No snow, a buyer for Honda(?) and a weekend off for Liverpool

13 February 09

Hello. Hope things are good, whoever’s reading this. I’m not bad, thanks for asking.

I’m feeling very lethargic today. Got quite a bit to do at work but am taking 10 minutes from my image manipulation tasks to give a bit of time to the blog, which has been more than neglected for too long.

It looks like we might go a day without it snowing for once! Off out for a meal at Pennine Manor tonight so hope it doesn’t snow, it’s quite high up and I don’t fancy the drive there and back if we’re knee deep in snow. There was still around 6 inches everywhere at lower levels at the weekend.

There’s supposedly a new MS Windows coming out this summer, Windows 7. I might buy it if it’s any good but I might not as everything I need still runs fine on XP. I don’t know. I’d use Ubuntu again if it ran the games I wanted it to. I’d buy a Mac again if it ran the games I wanted it to (and wasn’t so outrageously expensive for what you get). Looks like I’m stuck with Microsoft.

Rumour has it that Honda F1 have found a buyer. I hope so. They will use Mercedes engines, have Jenson Button and Bruno Senna in the driving seats and have got 5 sponsors (unlike Honda’s 1, namely Honda). No idea who’s bought them out but I hope it’s someone committed to the sport. They’ll acheive bugger all this season though, it’s too late to do anything special for 2009.

F.A. Cup 5th round weekend this weekend. United have Derby, Liverpool have… erm… oh, that’s right, a weekend off.

Anyway, I’ll get back to writing some proper opinionated nonsense at some point soon, I promise.



eBay, More Weather and Boredom again

15 August 06


Hope you’re all well

I’ve been selling old phones on eBay. sold a Seimens M65 and a Sony Ericsson K750i and got about £100 so far. There’s a Nokia 5100 and 3310 to go yet so if you’re interested, look here to see what I’m selling right now. Some old footy shirts will be up there too so if you want to wear clothes that I’ve worn now’s your chance. Freaks.

British weather’s back again! The rain, wind and other autumnal stuff that we do so well has set in and it’s only August. That means that come the 1nd or 3rd week in November we’ll be having a heatwave and all those ‘you’re going to die cos the weather’s nice’ programmes will be on the BBC again.

I’m very bored. Emma’s just said hello to me on MSN (no, I shouldn’t be using it at work) and asked me to get her some wine on my way home. Talking of wine, there was in interesting article on the BBC’s site I spotted earlier on today. Click here to have a look (plenty of links in this post today isn’t there? You’d be forgiven for thinking that I want to get rid of you!).

Right, I really should get back to work now. Not much more to do today. If I worked hard I’d have it all done by 11 every day, especially later in the week.

Keep well & happy



7 July 06

Do you know how much it costs to get 2 ball joints and a off-side front wheel bearing for a 1993 Renault Clio fitted by Nationwide Autocentre? £254.57 that’s how much.


Mind you it was worth doing as it drives like it’s brand new again now.

My last full day at work before my week off. Coming in on Monday morning though to make up for the Wednesday morning I used to spend £254.57.

The World Cup’s coming to an end this week and the real football starts again in August. It’ll be good.

Football Manager News:
My Championship winning Charlton Athletic side reach the F.A. Cup final! I’ll be playing Ipswich, another Championship team, some time this evening. A good chance of UEFA Cup football.

Painting of the Day:
The Merry Fiddler by Gerard van Honthorst

Photo of the day:

Current Weather:
Partly Cloudy, 17 Degrees Celsius. Rain forecasted

The end 🙂


The WC, Wheel Bearings and Thunderstorms

4 July 06


How is everyone? Hope you’re well. I’m beginning to get a little less bitter about the whole World Cup thing. Have a look at Emma’s blog to see what kind of mood we were both in. It’ll give you a basic idea.

Anyway, enough of my World Cup opinions. I’ve been moaning to everyone and anyone about it so I’ll leave this post football-free if I can. I’ll try, honestly. Before I do, though, here’s a nice picture for you.

My car’s not well at the moment. I think a wheel bearing on the nearside front’s gone. It’s making one hell of a noise so I’m getting that fixed this week. It’s been doing it for a few weeks so it’s about time I got it sorted, especially with us going down south. It seems to be a fairly common problem with Clios of a certain age and some bloke managed to get it fixed for £60 which I can handle. I’ve got a morning off at some point this week to get it done, cheers boss!

