Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Still sick

Not happy, still not well, this sucks!
Me and the toilet are no longer on speaking terms and hate the site of each other!

Monday, 29 September 2008

Last.FM listening post!

Here's last week's top picks music lovers!

Top weekly tracks:

Top weekly artists:

Overall top tracks:

Overall top artists:

Off sick...........

.......well the tummy hasn't improved and I am now off sick today. Not good at all.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Still bleurgh and lunch

After our walk we cwent back for lunch before heading off back to SWF.
It was a lovely weekend and the journey back was smooth.

My tummy on the other hand was still suffering and I felt quite weak and at times was hot. We got home, had a coffee and then unloaded the car.

Toni said I should have a bath as that might help my tummy but being the stubborn goat that I am I declined. Instead I opted fot a shower and an early night.

Pleasant walk

Before lunch, Toni, Sam and I went for a stroll into Stratford and then back along the canal.

The view from mum's flat:

Centre of town:

On the canal:

Heave ho!:


Toni & Sam:


Cure fluffu things:

Nice view:

Almost home:

See all the photos in my Picasa web album: 27280908StratfordUponAvon

Bleurgh and dump and pack

I had a rough night with lots of strange things happening in my belly. When I woke up I felt rotten and my tummy was really bloated and hard, not nice :o(

Once we had got up and folk had had breakfast we loaded the car up with all the dump stuff and took that off to be disposed of. Once that was done we then loaded up the car with all the stuff that Sam and I had wanted from nanny's flat as well as a pile of things that mum had already set aside for us. The car was heaving by the time we had finished but it was good to know that mum was now clear for completing the sale of nanny's flat without having to worry about clearing stuff out in a rush.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Dinner, jewellery and cards

After we had finished at nanny's flat we came back downstairs and had dinner. Mum then proceeded to show us some of nanny's jewellery and said that we could have any pieces that we wanted as she would rather they were kept in the family instead of going to the charity shop. It was lots of fun trying on loads of things (yes I know, I am a tart).

Toni & Sam:

Me and Toni:

Mum going psycho with a knife:

Toni shows off some jewellery:


Toni and Sam the card sharps!:

Mum and I:

Sorting out nanny's flat

After some lunch we went upstairs to nanny's flat to help mum sort out some of her things. There was loads to go through and it was pretty emotional for all of us.

Lots of stuff was dedicated to the dump and charity shop but Sam and I found quite a few items that we wanted to keep for ourselves.

Goth fruit

Mum decided to go for the goth fruit look this weekend LOL:

Early start and on the road

Toni, Sam and I got up early today and packed some things and then had breakfast before hitting the road to visit my mum in Stratford upon Avon. Journey was pretty good (despite me taking us the "scenic route" but we got there in the end LOL.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Safe for work porn

This is SO funny!
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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Well that was bad (although not unexpected)

Oh my, what a stressful night that was.

Had to talk to Toni about an issue that Sam was having that has an impact on all of us, he was going to talk to her about it last night and didn't and so I thought I would "break the ice" so to speak as he was wanting to talk about it this weekend.

Doing it via MSN probably wasn't the best plan in retrospect but I felt I had to say something.

I wasn't surprised that Toni was shell-shocked by what I told her. She and Sam talked for a long time about how he felt and what the options were. Although I think we have a way forward I do know that this will have an effect on our relationship. I really really hope that everything will right itself but I can't help being worried about the future and where it is going now.

I guess time will tell *blinks*

I feel kind of numb (and am pretty sure Toni feels a whole lot worse) *sigh*

Hopefully we can enjoy this weekend and then take things from there................

Last.FM listening post!

Here's last week's top picks music lovers!

Top weekly tracks:

Top weekly artists:

Overall top tracks:

Overall top artists:

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Sick, bleeargh!

