Wednesday, 31 January 2007


I had the misfortune to go and see the local footy team playing in a local derby last night. It ended Hull City 1 Leeds United 2. Both teams were rubbish, the officials were apalling (for both teams) and I was sat next to an idiot who insisted on talking to me throughout the game using only grunts and swear words. Not only was he verbally obnoxious, but not once did he offer me one of his m & m's, f****** greedy b******.

Monday, 29 January 2007

What's the point

A burglar alarm went off locally this morning at 4am and was still going at 7am, so no sleep for the neigbourhood. The whole purpose of Burglar alarms are to protect your home by deterring burglars. Why is it all they seem to do is annoy everyone else, and now that you can get a DVD player from ASDA for under a tenner is there any point in burglary anymore? Maybe there's a new currency in certain pubs across the city, " I'll have a pint please barman" "certainly mate That'll be a DVD player"

Saturday, 27 January 2007

What is it?

I found this in my shed this morning, on the workbench, It wasn't there the other day. I have some thoughts on what it might be, what do you think it is?

Friday, 26 January 2007

Soundtrack To My Life

I nicked this meme from M (see Links), I think it's self explanatory.

Opening Credits: Radio- Rancid
Waking Up: Alright- Supergrass
First Day of School: I Can Do It- The Rubettes
Falling in Love: Waves- Blancmange
Getting it on: Song For Lovers- Pete Doherty
Fight Song: Oi Oi Oi- The Cockney Rejects
Breaking Up: Pure- The Lightning Seeds
Prom: Dizzy- Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff
Life: Roll With It- Oasis
Mental Breakdown: I’ve Bin Stone Before- Gong
Driving: Union City Blue- Blondie
Flashback: You Wear It Well- Rod Stewart
Birth of Child: Happy Birthday- Altered Images
Final Battle: War- New Model Army
Death Scene: Into The Valley- The Skids
Funeral Song: Yes- David McAlmont & Bernard Butler
Closing Credits: Bye Bye Badman- The Stone Roses

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

View from work

This is the view from my office window, taken today, you can see the snow has all but gone.


Those of you who live in Hull will know this photo wasn't taken today, because it snowed this morning. This was taken yesterday morning and I liked the way the sun was shining up from behind the building.

Sunday, 21 January 2007

Big Boy

Whilst getting 3 year old Harry dressed this morning, he informed me that he had a "monster in his underpants". Like father like son.

Saturday, 20 January 2007

This is one of the views from the Scarborough to Filey road. Every time we round the bend and see it we say we should take a photo of it, but there is no where to park. So this is wifeys attempt taken from the car as we sped along at 40 mph. It doesn't do it complete justice but it's not a bad effort.

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

I took this snap of a Turnstone at Scarborough on Sunday. They're called Turnstones because they turn stones over to find food. A lot of birds are named after what they do, Oystercatcher springs to mind, but I'm not sure where the Blue Tit fits in.

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

A couple of boaty snaps from Scarborough harbour on Sunday.


I am going to be extremely busy today so there will be no post or blog visiting until at least 6.30pm, and that's being optimistic.

Monday, 15 January 2007

Tall trees rising high
Pointing up into the sky
Green fronds reaching out
I said to wifey "I've done a Haiku to go with this photo cos it's arty".
"poncy more like" she said

Sunday, 14 January 2007

When the kids got me up this morning I looked out the window and saw a perfect crescent moon. I went and took a picture of it, but it exploded.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Radio ga-ga

I had the misfortune to hear a snippet of Radio Viking this morning. The presenting duo, Sam and Mark where presenting a feature called "Fact of the Day" and Sam came out with the fact that "in the olden days only rich people wore underwear", Mark followed this up with this remarkable insight "you mean poor people didn't wear pants". Tomorrow it will go something like this, Mark "I've got a 3 legged dog", Sam "you mean it's got 1 leg missing". Sadly there will be people in Hull tonight repeating this in the local hostelries adding to the belief that Sam and Mark (and indeed most DJ's in the world) are entertaining.

Todays word of the day:- Vacuous

Sunday, 7 January 2007

Not Lincolnshire

Apologies to the Lincolnshire bound Lozman, we went to Walton Street market instead, mainly due to wifey getting up late, so unable to report on the relative merits (or not) of lovely Lincolnshire. Walton Street market used to be a thriving car boot and market, but seems to have degenerated into a counterfeit DVD and CD hypermarket. Apparently the Trading Standards people won't do anything because they are frightened of being duffed over and the police won't get involved because it is Trading Standards responsibility. The police in Hull tend not to get involved in very much but that's another story. It's a shame for all the people who used to enjoy a good "car boot" but I guess if the counterfeiters weren't selling anything they'd stop coming, so as long as the people of Hull keep buying, nothing will change. maybe I should move to Lincolnshire as well, were I'm sure they must have a better quality of car boot and market.

Saturday, 6 January 2007

A Good Day

Returned a vacuum cleaner to Currys today. We bought it last week but wifey decided she didn't like it. We got our money back, no question which was nice and then returned home to spend some time in the garden. The garden is in a bit of a state, as it usually is at this time of year, but after a couple of hours hard graft it looks much better (not really) and we found some parsnips that we had forgotten about, so that was a bonus. Went for a walk to the local shops after lunch to get some wine for tonight and batteries for Harry's remote controlled car. On return, chilled out in front of the telly, not a bad day at all.

Thursday, 4 January 2007

Daddy Day Care Part 2

After lunch a decision was made to go to Little Monkeys, a place were the kids can run around a climbing frame with slides and ball pools etc, whilst Daddy sits and reads a book for an hour or so, this is what's known as a win win situation. However, on arrival at Little Monkeys it was plain to see that all of Hull had the same idea, there was not a parking space to be had. Unfortunately children do not worry themselves with such things as no parking spaces, they just get upset at "we can't go there"and so tears began. In a desperate attempt to retrieve the Daddy of the year award, I suggested we try Big Fun. I say desperate, because Big Fun is a place that can seriously damage the body of a 46 year old man. Fortunately (in one sense) for me, Big Fun was also too full, cue more tears. So eventually we ended up at the local park, where I pushed swings, chased round mazes and helped down slides. I didn't get any of my book read though!

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Daddy Day Care

Wifey's gone to work and Daddy's in charge of the kids today, so decided to go somewhere different and ended up at Tophill Low, Yorkshire Waters reservoirs near Driffield (or driff draff niff naff as we call it) also a nature reserve. The kids thought it was great so that was a result, but it was very cold and we didn't see many birds. The picture is of one of the reservoirs.

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Egton Bridge

After trogging round Cawthorne Woods we drove over Wheeldale Moor and ended up at Egton Bridge where we went to see the stepping stones. As you can see they are only just passable at the moment, and any more rain will cover them completely.


Interesting funghi in Cawthorne woods.

New Year

1st day of a new year, and very nice it was too. Bright and sunny, allthough a little chilly. This is Cawthorne Woods.