Archive for September, 2009

My Holiday!

Here is a quick round up of my holiday…

Erm, can’t really remember to be honest… It’s gone so quickly, that’s always the way though! I think I spent most of it next door with Terri and Martyn, my most awesome neighbours and their doggy Oakley! Friday night was celebrating being on holiday so we had a few drinks. It had been Terri’s graduation that week so her family were down. I had a migraine so went home after a bottle of bubbly (shared) and then had a good sleep.

Saturday they had a small gathering, so once again i frequented their lovely home.

Sunday, erm… I think I was probably round there again… I usually am – It helps that they feed me and make a perfect cuppa.

I woke up on Sunday feeling like someone had twatted me in the eye (more on this later)

Monday I had a good clean round as I had invited Terri and Martyn to mine for food. It felt just like come dine with me! I made spanish chicken with some veg and roasties, then home made apple crumble and custard. I expect full marks and the grand! lol
By Monday my eye was really throbbing…

Tuesday – vegetation to the extreme! Then i sorted some bills etc etc, bought car tax (oh how fun) then had an argument with virgin who had been charging me twice a month for 6 months! (note to self – check bank statements more closely)
I got Terri to check my eye over a brew and it was confirmed as being swolen!

Weds – Had a lazy day – Went to see the doctor who said its a gland in my eye thats all pooped. It should go away in it’s own time… Also saw an optician! I took advantage of the free Tesco eye tests… I even treated myself to some value glasses – a BARGAIN at £40 all in, lenses the works… They start at £20 all in but I didnt want to seem tight fisted!
The optician confirmed the greasy producing gland in my tear duct that keeps my lashes healthy was being twatty and advised warm compresses…
dodgy eye

So thats my holiday… I was supposed to dive on mon and weds, but due to my sorry state of an eye, i didnt… :(

I caught up on lots of TV, stayed away from my computer, and chilled a little, hard to chill with a painful eye!

So I am back to work in the morning… back to the grindstone.

Peace out, I’m off to sleep!


Duck Cake – AMAZING – Thanks Loquax

yummy yummy! And what a suprise! Jason of Loquax fame and his lovely mrs Jude made me a duck birthday cake, complete with duck wing markings! The cake was incredibly scrumptious! Jason is an excellent chef, and he should strongly consider a career change. I am told he is available for birthdays and weddings and the such like!

Loquax Duck Cake

Loquax Duck Cake

The Case of The Mystery Purple Foot

So here is a mystery for you all. I came home this evening and let Tinker the little scamp out in the garden. As I watched him run I noticed he had a purple foot! His hair is purple on the bottom of his foot. I tried to take some pics but they came out very dark – it’s a much brighter purple. There are no purple foot marks around the house and nothing around the garden… He was out for a little while last night, but I didnt notice anything then. He has been in all day… So how did he get 1 purple foot? Ideas on a postcard or comment PLEASE!




Powercut in Plymouth 12/09/09 2am

Well, I was just nodding off to the TV at 2am when boom, off went the power! JOYS!!! Luckily I have a dongle that I use when travelling for work, so I managed to find it by the light of my laptop screen and plugged it in to search for a number to call. TWENTY yes 20 minutes later (and I work online) of sifting and calling and I EVENTUALLY found a number to call…

So if you are in Plymouth, Devon, Southwest etc etc and you need to speak to someone in a powercut call – 0800 052 0400

I spoke to a lovely Welsh lady who said there was an issue, took some of my details and said that 96 properties were currently affected. Not that any of them will notice as its half 2 in the morning, unless coming in from the local clubs!

She told me to go to bed and wait for morning, but i might stay up incase a sexy engineer needs me! xxx

Night all! Fingers crossed for the freezer!

EDIT – It’s now 2.54am and the power is back, I can finally go to bed without killing myself on the stairs! Hurrah! Only an hour of darkness, I was quite amused by 2/3 cars I heard leave the street or arrive and the drunken ‘discussions’ about the power! tee hee! No fit engineer came to see me though! :( bad times!

laters taters! xxx

EDIT 2 – just had a 30 second blip where it went again – 02.59! Stop disturbing my hairy bikers viewings!!! pesky electric

EDIT 3 – 3.25am and it went off for quite some time, i passed out with tiredness after about 4am, having got the candles out…

Everytime the electric went on or off it sounded like a gun shot in my house with the various fridges and boilers going on and off! pap nights sleep! :(

Foggy Plymouth

It gets really foggy here in Plymouth! Sept 8th 09

Fog On The Way To Work
Plymouth Fog

Fog on the way home from work no 1 – approx 5.50pm
Plymouth Fog

Fog on way home today no 2
Plymouth Fog

Fog at home, 6pm
Plymouth Fog