Friday Five

Friday Five 1. What’s the last vivid dream that you remember having? Last night, my first dream in ages. Was being interviewed for a job for a computer game company, and I had to complete the game to get the job. Anne Robinson was the interviewee and the game was Pitfall I think… 2. Do you have any recurring dreams? Not that I am aware of no. 3. What’s the scariest nightmare you’ve ever had? Probably something when I was a kid, the scariest recently was dreaming about a snake slithering into our bed past my head. At the same instance my beloved wife decided to move her hand and it brushed the side of my head. AARGH! Sat bolt …

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Friday Five

Friday Five 1. What shampoo do you use? Head and Shoulders to help calm down my dry scalp and give me dandruff-free kissable hair… 2. Do you use conditioner? What kind? None. Nil. Nada. My hair is usually too short to warrant conditioning. 3. When was the last time you got your hair cut? 5 weeks ago – or if I can leap one day forward – tomorrow! 4. What styling products do you use? Occasionally use some styling wax, but with a thinning hair line it’s best to keep it short and tidy I think. 5. What’s your worst hair-related experience? When I was a student, I had a date with a gorgeous Asian woman, Semina. Unfortunately in my …

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Busy bee

I’m working from home today, tapping away on my laptop. I get twice, nay thrice as much done when I work at home as there are NO interruptions. I don’t mean that in a bad way, as a team leader/manager type bod my team require me to answer questions. I get involved in impromptu discussion concerning a process or procedure that needs altering, a decision that needs taken. I enjoy that aspect of office life, I enjoy the way it can go from lull to chaos in seconds. But I like working at home too. I get to drink good coffee, I have music playing quietly in the background, I control the temperature of the room, I also can stop …

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Friday Five

The Friday Five 1. What’s your favorite TV show and why? Without a doubt, The Sopranos. Well written, superbly acted, and completely rewatchable. Main cast are all very strong, and supporting actors bring the whole thing to life. Previously I was horribly addicted to This Life. I miss Anna, Miles, Milly, Warren and all the rest of them – must go and get it on DVD! 2. Who is your favorite television star? Currently Claudia Harrison, gorgeous and a very good actress, think her star is on the rise… 3. What was your favorite TV show as a child? Roobarb and Custard. 4. What show do you think should have been cancelled by now? Coronation Street!!! Awful awful awful. Mind …

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Grrrrrrrr

You know, flooring the throttle and pulling out across me two lanes in front of me is scary enough. More so when it’s a minibus full of kids. Don’t make things worse by tailgating me to the end of the road. Asshole. Shouldn’t there be speed/acceleration limiters on minibuses? Anyway… Friday Five 1. What is your favorite restaurant and why? Hmmmm probably Cafe Mao. Food was excellent but more because of the night it fell into to. 2. What fast food restaurant are you partial to? None/Any. Fast food is a convenience so the taste is a secondary consideration – obviously or I wouldn’t be eating fast food! 3. What are your standards and rules for tipping? Depends on the …

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Weekender

So Saturday saw us in gardening mode. Well it saw Louise in gardening mode, I was in “watching the rugby” mode… Congratulations to France for their Grand Slam. Sunday was visiting parents mode, and also led to “slight sunburn mode”. Glorious weekend, just wasn’t long enough, when is it ever! Only a few days late Friday Five: Routine. 1. What are the first things that you do in the morning to start your day? Hit the snooze button. Go to the toilet, put on my dressing gown, have breakfast. Wash, dress… ehh pretty standard stuff really. 2. What are the last things that you do at night before going to bed? Think about what I’ll be doing the next day. …

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Friday Five

Friday Five 1. If you could eat dinner with and “get to know” one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? Wow, just one? That’s a toughie – Martin Luther King Jnr.? Hitler? Margaret Thatcher? Robert F. Scott? Einstein? John Lennon? Ayn Rand? Arthur C Clarke? John Lennon probably. I think he would be the most fun and interesting of them all, and I have the feeling some of the others would end up talking AT me rather than with me. 2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel? Freddie Mercury and for entirely (horribly) personal reasons. I am a huge Queen fan and …

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Friday Five

Friday Five 1. What is your favorite time of year? Spring I think, or maybe Autumn, Winter’s not too bad either. 2. What is it about your favorite season that, well, makes it your favorite season? Spring: I like the cool days, occasional sunshine and all tha growth and new greenery. Autumn: cool evenings, the heat slowly fading, the colours and cooling wintery breezes. 3. What is your least favorite time of year? Why? Summer. Has lost it’s appeal since I ‘grew up’. No longer have 6 weeks off, and end up sitting in an air-conditioned office, and emerging to the heat shivering. Seconds later I’m a horrible sweaty mess. Not pretty for me, or others. 4. Do you do …

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Five

Friday Five (Belated – obviously) 1. What’s your favorite animal? Tiger probably. 2. What pets have you had in your lifetime? Numerous goldfish all destined to be flushed away, a hamster called Muffin, and I grew up with my golden retriever Sintra. My dog, a boy’s best friend. 3. Is there any specific pet that you’ve wanted but never had? A macaw, or any big parrott. Comical, intelligent, I just think they are fab. 4. Are you allergic to any animals? None that I know of – yet. 5. Do you have any ‘pet’ pet peeves (your pets or others’)? Ohhh yes, those people that think they can walk their dog next to a busy road without a lead. My …

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Eclectic Five

Phew Blogger is back up, I can start posting…< It's official. I'm eclectic. It's always good to hear from you dear reader, and, just as I too have recently started to contact people I've 'met' through their blogs, I received an email from Stuart, just a quick hello, but that’s all it takes – hmmm might start a campaign here, or an email list, or a blogging chatroom. Hang on, I’m sure I’ve seen those somewhere already. Friday Five 1. What makes you homesick? Mountains, hills, sharp, fresh spring mornings. Driving back to Scotland from England, the Lake District was the first sign of home as the hills grew and grew. Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond are permanent landmarks in …

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