..... or somewhere further a field. I think I might book something for just after payday, a quick city break, see where the cheapest flights are and just pack a small rucksack and off.

6 Mar 2010

Breath in, breath out

I have been breathing in and out of this brown paper bag for days now. As you may have read a few days ago my best friends is M.I.A and last night I got to touch base with her and it was just in the nick of time before I turned into Patrick (you know Patrick the starfish from sponge bob) Last time I turned into Patrick I lost all ability to use my brain and I went to live under a rock. So we touched base and I got some of my sanity back, I have put my brown paper bag in my back pocket as I just know she is about to run away again.

3 Mar 2010


My best friend in the whole wide world is M.I.A! I can not handle this crazy, insane world without her, my head keeps spinning and people keep talking to me, inside and outside of my head, I keep hearing voices!
Leave me alone I need my friend, someone send her a text message or call her name from the roof tops.
There is one thing in this world that keeps my feet on the ground and that is her, my best friend, my sanity where there is none, she needs to come home soon or I will not be held responsible for what may happen.

2 Mar 2010

Turn it up

Oh my goodness, this back to work thing is just no fun! Even after one day of vacation and relaxing it makes you want to run away forever, there is only one problem with that, the world never stops even if you run away, there are still bills to pay and things to take care of and truthfully it just sucks!
Have you ever noticed that before going on vacation and when coming back there is more stress then what you started with? Before leaving for a few days I wanted my house in order and I was also going crazy on my faithful MP3 Search Engine, so I had enough mosic for my trip.
There is nothing more relaxing then discovering a new country, town or city with your favurite music playing in the background.
I was having a blast from the past being in the town I was raised and playing old(er) music that sent me back to the past. I do not know why it has taken me so many years to go back to where I grew up but it was fun and I should do it again sometime soon and obviously not forgetting my music!

19 Feb 2010

No Scrupples

Why do I do this to myself, there I am enjoyiong my time away from work, walking down the street when I duck into a side road off the busy high street to take a call.
Suddenly I notice there on the ground a £5 note.

At first I think... cool £5, then I think, but it's not mine, in some way's it's stealling.... but if I don't pick it up, someone else will and they wont bat an eyelid..... but what if it belongs to someone on a pension or very little money.... I could put it in a charity box!... I pick it up and my moral dilema continues as I walk along the street. Then I walk past a pub... and I stop, and I think.... and I think.... I would walk over the road, gte a newspaper and sit in the Pub and have a pint and relax... I am on Holiday.... then I think like I'm in an episode of My name is Earl"... and I think about Karma and "Do good things and good things happen... etc etc" amd so I think ... what would Earl do?.... Forget buying a newspaper and just take one of the abandoned ones in the pub and have 2 pints instead of one?

Not sure if that's Earl takling or me...

Anyway... I didn't, I've come home and it's sat on top of the TV.... not sure what I'll do with it.

Most people would probably have spent it by now.... there is something clearly very wrong with me.

12 Feb 2010

Day One: The Flame Thrower!

So finally made it to my campsite, left good and early, took it easy on the accelerator and got here in good time, but only 90 minutes of day light and priority one is shelter. So up with the tent .... in no time at all suprisingly for someone that hasn't camped in such a long time, so after the tent up and making like the preverbiable "Bear in the wood", there's only one thing left to do to cement my camping credentials..... yup.... gotta cook something, then I know I am master of all I survey... so out with both camping stoves an arsenal of pots and pans and then I notice..... forgot the matches..... but he, one stove is self lighting, light one and use it to light the other... dead easy. so carfully I start to bring the second stove closer to the already lit first stove...... WHOOOOSHH!!!! it only has two settings.....off and flamming Armageddon..... I'm flayling around thrashing this way and tyhe next way.... the flames are shootiing everywhere... I keep thinking.... OMG it's going to explode....then a tiny voice speaks to "Smother it".... so I slam it into the ground... not a good idea with a gas cannister that your holding..... for obvious reasons...... then a second of clarity..... it has a knob on the side.(It has one holding it too)... I turn the knob and whooom.... crisis overted.....

11 Feb 2010


Sorry there wont be much posting on here for a while.
I'll be around here for a while so will update with pics etc when I can but don't know when.

10 Feb 2010


Just when you're all set and ready to go, you discover you've made a schoolboy error.... my sleeping bag has seen far better days... time for a new one, no way I'll be camping in Scotland without a half decent one.

8 Feb 2010

Too early to go camping.....

But I'm not going to let it stop me.
Decided to have a break away for a while... so I am heading off to Scotland to camp out and mooch around a little and see what's happening.

Send you all a postcard as soon as I can

26 Jan 2010

Say Cheese!

You know... I used to work in management, teamwork was always the No1 approach... you can't stand over peoples shoulders all the time, I mean, you do have other things to do. However you have to maintain discipline, you have to command respect or all team cohesion starts to break down, people goof off and nothing gets done.

But I sure as S**t wouldn't sack anyone over a cheese slice. Ok theft is theft... but you have to know the difference between a malicious act to deprive the business secretly of an asset or a resource... or just poorly maintained management discipline within the workforce... if you create the oppertunity then someone will always take advantage.... if you keep discipline, then these things don't happen.

Anyway..... I better get this laptop back to the guy in work I .. borrowed it from..... LATERS!!!!!

13 Jan 2010

Has anyone ever told you you're great with kids?

Sometimes people ask me why I don't have kids, they say I'd be fantastic with them.


This is a poem by Philip Larkin which somes up why I don't want to have kids.

This Be The Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.

10 Jan 2010

Finallly ... atlast.... a reason to be cheerful

I've loved Ian Dury and The Blockheads for ages ever since I heard the song "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick". He's never been a trend so never slipped in and out of fashion with peoples passing music tastes... you know.... here one song, like it, buy an album, listen to it once...... then it's stuck on your CD chelf for 18 months until a party and someone with some good music taste decides that they have to have "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"

Anyway... been looking forward to this for a while now so off into town to take a look.

6 Jan 2010

Let it snow let is snow let is snow

I think that heading says it all. Most of England has come to a screeching Holt!
I have been snowed in the last 2 days so it is working at home and before you all think that is really good and great, I can tell you it is not all that as these four walls seem to be closing in on me and is making me feel like I could just scream.
There is nothing I can do about it, work is work and snow is snow, I just have to handle what work and mother nature throw at me.

Not a good start

So it was said there would be more blogging and getting back into the swing of things once the new year was here. Lets face it we all make plans and a lot of us break plans so here it is with me, I failed though on the bright side it is only the 5th of the month!
Right I am off to see my list and set out a real plan on what to do and how to do it, does anyone have a magic wand? Maybe a genie in the bottle I can borrow?

2 Jan 2010

New Years Resolution

My New Years Resolution is definetly to do more blogging.
I've been neglecting it while I focus on other things, including entrecards which for me has been great for introducing me to other blogs.
I will be spending some time sorting my finances and also working out my goals for this year.

Hope to update you all on it soon.

1 Jan 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone