Monday 31 October 2011

How can the colour brown be a trademark?

Just recieved this email from UPS telling me that my parcel has arived.  How can the colour brown be a trademark?

Sunday 30 October 2011

Taste testing Stuart style

Found a new type of Sierra Nevada in Waitrose. Yum.

Saturday 29 October 2011

Mmm... brains

Skull candle with real brains


We went to all this trouble and nobody came round. We'll have to get made up again on Monday.

Moveable feast

Biscuit's treat, getting to lick the discarded ham packet.

Friday 28 October 2011

'Perfect' night in

A bit of a ball ache getting it to work, but all good in the end.

Put blu-ray in player -> nothing -> looked for possible problem online -> need to update service pack -> download -> where the hell are the usbs? -> found an old one -> put in back of player -> didn't recognise it -> plugged in network cable ->  downloaded update -> it works!

As an added bonus for April, I now think my old Lord of the Rings dvds will now work too!

Thursday 27 October 2011

Tonight's activities

April's getting taken out to a champagne bar with work colleagues tonight so i'm home alone.  What shall I do?  Easy decision.

...Blu-ray Star Wars whilst... 
...playing Football Manager and drinking...
...a couple of bottles of beer and...
...stroking a couple of cats.

Hell yeah!  Not just Rock, but Roll as well.

Wow, what a difference 15 mins makes

I'm on a later train into work this morning and there's a woman sitting at the table opposite me that looks the spitting image of Tubs (left) from The League of Gentlemen.

How unfortunate...

6 work days left!

Can't bloody wait.

Tuesday 25 October 2011


Another scar to add to my collection, I wad scratched a few weeks ago playing rugby by some guy's fingernail, it's finally healed up but looks like it's left a scar. Doh. My poor beautiful face...

I may have to get 'touched up' a bit (with makeup) for my wedding photos.

Or maybe April can paint my face up like Spiderman again

11 days to go

This time in 11 days and i'll be bricking it waiting for April to walk down the aisle.  Yikes!


My old flat in Putney is on the market
Tempted, to put a cheeky offer in but I don't really want to live in Putney as the commute was a bit of a pain, as you had to change trains halfway through your commute.  Nice flat though, bbqs would have been awesome.

Saturday 22 October 2011

Any old iron?

We heard a shout outside our house this morning so we looked out the window, it was a rag and bone man driving passed asking for scrap!

Friday 21 October 2011

Maybe i'm not hooked afterall...

I've been so busy recently that I totally forgot that the new version of Football Manager came out today.  Doh!  I was going to set it to download early this morning so that it's ready for me when I get in tonight.  Oh well.  That's two hours i'll never get back.

Blog blood

Blogging from the bed in the blood donation hall.

Do you want skin with that?

I grated my finger whilst grating cheese for April. Ouch!

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Spot the odd one out

Just had an e-mail from a recruitment consultant for a new job, his e-mail signature made me laugh.

London - Hong Kong - Sydney - Frankfurt - Basingstoke - Zurich

I mean who would want to work in Zurich...

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Free booze

One benefit of James leaving early on my stag, he accidentally kept £20 of the kitty on him. No problem I said, let's spend it now.

Monday 17 October 2011

Good night

Thanks guys for a really good night. It means a lot to me that so many friends came. Highlights for me were obviously the meal at Hawksmoor and the delightful cocktail you made me drink.

Zombie (Maximum 1 person)
Three Rums, Falernum, Absinthe, Homemade Grenadine, Grapefruit and Lime Juices, with a Navy Rum Float
Done the Beachcomber took infinite plans to safeguard his recipes.  His bartenders were given them in code, along with bottles containing complicated pre-mixes, market only with letters and numbers.  The Zombie, his most famous invention, was the most closely guarded of them all.  It's Tiki-land in a glass, but be warned, ours is as strong as Don's, so we recommend you find a friend to share it with. 

Beers and shots in the Crobar where my ankle gave way causing me to fall over, didn’t spill a drop mind, but I do have a bruised ankle and a sore arm. Also, in the Crobar, John’s face after his ‘special’ shot with the additional 10 shakes of Tabasco source.

Another rock pub to add to my list of favourites was also great below Garlic and Shots where we managed to fit all 12 of us into the tiny cave area with candles. It was almost romantic.

My memory certainly starts to get a bit hazy after this, but I’ve heard on good authority that April’s old band were good…

It all got a bit much for some,

I made the 10:20 home to Tonbridge so think I was in bed by not long after 11.



I wonder if April's spotted this yet, I drew it in the condensation last week after a shower and it's stayed ever since (after a shower).  Ha, ha.

Saturday 15 October 2011


Time to get on it?

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Well I never

Brian Blessed is only 5 foot 9 inches

I'm quite disappointed.  He's good on the latest Fry's Planet Word though.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

You had me at H

London 2012: 'Have a beer' to avoid Olympic delays at Games

Transport chiefs have recommended an old-fashioned way for commuters to avoid Olympian queues during London 2012 - have a beer before heading home.

What's old fashioned about that?  It certainly takes the edge off...

Safest place for her

She attacks me if I stroke her through the bars.

Much bigger than ours

Steve's cat Ginger on Sunday.

Sunday 9 October 2011

In bed with my Biscuit

Biscuit snuck into my bed when I nipped out to make some tea.

Initial signs are good

Finally a more realistic Liverpool team in the demo of the new football manager. 7-1!

The re-match 2

April beat me then a draw.

Thursday 6 October 2011

Hurty arms

2 jabs last night, one in each arm.  April had a bad reaction (sharp pain and hurty arms) to the big one, me nothing.  They are aching somewhat now though.  Nasty stuff.

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Holiday Jabs

Not to worry Ben, it's nothing to do with you.

We're got to get injections for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A and Tetanus tonight.  Lovely.  Fingers crossed there are no reactions.

New Locker

I've now got a new locker at work.  I don't really need it but it now gives me somewhere to store my stinky gym kit.

1 month to go!

Eek!  Only a month to go before I get married.  Yikes.  Thanks to April, we're pretty much all sorted.  with only a couple of bits left to sort out.  A suit for me being one of them...

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Has my life peaked too soon?

Football Manager in the bath.  It needs a few tweaks to make it perfect but this will be my new home when the new game comes out in a couple of weeks.

And for my lady readers out there, yes, it is my knee...

Monday 3 October 2011

Change of career anyone?

Guess what the average tube driver earns each year:

£25k?  Not even close.
£30k?  You're kidding right?
£35k?  Still stone cold.
£40k?  Getting there but still a way to go.
£45k?  Almost there.
£46k?  Yep, you got it.

And that's the average.  Some earn more!  Plus free rail travel for them and thier family.  Also a £500 bonus for Olympic games work. And they're getting 5% increase and .5% on top of inflation over the next 3!


Saturday 1 October 2011

Revenge is sweet

I hammered April last night. Ha, ha.