Friday 29 February 2008

House hunting

We're house hunting tomorrow. We're going to drive to Tonbridge (being careful not to go in any bus lanes) and have a chat to a number of estate agents.

There are about 10 on the High Street so plenty to choose from.

We have 5 months in our current flat but it would be nice to get the majority of things done before June, leaving us a month spare.

Boiler trouble... again!

I've had to move a half day's holiday to cover and it's on a Friday afternoon too!

That's valuable 'lunch' time! Doh!

It's the 3rd time in 7 months!

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Hairy biker mussels

April's cooking dinner for me tonight (finally). I think I do 3/4 of the cooking in this flat.

I have chosen mussels a la Fat Hairy Biker Cookbook.

Friday 22 February 2008

SC Movie Review 19

Be Kind Rewind

What an excellent film. With nothing to do last night we booked tickets to see Be Kind Rewind. It was either that or There Will Be Blood. Although it’s supposed to be very good and is tipped to win a handful of Oscars a serious fill is not what was needed.

The film didn’t start till 9:30 so we had time to kill so did a mini crawl around Clapham and also grabbed a bite to eat.

The first pub we went to (Bed of Roses) interestingly had a regular burlesque night, and the resident DJ was called (I shit you not) Jimmy Bongos.

We then went to the Clapham Manor on the off chance of seeing their resident dog. If I had a preference for a pub to have a dog or a DJ a dog wins every time. Unfortunately no dog so we moved on to another.

We had been to the Rose and Crown once before and saw people enjoying lovely looking pizza so decided to go back. We ordered some wine and asked if we could put it on a card and were told they only took cash. This was a problem if we were to get food as well so we quickly counted up our cash. We had 20 pence spare after ordering the wine, and two pizzas. Fate?


Back to the film, or starting talking about the film.

Jack Black gets accidentally gets magnetised when trying to sabotage a electricity substation. Unknowingly he wipes all of his friend’s video rental shops videos. The shop needs much needed cash to stay open so they decided to recreate the films themselves. Comedy ensues…

The film is by the same guy that made Little Miss Sunshine, and if you see this film you will laugh out loud through most of it. Best bits include the remaking of Ghost Busters, Robocop and Driving Miss Daisy. It also stars Danny Glover, Mos Def, Mia Farrow and Sigourney Weaver.

SC rating: 87 / 100 (1 vote)
IMDB rating: 8.2 / 10 (804 votes) Be Kind Rewind

Wednesday 20 February 2008

Important Information From Ocado

We are writing to tell you that we have now equipped all our drivers with boot mitts in order to ensure your floors are protected during delivery.

To take advantage of this service, please ask your driver to wear boot mitts when bringing your groceries into your home - they will be happy to oblige.

Monday 18 February 2008

... enjoying a night in by himself...

April's out on her SANE course, Stuart's in playing FM and watching Judge Dredd.

Sunday 17 February 2008

Driving a car is an expensive business

Time owned car: 2 weeks
Penalty traffic notices: 2 (one each)
Cost: £240 (£120 if paid in two weeks)


Wednesday 13 February 2008

Mortgage advisor

As you may know I will be buying my first house in less than 6 months. I'm off to see a mortgage advisor with April this lunch time. He's the same one that Steve used and was highly recomended.

I'm not sure what to expect really, similar to buying my first car, I know bits and pieces but am still largely in the dark.

We've done rough sums and know how much money we have and are willing to spend each month so hopefully we won't be in for any major surprises.

The biggest shock was using their website's online mortgage calculator.

I typed in each of our salaries and it said we could get a mortgae for over half a million pounds!!! Obviously there are more questions and forms to be filled in at the time but honestly...

We're looking at something around half that.

Prison Break

I borrowed the first season of Prison Break from my brother a couple of weeks ago and watched the last to episodes last night.

Conclusion: Good story although at many times I felt it was just too unbelievable. It was violent at times but funny at others in equal measure. Will I be borrowing the next series from Steve? Probably but not for a little while.

I think that's the way forward for me. I am fed up with just getting spoon fed crap TV all the time. I don't want to watch TV for the sake of watching TV I want to watch things I want to watch and also when I want to watch them.

There's no point in me getting a recording box just yet as when we get our new house we will be getting Sky and may as well wait till then and buy a Sky plus box.

Ta ta!

Friday 8 February 2008

I am so bored

I've been so bored this afternoon, I think i've been to every single internet page.

I've resorted to looking through pictures of a bird eating a fish

10 minutes left before hometime!

Wednesday 6 February 2008

Eddie Izzard

I'm off to see Eddie Izzard at the Art Theatre tonight. The same place as I saw Richard Herring.

I think it's justa trial run of a load of his material as the show starts at 11:15.

It's pretty good actually, as it means I can get changed and watch the football back at mine first.

Tuesday 5 February 2008

Mmmm... Pancake day

Shrove Tuesday is today.

Eat all the batter you can!

Monday 4 February 2008

More mobile phone goodness

With all the crap from car phone warehouse I have now resorted to claiming on my own insurance in order to get my phone replaced.

They have rejected my claim.

I will be contesting this. I will report back with my results.

Friday 1 February 2008

Rage Against the Machine

The powers that be have decided to stop Friday cake days. Reason being a mice infestation in our building. The mice have now gone but the cakes have not returned.

Were the mice introduced as a ploy to take away our right to bare cake?

I would not put it past them...

I have had to take matters into my own hands and have re-introduced the tradition with a rebranded Doughnut Day.

12 Krispy Kremes from Tesco on the way in.

It is now in our 4th week running and the mice have not returned.

Viva la revolution! Never let the system get you down.