Here's two of Biscuit.
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
We've been generally pleased with them until recently when during a software update the system kind of died. We had an 'engineer' round a couple of months ago who replaced our main box and it went back to normal however, during the 8-9 years the cost has risen considerably so we have been looking for alternatives. We currently pay £124.11 a month for Virgin TV, Sky sports, BT sports ('free'), phone line (don't use) and broadband.
One of my friend's friend's works for sky and has a number of deals available to new customers. Seeing as we were looking to move we duly took up their offer. An 18 months deal but offering a massive £56 a month saving. That's over £1k over the duration.
Our plan was to keep the broadband with virgin as we can't get any better than that and replace the TV.
Anyway, we managed to get Sky in within a week and they arrived this morning to install everything.
We now have no broadband as the engineer decided on his own cut the wire! Luckily virgin are sending someone round tomorrow to fix it but I will have to take a day off from work to let them in.
They might not have looked the best, no photo, sorry, but they did taste pretty good so not a total disaster.
April thinks I should have tried to remove most of the moisture from them first, I think I should have compressed them more before putting in the egg and bread crumbs. April couldn't contain her laughter. Thanks for the support. But who had the last laugh? You didn't see me clearing up afterwards did you?
What I didn't say last week was that all we needed to win the league was to win one of the 3 games, then turn up to the other 2 games (you get a point for turning up) the best Thanet can do is equal us. Before Saturday's games we had a 61 goal difference advantage. That's now been cut to 19 with a big win. We're playing them next, so a loss could seriously turn that around. However if we lose but only lose within 7 points, we'd get another bonus point, where all we would have to do is turn up in Folkestone and we'd win the league.
I think we should just try and win on Saturday then it's all irrelevant.
I've had a number of people saying it's the best they've seen me play during my 9 seasons with TJs. I can't possibly see how this is true as i'm 37!
It still left 5 of us with a total pot of £100.
It was an enjoyable game, highlight for me was getting a pair of aces in my starting hand and winning around £5 from April with 3 aces beating her lower 3 of a kind. Lowlight, April winning much more back later in the session with a very good hand.
The winner was probably Mark, but in the last few hands he was just playing anything as he needed to get back home. This made April (£40) the winner followed by Jonno (just less than £40), and Mark (£20).
Myself and another Stuart came joint last. Although I wasn't first out so not technically last.
Next time, no wives invited unless playing.
Friday, 24 March 2017
He spoke mostly about his time supporting unions and strikes up and down the country, but mostly he talked about his the love of where his political yearning began.
The Red Shed in Wakefield. A meeting hall and social club for like minded people.
At the end of his show (which went down surprisingly well in a town like Tunbridge Wells) ended with him inviting people to the said shed. I think I would be too scared.
15 years ago I would have said that I was definitely a Tory, but bit by bit I have mellowed. Having a very active Green party supporting wife certainly helps. I've never really held any real strong political views but more and more often these days I find myself embarrassed or ashamed of what other people are capable of.
I personally have not been massively effected, after all I have a good job in the city where I earn far too much money, and maybe that gives me the space to think and behave in the way I do. People from less affluent areas may feel that they have very little going for them and are gradually losing the little say they have in society so feel it necessary to vote for things like UKIP or for Brexit.
I generally just hope that people try not to be dicks.
We're quite capable of doing this but all 3 games are away from home (over an hour's drive), and one of them is against another challenger. Anyway it's our league to lose so we'd better give it our all.
I've only ever won one other league, that was when I played for the Mayfair Occationals (Barnes 4th team), we started in the bottom league and were far too good for the opposition, we'd quite often win by 70+ points. We've done done that a fair few time this season too which is nice. Still only one personal try for myself to show for it though, but I do see myself as more of a creator these days.
Why run 80m flat out when you can pass it to a young lad to run for you?
Same stakes (£20) but this time we should have 8 players (small chance of 10) rather than 5 the time before, so a whopping £160 total winnings.
I came third back in January i.e. I was the the third player to lose all his chips, I was extremely conservative last time, but that may have been more to do with my beginning hands. Perhaps I will be lucky this time and get into an early lead like Jonno who won.
April's making sausage rolls and honey and mustard mini sausages.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
I popped in on Saturday morning as I need to send off my broken mobile phone to get repaired (yes again). There was an old chap there to help people using the baffling self service machines, noticing that I couldn't find what I was looking for he asked if I needed assistance. I told him that I needed a padded envelope so that I could send my phone to get repaired and he said that I would need to pop to WH Smith's other store 10 shops down to buy any stationary. Urgh...
Ridiculous. The WH Smiths at Cannon Street is shit too.
I think i'll use the independent post shop next time.
Monday, 20 March 2017
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Monday, 13 March 2017
Sunday, 12 March 2017
I thought I would try the Google speech recognition to write my next post. It works, although you can only say a few things at a time. It's spelling is much better than mine as well.
I am currently watching the TV show Grimm, it's ok but does get very silly at times, I think it's the last season I probably won't miss it.
One thing with this voice recognition is that I sound like a t*** talking out loud.
Shame it's stars out swear words c*** b******* f*** s***. And yes I said the c word first.
Mostyn is a greasy t***
I've recently bought the rest of the wheel of time books to complete my set but cannot find no 7 in the same collection. Being a little ocd, I find this a somewhat annoying.
The next stage will be to actually get round to finish reading the things.