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Friday 29 July 2005

Scarlett Johansson's Breasts

It looks like someone at Sky News shares my boob obsession. This time it's Scarlett Johansson's chest that gets their pictorial attention. Nice...

Thursday 28 July 2005

Tornado! In King's Heath, Birmingham, UK!

Apparently a tornado has damaged buildings and injured pedestrians just a mile or so from where I am at the moment in King's Heath. OK, so it's only a "mini-tornado" and nothing compared to the real stuff some of you...

I hate Northern Rock Loans cus Northern Rock Sucks!

I'm pissed off today so someone's gonna get a small taste of my displeasure. Take a look at the picture below (click to see a biggie courtesy of Flickr). It's a screen grab from Northern Rock's online quote calculator. I...

Wednesday 27 July 2005

Aw poo!

No internet connection at home for 4 days now. Withdrawal symptoms kicking in. Blogging by mobile phone. Not looking forward to checking emails when it's reconnected. Damn NTL. Must cancel subscription....

Monday 25 July 2005

Bye Bye Burntwood Blogger

After just a few months, the Burntwood Blog has disappeared. The anonymous author may have run out of people to insult and defame, may have got bored of his grumpy old man "young people have no respect" act or one...

Thursday 21 July 2005

Chameli Restaurant, Burntwood

Continuing the irregular series of scenned in menus from local restaurants so that I always know where they are, here is one from the nearest Indian Restaurant t our house. Food from the Chameli has always been excellent although on...

Tuesday 19 July 2005

Stress Relief

According to the BBC the most popular ways of relieving stress are: A sea view: 42% A walk in the park: 33% Hearing bird song: 14% The smell of cut grass: 10% I don't know who they interviewed for that...

Friday 15 July 2005

Mac II

We picked up our new dog last weekend. Annavah Lilly Macleod. She's a beautiful little dog with a mischievous, fun loving character. She seems intelligent and is learning quickly, everything apart from toilet training. Everybody's falling in love her already....

Burntwood Wakes Tickets Special Offer

Burntwood Wakes Tickets have been reduced by 50% for anyone booking during the month of July. So that's just 10 (adults), 7 (kids) or 29 (family) to see Tony Christie, Killer Queen, Bootleg Abba and Carolynne Good. Bargain! Tickets can...

Mrs Clinton jumps another bandwagon

Anyone who reads the tech news can't have missed the fact that some game modder has released code that apparently "unlocks" some slightly highly pornographic mini-games within Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. The modder claims that the code simply unlocks...

I am not Richard & Judy. I could be The Olsens

What is it with internet folks? Why is it that people do a search for 'Richard & Judy' or olsens email address and assume that the first site they come across is run by the people they're looking for. This...

Writing University Essays

I always hated writing University essays. I couldn't be bothered with the research. I didn't have the inclination to set the essays out in the required University style and order. I was useless at remembering where I read something so...

Thursday 14 July 2005

Funhaler Available

The Funhaler I blogged about earlier is now available from Pharmeasy in the States Australia for 5c short of $50. Thanks to Huy for the heads up....

Naming Ceremony Speech

It's just over 2 years since Connor's naming ceremony and in the intervening time I've had several requests for help with speeches. We made the speech up for our day drawing on several sources for inspiration. After the jump is...

You don't have to work to be mad here....

Bonfire of the Insanities is a new blog written by a psychiatric nurse in Australia. I've known a couple of psychiatric nurses and there seems to be only two types. 1) They're either crusading do gooders who honestly believe that...

Tuesday 12 July 2005

BlogSnob / Pheedo Adverts

I think the time has come to remove the BlogSnob adverts that have been featured on this site almost since I started blogging. For the last few months the system doesn't seem to have been working. Where as the adverts...

Monday 11 July 2005

Jumping a bandwagon

I see another bandwagon coming so I've decided I want in (feed readers will need to visit the site to see what I'm on about). First there were wristbands. Started by Lance Armstrong's "Live Strong" campaign the idea was soon...

Cleaning my ring.....

I spent some of this weekend doing maintenance on the BlogPhiles Webring. This time I've started from the end and I'm working my way forward. I'm a little surprised at the number of sites that were submitted to the ring...

Cheers. But take your arm from round my shoulder....

What happens when over emotional but well meaning Americans try to empathise with stiff-upper-lip, moving on with life Brits? Warrenellis.com London Will Fucking Twat You In A Minute, Son is what....

Sunday 10 July 2005

Our day at the British Grand Prix 2005

We've not long got back from our day at the British Grand Prix. The photos are on Flickr. We're tired, very sunburnt, slightly pissed and chuffed to bits. I'll tell you all about it (whether you like it or not)...

Thursday 7 July 2005

London Bombs - On my way home

I've just walked half way across London to get to Euston Station. I navigated by following some bloke who I was fairly sure I'd overheard saying he was walking to Euston. I'm tired and sweaty. It started to rain as...

London Bombs V

I've decided to try to get home tonight, although I don't know how wiose that is. Much of the transport in the centre is still suspended. I can get a train north from where I am to Victoria Station. If...

London Bombs IV

I have managed to get out of the centre of London by getting a taxi south to a friend's house. Some transport is starting to run again according to the news but most of the centre is closed down. I'm...

London Bombs III

There are rumours that southbound trains are running again but, having spent over an hour in the queue for a taxi (and it's now even bigger than when i joined it) i don't fancy leaving the queue to find out....

London Bombs II

As the day goes on, more of London's train stations seem to close. For a great many people taxis are the only way to get home and the queues stretch for hundreds of yards. Taxis will apparently take you out...

Aw Crap! Bombs in London

I'm stuck in the centre of London today in the middle of the UK first major terrorist attack since 11/9. Apparently (I'm receiving my news relayed by text message from Sharon - although now I'm in an Internet cafe I'll...

Wednesday 6 July 2005

Conkers in The National Forest

Weekend before last, we took the kids to Conkers for the day with our friends Alan & Emma. Muchos fun was had by all. Piccies are up on Flickr....

Girly Swot

Ssssh! Don't tell Chloe I mentioned this, but we're rather proud of her school report. We're rather proud of someone else at the moment for reasons we can't discuss....

Tuesday 5 July 2005

Some speed cameras reduce road safety

Finally it seems to be sinking in to public bodies what drivers have known for a long time. Speed cameras located at sites where there have previously been no accidents (and therefore can only have been located there as a...

Monday 4 July 2005

British Formula 1 Grand Prix

My fathers day present this year is less permanent than previous but should be a more enjoyable experience. I've been bought a ticket to the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone this year. My good friend and fellow mobile...

Goatie's Blog Bloke

Goatie's Blog is the newest member of the Blogging Blokes Webring taking us to 14 members. As with all new members, please pop over and say "Hi!"...

I broke something at the weekend

I broke summat at the weekend. I stressed it too much and it finally broke. Living with it in that state is like having one hand tied behind my back. I'm hoping to get it repaired soon. No. It's not...

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Friday 1 July 2005

Burntwood Wakes Selling Well

Update: Burntwood Wakes Tickets have been reduced by 50% for anyone booking during the month of July. According to IC Cannock.co.uk, tickets for the Burntwood Wakes are selling well. I am honestly chuffed. An event of this size will be...

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