Monday, 30 November 2009

Thursday 26- Monday 30 of November



At school to day we had English,Science,Geography,French,Math and Music and we went to a special practise room just 4 of us to practise the Hat Dance from Mexico. After school we had judo  Judo and it was kick assssss!!!!   


At school today I had: English,Math,ICT and DT  in which we are finishing off our light up key rings after school I went home and that's about it.  Now not in WINGDINGS after school I went home and that's about it. I also went to the Millfield school fair and won 4 cuddly toys


Today instead of going to GW I stayed at home doing well nothing much went online went on some games watched TV but that's all.


Oh what a day we won 2 rugby games out of 2 my good friend Jacob got MAM 

MAN OF THE MATCH we won the first one 27-0 and the second 21-7. After rugby I called an old friend Michal who like me is a GEEK.


Back to school I had Math,English,French,Science, and PE in which I scored my teams only goal yay me after school I had kick boxing and I saw Jacob and Brandon from rugby.

Sunday 29 Nov - Rugby, Machete, Andrew Marr, Harry Hill, Work

Home this A.M. to look after Han whilst Deb went to rugby with Nat. Vipers were playing Rugby Lions and apparently thrashed them. Deb says that Nat set up a number of the tries and Nat tells me that at one point in the game he ran half the field with the ball before being taken down. Proves my point, if you carry a machete they’re less likely to tackle you! Here' a picture of Nat's!

I tried to watch the Andrew Marr Show while looking after Han; not a chance, by 10am when it was due to finish I was running 20mins behind (I can freeze the programme) because for reasons unknown my 8 yr old daughter wanted all my attention….bloody kids!!

I eventually made it to bed at about 1pm hence the fact that I’m now at work and feel totally knackered. I watched some of Harry Hill’s TV Burp before leaving for work and honestly, BBC 3 gets more absurd by the day. HH was taking the P out of their new series “Young Butcher of the Year”… WTF!!!

Tonight’s been as frantic as the previous few, it’s now 23:53 and this is the first time since 8:30 that there haven’t been calls in queue. Some of the things that people ring about a t 11 pm are ridiculous; if an appointment was supposed to happen that morning and didn’t why would you wait until now to ring in about it. If I was expecting someone between 8-1 I’d be ringing shortly after 1pm not 10 hours later!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Too Embrassed to wear a Bluetooth Headset? Then try the Bluetooth Butt-Plug

Snitch & Langford - The Bluetooth Buttplug from brianhogg on Vimeo.

Friday 27 Nov - New Glasses, Darkly Dreaming Mysickbones and Busy Busy Busy

Called into ASDA at 9am to see if my new glassses had arrived. Appalling service, not the assistants fault, only one member of staff on duty and I had to wait 20 minutes before I was attended to. My glasses were in and eventually I got home at 10:15 having arrived at ASDA at 9:00. Seem OK so far, going to try one pair tonight.

Today I had the weirdest of dreams, I don’t normally remember my dreams but on a scale of 1-10 this one was an 11. It involved, in no particular order, an iTrain (whatever that was, steam electric diesel? It seemed so clear at the time) which we (?) all kept going to see, the entire Army making a last ditch defence against persons (or things) unknown on the outskirts of the tiny Welsh village where I grew up, my new iPhone (I don’t have an iPhone) and US President Barack Obama on the iTrain licking my iPhone whilst pulling faces of delight as he did so, I don’t think it was sexual I think he just liked the phone.

When this, now fading – hence the lack of details, adventure ended I made my way Home via a bar that I can kind of still faintly visualise and which seemed of immense important, whilst I was there. Incidentally it was also choka block with famous people, none of whom I can now recall.
When I eventually arrived Home, I think I was in the bar a long time, I was confronted by my Wife and Kids who accused me of posting my Mother-in-Law a bottle of my piss. This, apparently, was accompanied by a note advising her to pour it through her nasty neighbour’s letter box. What they were hacked off about wasn’t my sending the piss but rather that someone who we knew socially had found out about it.
As I said, F**king Weird, but, in some ways, what was even stranger was that when I first woke;
1. I thought I was still in the dream because I thought the dream was reality and;
2. It stirred memories of similar vivid dreams I’ve had over the years and had almost forgotten about.
One of these dreams involved a very convoluted bus ride, I can sort of remember the various stops where I had to change buses, another involved an even more convoluted bicycle ride and a third (the strongest) a strong virtual false memory of jogging round the school grounds during lunchtime when I was in the sixth form (not true I was playing brag in the Common room during lunch) and jogging through the village and up to the top of the mountain in the evenings when I got home. Part of me is convinced that this really happened even though I’m “sure” it didn’t.
As I said previously, I’d almost forgotten these dreams but now I remember how vivid they seemed at the time and how, for years, I’ve never been totally sure whether the jogging memory was a dream or a real memory. It’s such a strong image that it’s difficult to believe it’s not a real memory, which it may be – I couldn’t, in all honestly, say definitely which it is.

