Saturday 30 May 2015

New stereo

Sitting on top of our new (old) cabinet.

New lights

A friend from my rugby club put up 4 new lights in the house today.  They look great.

Just having a little drink

We can't leave anything around the house without the cats licking it.

The hog...

...and Adrian's new toy.

It bloody makes a racket!

Biscuit sleeping on her cushion

Poppet enjoying some more sun

Sharing the shed

Poppet and Biscuit enjoying the sun on top of the shed.

Cat walk

Poppet getting very brave in her old age. Walking along the side of the bath. I don't think either of us would have enjoyed it if she fell in.

Band night

April's old band had a gig on Friday night so popped along. Ended up getting back home gone 12:30. Urgh.

Poppet playing

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Stinking cold

Left work early today as I had / have a stinking cold.  There are a fair few others that have got something too.  Yuk!

Attempt two

Attempt 2 of hasselback potatoes, ala Ottelenghi.

Cooked these for Steve when we were round over the weekend.

Didn't waste time

The pub on our street has been sold, the new owners didn't waste time in getting straight to work.

Unfortunately they're not replacing it with anything good.  Just more flats.

What's the world coming to?

A Clark having lobster twice on the same day!

I cooked a crab pasta fish for lunch, topped off with 2 lobster tails. Then I went to Sankey's for dinner where I had more.


Saturday 23 May 2015

Not interested

Stuart watching Saturday Kitchen, Biscuit not interested.

Thursday 21 May 2015

Cat hog

I pay good money to keep these cats in the life they're accustomed to and what do they do? Sit on April.

Monday 18 May 2015

Biscuit helping

I had about 10 mates over on Friday for the opening of my pub. Sausage and beer was the order of the day.

I ended up going to bed at around 3:15. Biscuit went to bed early as you can see here.

Wednesday 13 May 2015

It was either...

The fire they wanted to be near or to get a prime location for watching the season finale of Gold Rush.

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Best of friends by the fire

They usually hate each other.

Well, that was ill planned

I ordered 2 cubic meters of wood for the fire last month, they arrived today when it was 17 degrees. Loads of fun stacking it up outside the house then carrying more than half up to the tip of my garden to the shed

I will be hurting tomorrow.

Sunday 10 May 2015

Just incase

Just incase those pesky zombies attack I now own an axe. And a baseball bat.

Come get some!

Spring clean

The pub on our street shut down last weekend. It's now getting turned into flats. Because that's exactly what Tonbridge needs.  Anyway, I think it's important that all streets in the UK should have their own pub so have reopened mine.

The wives of Tonbridge are having a girls night on Friday so I said I'd open the pub up for the husbands. It needed a bit of a clean as I've not really been up there since October last year.

Cleaned the bbq too as that hasn't been touched since August...

Plus tested the chiminea. It didn't need cleaning and is not broken. Just wanted to burn shit.


My back's bloody sore today.  I feel as if it was me hit with an axe 500 times yesterday.

Saturday 9 May 2015

Sleep time

Poor girl's had a hard life.

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay

I cut down three trees in my garden this afternoon with the help of my dad. It was hard work but good fun.


Poppet eating Biscuit's food for a change.

Friday 8 May 2015

Well. That's a turn up for the books

Who'd have thought the torys would get in on their own?
Not me. Not the media.
Putting policy aside, I do think it's better having one party in control.
Getting things done is better than not doing half of the things that need doing.
This election does point out some glaring holes in our political system. Despite how much you dislike UKIP, you can't deny their popular support. They got more than double the number of votes as the SNP but the SNP got 50+ seats compared to 1.

Thursday 7 May 2015


My favorite pub in the city has a games club.  It's in the room we call the Rufaro lounge.

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Wow. Demolished

London Bridge has certainly took a pounding. Looks like a bomb site.

Monday 4 May 2015

Nearly perfect

Made this with April earlier. Nearly perfect. Bloody lovely though.

Sunday 3 May 2015

Foxy lady

Coming home from the pub on Friday night I spotted this fox.

Friday 1 May 2015


About to watch Dumb and Dumber to on the way into work. I can't believe how excited I am.