Was off sick today.
Had the sniffles yesterday and a rather unpleasant moment when my vision went all weird (symptoms of a migrain but I didn't get one)

Woke up this morning and had the head from hell, awful headache, no fun. Thankfully the sniffles were gone but I still felt like crap.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Further update on Ric

Just had a text from Sarah about Ric. His mum has been in touch and he is doing OK. Apparently he knows that he isn't allowed visitors and isn't happy about it. He is also hungry which has to be a good sign.

Update on Ric

Had a text from my friend Sarah who has been to the hosiptal to find out more about Ric. He is in theatre at the moment so we are awaiting more information. She has also made contact with his dad so hopefully we'll have a better idea soon of exactly what happened. There is a report in The Echo acknowledging that Ric was stabbed on Sunday in Westcliff. It is reported that his stomach wound was 8 inches wide and at the time he was critical but stable (borne out by the fact he is now in theatre) Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Hopefully theatre will go well.

Toni's update

Just spoke to Toni following her visit to the solicitor. She took Jade with her so that she could give an account of what happened last night with S4B and her room.

Toni's solicitor is going to write to S4Bs and tell them that Alex and S4B need to leave the property with 7 days otherwise they will seek an injunction and occupation order. They are also clearing up a lot of S4B's misinformation that he has been feeding his solicitor.

Should be interesting to see how things go once the letters are received and reach S4B!

Poor Hazel, RIP Fred

Poor Hazel had to take Fred to the vet today as we was ill. A year ago he was touch and go but managed to hang in there but unfortunately all was not well, the vet found a tumour and the old boy had to be put to sleep. Hazel is devestated as she has had him for 17 years.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Get well soon Ric

Just found out that a guy I know from Evolution, Ric Wallace, was stabbed last night. Apparently he is now stable enough to be operated on.

Thinking of you mate and hope that you make a speedy recovery.

Grrrrrrrrr, damn bloke!

Toni called me today to say that S4B had moved into Jade's room following a letter from his solicitor. Absolutely outrageous, the man does everything he can to wind Toni up. She is seeing her solicitor tomorrow and I hope that action can be taken to get him out. Apparently Jade went back to the house, took his stuff out and then balled him out on the phone making it quite clear that he was NOT using her room. This was ll in front of his brother Alex. The saga continues but the wen of lies that S4B is spinning is going to catch up with him in the end. As the saying goes, "give him enough rope........"

Early rise

Woke up early today as Toni and Aaron had to shoot back to London first thing. Was nice to have a bit of time to relax before going to work though

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Porky goodness

Toni made delicious roast pork for dinner. It was yummy and the crackling was ace. It was only spoiled by the children falling out and grumping at each other, well not spoiled but the atmosphere was horrible at the table.

Rehearsal and audition cancelled!

Got a text from Vikki saying that her lift had let her down and she didn't have enough money for the train so she wouldn't be able to make it for her audition. I text Matt to see if he wanted to rehearse anyway and he said that it would suit him if we didn't today so all bets were off. Was a real bummer as I was totally geared up for it.


HA! How insane am I? Got up early today and started doing housework. LOTS of housework. The place hasn't looked this clean in ages. Was getting tired of living in a dump and as there were people coming round I wanted it to look nice.

Got loads done and the house looked wonderful, even got the boys to mow and strim the lawn front and back (much to their disgust)

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

Our day climaxed with a trip to the cinema to see Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. It was a most pleasant experience. It did what it said on the tin and was perfect for a comic book film. Lots of action, fun, camp, kitsch, it had it all. If you enjoyed the first one you'll definitely enjoy the sequel!

TGI Friday!

Toni, Sam, Aaron and I went to TGI Friday in Bas Vegas and had a wonderful meal. I love that place and Jack Daniels ribs just taste SOOOOOO good!

Sam picked himself up an application form with a view to trying to get a weekend job there.

Practice makes (im)perfect

Didn't start practicing as soon as I had hoped but a couple of runs through of a couple of my old songs as I want to teach them to Matt to boost our set list. Then had a few moments just playing various riffs before it was time to leave for the next part of our busy day.

