Friday 27 February 2009


I think my hayfever has started early this year, maybe the country life does have it's downsides. I didn't notice it in the summer so maybe the particular brand of pollen that effects me is an early starter.

It's either that of one of the cats slept on my face last night, I think that would have the same effect.

Richard Herring Review

Despite the Chaz and Dave incident I had a good night yesterday. Richard Herring was on form once again and although he dragged a little bit in the middle and reused an old joke towards the end was extremely funny.

I can't believe it was 15 years or so since I first saw him on TV, my next plan is to try and see Stewart Lee, he's beginning to resurface so I don't think it'll be long before he performs live again (I saw him twice last year too)

Thursday 26 February 2009

Weight Loss

I bought a fancy set of bathroom scales back in January so that I could track my weight loss.

So far I have lost 14 grams! (Average weight in January compared to February). April's lost just over half a kilo.

I can't really complain, i've been to the gym twice this month and played rugby 3 times. Not the ideal regieme for weight loss. March will be better. My aim is to get below 14 stone before June but if I go by my current rate of loss i'll be below 14 stone by April 2042 and by that time April would be -22 stone I've got some work to do...

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Catbo: First Blood

April was rudely awoken last night, the cats were playing with something under the bed and making a racket, she reached under and felt something wet. Eek was her cry! I was oblivious to all this, snoring away to what was happening. April has to lock the cats out for the rest of the night.

April told me all this when I woke up and then we spotted the body. A tiny little mouse. Have we pegged the cats wrong? I thought they were harmless wuss cats. Have we let trained killers into our home? Let’s hope not, as the mouse very nearly needed 2 flushes to go down the loo…

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Poppet this morning, trying to see what Biscuit was up to. In case you're interested, Biscuit was sitting on a fence. No wonder they sleep all the time with the lives they lead.

Monday 23 February 2009

Times are hard in the NHS

On my way in this morning I saw an ambulance bike. I think i'd feel pretty miffed if i'd called 999 in an emergency and he turned up. I mean, is he going to give you a backy to the hospital?

In other medical related news, i've hurt another finger, it's swelled to twice it's normal size so i'm going to get it checked out tomorrow morning. I've hurt it a number of times before so something is obviously wrong.

Friday 20 February 2009

Don't you just love the Chinese?

Giant rat caught in China.

"I did it, I caught a rat the size of a cat!" he shouted out afterwards, according to the reports. Mr Xian is believed to still be in possession of the animal, after stuffing into a bag and departing the scene.

Still no phone

Or to be more precise, I have no charger for April's old phone.

The insurance forms should get here over the next few days so fingers crossed i'll be sorted out in a couple of weeks.

Although it's annoying not being in touch with the wider world via a satellite, it is also strangely liberating. I'm free...

Thursday 19 February 2009

Beggars Belief?

"But it just beggars belief that anyone can put money into a slot and do this amount of damage to themselves," she said.

It's beggars belief that this girl was so stupid.

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Fruit Exchange

I went fro a walk this lunchtime and ended up at Spittafield Market, on my way I spotted The London Fruit Exchange. This got me thinking…

“Damn! My girlfriend’s packed me another apple for lunch and I’ve four already this week. Does anyone want to swap?”

“I’ve got a banana, but that’s worth more than an apple, I’ll trade it with you if you throw in a couple of grapes.”


I spoke too soon about the trains getting better this week. My train was 15 mins late and to top it off I had to sit next to a fat snorer.

He shook the whole carriage.

Argh! Bloody cats!

I was rudely awoken by a cat this morning. One of them had knocked something off my bedside table, I managed to get back to sleep more or less immediately so I wasn't too bothered. It was only when I woke up this morning that I realised that not only did they manage to tip the lamp on the floor they had managed to delicately balance a glass at an angle of 45 degrees against a book, half of it's contents missing and all over my phone.

I'm sure the bedroom is nothing more than a huge game of Mousetrap for them, each day they sit and plot how to destroy more and more of my belongings.


Bloody cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've got insurance so should be okay but it's the last thing I need.

Tuesday 17 February 2009

Herring but not Lee and more comedy

I'm off to see Richard Herring again next week.

