Looking forward

No this isn’t going to be about resolutions. No it’s not going to be long. All it is, is this: To everyone, have a wonderful 2003. I’m not sure what mine will hold, but I do know I will make the most of what I have. I will try and learn from the past and better the future. OK, is it time to start drinking yet? Have a wonderful hogamanay! See you next year!

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Surviving

Start drinking at 3:30pm + Finish drinking at 11:30pm = Sore head this morning. More drinks at 5:30pm, dinner at 9pm, guess what I’ll have tomorrow… In saying that yesterday was excellent. It was the (soon to be ‘traditional’) meeting of friends at Stu and Alan’s flat. Pressies were exchanged, drinks and food consumed, and the time flew by far too quickly. When people start falling asleep you know it’s been a good afternoon! And so, onto tonight. More friends, more booze, more food. A sedate, civilized dinner with acquaintances or sitting getting pissed in the pub? Well kinda both I guess. Well, better get back downstairs, Louise is in ‘spring clean’ mode and has dismantled half the kitchen cupboards …

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Catching Up

(The following are not in any specific order, too much alcohol still in my system to be able to follow anything resembling order….) Stuart has gone all Scandinavian on us (check those dates). Vaughan posted on Christmas Day and is looking for human contact, or maybe he’s happy talking to his plants. Mike’s Christmas card was funny, look at the joy on those faces! Meg sums things up briefly, unlike my rambling monologue below.Pinky needs cheering up methinks (just don’t say Ho ho ho…) Anna sets a record for the longest she’s ever NOT blogged (other than when she didn’t blog at all) Caroline enjoyed the peace and quiet at Christmas, must try that some year. Sarah wasn’t well at …

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Sales = bad

Just spent a shitload of money on Christmas? Then why not venture out for a ‘bargain’ in the Sales! (Note they are no longer the ‘New Year Sales’ when did that change?) We ventured out into the Sales. To Braehead (shopping centre outside Glasgow). If I say it was fucking mobbed will you catch my drift? And why do I bother? I hate shopping when it’s busy at the best of times and nothing I bought was particularly good value, in fact the most expensive item wasn’t even in a sale! (Box set of ’24’ on DVD). Anyway… Christmas Day recap Xmas brought, a new PC (a few weeks prior to the event), a shiny optical mouse, extended/enhanced DVD of …

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Christmas Eve-eve-eve

Well, I survived the office party on Friday night. Excellent food courtesy of the new SAS Radisson in Glasgow (better picture – BIG), and a top night all in, although I must apologies to our new Sales Director as the 16 people who ended up back at his room did make quite a mess, although I wasn’t the last to leave there were a few people left when I decided to call it a ‘night’ at 4 a.m. There are many little jokes and stories which, to be honest, you won’t find funny. You definitely had to be there/have worked for the company for a couple of years (or more). Had our nephew over last night and trounced him several …

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Obvious truths

Also know as those ‘Doh’ moments when you realise something that is kinda obvious once pointed out, but you’d never really thought about. Criminals often revisit the scene of past crimes to steal the replacements you buy. It’s true, a policeman told Caterina all about it, and I have to admit I didn’t know/realise this either. Thankfully, despite many middle of the night awakenings to investigate strange noises, we’ve never been burgled. One thing I do know now is that when we are, any revisiting burglar will also encounter a super-deluxe alarm system and possible electrified door handles… Or maybe we should get an alarm fitted now. Ahh nothing like a good dose of paranoia to go with my in-built …

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