Shopping and lunch

Toni and I got up early-ish today to go into Chelmsford and do some shopping. Started off in Pizza Hut as we were both starving. Did some shopping (and I popped into Allegro Music to drool over guitars) before heading back home again as I needed to do some practicing for the next Hollywood Doll rehearsal and audition of Vikki Doll.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Pirate Night at Evolution!

Toni and I went to Evolution tonight for Pirate Night. Lots of dressing up done by one and all and a great night.






You can view all the photos from in my Picasa web album here: h190908PirateNightEvolution

Floating jam weirdness!

Sam was helping to clean the fridge tonight and when he took the jam out of the fridge it appeared to be floating, how weird!

Pirate me ready for work!

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Check out the full details here: http://www.talklikeapirate.com

The UK HQ is here: http://www.yarr.org.uk

Toni and I are off to Pirate Night at Evolution tonight!

Happy Birthday Sharon

Happy Birthday Sharon,

I am thinking of you wherever you are and will riase a glass to you tonight.


Thursday, 18 September 2008

Hollywood Doll update

Things are forging on with Hollywood Doll now. Matt has forwarded me a rough recording of his new song (and I have just remebered how to play all of my old one that we rehearsed on Sunday). Was meant to record it but I got sidetracked LOL

Matt and I have been talking to one of our possible singers, Victoria Payne (who I have now christened Vikki Doll) and she seems very excited about the chance to audition. She has a good voice and I think even if she doesnt make it into Hollywood Doll I'll still collaborate with her on The Project (my goth/electronic/acoustic sideline).

Pepsi Tate (1965 - 2007)

Today marks the first year since the passing of Tigertailz bass player Pepsi Tate.

You are missed my friend!

Lazy start

Got up at the usual time as Toni had to head off at 07:30 and then I had an hour to amuse myself. Bit of a novelty but I didn't have to get the train as Mike B had offered to give me a lift to and from work. Same again for tomorrow, YAY!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Nice to snuggle

Toni came over this evening (a midweek visit, that makes a change!).
Was lovely to see her again (even though it had only been a couple of days. We popped to Asda and bought a few things, Toni made lovely lamb chops and stir fry vegetables for dinner and we watched a DVD and then did some work together on a Capitals article that needed to be submitted to a newspaper.
Showers and then snuggles, it was lovely!

Not long now and slightly sad

Sent a text to Gloria today to see when Zoë's baby was due. It's not long now, due on the 30th September. She is still living in the small flat with Ron and Toby.

Was sadddened slightly as Gloria said that she hadn't text me recently as I am in a new relationship.......... *sigh*

Lloyds TSB and HBOS to merge?

Lots of talk about HBOS being in advanced talks to take over Lloyds TSB. Have to say I have mixed feelings about this as I wasn't very happy when Halifax took over (sorry, merged with) Bank Of Scotland to become HBOS and this won't make things any better.

There is however something very good about all this, the new Lloyds TSB logo:


Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Slow day

Today was an incredibly slow one, it just seemed to drag on and on I just couldn't get motivated. I hate it when it's like that. Only plus side was winning two rounds of pool.

Only bit of excitement involved a falling out with a hack journalist but even that wasn't wonderful. Hopefully tomorrow will be better (Toni is coming over in the evening so I expect it will be......... *grin*)

Sam had a good day at Tate Britain though and it was nice to see him quite excited about something that he had done with school.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Last.FM listening post!

Here's last week's top picks music lovers!

Top weekly tracks:

Top weekly artists:

Overall top tracks:

Overall top artists:

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Hollywood Doll kicks off!

Well it finally happened.
Matt Rowe came round today and we had our first rehearsal. Both of us were nursing the heads a bit but we managed to run through It's So Easy bu Guns N Roses and 48 Hours by Pretty Boy Floyd. We then worked on a song that Matt had written and one of my old ones.

All in all it was a good start and I can't wait to start auditioning singers and drummers and really cracking on!

Hangover from hell!

It's all Rex's fault! I was quite happy drinking JD and coke all night but then Rex gave me some champagne and that must have tilted the balance as I felt bally awful today!

