STOP THE BUS!

It simply cannot be almost 2007. I refuse! Turn back the clocks, rewind the days, reset the weeks and recall the months. I DEMAND A RECOUNT! What a year it's been. Good and bad. Mainly good. I WAS gonna do a list of lists type post but, frankly m'dears I cannae be arsed. I've been

I was a good boy

Blimey, the days just flash past at this time of year, don't they. So, a quick recap before I head off to... er... lie on the couch or something... Christmas Eve was fairly relaxed. We finished packing bags, double-checked we had all the gifts we should, and settled down to watch the Muppets Christmas Carol.

Have you been good?

Regardless of whether this is a religious or commercial day for you, I sincerely hope you spend it well. Whether you are in the company of family, friends or loved ones, I hope you are well. I the Christmas spirit is with you. Do take care of you and yours.   Merry Christmas Everyone!  

Almost there…

The last items have been bought - why do we always end up with stuff to buy on Christmas Eve? - bags are packed and ready to be loaded into the car, and in a few minutes we will begin our traditional Christmas Eve evening. Dinner, a bottle of wine or two and the Muppet's

Questions Answered #14

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Ally asks "'Chips' or 'The Dukes of Hazzard'?" and, unbeknownest to her, doesn't give me much

Questions Answered #13

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. My mate Keith sneaks in with a second question, "Daddy or Chips?" and because I specifically

And so, the end is near…

Today is my last day with my current employers. I've worked with this company for over 7 years and it's gonna be sad to say goodbye to the rather wonderful people I work with (well, most of them...). By happy coincidence tonight we are having the company Christmas party. It's in a nearby hotel, a

Slip slidin' away

Blimey, where HAS this year gone? More specifically, what the hell happened to December? And more specifically still, why am I so busy over the next couple of weeks considering I finish work tomorrow! A brief pause then whilst I consider what I need to get done... and what I should've done already. First up

Questions Answered #12

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. My mum sneaks in with a family favourite question of "To beard or not to beard".

Thank you

*sniff* First of all I'd like to say what an honour it has been to be a part of this, what an incredible privilege that has been bestowed on me, one which I will treasure and keep with me at all times. I certainly never expected to receive anything like this and I'm both surprised

Sponsor update

Well I've just about got all my sponsor money in, a few stragglers to catch up with (if you are one, don't worry, still plenty of time!), but it looks like between us, we'll hit almost £400! Originally I said we were raising funds for the Parkinson's Appeal, which furthers research into finding a cure

Questions Answered #11

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Adrian asks "Why I'm glad I'm not single". I'll presume he's wanting ME to explain why

Damper than damp

It's been raining a little today. All day. Since I got up at 7.15 until now, some 13 hours later. There are puddles in the garden that are defying the laws of nature and we have a new drip in the house. Joy. I'm pretty sure it has come about during the installation of the