The bloody WI has a lot to answer for!
Saturday, 30 January 2016
That was full at the weekend
All of the cats
Thursday, 28 January 2016
Just ordered some American cider
I bought them from here
A pretty cool site and would be a nice job. I guess all you would need is a small warehouse and a connection or two to wholesalers. You might need a fair amount of capital to get the stock in plus the self control not to try all of the bottles first.
They can do it if they really wanted to
Well done SouthEastern! It almost makes the £4k i'm about to give you for my season ticket worth it. Almost.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Super bowl night
My brother bought me a big box of American craft beers for Christmas so have held them back and will grab a load of Buds. There will be 2 cider drinkers coming though so have been doing a little research on that. I don't think America really does cider.
I'm going to do a trial run on pulled pork, ribs and sweetcorn fritters this weekend. I've already perfected chicken wings, deep fried and with hot sauce. I might make some chili so I can do chili dogs too.
I'll have to wait another 2-3 months to find out how much i'll get in my bonus. With any luck it'll be a bit more than last year. We shall see.
Monday, 25 January 2016
I went to my first burns night on Saturday. Despite feeling ill and getting forced to down lots of drink it was good fun. The hosts even managed to get one of their friends who pays the bagpipes (but lives in New Zealand) to send us over a special recording his noise.
The haggis was surprising tasty. Although it could have done with being flambéed a little less though. The poor thing was pretty much on fire for the best part of 5 minutes.
Sunday, 24 January 2016
More hand troubles
We were thumped at rugby yesterday. 52-22. Quote a good game for the neutrals, and I guess, also for the winners.
My thumb on my right hand had not really healed since last week's game but too late for me to call off so played anyway. I hurt it again, and also the index finger on the same hand. It's pretty sore.
I also got a bloody nose when one of my own players stood on my face by accident. I hope it was an accident...
I'm not playing next week as I'm giving my hand a chance to recover.
Not feeling great today
So have mostly been lying on the couch. The cats have been keeping me warm though.
But I'm an equal opportunity cat owner.
I guess you have to grow up at some point
We picked up our new car yesterday. Not quite as fun as the old TT but it's still pretty quick. I guess you have to grow up at some point.
I wonder what this is?
Friday, 22 January 2016
Watching the world go by
On the train yesterday morning on the way into work. If you look closely you can a glint of joy in my eyes.
When is it my time to win the lottery?
Rearranged work lunch
The lunch that was cancelled last week is back on today. He's still got 20 mins to cancel.
Yesterday morning the temperature was
18 degrees C. But that's after having the heating on all day. It's only a few degrees warmer but it certainly feels much better. It's warming up now so back to normal where the heating's on for an hour in the morning and an hour at night.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
It's all very well
Having a nice big old house with loads of original features but when one of those features is it gets fucking freezing in the winter (I know the whole country gets cold in the winter) something had to be done. The app on my phone said it was - 6 in Tonbridge when I woke up and the house thermostat said about 12 or 13 but there's no way my house should lose that much heat over night.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
People do know who I am
Sunday, 17 January 2016
Minty minty chop chops
Sore hand again
Both hands. One was stamped on the other is more of a strain. It seems like every game I hurt at least on of my hands. We won 32-12 though so that's good.
Paid the deposit on our new car today. Picking it up next Saturday
We're trading in the TT and replacing it with another Audi this time a more sensible A3.
Friday, 15 January 2016
Doh! Lunch has just been cancelled at the last minute
Myself and 2 colleagues from the cat modelling team are getting taken out for lunch today as a thank you for a piece of work we did a couple of months back. Excellent! We're going to a Loch Fyne, so nothing too fancy but none the less it's been a while since I was taken out by a client. It's got to be back when I worked for a broker 7 years ago. Jeez. Where did the time go?
Shaheen is an expensive friend
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Update on the building work
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Monday, 11 January 2016
I played for S&L vets in Saturday and I scored. 2nd of the season. I didn't score in any of the previous 4 or 5 seasons.
My brother scored too.
Friday, 8 January 2016
a) Don't read any further
b) Don't talk to April
Last night, thanks to April, the show i've been watching To Make a Murderer ( 2 episodes left to watch), was spoilt by her telling me that he was found guilty and sentenced for the crime the show was all about. This is despite me telling her to be quiet and that I didn't want to know as I thought what she was saying was about to spoil it for me. Ridiculous!
Needless to say I will now be watching all of her Don't Tell the Brides to find out the endings and spoil them for her.
... hang on a minute, that sounds like I lose at both ends.
P.S. The show is excellent. Very similar to the first series of the podcast Serial, which again I heartily recommend.
Feeling a little better today
Well done Southeastern. (although this train was Southern).
I've started reading Stewart Lee's book How I Escaped My Certain Fate and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian, so not that bothered really. It was only work I missed after all.
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Not feeling great today
I think I've got a bit of a cold coming on. Not a great start to the year. Hopefully it'll come and go by the weekend. Lots planned.