It’s easy to see how people, with the right encouragement, can develop false memory syndrome. Remember how we were inundated with satanic abuse cases in the 1990’s (remember Cleveland anyone?); none of which turned out to be of any substance. Fathers accused of things they never did by daughters who had been encouraged to remember things that had never happened. Some families, it seems, never recovered.

Work – Busy, busy busy… we haven’t stopped tonight; I started at 8.30 and by 10.30 I’d taken over 30 calls. It’s now 00:54 and the calls are still coming thick and fast. They seem to be easing off slightly now, before there was a queue, but it’s still busier that it’s been all year up till now. Woprn new glasses tonight and not had any problems except for as little eye ache as my eyes adjusted to the new prescription.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Monday 23- Wednesday 25 of November

at school today we had RE,French,English,Science and PE in which we hockey after school I went to kickboxing where I demented several punch's and kikes to everyone.
On the way to school today I came off my bike badly spinning over my handlebars and twisting my ankle and bruising all of my shin at school we had PD,Fitness,History,Geography,Science and Drama and I got a commendation(yippee).
I went in the car because I could not cycle with yesterdays injury. At school we had English,Math,science,geography,French and History in which we did the Feudal System. after school I had Scouts where we made candles.

EA Update

I wasn't wrong; its now 00:18 and the pressures just begun to drop off. I haven't stopped taking closing calls since 11:00. The problem is that the message line over-rides everything so you get stuck listening to garbled messages whilst engineers can't contact you and so they leave even more garbled messages. I'd love to get my hands on the person who designed this new system and get them to use it for a night. Yet another example of something designed by someone who doesn't really understand what it is that the people they are designing for actually do!

Now That's A First
After we'd cleared the backlog I was expecting the overnight EA jobs to start hitting my terminal but this wasn't to be! For the first time ever, when I've done it anyway, we didn't issue a single EA from 1.30 until 7:00 when we finished for the night. I kept waiting for a late one to arrive just before close of play but it never came. It'll probably be another five years before that happens again.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Thursday 26 Nov - Sleep and Work

Slept allnight down stairs on sofa then went to bed at 7am whne Deb got up. Stayed in bed untill 6pm listening to podcasts and napping.
Corrected Nats blog entry re mix up in use of where and were and had to shout at Han, again, when she gavces us the silences. As always she started crying which only further fuels my annoyance, what is it with her and I?

Work tonight, as I guessed I've be put on EA so 11pm to 1am's going to be hectic.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tuesday 24 Nov - Bicycle Boy, Governors Meeting and Meal

Yesterday morning Nat had an accident on his bike on the way to school. Ran into the back of Henri's bike and went over the handle bars. He called Deb who put the bike in the car and drove him the rest of the way. He managed to complete the day but looked quite drained when he got home, apparently he'd hurt his leg when he came off and it had been painful all day.

He Deb and Han left as soon as he was home to visit Deb's Mum and Dad in Redditch prior to Han's birthday. I stayed home as I had a Governors meeting in the evening.

The Governors meeting was supposed to be fairly brief as we were going out for our annual Xmas meal afterward. However there was one very important issue to be discussed which was the proposed closure of Holmfield Primary School. This is one of the five Primary schools in our area and it's closure is likely to have significant knock on effects to Millfield and the other three schools. It was agreed that we would oppose this decision and that as a first response a letter would be sent expressing our concern that this decision was being made on the basis of a 2 day Ofsted inspection carried out by a single inspector.

Afterward we went for a meal at the leftbank restaurant on Braunstone Gate.

