Is it that difficult …


I’m moaning talking about driving. Not Formula 1, Moto-Cross or one of the myriad of other motor sports, I just mean everyday driving. Commuting to work, taking the kids to school or the weekly shopping expedition. I would like one of those cars that do not have to obey the legitimate speed limit. I don’t … Continue reading Is it that difficult …

Bit of a chunter …


There have been a few things that have irritated me this past week or so I’m having a bit of a mild rant today.First up is driving in the rain. It’s not the driving that’s the problem, it’s other drivers. Not all, but many are guilty of the thing I’m moaning about. Picture this …driving … Continue reading Bit of a chunter …

Just weekend things …


About six months ago, I was preparing our Sunday meal when I had an idea. We were having tray bake (we don’t do traditional Sunday lunch type food) which was basically roughly chopped peppers, courgettes, onions with new potatoes and chicken thighs all mixed with olive oil and crushed garlic. I’ve got a picture somewhere … Continue reading Just weekend things …

Better not speak to soon …


Well, the weather has not been as bad here as was forecasted. We had a bit of snow first thing yesterday morning, but it had gone within an hour or so. This morning there was more, but most of that has gone now. We keep getting the odd 10 minute shower, but we’ve had nothing … Continue reading Better not speak to soon …

It’s the August Bank Holiday and Leeds Festival …


This is that time of the year, when the Leeds and Reading Festival takes place. These are two of the largest music festivals in the UK, and take place simultaneous over Friday to Sunday. There are usually the same acts appearing at both sites over the three days. I was going to link to festival, … Continue reading It’s the August Bank Holiday and Leeds Festival …

A couple of days away … day 2


So, after a good hearty full English breakfast, we set off for Robin Hoods Bay. This is a small cove about 5 miles from Whitby that was used in previous times by smugglers. All very romantic and exciting ... apparently. We had a good look around the few shops that had not closed down for … Continue reading A couple of days away … day 2

A couple of days away …


It was our wedding anniversary on Friday. Thirty eight years! So here we are having a couple of days away in Scarborough. Not exactly in Scarborough, but just on the outskirts.  It's bloody cold! We were expecting it would be, and were expecting that it would be raining all the time too. But the rain … Continue reading A couple of days away …

So this is Christmas (cue song)


Well, it's Christmas Eve, and I'm at work. Nothing much happening and I'm beginning to wish I had taken a leave day. I don't think anybody would have minded as it is not as if anything could have been fixed if there had been a problem. Although saying that, someone needed to be onsite. There … Continue reading So this is Christmas (cue song)

After the Party … Leeds Festival 2011


Well it's over for another year, and how do I feel about it this year. Mixed feelings really. I suppose the weather had a lot to do with it. The continuous rain on Friday, left me feeling very depressed. Then there was the mud, which really made the weekend, very hard work. I know festivals … Continue reading After the Party … Leeds Festival 2011

Home again


A ridiculous amount of rain this morning in Whitby. Made packing up the car a bit of a damp experience. The rain did not stop until we reached Pickering. Had a walk round, then onto a Garden Centre nearby. No purchases though. Lunch at the White Horse at Deighton. Then back home to await the … Continue reading Home again

Saturday – Whitby


A longish walk from the appartemnt to Sandsend. All along the beach. Lunch in the Hart Inn. It was quite a small place, but very busy. Managed to get a small table in corner, so that was quite good. We had a prawn sandwhich and a bowl of chips between us. It quite ample, with … Continue reading Saturday – Whitby

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 ….

And now for something completely different …..


   Firstly, may I apologise if I offended any non-spammers with my last post, but I get a little annoyed sometimes. I have been told, that it’s my fault, because of the the tags I use, but I do not remember using any tags that could invite some of the spam I have been getting. … Continue reading And now for something completely different …..