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Monday, January 31, 2005

Watch what you wear

Well it’s been an interesting week, golf free for 2 weeks now whilst this shoulder problem sorts itself out, although I think I’m going to have to seek professional help as its not getting any better.
We had an excellent Burns night supper at the Plume on Tuesday, which was traditional in every way except we had a female piper. The thought about what was worn under the kilt occurred to me until I saw her face, then the thought disappeared faster than my first dram of whiskey. Hangover the next morning continued into Thursday which has turned into flu – no not a man cold, but real flu, I know this because Bin has it too and we have both been in bed since Friday afternoon in severe pain. The true test came on Sunday morning when we ran out of paracetomal and cough medicine. There was nothing else for it but one of us was going to have to go to the supermarket. Bin couldn’t move without coughing her lungs out and although every muscle in my body hurt, I could at least move. I showered and threw on the nearest things I could find – a Rugby shirt and jogging bottoms and drove to the supermarket.
Now when you feel like shit, can barely walk, haven’t shaved for 3 days and look like shit, the whole town is out doing their ‘Sunday Morning shop’ which largely involves the wine aisle. After saying hello to half a dozen people and assuring them that I was fine and that I really must get home I got to the checkout only to find a friend in front of me.
‘Hey Crox, coming for a pint’ he greeted ‘Christ you look like shit’ he added. I explained the situation and that I needed to get home. However it seems that my trip to the super market had done me some good as I felt considerably better and my mate’s suggestion of a pint of Guinness suddenly seemed very appealing.
‘Thanks, but no, I’ve left Bin in bed and she’ll be worrying that I’m alright’
‘Fair enough, see you later in the week’ said my friend as we left.
There’s no way I could have gone to the pub wearing an All Blacks rugby shirt!

Thursday, January 20, 2005

My own Vision of Hell

Thanks to Quin for this, its a 'build your own Hell'. Obviously the most evil of sinners are at the bottom.
Click on the link at the end to build your own hell.

George Bush
Circle I Limbo

Den Watts (eastender)
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

Big Brother
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

Tony Blair
Circle IV Rolling Weights

The Lottery Fund Council
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

West Berks Council
Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

Rebcca Scorey
Circle VII Burning Sands

Denise Gains
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

Declan Barraclough, Chris Ticehurst
Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

My Kind of chaps

Thieves drink wine

Burglars who broke into a luxury apartment at a Bulgarian ski resort drank the homeowners wine rather than pocketing thousands of pounds worth of cash and valuables.

The thieves deactivated a complicated alarm system, broke through two doors and locked a guard dog in the kitchen before settling down to enjoy the contents of the homeowner's drinks cabinet in the Bulgarian skiing resort Bansko.

The female owner of the house said large amounts of cash and valuables that had been in the house had not been touched.

I just hope this doesn't catch on in this country, I'd hate to come home and find someone had drank all my wine - There welcome to th TV and Hi-Fi though, they're well passed their sell by date.

More PC gone mad

The latest lunacy in political correctness is the case of the Cumbrian Mountain rescue service who have been denied a grant from lottery funding because they do not rescues enough Disabled people, pensioners, asylum seekers or ethnic minorities.
What a joke, if the first two categories actually went mountain climbing they would almost certainly need rescuing, the only mountains asylum seekers climb are ones that prevent them from fleeing their country and as far as I am aware there aren't any mountains around Brixton or Southall!

Monday, January 17, 2005

Good Lunch!

Well done to Roger & Annabel for organising a super lunch yesterday a great turn out and a fantastic £1000 raised through an impromtu auction for the Tsunami appeal, a really great effort.
Golf not so great at the moment, a poor effort in the medal last Sunday and even worse in the stableford on Saturday. I've have a bad shoulder for some weeks now and is aggravated every time I play golf, so I think the answer is to give it a miss for a couple of weeks as the injury is obviously responsible for my poor play!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Well Done Dom!

Just to say to my son Dom (the Boy, he reads this blog regularly) Well done in his Mocks especially the Science paper, top marks in his year and we look forward to his interview on the 2nd at Sparsholt College, Go for it Son!

Worth Watching

I have just watched one of the best TV series, albeit on DVD, that I have seen for sometime and I can thoroughly recommend it. Its called 'the Long War Round' and is a documentary of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Goorman's journey from London to New York via Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, Alaska, Canada and finally USA. 22,000 miles on two BMW motor bikes.
No doubt this will be on terestial TV soon in 8 episodes but I suggest you get the DVD and watch it over 2 evenings, it really is fantastic! I only wish I could do something like that.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Goal or Not that is the question

I expect a lengthy comment from Grocer Jack on this but I do not understand the problem with the Man U/Spurs contention. They are now trying to suggest that there is some sort of laser detection system put in place around the goal post frame to detect if the ball crosses the line. The ball was clearly over the line, any idiot could see that, and I watched the game live. It was filmed by hundreds of cameras including the live match camera which displays the action in the ground as it happens.
In Rugby the ref has a live radio link to the touch judges and a match official and if there is contention over a touchdown calls for a video replay before he makes a decision, why can't this happen in football- answer - because there would be no controversy and no material to fill the final 10 pages of any tabloid!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

All back to Normal

Well the boy went back to school yesterday so I finally have my wife and life back to normal. No more towels and clothes spread around the bathroom along with every skin and hair care products known to man, trainers throughout the hallway, my study a complete mess, my computer reprogrammed, the washing machine can have a rest from three cycles per day, I can finally get rid off all the xmas decorations, watch what I want on the TV, go to my CD drawer and not find the one I want missing, open a DVD case and actually find a DVD in there and it will be the right one. My aftershave will be where I left it and my sock drawer will have matching socks. The kitchen will resemble a kitchen when we get home from work and not a canteen that has just fed the 5000 who left without clearing up and my next phone bill will be 50% lower than the one I have just received - oh how I look forward to the next school holidays!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Happy New Year

A happy new year to you all. As you can see from the pic I had an excellent new year's eve, along with every other night between christmas and new year. well it's back to work today and I'm afraid I'm having trouble getting the brain in gear. Thanks to everyone we party'd with over the last 2 weeks, now it's time to give the liver a rest.
Plenty of golf played, however i'm not sure playinf a round on christmas eve dressed in a santa's outfit was a good idea, the beard kept getting in the way whilst putting and my hat fell off on every T shot!
more later