Yay, we didn’t waste the weekend!

July 19, 2008

No, we didn’t waste another weekend, we went to the coast 🙂

It wasn’t planned, I first suggested this around 11am and after a short debate we made a plan. “Go and get in the bath”, I said. I’ll iron some stuff while you’re in there and then I’ll come and get a shave. Once you’re out of the bath, I’ll jump in the shower. slightly behind schedule we were ready and in the car.

The drive was good, Paul did it and he was well happy with the first long drive in the new car.

Cleethorpes 19th July 2008

We had a great time, it rained a bit when we arrived and we had to run to the cafe, after we ate it totally brightened up. We had a walk up and down the front and took a few photos on the pier.

Runner up photo, and yes I got told off by Paul for taking it but hey, I love the cheeky candid pictures, feel free to suggest a title 🙂

Cleethorpes Chair Idol

Team Andy’s Curry Club

July 18, 2008

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day18

Last night we ate out, for it was Thursday, which means Curry Club!

I’ve been promising to go to Curry Club with members of my team and had to keep putting it off, either they or I was on late shift etc….. It all came together yesterday and we managed to get 5 of us in the same place at the same time 🙂 (The 2 no-shows barely deserve mention.)

Team Andy's Curry Club

You’ll have to excuse the picture quality, I realised this morning that I left the camera on “close up” for all of them. So only the actual close up of the food is of a reasonable clarity.

The 2 NRI’s proclaimed the curry to be of a passing standard. The mango chutney however, caused wrinkled noses and was discarded after the first tasting.

Top left, food. Top right, Satya between Luke and Lisa, the mosiac maker was pretty cruel in cropping them out of the frame. Bottom left, Paul and a blurry Nick. Bottom right, Luke and Satya admiring Luke’s wonderful photos that are no doubt much better than these, if only for being in focus!

Sign me up

July 14, 2008

This sign was put up near to where I work by the Police. Obviously, that was the real Police, not the Spelling Police.


I know what you are thinking, but no, it was not me that added the “r” 🙂

Horsing around

July 9, 2008

No, its not todays food photo 😉 Though, I’m not adverse to trying horse meat, I’ve just not had the chance.

Horse&Cart 002

In 6 years we’ve lived in this house, this is the very first time I’ve ever seen a horse and cart on the street.

You can just make out that the driver chap is using his mobile phone. The fact that he actually pulled up to use it is, in my opinion, amazing. Despite the law saying that its not allowed to drive and use your mobile, this is something that most car drivers cannot manage to do. If asked to make one of those Mystic Meg predictions about my drive to work it would be, “You’ll be cut up on the roundabout by a Sales Rep or Dolly bird because they are too busy talking on their mobile to watch the road.”

I say, “Good on yer, horsey driver man!”


July 6, 2008

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day6

Whenever we visit this Chinese buffet restaurant, I try to take the name literally, its called Jumbo and thats just what my portions are 🙂

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day6

There is too much on there to name it all, I cant even remember what most of it was!

What I can remember is that, plentiful chinese food + a cold lager = delicious.


Curry club

July 4, 2008

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day4

On Thursday we ummmed and arrrred about going out for dinner, but eventually I wore him down 🙂

So, where to go on a Thursday evening? Of course, it has to be Curry Club 🙂

If you’ve been here before you’ll have already seen the Royal Tali that I have already enjoyed at Curry Club. I’m not one to stick to the same thing every time, in fact given enough visits I like to try everything on a menu. The last time we went I orderd the Malaysian Beef Rendang and was totally disappointed to find that it wasnt available that evening.

On this visit I thought to try again, so when I got to the bar, I ordered Paul’s food first then paused! I trepidated a little and then I said, nay burted, “Malaysian Beef Rendang please.”

The barman looked at me then looked at his touch screen thingey and said “ok, what drink would you like with that?”

My brain was processing slowly, had he said ok? As in, we have this available tonight? He did, didn’t he? He’s cute isnt he, not like the tall one! What’s he saying, something about not having a pen to sign the card transaction slip? He keeps apologising, how cute. He’s offering me a big fat marker pen, would I try signing with this? Did he brush my hand a little too long as he proffered the big fat marker pen in a fist? Ahem, sorry, I got distracted (did I get a photo of him?)

Back to business, the food arrived shortly after, sorry the photo is a bit rubbish, I was half way down my third pint :-:

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day4

The sauce was excellent, the beef a little overcooked but overall an excellent value for money meal. You wont find a meal like this for £5.59 in many places, espacially when you remember that it comes with a pint .

My pint would have cost £2.29 so the meal was only £3.30! It makes me think that its not worth lighting the oven at home 🙂

For your further pleasure I present the Pub in question ……


The former Sheffield Water Works company.

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 🙂