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??

Well, everyone else (Michael) is doing it

March 19, 2008

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I think thats not half bad!

Homosexuals are gay, but the big guy is ok with it :-)

February 6, 2008

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The Word of God?, originally uploaded by MAWGXXXXIV.

Will you be my friend, Nutmeg?

February 3, 2008

Where have I been? Not here blogging thats for sure, I do hope you can forgive me, dearest Reader. So, I almost hear you ask, what has been keeping me away from you? I’ve been pretty busy, making new friends, catching fish, harvesting coconuts and I’ve developed a successful business trading in Turnips.

In case that doesnt mean anything to you I’ll explain. I’ve become a little obsessed with a game called Animal Crossing Wild World. I bought Paul a Nintendo DS for Christmas and to begin with we were happy with the Brain Training and Deal Or No Deal that came with it. We did Brain traing every day on holiday in Goa, sometimes on the beach 🙂

I had also ordered a M3DS Real and a 8gig micro SD card to hold the games. Basically, this little beauty lets you download and run games on the DS for free. There are lots of “Homebrew” games out there, people writing games themselves and releasing them for free. There are also places where you can download copies of official DS games and they’ll play just like real cartridges. The former is legal(ish) and the latter, well I’ll let you make your own mind up.

So like 2 years after everyone else, I’m totally absorbed in the world of Animal Crossing. I recently made a million selling turnips and I’m hokked, I find that I have to play at least twice a day!

If you want to come and see me, in the town of Sheffeld, my friend code is 2062-8243-4779.

What’s yours?

Long tall glasses

January 30, 2008

I must try harder to post something of substance very soon, just been very busy of late. Until such time as I get my arse in gear, please be enjoying this film.

How pleased am I now, that for all these years, Paul always brought a pack of plastic drinking cups on holiday with us.

Enjoy 🙂


Funny fing Friday

January 25, 2008

Dont play this if you dont like the F, C or D word, actually if you dont like those words piss off now, youre not welcome here!