Friday 30 January 2009
Heart of palm, also called palm heart, palmito, chonta or swamp cabbage.
I don't think so!
Incidently this was my first mobile post.
Thursday 29 January 2009
This time however it appears the Russians have had their hand in it. They must have developed some sort of weather machine designed to blow cold Russian air towards the Europe and the UK in order for everyone to tutn up thier central heating and in turn charge more for their gas. The swines!
It'd better snow after all this.
I don't know about you but I think it just looks like a wooden fence panel. Or at a push a bear, certainly not a pig or a dog.
I think i'd be quite annoyed with Stephen Fry if i'd bought a house in Corby off the back of one of his adverts. A door to door commute in to London must be about 2 hours at the moment.
It looks like the deadline could be postponed back even further or by my prediction indefinitely. Watch this space. Or better still watch the ETs website.
Wednesday 28 January 2009
I've just spoken to the Student Loan Company to find out my balance and my last payment was due on the 10th March. I thought sod it and paid the lot off this month.
That's an extra £130 a month from now on till I die!
Equivalant to £2600 pay rise once you take off income tax etc.
It's wierd but I feel strangly happy and extreamly relieved about it. I guess I have been paying it off over 5 years.
There's still a long way to go before i'm fully debt free but slowly but surely i'll get there. 3 / 4 years is my plan and it won't mean cutting back too much. The beauty of it is that the more I pay off the more I have next month to pay off some more. That's the thory though.
Then the next plan is to pay off the mortgage. 24 and a third years left of that!
If the food is as well made as the website i'm in for a treat.
We're joining Steve and Jenny after their friends can't make the reservation. Unfortunately you need to give them 48 hours notice if you want this delacacy.
Whole Baby Piglet For 8 (48 hour pre-order only) £235.00, we serve butt, snout n’ all; you pull. Served with one of each side dish & a bottle of pink champagne
Monday 26 January 2009
Luckily not much landed on the later two. Saying that though, the slide function on the phone is a bit stiff! Doh! Bloody cats!
I can queue up outside before hand as another 20 pairs will be available but some bloody student will be camping outside there now to hold their place so i've got no chance.
I seem to be very lucky in that department.
I reckon I find an average of £10 each year. Not bad for keeping your eyes open.
April thinks I deliberately search on my hands and knees.
Sunday 25 January 2009
Saturday 24 January 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Thursday 22 January 2009
I now have to move my mouse further to move the pointer from one edge of the screen to the other.
Wednesday 21 January 2009
This time however I beat him convincingly 7-5!
I’ve basically been lulling him into a false sense of security all these years. I really should have put some money on it. Ha, ha, ha!
Shaz presented me with a red pool ball as a trophy when we were waiting for a train. Tut, tut!
Tuesday 20 January 2009
$ / £ rate's dropped below $1.40 per £.
It was as high as $2.03 back in September last year. Jeez!
April spotted this on here internet travels
The 7 wonders of the Wield, see what they've done there (that's my street name unless you've guess already)? Hopefully the weather won't be too bad as it'd be nice to have a walk around somewhere.
Cornflakes-Official breakfast serial of the White House.
But is there too much danger in associating your brand with that of a president. Even though Obama won relatively convincingly, 40%+ voted against him. Plus i'm sure President Bush was semi popular at one point, look at the state of him (and his country) now.
What product could GWB have promoted? Toilet Duck...
Monday 19 January 2009
I'm tired now but good work.
Our Japanese owners have handed us a load of these.
Don't be put off by the pork pie like colouring, they're not that bad. In case you're wondering, it's about 95% suger, 4.9% haricot bean, 0.1% ?.
I went for a walk around Spittafield Market but didn't really want to buy something just for the sake of it. I then tried to get a new Oyster card but the closest station (Aldgate) isn't manned outside of rush hours so that's going to have to get postponed.
I'm off to the gym after work so maybe i'll take my frustrations out on my body.
Sunday 18 January 2009
Reading the manual yesterday I found this, perhaps that's why the old one died, we were listening to The Darkness when we first saw steam coming out of the engine.
Friday 16 January 2009
Hanne Stinson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, said: "I have difficulty understanding why people with particular religious beliefs find the expression of a different sort of beliefs to be offensive.
"I can't understand why some people seem to have a different attitude when it comes to atheists."
Thursday 15 January 2009
I haven't heard from April since she was at check in. I hope she's okay. She's trying to bring in 8 yellow hard hats, and 8 packets of spaghetti and marsh mellows.
£1 to whoever guesses what all that lot's for.
Wednesday 14 January 2009
The basic itinerary is as follows, arrive at the venue at 12:30 and start drinking. Sometime in between 12:30 and 17:00 have a sit down lunch, followed by more drinking at another venue. The second venue shuts at 1:00 the next morning!
Urgh! I doubt I’ll be staying to the end, besides I said I’d go to my brother’s leaving drinks afterwards anyway, I can’t turn up totally smashed and tarnish the good family name…
One thing I will have to be careful with is I’m due to pick up the new car on Saturday morning so I’ll have to make sure I’m not still drunk. Saying that, I haven’t heard from the garage yet so we may have to wait for another week.
