Survived

Loch Lomond was fun. Beached the boat on Inchconnachan, had a few drinks, a BBQ, and then spent the best part of 30 minutes trying to get the damn thing back off the beach… If you have ever tried getting onto the front of a boat you’ll understand our quandary. Been a while since we were all together and I miss the laidback ease that we have. I guess that’s the thing about seeing your oldest friends, everything is comfortably familiar. Only disappointment was having to tidy up the rubbish left by other people, it only took us 10 minutes to go over the little bit of beach we were on, but the disregard for nature that some people have …

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Weekend looms

Tomorrow: Head to Loch Lomond for a ‘wee jaunt’ on my friends boat. Then back to his house for a BBQ. Hangover expected on… Sunday: drive to Edinburgh airport to pickup sister-in-law and two of her kids. She’s leaving the other two in Spain (with her parents). Then dinner at brother-in-laws (possibly). And still got shelves and towel rail to put up in the bathroom…. hmmm Also need to get Car Tax, hire a 70s outfit for a party a week on Saturday, and finish rebuilding my old PC for my nephew. It’s no wonder I’m knackered come Monday morning (ohh yes and another BBQ on Monday night too for a friend’s birthday.. ). Some pics will ensue (and possibly …

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Almost the weekendAnd just to confirm the fact, the wind has gotten up and it has started raining again. Perfectly timed for the BBQ tonight.Oh well, at least the beer will be cold.

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Very Good TV

24 A stunning, fresh, fast paced [insert further numerous plaudits here] piece of television. So engrossing* that Louise and I stayed up all night on Saturday and watched it in one go. We started at 6:30pm and finished watching at about 11 a.m the next morning**. It is that good. If you didn’t catch it, either buy it or watch out for re-runs. I missed it on BBC2 but caught the week long airing on BBC Choice, so we taped those ones. And what better way to spend an afternoon after getting no sleep? Have a BBQ with family (in-laws). The sun came out and we sat about laughing and teasing and avoiding wasps. There is something about that kind …

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Hicky Burpday

Happy Birthday Stuart!! Gosh you ARE getting old aren’t you… 😉 So far so Saturday. Bit of shopping/exploring in Costco (Do we REALLY need 20lbs of mince? Or a tray of 20 Danish pastries…?). Home to potter about the house, and start thinking about, possibly, a BBQ tomorrow. Ohh must remember and actually build the damn thing I suppose. Weather doesn’t look to promising though so it may be a ‘grilled chicken and salad’ meal.. we’ll have to wait and see. Thinking about getting up early and going to the gym, I think this is better than going tonight. I mean it’s Saturday night, I should be wining, dining, and partying the night away. Ohh wait I’m think of someone …

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Not Gordy!

speakeasy. Great now I’m hungry, mildly horny (Daisy Fuentes… rrraaarrrrrrrrr), and yet another person has started calling me Gordy. I can fix the first two but the third one is gonna take a carefully crafted email, you know the type, the one that, when you open it, is like a big smack upside the head! 😉 Anyway it’s far too nice to be in here on the PC, I’m off back outside into the sun. If only it would get warm as well, 14C isn’t quite there really, is it? But hey, I’ve got a new BBQ to build!

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Weekender

rabbit rabbit I remembered! (OK ok, so the email reminder I got helped…). Sad news over the weekend. Had a scary drive in a Ferrari on Sunday. BBQ on Saturday (once the BBQ had been built) was good, the Ouzo wasn’t… Yeuch!. And I’m working today. On the Bank Holiday. Pah…

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Hic

Tales from the booze cupboard A friend is having a BBQ soon, we’ve got lots of booze left over from Xmas. We did say we would make up a punch. But which one? Hmm what else have we got… Duh de de de dee de de de, duh de de de dee de de de Tequila!. “I’d like one that’s fruity and sweet, a little creamy, with plenty of fizz… ohh and one of those little cocktail umbrellas.” Or maybe a night with my favourite ever drink. Southern Comfort (over 2 pieces of ice, or maybe with 7-Up). And I must remember not to give in to temptation, a couple of Baileys at the end of the night is NOT …

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