Tracy gave Via and I a lift there and Carl drove us home at the end. The food was excellent and they were doing a special offer were you only paid for every other main course, so the overall price was very reasonable. I had home mad chicken liver and pork pate with Melba toast as a a starter and followed this with a Leak and Brie dish. While it was extremely nice I think next time I'll go with my first choice which was going to be the lamb. The only downside was the price of the beer. I bought  a pint of Heineken Export for myself and a pint of Budweiser for Carl and this came to £6.50!!!
The company was excellent and the conversation mixed and varied, I had a super evening. Maybe I'll bite the bad leg bullet and change my mind about missing our team's Xmas outing this year. Eventually arrives Home at about 10:45 where Han was in bed awake waiting for me to get home, so she could tell me about the huge purple parcel she's brought home from Redditch, whereas my injured little soldier was fast asleep. Stayed up to watch some TV, none of which I can recall, before falling asleep on the Sofa.
All in all not a bad day and far more active than is normal for me these days.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Nat's Blog – Nov 12 to Nov 21

Today I cycled to school again with Alfie. At school it was a normal day but we finished the Battle of Hastings in History. After school Brandon came round we looked at his new Empire codex.
After that we went to judo where an official came to the club to see how it was doing.
That's all Nat.

Today I cycled to school again. At school we had humiliation Friday were (where)because Alfie got a C3 he had to sing telly tubes backwards and that was funny. Then we had tech were (where)we are making light up key rings. After school I went round Jonathan's house to watch Austin powers 1 it was great
now I must leave you Nat


Today I went to rugby  were (where) it was as normal until I scored a try which is worth 5 points, after that we went home to a roast dinner and then watch Dr who “water on Mars”
and that was about it Nat

 Today I went to school and as normal it was a normal day yep it was normal very norrrrrrrrrrrrrrmal day but after school I had kick boxing were (where) I had to show people how to do certain things like frog hoping and punching
and that's it Nat


Today I cycled to school again and again not much happened but on the way home Henri and I were attacked and had stones thrown at us so we went back to school and we both wrote statements so their now in BIG trouble
and that's that Nat


Today I went to school in the car I went with Henri at school we had one more Wednesday like the one before and the one before that. I was taken home by Dave. Later on I went to scouts were (where) we made candles and played with Jacob's I pod touch and it had an app with weapons like a knife and an Uzi and an AK.


Went to school on my bike when I got to school we had normal Thursday lessons but after school I went to Judo and kicked butt because I had an M 16 so relay (really / rarely?)was I ever going to be beaten at all
well would I.


Today because of some of the boys have miss behaved we had a lecture on good behavior then we had tech and we have all most finished our light up key rings.
I got 2 commendations in drama after school I had a relaxing afternoon with the TV and finally I watched Children in need.


Today I got up around 8 and went down stairs to watch TV in the afternoon I went to help raise money for scouts we must of made a killing in thee 2 hours I was there and when I got home I watched some TV for about 2 hours then went on my pc.

Monday 23 Nov - Star Trek DVD, Sleep, Podcast Feed, Governors Meeting, Nats Blog

Went to bed yesterday at 6 PM awoke finally at 5:30 AM this morning, I actually got a full nights sleep and boy can I feel the difference. Before I went up the stairs to Bedfordshire we watched the DVD of the latest Star Trek film and it was as good as I remember it being at the cinema, let's hope that they make another. However, I kept expecting young Mr Spook to start pointing his finger at the heads of anyone who pissed him off and to start seeing their foreheads start to bleed (Heroes Villan ref here - it's the same actor who plays Sylar the psychotic brain eater)

I've just added a feed from to the blog so now I can listen to my favourite podcasts within the blog. It's down on the right for anyone who's interested.
There's a Governor's meeting tomorrow night, followed by our Xmas meal, so I've got a pile of papers that I'm going to have to work my way through sometime today.
I'm still waiting for Nat to input his blog entries, he says he written them on his PC but can't get this blog to open on his machine....another job for Daddy!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Hannah's Blog


          this morning I got up as usual and got dressed for school.I eat my  cereal 
(coco pops) and went to school. At school it was non scool uniform because it was children in need and you got to bring your teddies to.  

Made It Too Work

Well I'm here, feeling knackered but not as much as before. Deb's out at a works meal so Donna was nice enough to give me a lift to work. Left the kids watching children in need, which seems to come round every couple of months.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Friday 20 Nov- Anniversary, Work tonight,

Today is Deb and my 28th Wedding Anniversary and we both forgot. If it wasn't on my phone as an annual reminder the chances are neither of us would have remembered. That's what having kids does to you, you forget about everything else because the little sods overwhelm your brain with noise.
Had last two nights off as holiday because I've been too tied to make it through the shift. managed to get some sleep on the sofa last night and I'm off to bed now so hopefully I'll drop off and be able to go in tonight. I feel in a state of constant exhaustion but I can't keep using up holiday like this! Role on the operation maybe I can then have some kind of life.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Friday13 - Friday 20

Friday 13
I kept being attacked by some psycho in a hockey mask wielding a bloody great knife.

