Saturday, 22 December 2007

Merry Christmas Everybody...

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Having a stinking cold! Grrr :'[
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 7/10

Today's Top Tip:
Don't invite drug addicts round for a meal on boxing day. They may find the offer of cold turkey embarrassing or offensive!

Friday, 14 December 2007


I live about 20 miles southwest from the UK's 2nd largest city:
Not having visited 'Brum' for a while, a friend and I decided to go for a bit of a jolly up there and was pleasantly surprised to see how much the city had come on over the years!

There was tons to see and do, and loads of fancy places to eat and drink. I was spoilt for choice shopping and the Frankfurt Christmas open-air market was also on for all your sausage needs!

Some fancy things

A remarkably quiet street for this time of year!

An alternative looking Christmas tree, by day...

...and by night

One of the most impressive buildings is Selfridges
A HUGE department store.
It's a great shop and yes, they probably do 'sell fridges'!!! *oooh* sorry

...and by night

There are some top notch places to dine inside too.
My favourite being the
Ekachai Noodle Bar

The Selfridges escalator system is rather good

I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I spotted they were selling chocolate stars. *snigger* :0]

To finish, we went to see She Stoops to Conquer at The Rep theatre

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Somehow managing to loose my towel between leaving my circuit training class and entering the changing rooms! I retraced my steps and asked staff, but nothing... GONE!!!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 3/10

Today's Top Tip:
Pop a few tea bags into your home's hot water tank and you can make a hot cuppa anytime by just turning on the hot tap.

Friday, 7 December 2007


I be tagged by Angela and Jan - Ooh arr!

Rules: Link to the tagger and post these rules on your blog. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog...

1. I'm currently on week 3 of a 'no caffeine for one month' regime and have really got into Rooibos tea!

2. I wear belts the wrong* way round compared to everyone else and always have done.
(*You know, over your head then fed down between your toes... no, from left to right:)

3. 90% percent of my dreams involve either cute women or dogs... or both... and no, not like that! The other 10% tend to be V surreal.

4. It really really winds me up when people say 'pacifically' when they me
an to say 'specifically', and other such malapropisms. Grrr

5. For the last 6 months at high school, I was affectionately nicknamed "Boner Boy" :0]
(I'm not explaining)

I'm going to tag... erm... pfff... these bloggers:
Warlow, Toccata, Sarah, Photogirl and Rob

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Well, if I'm being pacific, my level of day-to-day anger!!! :[
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 7/10

Today's Top Tip:
Never try to teach a sheep to sing. It wastes your time and irritates the sheep.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Sinful Sparklers...

Recently celebrating bonfire night, here in the UK, I received the usual barrage of entertaining topical e-mails, one if which really made me laugh and basically consisted of a photo of four people spelling out a profanity using sparklers.

I sent the e-mail to a DJ guru friend of mine, who just couldn't resist trying this at home with his 6 and 11-year-old offspring accomplices!

... The virtuosos at work...

That says 'POO' by the way, not pod

That says 'TIT' by the way, not tij

What a dastardly dazzling display and worthwhile effort, I'm sure you would agree!
Makes one proud, does it not *taps fist on heart* :0]

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Inconsiderate humans! GRRR
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 8/10

Today's Top Tip:
Dyslexics of the world UNTIE!!!