Happy New Year #002

December 31, 2006

2nd bottle just opened, no mishaps this time!

Just settling down with “Fear of Fanny” on Beeb2, thanks to Sharon for alerting me to this New Year Fanny-fest.

Is there anything Mark Gattis can’t turn his hand to?

Happy New Year

December 31, 2006

Paul just opened a bottle of Champers, to kick off celebrations for New Year.

Unfortunately he didn’t hold the cork after taking the wire cage bit off the top.

And ……. Bang!

The cork hit the ceiling, the fizz fizzed onto the floor and Paul ducked for cover.

I just stood by watching and then pissed myself laughing! it was so funny. Except for the wasted Champers of course.

Hehehe, Happy New Year everyone.

Is that me?

December 31, 2006

A voice/accent meme suggested by Lesley at Peregrinations

Its been a while since Leslie suggested this and I meant to do it ages ago, I’ve been carrying the questions around for weeks waiting for a good time to record something. In the end I caught a few minutes alone in the car during a lunch break and here is the result.

Not sure how to embed it so you can play it more easily, if you right-click you should be able to choose Open, or just click it and see what happens 🙂

Well, here it is  —>  accentmeme.mp3

Listening back to Leslie’s original recording I see that my answer to q.2 is similar, sorry about that!

 Anyway for anyone that doesnt know me in person, I hope you find it interesting to hear my voice istead of just words on a page.

A Christmas Without Fanny.

December 28, 2006

How disappointing, that we haven’t had any Fanny this Christmas. A bit of Fanny always adds a cheery atmosphere at this time of year, don’t you think?

Last year we were tripping over Fanny, in fact we were quite literally awash with Fanny.

I’ve tried searching YouTube but amazingly, I couldnt find a single clip of Fanny.

Instead, you can click on this picture of Fanny to be directed to Fanny information on Wikipedia.


Well, what did you think I was going on about?? 

Strange that UKTV havent shown her “Cradock cooks for Christmas” series this year, I thought it was becoming something of an instuitution.

If anyone has a clip of her famous cry of “Stupid girl!” as she launched herself at her assistant I’d love to see it.

The true meaning

December 27, 2006

I was so moved by this post.

I just had a bit of a cry.

I told Paul how much I love him and how we have everything we need.

I cried some more when reminded that we’re very lucky too given Paul’s transplant.

Sometimes I need reminding whats important.

New Years resolution #1 Dont sweat about the small stuff.

Christmas Cracker #006

December 25, 2006

I like this one and it has a lunch theme, perfect for Christmas day.

Q. What do Hedgehogs have for lunch?

A.  Prickled onions.

Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

Christmas Cracker #005

December 24, 2006

and of course

 Q. Did you hear about the man thats invented a pill that is half glue and half aspirin?

 A. Its a cure for a splitting headache.

Christmas Cracker #004

December 23, 2006

how about

Q. What did the beaver say to the tree?      

A. Nice gnawing you.

Very Secret Santa

December 22, 2006

Secret Santa came to visit me twice at work on Wednesday. Thats right, twice! What a lucky boy I am! Once on behalf of the other Managers and then later from my lovely team.

Now, I dont know about you but even when its a secret, I put effort into this buying gifts lark. What I give is what I would like to receive, something fun and frivolous, the sort of thing you look at in shops and think oh yes! but then think twice, “is it practical?”, “would I use it?” all that stuff. Basically, I want something that I wouldnt buy for myself, if that make sense? Of course it does, thats the definition of a gift isnt it?

so back to Secret Santa, from my lovely lovely lovely team, I received a Mood Beam named Silly. He is a fun little guy, he lights up and changes colour and strobes madly. (Dont worry he comes with a warning for epilepsy sufferers.) Best of all, he has the ability to react to “beats.” He is currently sitting on my desk flashing along as I type. The sound of keys clacking sets him off you see. Also, he is picking up music off the tv and thats got him in a right frenzy too 😉 I must video him and put a picture here, he is cool 😎

Oh yeah, and from one of my esteemed fellow Manager colleagues I received a £10 gift voucher. Wow, I dont mean to sound ungrateful, after all I am assured of having received my money back in the deal, but come on, where is the imagination?

Christmas Cracker #003

December 22, 2006
Q. Why did the turtle cross the road?  
A. Because the chicken was on holiday.