More names

The man they call Lyle (to his face) reminds me of a story about names, or to be more precise, the story of my name. My Mum was named Lynda Gordon, and on marrying my Dad became Lynda McLean (you can see where this is heading already can’t you). Soon the lovely couple decided to…Continue reading More names

Famous Name Changes

OK, most Brits know who Reg Dwight is, but what about Demetria Guynes? Or Marie MacDonald McLaughlin Lawrie? Or Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere, or Arnold George Dorsey… ohh I could go on, but I won’t as you can find them all at Famous Name Changes. So, what would you change your name to?

Beep beep beep…

Nine years ago tonight, after a night out with some friends, I suggested to Louise we get married. As the records show, she said yes and made me a very very happy man indeed. Tonight we have a celebration planned. We will tidy up the house a bit, and probably collapse into bed as we…Continue reading Beep beep beep…

The In-Laws

My in-laws are moving to Spain next week. So today we had a going away ‘do’ (a buffet lunch and a ‘few’ drinks). We had organised a family portrait of the ‘kids’ (Louise and I, her brother and her sister and her four kids), made up a couple of t-shirts for my father-in-law featuring a…Continue reading The In-Laws

Too much to do

So I can’t really be sitting here waffling away for you lot… Some pics from last night will surface later, although I won’t mention the tea slurping incident…

Nigella changes tack

Nigella Lawson is abandoning her cooking career because she is fed up with being known as “a domestic goddess”.I’m all for Ms.Lawson wanting to change the direction of her career. She is a successful woman and is entitled to do what she likes. I just have one teensy-weensy little condition. Can she please make a…Continue reading Nigella changes tack

Gadget envy

My contract is up so it is new mobile phone time methinks… But which one? Tariff has to be cross network, phone must have gadgets. Currently I’m heading towards the Orange SPV (my mate has one and it is very smart aside from the fact it is running on an MS OS… blue screen of…Continue reading Gadget envy

Simple things

Woke up in grumpy mood.Got on train at 8 am.Sat on stationary train for an hour and a half.Finally got off train at 10:05 am.Even grumpier now.Phoned boss and took the rest of the morning off.Bought a Real Madrid top (sorry Gert) in Foot Locker.Stop feeling grumpy.Notice the retro basketball shoes from Nike of which…Continue reading Simple things


Lots done today, both for work and at home including cutting my grass (only about 4 weeks overdue). Out tomorrow night for a meal at Pancho Villa in Glasgow (yum Mexican!) for a work colleagues birthday (she’s a lday so I won’t tell you that she is the same age as I will be in…Continue reading Pooped