Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Helping hand

Ok. I said this blog is dead. And so it it. Well, maybe just resting.

Helping my dads local flying club get its new domain off the ground (ahaha) so thought I would try adding a backlink here. So here it is http://www.flyatfranks.org/

If you're in the lincolnshire area and feel like taking a trial flight to see what your house looks like from the air then check them out. Details of trial flights can be found here


There. I`ve done my bit. This totally reads like a spam advert but it's not :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

The blog is dead! Long live the blog!

This isn't the blog you're looking for....this is

Well if anyone still pops in here from time to time to see if I'm still alive I've moved on.

Along with Livejournal; Blogger will be be put out to pasture. I can't find the time or the energy to keep on top of a long form blog, which I feel this is. So i've gone over to Vox. It'll be photos and videos and my twitter feed. And thats it.

Short n sweet.

The end.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I guess the S in Spain is silent.

In Medinaceli, a picturesque town in the province of Soria, Spain, a "tradition" called "Toro J├║bilo" brings shame on Spain. On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky black substance made from tar or turpentine) will once again be stuck onto the horns of a bull and set on fire. The burning bull is called "Toro de Fuego" (literally "bull on fire").

The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in pain. The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable. These fiery balls can burn for hours, and they burn the bull's horns, body and eyes and cause tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run around the victim.


Monday, September 08, 2008

Make an honest man of me...

Ooh, it's dark in here...hello, hello...anyone here?

Ok, so it'a been umm, some months since I last posted. I'm kinda into the microblogging thing at the minute so hammering Twitter et al pretty hard. 

It's been an up n down kinda few months. We've lost a few pets, but also gained a few. We seem to have been adopted by what we assume are three stray cats. Either that or they can see the sign on our foreheads that reads, 'we're soft as shit...get your food here'

Well despite all this me n Zara are still together and going strong. So as of last night in the most romantic way possible i.e laid in bed half asleep we got engaged.

It's going to be a long engagement for a variety of reasons. One of which is the fact that i've 'been there, done that got the t-shirt'. I'm kinda scared. I want to marry Zara. And one day I will. It's taken me this long to actually get engaged (5 yrs) so i'm not exactly rushing into things.

I don't want a big wedding, I don't want stand up infront of people and make a speech, I don't want to feel stupid or alone due to the fact friends are thin on the ground for me, or my family circle is decreasing with every passing year. If I had my way then i'd have us sneak off quietly somewhere, just my parents, Zara's close family and have a small intimate ceremony. 

Last time I went through this I had my brother at my side. 

I want to give Zara the wedding she deserves. I'm sure in time i'll be able to do that. But my self confidence and belief moves at a glacial pace.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Birthday blues


18 December 1972 ~ 13 October 1999

Sunday, July 29, 2007


If if wasn't for the presence a of large Ginger head in one of these pictures it may be hard to believe that these pictures were taken only yesterday. Yes we have a new visitor. I've named him Junior for the remarkable resemblance he has to the ginger cat we already have in our household. Not just looks but mannerisms and paw size too!

We discovered him last night in the garden when we were putting the pigs to bed, so we guess he's a new resident to one of the surrounding houses. Of course not missing a chance for photo opportunity I went out armed with a camera, much to the worry of senior who was watching from the kitchen window wondering weather he was to be replaced! I did feel guilty knowing he was watching, but you forget what energy they have and how fun they are to be around at that age, that I just couldn't help myself!
Anyway I shall go now its just starting to thunder so I better see where Garfield senior is!

If some photos are a little blurry it was getting quite dark at this point and it was a job keeping up with him!

(Posted by Zara)