Didn't get up until 12 and then it was VERY slowly LOL

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Vendetta time again!

Wow, what a night. Vendetta tonight was AWESOME! Best one so far and loads of people there which made a very pleasant change.

Toni, Karen and I:

Karen and Toni outside:

Show us yer knickers!


Karen & Toni:

Hazel & Craig:

That hat is back again:

Poles apart:

Matt (Hollywood Doll guitarist):

View all the pics on my Picasa web album:

Lazy day

Had a really lazy day today.
With no kids around there was no reason to get up early and do anything. We ended up just dossing about and did stuff with the computers. Late in the afternoon we popped to Asda to get soem supplies. We started cooking stuff on our return and then Toni dyed my hair. She popped over to Wickford to pick up Karen whilst I kept an eye on the food (and my dye had its required time).

Sam came back and had Tristan staying for the night as we were out.

After eating we then started getting ready for our trip to Vendetta!

Friday, 12 September 2008

TGI Friday!

Got home from work to a kid free house and Toni arrived soon afterwards (also without kids). Spent a couple of hours connecting her new latptop to wireless network and then she installed loads of software.

At around 20:30 we realised we were starving so went to Bas Vegas to TGI FRIDAY'S and had a fantastic meal. Monster shared starter followed by full rack of Jack Daniel's ribs for me and steak for Toni. Friday night in Bas Vegas was a real eye opener and I really wish I had had my camera with me as there was some truly despicable fashion on display.

This is rock n roll!

Time to recommend a few great CDs to you, my sad and deluded readers! That isn't an insult by the way but I do find it increadible that people actually read all this rubbish that I post every day LMFAO!

OK, so here there are, in no particular order:

Drugdealer Cheerleader - Enjoy The Time You Waste
The Crybabys - Daily Misery
The Quireboys - Homewreckers & Heartbreakers
Tyla - In Life, In Love, In Dreams
K.O.Kaine - Accelerator

and last but certainly not least

Various Artists - Hair Apparent (contains my friend Simon's band The Wynntown Marshalls covering The Ballad Of Jayne by L.A.Guns)

48 Hours

It's Friday night and I wanna rock.
I got 48 hours on the clock. Were runnin now 'til 6 A.M.
When Monday starts that grind again.
I spend five days waiting for two.
We'll do the things that we wanna do.
We'll tell the boss goodbye, the teachers too.
The next two days belong to you.

Rock. Rock.
48 hours. 48 hours.
To rock. To rock.
We got 48 hours. 48 hours to rock.

The weekend world is another place.
We put on a different face.
We live it hard and play it fast.
'Cause Monday rolls around to fast.
It's like money to burn. No time to spare.
We both go fast on a wild weekend.
Don't wanna sleep. Don't wanna stop.
There ain't much time on the clock.

Rock. Rock.
48 hours. 48 hours to rock.
To rock.
We got 48 hours. 48 hours to rock.
To rock.

Oh yeah.

Ready boys? Yeah. We're ready. Well, lets go.

We're gonna rock. Rock.
48 hours. 48 hours.
To rock. To rock.
48 hours. 48 hours to rock.
Oh. To rock.

Rock. Rock.
48 hours. 48 hours to rock.
To rock.
48 hours. 48 hours to rock.
To rock.

We got 48 hours. 48 hours to rock.
To rock.

- 48 Hours (Pretty Boy Floyd)

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Hollywood Doll taking shape finally

Well after months of inactivity Hollywood Doll could finally be taking shape.
Matt and I have agreed on some songs to have a bash at and we have three singers lined up to audition as well.

It's good to be da Glitz!

New developer has almost been grown

Well I heard we were having a new developer join us soon. What I hadn't realised was that he was going to be cultured, literally!

Here he is (looking very cultured) in a cup that needs to be incinerated!

This is GROSS!

Rentaghost to return!

Totally awesome, I loved Rentaghost. Check out the news item about a remake being made: