Strange but true …


The strangest thing about being “Home Alone” is the noises that occur during the night. K*** is away with her sister and niece and R*** is on respite until Friday. Usually, R*** has his computer and TV on all night and you can hear that as a faint background noise. Then there is your partners … Continue reading Strange but true …

It’s beginning to feel like etc etc etc….


     Yesterday was the first real day of Christmas here. The day also goes under the celebratory name of “I-need-to-clean-the-whole-house-and-you-need-to-clamber-around-in-the-loft-and-find-all-the-decorations-because-its-Christmas” Day!!!! Today is yesterday, part the second. With the sounds of  “Scrooge”, “Grinch”, “Miserable Old Sod”, “Humbug” and all the other seasonal insults around me, I reluctantly begin to fall into place. I have to … Continue reading It’s beginning to feel like etc etc etc….

Catch up …..


It was R***’s last day at school on Thursday. He’s been there for the past 16 years and I bet there was a few tears shed at school. Then again, he will be back there on Monday, as he is on the Summer Play Scheme. He looked very smart in his shirt and tie. Each … Continue reading Catch up …..

Good intentions


   I have meant to post, but the evenings just seems to run away these days. so to catch up. The play was as good as I was told it was going to be, and S**** was really pleased afterwards. As expected, Saturday night was a late one again. We got back in about half … Continue reading Good intentions

A long long night


   Well last night was the first night of S****s play. From all accounts, and I’ll see for myself tonight, it went really well. The place was packed, and it was a really good night. Mrs H went along with her sister, her niece and her niece’s friend, and enjoyed it very much. Afterwards, she … Continue reading A long long night

Better late than ……..


   I did intend to post on Thursday evening. However, due to circumstances, entirely within my control (ie going to the pub again !!!) I failed to make it. The ‘play’ seems to be getting there, slowly but surely. Fingers crossed that on opening night, nobody forgets too many lines.  s**** has put a lot … Continue reading Better late than ……..

Still here !!!!!


(Wednesday 30/06/10)    It’s been a long time since my last post (or so it seems). Quite a few late nights over the past few days. The play is coming along nicely, but after the rehearsal, S**** like to nip along to the local for a pint or three. Of course, like a good father, … Continue reading Still here !!!!!

Where did that week go ……


   A week since my last post, and I’ve not much to say really !!! The problems at work, finally appear(!) to have been sorted. It would seem, that the problem was not anything to do with what we expected. It was mostly the office staff that had caused the problem. Lessons will have to … Continue reading Where did that week go ……

One more day ….


   This seems to have been a long week. It fact, it HAS been a long week. A few problems at work, and lots to do. Although I don’t think the last two late nights have helped much. Quiz-nite on Tuesday, and for one reason or another, it was gone half past eleven when I … Continue reading One more day ….

A new era (or any other cliche)


So here we are. A new Government and a 'new' type of politics. For my money, it has been clear from the very start, that Nick would be Dave's stooge, and dance to any tune. It most probably will be different at national level, but Leeds has had a Tory/Lib-Dem coalition for the past few … Continue reading A new era (or any other cliche)

…..come here…there’s more


So Tuesday continues. I decided to go to the quiz-nite after all. Well J**** and his pal C*** arrived and I somehow thought I was showing them how to get to the Red Lion. Yep … an excuse I know. S****’s friends R**** and B** turned up as expected, and I was kind of introduced. … Continue reading …..come here…there’s more

Half way through…..


Yep !! It’s nearly half the way through 2009. We will all be starting to look at what we are going to do/buy/want at Christmas. Depressing isn’t it !! So what’s happened since last time. Well not much really. Eldest lad is classed as ‘single’ on his facebook profile. He says they are just having … Continue reading Half way through…..