Wednesday 27 April 2016

Walking to work

Busy, busy, busy, walking to my train.

Spotted this

We went to a new Thai restaurant that opened up nearby last night but on the way we spotted this. The photo's not great  but the window display in our local off licence had a giant wooden rhino in it.

I was about to walk in and make them an offer till I spotted the sign telling me it was not for sale.

I can only assume that someone does exactly that.  Hence the sign.

Sunday 24 April 2016

And the winner is

Me... I've attached the skull.  I'd like to get rid of a bit of the screw and find a permanent way to attach the battery pack and switch but I think it looks great.


I dropped a roll of roof felt on my shed floor yesterday. I might need to get the boys round for another Sunday session.

Thursday 21 April 2016

Green is best

I've got a blue and a white set too but think green is best. I've still got to find a new way to attach it though as the previous / easiest way cracked it. April has some ideas though.

Good start to the day

Cat wakes me up at 5:30. Train is delayed by 30 minutes. Lloyd's has no power so had to walk up 10 flights of stairs.

What next? Plague of locusts?

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Well that's good news...

Just had some good news at work which was nice to hear.  I can't really talk about it here at the minute but may do at a later date.

Whoops! Don't worry, my 4000+ blog entries are intact

123-reg accidently deleted some of their customer's websites.  Whoops!

Nearly there

April's done a wonderful job of our bedroom, a few bits left to finish off and with any luck we'll be in at some point over the weekend.

Monday 18 April 2016

Nobody died

I had 5 friends over on Sunday to help me replace the felt on my shed roof.  On closer inspection no replacement was needed. Just a few tacks to get re-hammered in. We also replaced a window.


I also acquired a table football table for free.

Fallout 4 cat

One of the npc characters in the Brotherhood of Steel war blimp has a cat. How nice.

Trophy looking good

The trophy surprisingly fits together however just as I thought all was good I heard a couple of cracks. Yikes.  I think it's okay but must now think about another attachment solutions.  Silk waiting for the led lights.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Thursday 14 April 2016

What a fcuking game

Wow! Absolutely amazing game. The cats didn't like it.


Finally got my bonus letter today. 10 days before pay day. It was starting to feel a bit like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the jelly of the month club. I was getting ready to call my uncle Eddie to sort it out.

Fairly pleased with the bonus in the end plus I got a small pay rise so can't really complain.

Oh well

0-2 down after the first 10 mins.  We need 3 now. Boo!

Wow! An actual use for my weather spreadsheet!

A friend e-mailed me this morning and asked if I still kept my weather spreadsheet up to date.  I replied with the affirmative.  11.73 years to be precise.  He works in the same building as me and wants to do a piece of analysis on temperature vs how many people come into the building.

He's almost as sad as me.

Monday 11 April 2016

Green bin thefts on the rise

Or at least they are at our house. I think it's the 4th time since we moved in nearly 2 years ago that I've had to request a new recycling box from the council.

Various rugby awards from when I was a kid

Picked these up from my mum at the weekend.

Moldy dart board

The sooner I get the shed water tight the better.  My dart board has got mold!

A new look for Watdefu?

No.  I don't need glasses. My friend Markus made me pose with his glasses whilst out for a couple on Friday night.

2016 Games day 3

Good long game session on Saturday afternoon / night.

Games played
-Love letter- Battle of the Five Armies
-Fluxx- Firefly
-Formula D - Got off to a very slow start to very nearly claw back up to 3rd before a really shitty dice roll on the penultimate turn left me in last place.
-Some castle building game (that despite my initial concern was quite fun)
-A hipster card game

Thursday 7 April 2016

Another rainbow

This time crossing over the bridge at Cannon Street.


First play of Firefly Fluxx and I won! It's pretty similar to Star Fluxx which I think is the best so very pleased.

Day 3: Bedroom update

Nearly done, hopefully it'll be finished tonight.

It's going viral...

To cut a long story short (i'm hearing it second hand)

An American friend of mine was in a meeting at work and somebody used the term 'brucey bonus'.  There was much hilarity in the office when she had to google it and came up with the urban dictionary version (I'd not heard this before).  The person in the team meant the Bruce Forsyth one.  Whilst googling what it meant she looked at images and to her surprise she saw a picture of me.  This is the post.

(I think Ian has corrected me since and said it was Shaheen not him that year)

Anyway, now my blog has additional Tonbridge readers (we will see if that is actually the case) I may have to curb what I say.  For all the cat fans, don't panic.  I won't be changing that side of the blog.

It's certainly a small world.

Wednesday 6 April 2016

The bedroom is coming along nicely

Second day of work and the ceiling is up.  A fair bit of plastering too.

Firefly Fluxx arrived

Firefly Fluxx arrived yesterday just in time for the weekend's gaming night.

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Cornhill Van Explosion

Watched this from the 10th floor of the Lloyd's building today

This chap got a good recording of it.  Better with sound.

Luckily the Counting House was unharmed.

Bedroom ceiling

We've got work men round at the moment, they're replacing the ceiling and replastering the walls. They've made a right mess.  Hopefully they'll be done in a couple of days.

What could possibly go wrong???

Next weekend i've got 6 friends coming over to help me re-felt my shed / pub roof.  It's been leaking a touch since we moved in so am finally getting round to it.  I'm providing beer and bbq, they're providing DIY expertise and general labour.  We're also going to attempt to replace one of the windows and block up a cat flap.  

Hurt my hand again

Hurt my hand again on Saturday but we won 50 points to 5. It was only 12-5 at half time.

It confirmed our 2nd place though which I think means we have a choice on whether to get promoted or not.

Vets game back in Corby this Saturday and am down to play scrum half again so will be busy.  Hopefully with a bit of strapping it'll be fine.

Monday 4 April 2016

It's arrived

After massive delays and extremely poor communication Cat Tower has finally arrived.
Not had a chance to play it yet but may need to watch a YouTube video as there's not much in the instructions.  Biscuit dosen't look that interested.

Hmm... It looks like our house wants to stay in Europe

The out supporters were out in force on the high street this Saturday.  Our house has decided to hit back. That'll show them. More importantly April's been doing her own Better In campaigning with her local greens.

I'm not surprised

I mean, how many turkeys do you need to pull a sled?

I thank you... 

Saturday 2 April 2016

I'm Smaug...

Smaug is Batman and Gandalf is Robin.

Friday 1 April 2016

Who's the best?

I'm one of 3 players in line for the prestigious Tonbridge Juddians 4th team player of the year.

I was sent a text to ask who i'd vote for where I quickly replied back with myself, I was then notified that I wasn't allowed to vote for myself.

I didn't know who one of the players were (the beauty of 4th team rugby), and the other player played his last game ever this season so I voted for him.  He was also the young captain's son.

I'm not available for the end of season dinner though as am off to Brussels for a stag do.

Now to stick this on the trophy

I felt a bit awkward emailing the guy saying this is what I'd like written on the metal.