December 15, 2007

Rhydian just sang “Somewhere”

The judges are giving their comments.

I think Leon will win.

*promise not to edit if I get it wrong! 

Secrets, Lies and no more video-tapes.

December 8, 2007

I’m feeling pretty relieved this afternoon, after a week of sneaking around I can finally come clean.

I’ve been hiding something from Paul all week. In fact I’ve been dreading him catching me out, I’ve almost tripped myself up a couple of times.

Ok, Ok,I’ll stop being so sensationalist!

Paul has been wanting Sky+ for a couple of months, they had been doing a £50 deal but we missed it and they put it back up to £150. I said we could have it after Christmas when they were sure to reduce it again.

In fact, I was planning to order in secret despite the cost and make it an extra Christmas gift for Paul this year.  As it turned out I ordered it online last week and they had knocked £50 off so that wasn’t too bad.

Paul’s Mum almost blew it last Sunday when she started talking about Sky+, luckily she figured out my frantic “finger on lips” gesture and dropped it. I later explained to her what I was planning!

Paul brought it up a few more times this week, each time it was advertised on TV, each time I was able to keep a straight face and say “We said next year some time didn’t we?”

The closest call came when we got home on Friday and the Sky fitter had left a message on the machine, rather helpfully, he was letting us know he would be here around 07:45 Saturday morning.  

I managed to talk over the message and pretend it was just the Sky call centre making a sales call. The final scary moment came at 21:30 when our conscientious Sky fitter called again to confirm his visit.

“Yes, I got your message, tomorrow morning is great, see you then” I hurriedly answered.

 I said to Paul , “Oh, them Sky people, trying to sell us the movie channel for Christmas, they don’t give up do they!”

I had set the alarm for 7:20 and got up, waking Paul in the progress. I told him to go back to sleep and went downstairs to get ready for the Sky engineer. When I saw him pulling up in his van, went back upstairs and woke Paul.

“Quick Paul, look out the window, Santa is here” I said. 

“Huh?” Paul replied

“He’s bringing your presents early! Go and look” I persisted.

Reaching the window, Paul gasped “That’s not Santa, that’s Bart Simpson” spotting the brightly decorated Sky van.

“Happy Christmas, babe” say I.

“Aaaww, thanks” Says Paul.

Once it was all fitted and working and the engineer had left, Paul turned to me and said, “Does this mean we have got a squariel?” He’s stuck in the 80’s that boy! 

So all the lies and deceptions are over and everything is back to normal. well almost normal, except that now when I get back from holidays, I’ll still have the “opportunity” to watch whichever reality show I would have otherwise missed. 

I guess that’s the price we pay for progress 🙂

Random Mutterings #001

September 29, 2007

Where have I been?? Not blogging thats for sure, but fear not, here is my return 🙂

Earlier today we went to Lidl and let me tell you, I’ve now officially seen it all! We were half way round the aisles, just next to the flapjacks and fairy cakes, where we were amazed to see two men on the floor hugging. No wait, they’re not hugging they’re fighting! Really! Rolling around on the floor, they’re both about 50 or even 60, but sure enough fighting, one on top of the other giving it fists.

Also, I’ve just been treated to a new Kate Moss advert, you know the ones where she turns to camera and says “Get the London look” I wonder if the advertiser realise that this makes me think “The London Look? Does she mean drug addled bitch? Keep it!”

I’ve had a pain in my left shoulder/neck for a couple of days. I think I slept funny and have trapped a nerve. I’m a little bit worried that since I woke up this morning I’m also experiencing numbness/pins and needles in 3 fingers on that side.

I’m interested to see that Smoking drivers risk prosecution. this is not just because I dont smoke any more, back when I did I never smoked and drived because I thought it wasnt safe.

Gwen Stefani on Ant & Dec, 6/10 not very good, perhaps she is jet-lagged.

Oh yes, while in LIDL I spotted this lady on a packet of ham


What the heck has she got on her head? This is “Black Forest Ham” so maybe this is forest garb, perhaps she is smuggling apples out of the forest??

I was sure I would win Euromillions this week (as I have since it started) but didnt.

I’m still harvesting tomatoes and (thank you so much Carol Klein but you’re wrong!) not nearly ready to stop!

I finally watched Spiderman 3, lets just say I’m hoping they turn this trilogy into a quadrilogy!

OMG OMG did I mention I downloaded and watched the first epidode of the second series of Heroes? OMG OMG OMG Your gonna love it!! 🙂

So, eerrrr, that’s my return to blogging, did you miss me?


August 22, 2007

No, not that one!
Though, I have been following the celebrations and have enjoyed learing more of the history behind Partition and the mess that Britain made of it. If you get a chance to catch “The Last Raj” that was shown on Channel 4 recently, I’d recommend it.

Anyway, I’m about to delete and resize some hard drive partitions on the computer.

I could be some time. Fingers crossed!

Fave Foto Friday # 13

August 17, 2007

Here is a little something for those of you addicted to the 24 hour Big Brother feeds.

Though I must warn you that it does promise to be only “virtually” undetectable under clothing.

Enjoy 🙂

Invisible Sheath Urinal

Word association

August 16, 2007

Studio 60 is on the TV.

A song is playing, like this “Hey, I put my new shoes on and…”

I say to Paul “oooh its….”

Paul looks at me.

I try again “You know, the…”

My mind has gone blank and so has Paul’s face.

“You know, the gravy boy, eerrm…….” I trail off.

Paul loses interest and goes back to the show.

I worry at my brain, just like I worry a piece of Lamb caught in a molar, until the connection happens.

Gravy. Bovril. Comes in a jar. Brown stuff in a jar, Nuttella!

Paolo Nutini 🙂

The thanks for this odd word association being in my brain must surely go to Ms.Mac & Antipo

Damn you!

Who’s the gayest of them all

July 23, 2007

The Channel 4 Gay-O-Meter has calculated that Andy is 46 percent gay!


Find out just how gay you are with the Channel 4 Gay-O-Meter