Trick or, eerr trick!

October 31, 2007

Anyone else been sitting in the dark for the last hour?  Of course you have, its Halloween.

USA you have a lot to answer for, “trick or treat” in this case. WHY!

Of course, its different over here where it just seems to be packs of teenagers, roaming the streets without even having tried to dress up properly. If you do answer the door most of them are really wanting cash, not candy anyway. Not really in the spirit of things in my opinion.

Well, its gone quiet for now so I think its mostly over, I might even venture into the kitchen for another can of Beer 🙂

Sit back and relax

October 30, 2007

Hehe, this tickled me. I’ve been on some flights where the cabin crew have livened up the safety talk with a bit of humor, but nothing quite like this.

 “sit back, relax, or lean forwards all twisted up, the choice is really yours….”

Destination AndyLand

October 30, 2007

I’ve been considering a change of name for this blog “thing” for a while now. I suppose that using the URL as the title makes it easy to remember how to get here but it doesn’t say much about what you’ll find once you’re here.

The tricky part is choosing a name, something snappy, not too long, nothing pretentious and hopefully something fairly original, not an easy task really!

You name it, I considered it and then decided to leave it as it was, then considered some other title. I’ll not bore you with the discounted possibilities.

 So, I give you “Destination AndyLand”

In AndyLand you can expect to find all the things that irk, delight, annoy, perplex, mystify, uplift, baffle and just possibly some random stuff that makes me think!  Oh, and probably some photos. Oh yeah, and news about our holidays. You get the idea, stuff, stuff and more stuff 🙂

 What do you think?

Can I keep him?

October 29, 2007

I had a visitor on the Allotment last week. Say hello to Mr Newt.

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Well, that is to say I think its a Newt. I’m not some sort of amphibian expert you know!


October 28, 2007

If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m a naturally curious person, I like to know whats going on around me.

Can you imagine my frustration upon opening this newspaper, only to find this??

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I know!

 The worst part is, I still have no clue what it was!!

Desktop Freeview Meme

October 22, 2007

Ms Mac tagged me for a meme with specific instructions.

Here’s what you need to do :

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.

You can do a screen capture by going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key). For Macs, press shift-option-3 then look for the .png file on your desktop. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to the list of Free Viewers below with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

The list of Free Viewers so far is:

  • iRonnie – I Set No Corner
  • Thess– Thesserie
  • Rebecca – Skippy Heart
  • Knoizki – A Dialogue With K
  • Beng– Kauderwelch
  • Tina – My Good Finds
  • Rachel – Heart of Rachel
  • Alice – Hello, My Name Is Alice
  • Julia – Julia’s Books Corner!
  • Darla– Nichtszusagen
  • Marg – Reading Adventures
  • Holly – What Were you Expecting?
  • Ames – Thrifty Reader
  • Dev – Good Reads
  • Rosie – Nobody asked me…
  • Gabrielle – Diary of an Adult Runaway
  • Jo– Chez le laquet!
  • Ms Mac – Ms Mac
  • Andy–
  • So.

    A) Done!



    Oh god, it’s so boring isn’t it? I cant even claim its because of my recent re-install of Windows. Its always like that, well, I VERY occasionally add a wallpaper if I’m really into something. I picked up this minimalist habit way back in the days of 486 CPU’s. This was when every ounce of performance was needed and cosmetic touches like wallpapers and shadows under mouse pointers were deffo not needed. Maybe in these days of mega CPU horsepower I could relax a little 😉 

    Stuff.txt is a little file that I’ve been using for a 5 years. Its a sort of scratchpad/jotter thing,  ideas for blog posts, stolen memes, addresses for people that I send birthday and Christmas cards to, all kinds of junk really. In fact I just found this in there 🙂

    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸ ¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    «´¨`•°   Andy    °•´¨`»
    ¸.•*´(¸.•*´ `*•.¸)`*•.¸ 

    Yeah, I know, its a bit lame really but I must have liked it whenever I copied it from somewhere.

    Photo project.txt contains an idea I am working on for (you guessed) a photo project. I don’t want to say too much but its an idea to illustrate a song through photos, probably been done before but I (think) I have a twist.

    Perhaps I ought to have done this meme on the laptop, it actually has wallpaper, albeit a pre-installed Vista one. 

    C) I don’t really know the etiquette of tagging anyone but here goes, Michael , Rob7534 now that he is back from Camp and just to give him an excuse to blog, Jon.

    D) Done and Done.

    A year already?

    October 21, 2007

    I almost can’t believe it!

    1 year has passed since me and Paul got CP’d on Saturday 21st Oct 2006.

    Happy Anniversary Darlin’ its been a great year, here’s to many more.

    We celebrated with family this evening at the local Tex-Mex followed by drinks 🙂