Happy Birthday to Min

May 31, 2008

Taking the pee

May 28, 2008

I went to friends house for a barbecue recently, when I visited the little boys room this is what I found. The dirty bleeder before me had totally missed the toilet and sprayed all over the wall.

Taking the pee

How rude!

I was in two minds whether to post this picture or not until I used it to test my mobile phone upload thingy. I’m trying to find out how to post my “lifeblog” easily from the mobile to wordpress. It comes with support for tyepad but thats no good to me. There must be a way, I’m gonna do some serious Googling 🙂

Allotment update (finally)

May 26, 2008

I finally managed to get up to the allotment and do something. I prepared the beds you can see and planted Potatos. I’m so behind its unreal! However I probably wont plant a great deal more in this allotment, I’ve taken on another plot on the same site. I must get some “before” photos of that one before I start trying to get it under control 🙂

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And yes, I’m aching all over, but its a nice ache if you see what I mean 🙂

Scientifically proven?

May 25, 2008

Do you think its works?

Wipe-on Sex appeal

Public information warning.

May 23, 2008

Public information films from my youth, I’ll let you guess which ones made me laugh, cry and shiver!

Dark and Lonely Water, oh yes I was scared!

That was Jimmy Savillile in his typical misogynistic mood. “It’s going to happen to a lot of you ladies ………… for some of you, the face you start out with in the morning, won’t the face you end up with by the evening.”


In a related Timelord vein, not an information film but an advert, I made my parents buy me “real” not store brand cereal for weeks so I could collect these.

This next one, I actually did this on a smaller scale, its a whole other post, my bedroom curtains were totally ruined….

One I remember very well and now see that its got added value as it stars the abusive (he’s acting) brother of that awful woman off Emmerdale.

Finally, I can’t finish this without mentioning Tufty.

Did you see his mum? She was so worried when willy the weasel got knocked down, she only went to look at him through the ice-cream van window. I suppose that back then it was difficult to change the camera angle!

Sadly, I couldn’t find any footage of the kids chasing the pigeons in the opening titles of the films made by the Childrens Film Foundation.

What are your memories of information films?

Life begins at…….

May 19, 2008

… well, in this case, 40.

You are probably thinking “That’s great Andy, but what are you ranting about now?”

Take a closer look, go on, I’ll wait.

Did you spot it? Yes, thats right, they’ve gone and spelt “begins” with an extra g. Can you credit it? These are professional printing types who certainly should know better!

What a load of crab.

May 18, 2008

Look at this pack of Crab Claw Meat, pretty good value you may think.

Crab Claw Meat

Now look again at the underside of the pot, its like totally concave, so in fact you get only about half as much crab meat as youre expecting.

What a swizz!

Food Foto Friday #001

May 16, 2008

I Twittered : Is in weatherspoons, came for a steak, got seduced by the curry club! Dont worry, I took photos 🙂

Here it is, Wetherspoons curry club Royal Thali, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Kashmiri, Chicken Pasanda, Beef Dhansak, Basmati Rice, Onion Bhaji, Samosa and Naan bread. All this and a pint of beer or lager for £7.09 what a bargain!

Royal Thali

Click on it to see it on Flickr with notes 🙂

Belt up.

May 16, 2008

I dumbfounded myself yesterday, I bought a Jasper Conran belt, it is very nice, but I’ve never paid more than £10 for a belt before, it is nice though, I do deserve nice things, it is so very stylish too, you wont see many belts like this one, have I convinced you (or myself) yet that it was worth the money and besides it sort of makes up for the dissapointment of looking at that belt in thailand and thinking oh, I’ll get that tomorow and then never seeing it again and it was a unique design with a solid buckle that has a sort of red cross button in the centre that released the belt, anyway I cant do it justice but it was luuvvverrly, I always think why didnt I buy it, now I wont ever think that about my wonderfully simple yet stylish Jasper Conran belt.

Control Freak!

May 10, 2008

I gotta get me one of these….

Dust Mite Controller

… and when I do, I’ll have an army to do my bidding.

Prepare to bow down before your new Overlord!