Wednesday, 28 February 2007

A short story

Each week (well, nearly) I enter Cindra's word game. Most of you will be aware of this game, but for those of you who aren't, Cindra selects 18 random words and you have too make up a story using them. For more details go to Cindra's blog (see side bar). Unfortunately my entry this week was rejected by Cindra's email system, but in order that my efforts are not totally wasted, I print it here, with the 18 words highlighted.

"It's so unfair he whined, you forget how lonely it gets out here, and I'm blue with cold". I remind him that it was his idea for us to move to Iceland, and ask him "how can you be lonely when I'm here". "Oh you don't count" he replies, which makes me hurt inside, but I don't show it. "we could dance my sweet" I suggest, but he replies "you only brought that Joni Mitchell CD, and I'm not dancing to that", my fault again. "You could put a pair of my stockings on and an extra sweater”, "no" he replied, "do you think I’m some sort of pervert”. "Maybe you could take a bath, I could shampoo your hair" (and cover you in kisses I thought to myself) and we could renew our feelings for each other. But he just laughed which undoes any immediate thoughts of romance. Hmm, I thought as my mind began unravelling, what was the key to satiate my lustful greed? Then it struck me, I told him he was gorgeous, that I loved him, and wanted him desperately but he just responded with sarcastic applause, so I shot the bastard.

Reckon you can do better? Cindra's word game is every Monday, go on, have a go.

I'm so excited

I heard some fantastic news on the radio this morning, the rest of the world probably heard it ages ago, but for me it was new and exciting. There's going to be a Die Hard 4, out in Summer, now come on, even if you already knew, I bet you're glad I reminded you, and for those who didn't know, I bet you're as excited as me.

Monday, 26 February 2007

International superstar

I was due to facilitate a training course today with a colleague, but they dropped out at the last minute, leaving me to do it on my own. I now know what these actors and singers who are stricken with nerves before a performance feel like. I also now know the elation they must feel after carrying it off. Wifey found it quite amusing that I should liken myself to a performing artist.

Friday, 23 February 2007

And finally

This is the last picture from our recent holiday, taken from the cottage on the morning of our departure.

Splish splash

This looks like a small pond, but was actually just a big puddle. The splash was courtesy of Harry.

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Rosedale Bank

One minute you're driving through barren moorland, then you come across this, it's quite spectacular really.

Sunday, 18 February 2007

Saturday, 17 February 2007

Danby Moors Centre

Did he jump or was he pushed?

Friday, 16 February 2007

I don't do tags

But for Catch I'll make an exception.

A- Available or Single? - Neither
B- Best Friend? - Wifey
C- Cake or Pie? - Both!
D- Drink of Choice? - Jack Daniels
E- Essential Item? - Cordless drill
F- Favorite Color? - Red
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? - Worms
H- Hometown? - 'Ull of course
I- Indulgence? - kid free zones
J- January or February? - February
K- Kids and names? - Katie, Harry, Joe, Luke & Ethan
L- Life is incomplete without? - Wifey
M- Marriage Date? - I'm a man, silly question
N- Number of Siblings? - 1 of each
O- Oranges or Apples? - Apples
P- Phobias/Fears? - Knives
Q- Favorite Quote? - When I met Mr Right, I didn't realise his first name was Always.
R- Reasons to smile? - Kids
S- Season? - Summer
T- Tag 3 people? - I don't do tags, Ive already told you.
U- Unknown Fact About Me? - I used to live in Swindon
V- Vegetable You Hate? - I love all vegetables
W- Worst Habit? - Burping (according to wifey!)
X- Xrays You've Had? - Never broke a single bone in my body (now watch this space!)
Y- Your Favorite Foods? - Fish, Curry and anything vegetarian which is hot and spicy
Z- Zodiac? - Virgo


The lighthouse on Scarborough Harbour. Is it just me or does it sound funny when you say "Scarborough harbour"

Thursday, 15 February 2007

For Dr John

This photo is for Dr John, for his much appreciated sympathy.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Poorly ick

I have been poorly, I have contracted a new strain of flu that is worse than any suffered previously by mankind. Wifey tells me it is called "man flu" and that it has been around for a while now, I do not believe her. However, because we are on holiday, and for the sake of everyone else, I have been a brave soldier, and carried on as if I am fine. I have had little sympathy at home, it would be nice to get some from blogland. The picture is of a bridge in Pickering. Changing direction completely, I am looking forward very much to the BRITS live on telly tonight.

Sunday, 11 February 2007

Oi Nutter!

The sea was pretty wild today. 2 minutes after I took this picture a guy in a wet suit with a surf board, ran along the top of this structure and jumped off into the sea. A couple of minutes later he was seen happily riding a wave. This is Whitby, not Hawaii.

Saturday, 10 February 2007

Base Camp

We arrived at base camp at approximately 2.00pm. This is a shot of the beach which is about 5 miles from base camp. What you can't see is the driving rain and 70 mph winds. But don't be feeling sorry for us we're having a great time!


We're going on an expedition today and it could last for up to 7 days. It could be bleak and dangerous what with the snow and stuff. I will try and use the wonders of modern communication to maintain contact. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 7 February 2007


What's the difference between a forest, a wood and a copse? Is it just the number of trees? who decides?

Sunday, 4 February 2007

Images in your head

On Saturday evening we sat on the sofa and watched a reality show where "celebrities" dance on ice. There were lots of clips of them falling over during practice, and at one point Harry said "why don't they wear crash helmets?". I've now got an image in my head of Torvill and Dean at the Olympics, performing Bolero with crash helmets on, and it won't go away.


Frosty and foggy this morning.

Thursday, 1 February 2007

5 Indisputable Facts

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
3. The things that come to those who wait will be the scraggly junk left by those who got there first.
4. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
5. Somebody will dispute the above.