Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Annoyance level 5 achieved

We had a lovely time round our friends house on New Years Eve, so much so we decided to hide these little plastic men round their house at the end of the evening.

If you're wondering what they are, they're actually there to place on the rim of your drink so that everyone know's who's drink is who's.

Our poor friend has been asking for the past week or so where we'd all hidden them only to be given cryptic clues describing where.

The fun's not over just yet.  Watch this space...

Not sure what was going on next door

I popped outside on Sunday morning to deposit the present Florence had kindly made for me overnight to see a police car parked next door.

Yikes.  I wonder what it was there for?

Jamie Oliver meal 3

April bough me Jamie Oliver's new 5 ingredient cook book for Christmas and this is our 3rd meal (my first) cooked using it.

Lamb chops with orange, garlic and thyme

I cheated by adding a 6th ingredient of honey.


Saturday night's car crash

Well, Saturday was entertaining...

It started off with a lovely steak dinner with Shaheen followed by a couple of drinks with my brother and Steve before the main even which was Chevy Chase

What can I say?  It was a car crash.  

I wasn't sure what to expect, was he going to do stand up, was it a Q&A?  Nope, in the end it was an interview.  I'd seen similar things before so was excited to see who they'd get to interview that legend that is Chevy.

When the lights dimmed and the announcer announced Mike Read my heart sank.  Only for it to sink further when he channelled his inner Partridge during the interview.  It was terrible.  And the worst part of it was that it wasn't quite terrible enough for it to be funny terrible.

Chevy tried his best to answer the appalling questioning technique, Read had done the bare minimum amount of research on Chevy Chase that I can only imagine he was brought in at the last minute.

The best laugh of the night was when one audience member should out during one of the many awkward pauses.  "Mike Read, you're a twat".  I think that also go the biggest applause. 

Urgh.  Oh well.  Kris, you did well ducking out of this one.

It's been rewritten now but this made me laugh.

Friday, 12 January 2018

They say you should never meet your heros

I doubt I will (although we did sit next to Doug Stanhope in a restaurant a couple of hours before his gig at the HA).  I will be one of the 3,500 people going to see Chevy Chase at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday.
It's my Christmas present to my brother Steve.

I'm meeting Shaheen at the Hawksmoor on Air Street for lunch before.  Should be good.  I might even pop into the Crobar for good luck.

Going through some old folders on my usb drive and found this

It's all of the entries in my boycott spreadsheet.  I especially like The Arbitrage (4th from bottom).

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Worth a listen


I quite like it.

2nd proper physio session tonight

I've been recovering well according to the physio, with almost full movement (although it is still sore).  Hopefully tonight's session will allow me to do a bit more.  Just stretching seems very boring to me.

My Dad's done yoga for the past 30 years.  April for at least 5.  I don't think I have it in me.

I'm seeing the surgeon again tomorrow morning too, other than a routine check up (and insurance paying the £500 consultancy fee) don't think there's much point.

Just the 2-3 months recuperation. Then getting ready to play again in September.

It's finally coming to shape

The concrete space next to the Aon and Aviva buildings is finally coming together.  They're making a garden.  Very nice.  Or it will be until they knock down the Aviva building.  There's planning permision to knock it down and put up something pretty big in it's place.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Something to aspire to

I popped into a pub on the way back from the football last Thursday night and this was the wall of beer mats attached to the bar.  I need to add a lot to my bar / shed to compete with this.

I must try harder.