Wednesday 29 May 2013

I don't get it

I've just bought a bottle of diet coke and it has Dave on it. I've seen a couple of adverts about sharing a drink with friends but what's the point. I know a couple of Daves but nine in the city. The guy next to me is called Konstantinos. I don't think there is enough room on the bottle for that.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Reading 95

This is the first ever gig I ever went to. Me, Goofers, Ian and Brucey Bonus. I was 15, yes, that's 18 years ago! Jeez, I'm old.


April's allowed me to choose a piece of art / poster to go up in the new kitchen.  She gave me free reign (with April veto).  That's my Iron Maiden Eddie poster dream dead...

Poster pic to follow.

A good choice I think you'll find.

How long?

Just bought myself a nice new umbrella. I wonder how long it'll take for me to lose it.

Sunday 26 May 2013

After all this deep thought

After all this deep thought what did I do? Find some more wood to burn.

Man time

April's gone to bed, I'm still out polishing off the wine and having a beer or two.
Thinking about lots of things...
Beer (should I have another?)
Cats (bloody cats)
Work (really fed up with work, annoyed about not getting that role. Argh! There's lots of interest in me and what I can do but the big question is do I want to do it? What do I want to do?)
Fire (I love fire)
Football manager (just won the league, league cup and Euro cup with Liverpool, who should I buy? The Dortmund striker legsomething has agreed to join for £44m, but is that where I should spend my money?)

The fun you can have with fire

And a little wine. It's about the second time w've used this thing and we really like it.
Last time was for our Olympics party. If I remember correctly I was up till 3 in the morning with Shaz setting fire to anything we could find.
The best part was squirting the lighter gel directly on the flame! Not recommended for non professionals...
Good fun though

Lazing around

My two cats sunning themselves on a lazy afternoon. I've bought some fire word and fire lighter for the wood burner too. I think we may have another bbq today.

Saturday 25 May 2013

Whatever next?

One of our local pizza delivery places now sells a different type of stuffed crust. Yuk!

First barbeque of the year

There's a little bit of sun out there today so thought we should unleash the bbq. Still cold though.

What can I get you?

Our new drinks cabinet. Come round for a drink, you may even be allowed to use the moose mug.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Kicked out

Work still goes on with our kitchen, this time we've got the floor guy in again, this time putting in the skirting.

Problem is that he's not coming round till 6 so I've had to cancel a game with Kris and Ian. 95% is now complete but I'm really getting fed up with boot having our house to ourselves. It shouldn't have taken the best part of 10 weeks do refit a kitchen. If it does then he should have quoted that when we were getting quotes.

Weekend plans

It's a bank holiday weekend coming up. What have we got planned? Not much...

We're popping round a friend's new house on Sunday then we have friends popping round to ours on Monday.

Second place

We came second in our local pub quiz last night. £12 winnings! There were 6 of its this week that certainly helped but the major factor was that of Mark Scannell. He must have answered 75% of our answers!

Monday 20 May 2013

One of those days

I've just tried to use a banana a computer mouse. It's going to be a long day.

Sunday 19 May 2013

Nearly there

Kitchen is still unfinished but we're certainly getting there.

Random find in village pub

Popped into a village pub for some lunch on Saturday and April spotted these.

Little Creatures.

I've been to both breweries whilst on trips to Australia. Melbourne and the original in Fremantle, Perth.


Poor old Pinchy

We went to my current favorite restaurant again yesterday. Sankey's.

All very good although they messed up our order. Wrong sauce on the lobster. Not to worry it was only an additional 15 mins late. We ended up getting half of my whole lobster free. Yeah!

Ben's video of me and the cats

Watch "Fleaze - Gay For Cats" on YouTube

Saturday 18 May 2013


I applied for a fairly senior role at work a few weeks back and on Monday I was told I was in the last two.  An external guy and me.  That was out of an initial 8 that had the initial first interview.

Unfortunately I found out yesterday that I didn't get it.  Doh!  Pretty disappointed as it would have been a very good role for me and ideally I would like to stay at my current company.  Oh well.  Let's see if there is anything else available.

Another lottery win

This time a whopping £2.80.  Not quite the £55m I was promised.

Saturday 11 May 2013

Attack of the scooter

I think some football team may have won the league...

Change pot time

As a thank you to April for sorting out the kitchen (still not finished!) I said she could have the change in my change pot to get the diamonds in her wedding ring to go all the way round.
I think she's pleased. £512.84!

Football watching

Featuring a particularly rosey Stu. To my credit, it was a scorching 35℃ for 6 out of the 7 days. And gingers are not naturally suited to that.


After an initial mix up with our room we finally got the deluxe suit we paid for. Our more importantly the bath with a view.

Can I have a crisp?

Particularly brave cat

And another one for good measure

You can never have enough

Obligatory foot shot


And lots of them. I couldn't post loads of photos of our holiday without mentioning cats. There were loads of them. In a good way of course.

Boat trip

We took a trip to a neighbouring village by water taxi to see their market and pop along to a recommended restaurant. Which incidentally, they opened especially for us.

Funny Turkish urinals

Must be a few Scottish people staying too

Iron Bru in the mini bar of the hotel we stayed at.

Friday 10 May 2013

Amusing metal story

Thursday 2 May 2013

Work mode disengaged

Holiday mode initiated.

How I've missed you.

Score card

Certainly not losing. Not bad for just the two of us at our local pub quiz.

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Well, looks like something worked

I'm through to the next round of this internal role. Still a long way to go but that's a positive. I reckon two more stages before a decision. I'm going to do some research / prep to try and increase my chances of getting it. Fingers crossed.

Amusing chart

Is It Worth the Time?