It'll be the 3rd time i've seen him in the space of less than a year.

Fingers crossed it'll be just as good.

We're off to see this too in a few weeks

And also Ross Noble in Tunbridge Wells on April 4th


8 and a half days left of work till I go on holiday for a whole week. 9 days off work! Yeah! I can't wait. It's been nearly a year since my last week off and I can really feel it.

We're not doing anything special, just a bit of DIYing and site seeing around Kent. We've been living in Tonbridge for nearly a year now and I feel we should explore the local surrounds more.

Roll on next Friday. It's also pay day so double the reason to celebrate.

Mmm, will April let me watch it?

I’ve just read a review for Mutant Chronicles… oh dear, oh dear.

It must be good if it’s that bad.

No kids = I get in on time

=> they should be banned.

Monday 16 February 2009

Monday morning laugh

For the first time in what seems like ages my train was on time this morning. Even though it's half term it was still busy though so luckily despite being a couple of minutes the train stopped a couple of meters short and I was one of the first in. Result.

I read a couple of e-mails then read our new company monthly news letter. Nothing too interesting or new in there as I watched a web cast from our CEO on Friday more or less saying the same things.

The bit that made me chuckle was a section on Regional News. We have a couple of offices up tut north and they were talking about the credit crunch effecting many of the smaller companies they deal with. That's not what made me laugh. It was the picture along side of a whippet. He, he!

A good start to the week, hopefully it will continue.

Sunday 15 February 2009

Nice night

We shared a sea food platter last night for our valentine meal.

Not sure if i'd have it again. Like celery, more calories spent eating than gained by the eating of the food itself.

It was good fresh food however. A bowl of piping hot mussels, grilled squid rings, half a lobster each, a huge prawn, a huge langoustine, 5 large prawns a mini lobster (cute but no meet) and 6 oysters.

Note to self, i'm never eating another raw oyster again. Aphrodisiac my arse. They don't have an awful taste, infact they weren't that bad, these had some sort of melon dressing on them. It's just the texture. Gross. How romantic can gagging be???

Friday 13 February 2009

The Walk of Shame

Friday afternoons tend to drag, you may have finished your weeks work or have had a heavy lunch but one thing's for sure 5pm cannot arrive quick enough.

All of our meeting rooms here are well stocked up with biscuits so at around 3 /4 in the afternoon you see a spate of people walking through the building heading to the meeting area.

I have dubbed this practise The Walk of Shame, no sane person books meetings for Friday afternoons so no one has reason to be going there, unless of course for a cheeky penguin when no one is looking.

Safety device or amusing prank waiting to happen

Here's a new safety device for motor bike riders

The jackets are the equivalent of car air bags and inflate if the rider is thrown off during a crash. In one version, the jacket is attached to the bike by a lead which detaches when the rider has come off suddenly.

Either by prank or a forgetful rider, there will be a spate of Michelin men roaming the country in the not so distant future.

Hmm... i've got an idea

I worried about a drug that's 5 times more potent than cannabis being legally available. I know, let's tell the BBC so that they put it on their front page scroll bar.

I'm bored today

The model i'm running is taking ages and it's slowed my computer to a snail's pace. Any suggestions on how I can escape the boredom?

More train woes

Finally managed to get in at 9:35 this morning. a frieght train was having trouble just outside of Tonbridge then to add more misery on the commuters there was some sort of security scare at London Bridge so we were delayed again. Only 40 mins later than planned.

Will I ever get in on time?

Thursday 12 February 2009

Wow, I love the snow

Driving to pick April up from the station the snow was really heavy. It looked just like hyperspace. Cool. Bring on more snow.

Boo hoo hoo

April's stuck on a train outside London Bridge (points failure), and i've got the dinner on. I'd better turn it down otherwise my lovingly prepared sausage casserole is going to be very dry.

Hurry up train. I'm starving!!!

My bloody train was reduced to a 6 carriage (usually 12), the service has been terrible recently. Pull your bloody finger out South Eastern.


Suspense over, I opted for both, plus an earl grey tea.

Tired this morning...

... time for some breakfast.

Free fruit of muffin for a pound? That is today's taxing question. Tune in later to find out.

