Friday, 31 December 2010

A blessed year.

I am a grateful man.

One wall, one city, one Chicken.

Contentment and more.

Happy new year.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

VX 52 and the 100, 000 milestone .

VX 52 is very soon to come of age and pass one hundred thousand miles driven!

I purchased him at 34k and have had many happy miles since driving past bridges, factories, convoys, other Mercedes cars, and along many exciting Motorway routes. We have bumbled along in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We've driven to work, on holiday and in rain, shine, snow, ice and hail.

How is he to pass the mighty 100 barrier later today?

He's taking four girls to the ballet in Cardiff.

What a milestone.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas day

A new pair of slippers

A nostril hair trimmer

A 2 hour course firing and driving a Steam Engine

A very happy, grateful Blogger!

Merry Christmas.....

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy times of change.

Two years ago my Christmas bowl of chocs lasted until March.

As 2010 closes , stock turn for this range has accelerated hugely. It's a measure of delight really as the month of December generally sees the bowl all done for.

Thanks to D'ang who explained turn and churn as a retail concept. His 14 minute M&S career lends him significant retail clout far beyond my slender grasp as an 8 Store Area Manager.

Flower ticket

Some time ago I posted a picture of my rail ticket with a train-shaped hole punched into it by the ticket man!

A fan and reader of this blog has now submitted her own picture to post!

Here is a Norwich to Newport flower from Norfolk blog fan, Dandelion!

Check out that floral ticket check action!

I wonder if Dandelion has any bacon shaped like a large country?

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow joke, you idiot!

Luckily this is not my car, but the front of VX52 nearly took a hefty crumple today :(

I was in my car at BS5 (and with loved ones in the car) , we were taking the road slowly and gently in the slip sliding snow where there is no room at all for traffic to pass. A chap came piling along ahead of us with no intent of giving way.

He then stuck his brakes on and in slow motion fishtailed towards us out of control. We were going less than 10mph and I was able to stop and reverse about five feet - five feet that saved a VERY expensive afternoon. What a pillock!

I was very restrained and just thanked him for backing up. No point in giving the man a load of verbal when I am sure he knew he'd been a cock, but then again he just looked straight ahead and would not make eye contact anyhow!

Friday, 17 December 2010

My Google search list...

Now and again I upload a picture of my most recent Google searches, and this always brings mention of something geeky.
However, if I load that up today my lovely other half will twig the fact that I have purchased a Mercedes Actros and a Chainsaw for her as the main Christmas gifts this year.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Lightning reactions!

Well folks, just two years after it fell off, VX52 has a new wing mirror glass on the passenger side! I can now cross into the inside lane without guessing.

My car was serviced today by my pal Spence. VX52 has new oil and filters and is just 400 miles short of 100,000 on the clock.

Cheers Spence!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Beetle BS5

This iron chap lives in the middle of Bristol at a venue called @Bristol which has a science and nature museum, a planetarium and a huge aquarium .

I had a right old lark here today and we came out for a lark about afterwards in the frozen fountains.

The beetle is one if a handful of sculptures, and with artistic flair here I am intelligently 'deconstructing its narrative' as they say in The Guardian....