My weather thing says it’s foggy and it’s not. They can’t even get it right now so what hope do they have with forecasts?! Apparently it’s partly cloudy today, thunderstorms tomorrow then it’s raining until Saturday so we can expect rain today and glorious sunshine until the weekend 😛

Got caught in a nice storm on Sunday coming back from Castle Howard (to see photos, click that flickr thing on the right, there). Couldn’t see a thing on the M-Way. Scary stuff. There were plenty of accidents but I didn’t get invloved thankfully! Went through a nice deep puddle at about 40mph too which was fun! Talking of driving, Emma’s got her 1st driving lesson today but it’s on a simulator in the BSM shop in Huddersfield. I want a go! Actually, it’s £10 an hour so maybe not…!

Right, I’d best get back to work. It filled 5 minutes anyway 🙂

Be good,


Manchester United 1990-2006

2 June 06

Just a thought; how good would this team have been if they’d all played together.

GK – P. Schmeichel
LB – D. Irwin
RB – G. Neville
CB – J. Stam
CB – G. Pallister
LM – R. Giggs
RM – D. Beckham
CM – B. Robson
CM – R. Keane
CF – E. Cantona
CF – R. van Nistelrooy

S1 – E. van der Sar
S2 – S. Bruce
S3 – P. Ince
S4 – P. Scholes
S5 – M. Hughes

Left a few good players out too. No space for Rooney, Ronaldo, Yorke, Cole, Ferdinand, Kanchelskis or the legendary David May!

I’d pay good money to watch that team though. I feel a testimonial coming on again!

I’m at work at the moment and came up with that team while having a cigarette in the Car Park. Pretty boring, long and stuffy day today. Got enough done but I’ve had enough for the week now. Worked from home on Tuesday and Wednesday as the main electric cable into the buildings got cut by some thieves who nicked a large generator from the warehouse. Sods. They tried again last night apparently but got nowhere.

Only a quarter of an hour to go now then I’m off home!

Have a good weekend everybody,


What’s going on?

4 April 06

It’s the 4th of April, not that cold, sunny, yet it’s snowing. I don’t understand Huddersfield.


Back-lit keyboards, infinite cats & free cars.

16 March 06

Hi there everyone, not that this website’s been looked at by anybody yet! I have a new keyboard! It’s great. It has a back light on it (don’t really need it though) which makes it look nice. Had to get a new one as the one I had for about 6 months had bust. Bloody thing decided to turn the control key on and leave it pressed all by itself every so often. You wouldn’t believe the trouble that causes! Well anyway, this one’s a whole lot better but it weighs a ton. God knows why. You can have a look at it by clicking here. Lovely 🙂

Another thing I found on the web the other day was a fantastic website linked from Dave Gorman, the comedian, writer and person finder’s website. It’s called The infinite Cat Project and it’s one of those websites that make the Internet great. It involves images, text, audience participation and it’s a laugh. Take a look and leave a comment on here saying what you think about it and if you’ve got yourself involved. I would do but I don’t have a cat but I will do one day if Emma gets her way (which I’m sure she inevitably will do!).

Anyway, enough of purchases and cats. Now onto things that are going on in the life of me. I’m getting a car! A free car! My old Clio that I drove when I was living at home in Orpington with the p’rents. It’s a 1.2 RT Oasis for those of you even slightly technically minded with a top speed of 96 (though I got the speedo up to 110 once, can’t be right). And it’s red. Now I don’t really like red as a colour for cars. Well I sort of do in a way actually but I was gonna save it for when I got that Ferrari F40 I’ve always promised myself. Nice.

What else has happened to me… I can’t think. Oh yeah, that’s one, I’ve applied for a job working in a school at an ‘ICT Project Development Officer’ or an IT Technician to you and me. Doing things like changing printer paper and avoiding kids all day. Can’t be bad for £16-17K a year. Would be nice. I sort of need that car if I get this job as it’s in a place called Hollingworth that’s out in the sticks just over the hills from me. Just hope this snow eventually stops. It’s been pretty much snow free all over December through to February then just as it’s supposed to be getting warmer again it’s starts throwing the stuff down. Stupid bloody country we live in.

Anyway, I think that’s enough rambling today. It’s about time I started letting people know this site is here really. Think I’ll pop off and finish that site I stared ages back. No one’s left any message on that messageboard since January! Cheek!

Hope to hear from all who read.