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Old team

I'm out with a few of my old team (last job) tonight. I've met up with a few of them before so it won't be too awkward. But i'm only really still in touch with one of them and he won't be there, he's no longer working there either. I'll see how it goes. We're meeting up at the Lamb so at least it's on my way home.

666 Unique visitors to my blog

Does that mean it's the devil?

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Doh. Does anyone want to buy an MP3 player?

I tried to sell my MP3 player on ebay so asked April to bid £30 for it. Guess who won? April...

Anyone want to buy my 4gb Samsung mp3 player. It plays movies too so does that make it mp4???

I'm open to offers.

Continuity error

I watched Forest Gump again on Sunday night. A bit long and weepy but good none the less.

Towards the end I spotted a continuity error. In the background when he first goes in to Jeeny’s house there is an iron resting flat on an ironing board. It cuts to Forest and his son, it then cuts back to Jeeny and it has been turned onto it’s base.

Doh! Someone has already spotted it!

I think I only spotted it as it looked dangerous... like in one of those pictures you got at school when the fire brigade came round to do a talk.

-9 plugs conected to 1 wall socket
-Trailing wires from TV
-Somone making toast in the bathroom

That kind of thing.

Monday 9 February 2009


I stayed late at work (6:45) then went straight for a session at the gym. I finally got back to my house at around 9:20.

Luckily I have an amazing girlfriend who had tea ready and has just ran me a bath.


Urgh, flagging

I've done a fair bit of work today but am flagging now. It's tough staring at a screen all day. I wonder what it would be like to work out doors for a living.

Maybe as it's not stopped raining all day it's not a great day to compare but I think it would be nice. Once you start working you'd hardly notice things like rain.

Hopefully the banana i've just eaten will give me enough energy to finish the day.

Saturday 7 February 2009

Eek! Breaks!

Just had the biggest scare ever.

We had a knock on the door from some guy telling us that our car had slipped down the drive way. It was half way on the road, it had somehow slipped down. When I got in I checked the hand break and it was definitely on. Maybe just not on enough!

We've now parked right up on the flat bit on our drive and have left the car in gear.

The scariest thing about it was that there was a parked car in front of it. It could have quite easily have been a very expensive accident.

Friday 6 February 2009

Who are we to believe?

The BBC should check what they post on their site for continuity. I know they are probably different regions but this just looks silly.


I watched this live

He, he, in case you're wondering, he said fcuking before they cut transmission.


Thursday 5 February 2009

This 'life'

I get home from work, get changed, feed the cats then sit down and watch The One Show.

Is this what my life has become?


Tired today

I'm not sure why but i'm very tired today. I wasn't up massivly late last night but am very tired today. Time to head home I guess.

Wednesday 4 February 2009

Best song as at 04/02/09

Unusual error

I tried to save one of my remetrica models this afternoon and it spat out this warning message. Why would the program as to get switched off in an unusual way? And what would class as unusual?

Define normal?

Train services return to normal

By normal I assume they mean delayed and me being late in the morning which both I and April were this morning, both having got on separate trains. And all this is with the extra 10% they're charging for their poor service.

Argh! What have they done?

I've got to do some real work to update my spreadsheet now! And with no bloody warning!!!


And to top it all off it doesn't bloody work now.

Tuesday 3 February 2009

Entertainment News

Spinal Tap are recording their first new material in nearly twenty years.


Some git out bid me on a potato ricer!

Monday 2 February 2009

Yeah for the snow!!!

No trains into London so i'm now back at home with the heating on watching crap on TV. Plus it's snowing again. Yeah!

I'm building a snowman later. Pictures to follow. See April's blog for the snowman.

Sunday 1 February 2009

Finally using ebay

I've been looking round for various bits and pieces for the house etc. and stumbled on eBay. I've never really been that bothered by the idea of it but it's strangely appealing.

I've been outbid on my first thing but fingers crossed i'll get the other two bits i'm going for.

January went so quick

Looking at the date in the bottom right of my screen tells me that it's February already. Jeez! January's gone so quickly and I didn't really do anything.

Snow, snow, snow, where are you snow?

I was promised lots of snow today but looking at the weather forecast it's not due till 18:00. Boo! Hurry up snow!