Sun is shining

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Amazing the difference the weather makes. A couple of sunny days and suddenly the world is a lighter place and everyone is happy, friendly and a little bit pink. At one point on Saturday, as I sat and perused the conveyor belt at Yo Sushi!, I realised I had a big loony grin on my…

Tequila

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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, four. Poor little Gordon, sprawling on the floor… OK, not quite, but it was certainly the theme of the weekend. Friday night saw me out with some ex-colleagues. I hesitate to call them that as they are really more friends, or certainly acquaintances, than just a bunch of people…

Weekender

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Friday night. Games night at work, with a Wiimbledon tournament running on one wall (using the overhead projector) and a Pro Evolution Soccer tournament running on one of the small LCD tvs.. a third TV had an XBox hooked up for various games, and a second Wii was chopping and changing another set of games….

Once upon a weekend

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Washed car. Chopped down small tree. Sun came out. Chopped down some bamboo. Dug over sideborder. Parents visited. BBQ. Went for run. Hot. Legs still tired. Cut grass. Cleared out garage. Went to dump. Watched football. More BBQ. Scottish Blogs stuff. Design skills ‘stuck’, still. Slept like log. More later.

Bank Holiday Weekend

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Yesterday was a Bank Holiday. Whilst this is not a huge event in and of itself, it is worth noting as it was probably the first time I’ve not worked one for about 10 years. After a day pottering at home on Saturday, we headed through to a friends house for a BBQ on Sunday….

Value for money

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I wonder if Dire Straits would have been as famous if they had called their song that… Value for money, and the chicks are free… and entirely different proposition. Thanks to all for some wonderful suggestions on how to spend &10. Ohh and I see some people have posted similar on their website, have I…

Satin and Lace

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Whilst I’ll resist the temptation for name calling (in case it’s a genuine interest and not a perversion) someone is taking some interest in the lingerie aspect of my BBQ recap. First she asks: “You could at least tell us the results of the lingerie survey. Inquiring minds want to know”. And then upon being…

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It makes me happy

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Cripes I almost forgot to mention the BBQ on Saturday. What to say, what to say. Well for one the weather did it’s best to help, only a light drizzle later in the afternoon, by which time we were too sozzled to care, the food was fab as ever, I had a lovely big tuna…

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Odecohol

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Back to work today, even the weather has come out in sympathy. I know it’s only Wednesday and I’m trying NOT to focus on the weekend already, honest, but sometimes you get a sign and wonder why you bother fighting it. On Saturday we’re at our first BBQ of the year. This is becoming somewhat…

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The Sun had it's hat on…

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You can tell it’s been a good weekend when:1. You now have bottles of Grenadine, Galliano, Midori and Angostura Bitters on your desk, alongside a cocktail making gadget.2. The top of your head is still slightly red from the sun yesterday.3. You get a realistic quote for the installation of a new condensing boiler (and…

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Survived

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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…

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Weekend looms

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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…

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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

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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,…

Hicky Burpday

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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…

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