I’d forgotten that we were all going out to lunch for a new starter and a maternity leave leaver. Doh! They all took the mickey out of me which was interesting, I didn’t think they had it in them. I left the food on my desk and ran out with them.
We went to a poshish Italian called Bertorelli’s, I’d been there before with my last place so knew I was in for a treat. There were a few more digs at me so I decided to not have a starter (eat the rest of my food when I got back).
I’ve just got back now to some cold soup (poured down the drain), not tremendously bad as it only cost £1.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Then on to a nice village pub for Sunday dinner. April had chicken pate wrapped in pheasant wrapped in bacon enclosed in puff pastry. I had mixed roast.
Is it a Kent thing? I've only ever seen it here.
All on the same plate with all the trimmings.
I think the only thing that's missing is a nice bit of lamb.
Saturday 10 January 2009
If you look closely you can see what's actually a CD in the gutter above someone in High Broom's porch. If you look even close you'll see that it's for Championship Manager.
Ha, ha, ha! What a spot.
I told April that I had the eyes of a hawk, April responded by telling me I had the eyes of a dork.
If the game I spotted was Football Manager i'd have rang the bell and had a word.
Unfortunately not our car. It is the same model (2.0i Sport) and actually 2 years newer though so I can't complain too much. It'll be nice to not have to go to the Mazda garage every weekend. It'll be 4 in a row if we get our car next Saturday.
Here are some photos of the loan car, the interior shot is for John.
Friday 9 January 2009
Sacking people on my train line is hardly going to improve the service. We're paying an extra 10% this year anyway plus passenger numbers are also up so how can they justify this.
How about the lack of blogging from the others?
Kris: Not blogged since the 17th September
Ian: Rubbish! Not blogged (properly) since 28th August
Tim: Tim’s Twitter died on the 11th of November
And I haven't forgotten about you missy, April, hasn't blogged since September.
The only gold star goes to Ben with his new blogger blog. Well done Ben. I hope the rest of you are ashamed…
I might ask for an RX-8…
Breakfast usually consists of some sort of pastry or maybe some porridge, today’s delight was 2 hash browns, 2 rashers of bacon, 2 slices of bread and some beans. All for £1. Not bad really.
Lunch is £1 too, and is usually a sandwich, which also comes with a packet of crisps. She also does nice soup too.
All this is great on one sense, much, much cheaper. Going outside would be a fiver minimum. Unfortunatly if you’re eating at your desk you tend to be available for work so you never really get your full lunch hour. Is it worth it?
Thursday 8 January 2009
Couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow.
All because of stock shortages… My trains had 8 carriages instead of their usual 10 or 12. I’ve had to stand twice in the mornings and then fight to get on a train last night. Luckily I’m bigger than most old ladies and pregnant women so managed to get myself a seat.
Where have the carriages gone? I find it hard to believe that you could lose one. Maybe we’ve sold them to East Midlands Rail so that they can finally put a train into Corby.
Tuesday 6 January 2009
Monday 5 January 2009
It has the added bonus of being portable so we took it into the bedroom last night. When April gets up in the morning she can turn it on, then by the time I get up the room's nice and toasty. Mmm...
Here's a picture of the snow in Tonbridge. April's very excited.
I'm now looking to forward into the New Year and am wondering what I have to look forward to. We've got plenty of ideas but nothing definite so i'm left feeling a little down.
The only definite thing I can think of is Saturday when we pick up the car and the poker night round Shaheen's but that's next month. It's time to get dates in the diaries for 2009.
If anyone fancies doing anything this year then let me know.
Players who use a new generation of thin-faced titanium drivers to propel the ball further should consider wearing ear plugs, experts advise
Not when i'm playing...
I only hit one in three.
Saturday 3 January 2009
The musical was good, not really my cup of tea but April enjoyed herself so that's the main thing. I'm not sure if you can work it out by the photo but we're a very long way up. 3 rows from the back to be precise.
Friday 2 January 2009
Only problem being i'm out in the West End later with April. We're off to grab a bite to eat and to see Spamalot (a present from her Dad).
There's not enough time for me to go home this time so means it i'll have to hang around London until 6:15 with not much to do. I could go shopping but I don't need or want anything, it would just be a waste. I can't even go to the pub.
The Evening Telegraph is supposed to be a Newspaper. BBC's getting worse too.
We've now got a second TV which is great but switching it on in the morning is beginning to annoy me.
Breakfast is not a news programme! I've ranted on it many times before but this morning was terrible. They were running a story about a bored housewife who was fighting the NHS to help people get cancer drugs that were deemed too expensive.
Firstly, the money has to come from somewhere, it's not a bottomless pit of funds. By moving money from one part of the organisation from another means that one part will be short. It's what budgeting is for.
Secondly, when they were talking to people that she'd helped in the past they put some teary music in the bloody back ground!