Friday 31 July 2015

Bloody cat

This is what happens when you play with Poppet. Don't say you weren't warned.

She's a killer. 

Thursday 30 July 2015

Filling up nicely

My games.  Kris still has Firefly. Not sure if it'll fit anyway.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

All set up

Now to tear April away from her WI work.

Food trial

April's trialing a new concept of food delivery. Basically you order meals on line and each week the ingredients and recipes get delivered to you.

We tried it or last night and was quite impressed.  Burgers with sweet potatoes and harissa. It's all measured so supposedly no waste.

New arrival

A new game arrived yesterday, hopefully I'll get to try it out on April tonight.

I've been playing it on my phone for a week so hopefully I can beat her.

First chink in the armour

My favourite pub in the city had had a bit of a revamp. It's had a fresh lick of paint and certainly looks a lot tidier but they've gotten rid of the chairs and tables that I sir on with James! They've replaced it with this monstrosity. There's now no room for a table to put your drink on.

Burger and Lobster

We went to burger and lobster yesterday for lunch. 

Verdict: very good.

Basically.  3 things on the menu

Toasted lobster sandwich
£20 each and that comes with fries and a small salad. 

+ plus you could go off piste and order a larger lobster

It must be the cheapest place in London to get a whole lobster.  Wine wasn't cheap but I think it was worth it.  April even paid so even more value for money!

Sunday 26 July 2015

Some photos from April's mid week gig

At the Sun, Longacre.

Spicy wings

So good I cooked them twice this weekend.  Just honey and the hot sauce.

Cat cushions is all we are

Biscuit lazing around all weekend.

Making myself at home

Biscuit trying out the new cabinets. The door nobs are on now so we've started putting bits in.

Saturday 25 July 2015



Thursday 23 July 2015

Another sculpture

On my walkabout today I spotted another sculpture.  Not sure what it's supposed to represent.

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Great cover

Machinehead does iron maiden

New creepy cat statues

Saw these today on a walk around work.  Creepy.

Went here last night with April

It was excellent.  It was a tapas style service where you order a handful of items from the menu.

We had some tuna thing, some pork belly, cauliflower, peach salad and the best cougette flower thing ever. 

Fairly reasonable price too.

Loved it.

Tuesday 21 July 2015

For all those hypercondriacs

Monday 20 July 2015

Another run / sprint / walk

Another run this morning, feeling much better.  Next challenge is to write my name or draw a big cock.

Sunday 19 July 2015

The lesser spotted Poppet

Poppet on her perch this morning.  Catching some rays. Her usual habitat is locked in a room somewhere after she'd snuck in.

Order is restored

602 albums.  All sorted alphabetically. Plus some compilation albums and about 50 singles.

Saturday 18 July 2015

Biscuit found it far too taxing

With me doing a load of work in the garden and a little bit of helping April painting the shelves and cupboards inside and out Biscuit too done time out to relax.

Saw this light shade earlier in b&q

How much dust will it collect?

CDs are down so we can paint the new shelves.

Friday 17 July 2015

Poppet being very naughty

The door handle came off the spare room's door so we can't shut it. Poppet is making the most of it.

Thursday 16 July 2015

Some photos out on the run

3 days of exercise so far this week.  How long will that last.

Sprint training

I did some sprint training this morning on one of my club's pitches.

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Fatal flaw with my new phone

It's so slick, unless the surface is perfectly level it has a tendency to slide off.  It's happened about 4 times now. 

Tuesday 14 July 2015

New shoes complaint

I bought a new pair of shoes last week and surprisingly they're no longer hurting. They are however annoying

The laces that came with it keep untying themselves.  It's as if they're made of Teflon.

Cross trainer trial

I used April's cross trainer for the first time this morning.  Very good. A bit sore now though.  2 days of exercise in a row is certainly not what I'm used to.

Deadly quiet here today

6/9 of our team are out on a working in the community day today so I'm left back in the office. The other actuarial teams ate similar plus hr and risk.

Monday 13 July 2015

Deer stalker

I went for another run this morning and saw a deer no more than 10m from me.  I was too slow getting my phone ready to snap a photo though.  Maybe if I'm not too stiff I'll see it again tomorrow.
I also saw a few squirrels and a robin but they're fairly common.

Sunday 12 July 2015

Good game

Can't remember what it's called but it had a very good mechanic.

Other games played?

Elder Signs
Fortune and Glory
Star Flux
Love Letter: Batman

A photo from the beer festival

Long weekend

Best festival on Friday, board games on Saturday back home.  Shattered now.

I think the cats have the right idea.

Friday 10 July 2015

Off to Corby

Off to Corby tomorrow for a games day and to see the family.

Here are those shelves

Thursday 9 July 2015

Very nice

I think we need more cds...

We got our cabinets built in the living room alcoves plus a shed load of shelves for our cds in the music room.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

AC fucking DC

Saw AC/DC on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.  Brilliant.  Here are some photos.

Burying her head in shame

Biscuit knocked my phone in the bath on Saturday. Bloody cat.

It worked to begin with but started playing up in the morning. I needed a phone as I was off to Wembley later for the ac/dc gig.

My number should go back to normal tomorrow so if you need to contact me and don't already have it post something here and I'll be in touch.

Watches the tumble weed slowly rolling by

New game arrived

This weekend I will give Elder Signs a trial with the chaps up in Corby.

Monday 6 July 2015

Back to work

I'm back to work today. Yeah! After 2 weeks off it's going to be a bit of a slog.

Saturday 4 July 2015

Wow. Very interesting

Just got asked by Google to review my privacy settings do too a look at my location history.

Jeez.  They even know if I went to the pub at lunchtime!

Poussin mountain

We had a dinner party last night so I cooked 8 poussins. I was a little worried they wouldn't all fit in the oven at one point.

Needn't have worried, everything turned out well.

Last bit of sun

Almost blinded by my white skin.

Thursday 2 July 2015

Last visit to the metal bar

Here's done photos from our last trip to the metal bar. Good place but having gone 4 times the music did get a little repetitive.

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Sorry about the finger

Some photos from the jeep safari. I had to hold onto the phone quite tightly so sorry about the finger.