House of the dead

July 31, 2009
nephew Joe and uncle Paul play house of the dead on

They were both quite good, tho’ I had to take over for the boss fight (dont tell them I told!)

10 Stone 8 Pounds

July 27, 2009

I’m a bit disappointed with myself this week. I thought I could easily shift a few pounds but looking back I can see why I haven’t.

On Monday we went to the Indian Buffet night at Zeenat, I didn’t pig out though and to be fair we did walk the 2.5miles to the restaurant.

On Wednesday evening we hastily decided a further treat was in order and we went into town. We visited Wokmania taking advantage of a 2 for £10 buffet voucher. We’ve been before and not been too impressed but at that price it cant be bad? Let me tell you it can! The food wasn’t being replenished often, with dried remains being stirred over and over to give new life. The service also didn’t impress, I ordered a bottle of house Rose, a nice little earner for them at a tenner for probably a £2.50 bottle of wine. It arrived after I had finished eating and Paul was just eating his final plate. It was sent back without argument and we left shortly afterwards.

On Saturday I spent a good 4-5 hours in the garden applying Ronseal Perfect Finish Decking Oil. Have you seen the TV advert where they apply it effortlessly and it coats completely as they glide along with the applicator pad? Yeah, right, pull the other one, its bloody hard work getting it into all the grooves! Anyhow, that certainly worked up an appetite for my evening meal, Smoked Haddock, potatoes and mushy peas.

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The fish is coated in my own special recipe spicy flour mix then (very) shallow fried. Delicious!

On Sunday I was on Nana-in-law duties, taking Ivy out for breakfast at a cafe in a garden centre she like to visit. I succumbed to a sausage and mushroom cob that wasn’t entirely fat free. It was a nice drive out in the country though so that’s something isn’t it?

this week is the week, I’m deffo gonna lose a few pounds. Only thing is, its Monday again and the Zeenat buffet menu looks like a very tempting selection this week. I’ll let you know if we resist temptation 🙂


July 27, 2009

On Friday or Saturday, something went wrong and this here blog thing of mine upped and died.

It turns out some hidden iFrame links had been injected into some of my pages and this caused the problems.

There is some info here if you think you could use it.

On this useful page you can check your own web pages.

Re-installing clean code to my servers should have been an easy job, except I panicked and deleted things too soon, causing me all sorts of grief with the SQL databases. Still it’s a learning curve isn’t it? The upside being that I know a lot more than I did before.

I suppose that a second upside is that its given me a reason to blog!

So like, Yay! it’s a win/win. NOT!

I actually have loads to blog about but sadly have little inclination to do so. I only discovered the problem when I went to blog on Saturday, the subject being me notching up another year as a non-smoker. I may still make a retrospect posting to commemorate that little milestone 🙂

Go Smoke Free – 4th year retrospective post

July 25, 2009

In a lame retrospective posting due to blog meltdown the other day, I present a re-hashed and re-vamped copy of lat years post 🙂

The 25th of July 2005 was the day I stopped smoking, so today marks the 4th anniversary of that most wonderful day. Sorry to go on about it, year after year, it’s just that it really is so good!

If you don’t believe me, why not give it a try yourself?

Go on, click here, I dare you!

10 Stone 8 Pounds

July 11, 2009

Tipping the scales this morning at 10 Stone 8 Pounds.

Tomorrow we go to Spain for 3 days of all-inclusive madness, wish me luck!


July 6, 2009
rain on