Ankle update

April 28, 2008

Day 5.

Its not as painful but it is more swollen. To the touch it feels like someone has sewn a pillow under the skin of my ankle and foot.

Is this what silicon breast implants feel like?

Ankle update

Movies and motives, hidden or not.

April 28, 2008

On last weeks flight to Cyprus we were treated to the movie Enchanted. I didn’t watch it all, I only managed a few minutes and switched off around the bit where the animals are helping clean the apartment. I couldn’t stand to watch any more, even though I have always had an eye for Patrick Dempsey, going way back to seeing him on VHS in Catholic Boys aka Heaven Help Us. This may also have been the first movie I saw Andrew McCarthy in, unless I saw St. Elmos Fire first, whatever, I had the biggest crush on them both!

Come to mention Andrew McCarthy (I did didn’t I) I’m still surprised that The Sight wasn’t picked up for a full series.

Eeerrrmmm, so, where was I?

Oh yes, on the return flight we had the pleasure of watching August Rush which I have to say was very nice little movie.

It took a few minutes to figure out a few things, “is that him grown up?”, “no its still him now”, “is that his Mum?”, “no, at least I dont think so, hang on, maybe it is.”, “Who did he used to be?”, “Oh, urm, give me a minute, oh its the boy from Willy Wonka.” After that it’s all magical moments whenever the boy is playing an instrument, the guitar stuff is particularly good.

So, blah blah blah, it’s a nice movie and amongst the cast it features Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Can I just say his name again?

Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Can I also say thanks for reading the whole of this post? It almost makes it legit that I was really just looking far a reason to post this.

(Warning : Gratuitous boy tit ahead, look away now!)

Yeah I know this is taken from the The Tudors which I haven’t watched yet, but he doesn’t get his tits out during August Rush 🙂

Thanks again 🙂

Living Will

April 27, 2008

Look what I spotted in a well known store inside Manchester Airport.

I’m sure they give a lot of comfort to all the nervous flyers that pass through every day.

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The thing is they were everywhere, not only on this display unit but also repeated at regular intervals around the store. That’s what I call selling to peoples fears!

One or two thoughts spring to mind, if I buy one and fill it out, perhaps in the bar, dont I need some sort of witness? Perhaps a Solicitor to make things official?

How about the fact that if I fill it out, I now have the only copy of my possibly invalid Will with me and in the event my plane goes down it will go down in flames along with me!

What a gyp!

Easy money!

April 24, 2008

I called my Mortgage provider earlier today and as the call was closing I remembered seeing this recently.

Have you switched mortgage or paid it in full in the last few years? If so, it’s likely you were overcharged by your old lender, possibly by £100s, and now officially can get this money back. This step-by-step guide will show you how to reclaim your cash in minutes.

I said to the Customer Service lady, “It’s on that Martin Lewis website that you might have overcharged me when I payed back my previous mortgage.” She replied, “Oh, he’s the bane of my life that bloke! I’ll have a look and see what I can find.” I wasn’t hopeful, it was about 5 years ago and I didn’t have of my old account details. Her comment about Martin Lewis made me think, while I like his stuff on a personal level, when I’m at work and our customers quote him, I have a similar reaction to this lady.

After a few more questions I was informed that I had been overcharged and was due a refund of £35. It’s not a fortune but it’s not bad for a few minutes talking on the phone.

Could you get some cash back?

A present from Cyprus

April 24, 2008

I woke up yesterday morning feeling a little stiff. My ankle felt like I’d slept on it funny and was quite difficult to get out of bed. I walked it off around the pool, thinking it would be ok once I got it moving again. By the time we were at the Airport it was feeling a little stiffer and again I shrugged it off, no way I’m going to be refused travel by asking to see a Doctor!

Landing in Manchester, I was in agony, the damn thing had seized up completely and it was a real struggle getting home, I just tried to sleep as much as possible in the taxi. I took some painkillers once we got home and then went straight to bed.

Paul badgered me about seeing someone this morning, the swelling was getting worse and I then remembered the bite on my ankle. He was sure this had something to do with the swelling, I had to agree at this stage, (I’m not good about being poorly) so eventually he won me over and we went to the Hospital walk in centre.

Turns out it’s quite common, the Nurse I saw had worked in Cyprus, and she was quick to diagnose a Spider bite. A prescription for antibiotics and antihistamines was quickly filled and I was in and out in 20 minutes. I was actually pretty impressed by the NHS service.

Here is a lovely illustration of the swelling 🙂 I can’t put any weight on it at all now and am reduced to hopping around the house in a very undignified manner.


As I write, I think its actually swollen by half again over the last few hours. If it starts going funny colours or anything I’ll be sure to get more photos!

Of course, this all means that I’ll be taking a few days off work, my first sick time since September 2002.

Daytime telly is already driving me to despair, thankfully I have a few items in the Sky+ planner to catch up on. Oh, and the Internet, thank god for the Internet, anyone for Scrabulous??

sleeping tramps

April 15, 2008

If you know me at all, you’ll know that I have a fondness for taking some rather odd photos, be it ladies with Bikini trouble, naked sunbathers or even my dinner, I’ll have ’em all 🙂

I’ve been thinking of an idea for a new gallery type of thing, inspired by a selection of my photos featuring drunken vagrants. A few days ago I finally settled on a name and took the plunge with

So now I have the name and a little idea about some sort of anyone-can-upload-a-photo type thing.

Any other ideas??


April 15, 2008

You’re not going to believe this but we are going on holiday tomorrow.

See you next week 🙂