It finally hit …


I refer to the so named “Beast From The East” weather event. Up to last night, the bad weather was more like a “Wimp From The West” as it had not been as we ha been advised by the TV weather gurus. But from about 22:30 it started to snow a little heavier than before. … Continue reading It finally hit …

Just a quick update


     First thing to say, is “I have a new phone!!”  It’s not that I needed a new phone, but my contract had come to the end of the two year minimum, and my provider gives the chance of an upgrade. There was nothing wrong with the old one, but the new one has a … Continue reading Just a quick update

One Week On


It has been a long week! This was the week when R*** was going to have his first sleep at his new placement (let’s call it college). On Tuesday, the staff took him to visit the place where was going to sleep, just for a look round and to help him familiarise himself with the … Continue reading One Week On

Top 10 Driving hates


I enjoy driving, and consider myself an average driver. I'm not the best driver in the world and certainly not the worst, so the word 'average' is probably the best description I can offer. Like most people I hate the way some other motorists drive, and I would like to share my Top Ten moans. Drivers … Continue reading Top 10 Driving hates

Stereo again …


   Mrs H bought me the new PC speaker system I wanted. It looks better than the last one and has a much better sound. I can now alter the bass tones, which I was not able to do before. So well satisfied am I.    It was quite foggy this morning when I set … Continue reading Stereo again …

Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT STOP !!!!


   It's grim up North, or so the saying goes. There was no snow at 05:30 this morning when I looked out, but by 06:30 we had a good 1 inch covering. Driving was fun, to say the least. I struggle to comprehend, why people with 4x4 drive monsters, think they have the right to … Continue reading Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT STOP !!!!

Last Friday ..


   It has just struck me, that today was the last working Friday of 2009. I had not thought of it before, but in only 14 days time it will be 2010 !!!!    It was a bit of a hairy drive into work this morning. The side roads were, as expected, quite difficult. However, … Continue reading Last Friday ..

Today it snowed …..


   The snow had been falling for nearly 1 minute, before that fateful cry came from within the ranks … ‘Can we go early … It’s snowing ???’ It is the same every time. Snow only has to be mentioned, and there are some people wanting to leave early. Tomorrow, those same people will spend … Continue reading Today it snowed …..

What a bummer…….


   I took the eldest back to his flat tonight. For some reason, I went via Headingley. I normally shoot down the motorway and then cut through estates to get to the city centre, so I don’t know why i went the way I did. Anyway to cut the story short, I got caught by … Continue reading What a bummer…….

Another day off ….


   Yes, another day off on Wednesday. well it is my wedding anniversary, so i think I'm entitled. A reasonable day at work today. S**** appeared to be in a better mood than yesterday (I’m still flavour of the month) although still managing to be a pain. The migration from Lotus Notes to Outlook continues, … Continue reading Another day off ….

Still only Wednesday…..


The dentist went well. Very little pain, in fact the ‘scale and polish’ was more , shall we say, uncomfortable that the drilling. She just hit one spot that was bad, but it was okay. It is difficult to explain, but I find women dentists, to be better at the job than man. they just … Continue reading Still only Wednesday…..

Holiday …. all done


Well back to work tomorrow. In some respects, the week seems to have flown by. In others it dragged a little. The drive there was quite reasonable. It was all motorway, M1, M62, M60, M61, M6, M55 with a short distance on an a road at each end. I don’t mind the motorways. I don’t … Continue reading Holiday …. all done

And yet another day…….


It did not start well. The youngest lad up at 4:30am. He was in and out of our room for his ‘cuddles’ about every half hour. I reset the alarm clock for 7:00am, thinking I would be off at just after 7:40am. However, I had not banked on the frost. To make matters worse, the … Continue reading And yet another day…….