Luckily I have a black belt in Llap-Goch 
(The Welsh art of self-defence that is based on just two simple principles;

1. Attack is the best form of defence
2. Surprise is the best form of attack

Therefore the perfect technique is to attack your attacker before he attacks you, or better still before the thought of attacking you has occurred to him.).

By utilizing these two techniques I was easily able to defeat my opponent before he’d even drawn his knife, or in fact I left him looking like 6 tins of cat food before he’d even had a chance to don his hockey mask and overalls! I’m sure many others would have been fooled by his cunning disguise and would have truly believed that he was just an innocent traffic warden issuing a ticket. Unfortunately for him this time he picked the wrong car and as a Master my training immediately enabled me to penetrate his cunning deception and take the appropriate action before it was too late. Its weird, this keep happening and for some reason it’s always on a Friday!
After I had disposed of the remains

I went to work.

Sat 14 – Film Night
Me to bed, Nat to the Games workshop, Han to Ballet, Deb goes shopping, Deb bought the DVD of Night at the Museum 2.

We all watched it that evening (I want to go to the Smithsonian) after which Nat and I started to watch Watchmen (for some reason Deb absolutely hates this film) and which we were going to turn off when Deb came back into the room. However she plonked herself on the PC then beat a retreat to an early bed so we didn’t get the chance.

Sun 15 – Rugby, Allotment and Wine

Sunday morning and it’s another early morning rugby match day at the Leicester Vipers. I can’t recall who it was that they played but the Nat’s side lost the first match. His team just can’t ever seem to get it together in the first match. They two teams played a second shortened match and right at the last minute Nat smashed his way through to score a try in the corner. You should have seen the look of pride on his face and the smile as his team mates congratulated him.

After the match we stopped at the allotment to try to clear it ready for winter. We took down the bean sticks and pulled up some veg that that gone passed it’s best. Now we need to arrange for a delivery of manure which we can be spread on the plot and left over the winter. That’s one for next week hopefully. Home for dinner, I got the potatoes and parsnips prepared and into the oven whilst Deb popped to Asda for a few things, including, because for some reason I’d had a craving for some for days, the first bottle of Liebfraumilch we’ve bought in years. Chilled the wine and had a glass with lunch it was a nice as I remembered it to be. I don’t know why, I hate sweet French wines but love sweet German ones.

Mon 16 – Opticians, Frozen Cars and Edward Woodward

I had an appointment to see the optician at Asda today. It’s been two years since I’ve had an eye test and I think my prescription needs adjusting, aside from which I’m tired of wearing glasses with sello-tape on the right arm. As I suspected there had been small changes and I got a new prescription (remember to take the receipt into work). I didn’t choose any new glasses as I can’t see what the frames look like without my glasses on so I said I’d come back with the family later in the week.

I returned Home sat and supped and generally felt sorry for myself. That’s the trouble with chronic pain it eventually wears you down to a point where you’re just apathetic. I don’t feel like I’ve actually done anything, on my own initiative, for months. About 2:45 I got an urgent call from Deb saying that the car was frozen. Apparently the batteries in the electronic key had gone flat and when she’d tried to start the car everything had locked up. She needed me to get the spares to her. It appeared she had already called Donna, who was picking up Nat and Sian from school, who was going to drop off the kids at our place, Han was already at Donna’s house, with Josh, having been collected from school by Jonathon. Donna arrived at about 3:40 and we were on the clock because she had an important appointment herself at 4:30 that she couldn’t miss. We made it by the skin of our teeth, got the car started, got Donna home before 4:30 and made it home. Nat went to kick boxing at 6:15 and Han went to Cubs. Sad news on tonight’s news, the actor Edward Woodward has passed away, I was always a fan, I don’t think I ever saw him in anything I didn’t enjoy.

Tues 17 - Brockington Bullies
Yet another night with little or no sleep. The hot water bottle sprung a leak and nearly scalded me. Had to chuck it in the bin and make do with putting the microwave bear between my knees. I’m afraid MB didn’t stay hot for very long and so proved to be something of a dud when it came to pain relief. We got an urgent call from Nat at about 3:30 that afternoon, it seems he and Henri had been cycling home when they were once again confronted by the lads they’d had problems with at the beginning of term. Words were exchanged, threats were made and stones were thrown. Nat and Henri had gone back to the school car park before Nat phoned us. Deb, Han and I piled into the car and headed for Enderby. We met the lads in the car park then went to reception to report what had happened. The school had better sort this out once and for all, my Son is NOT getting bullied, I went through for years and it scared me for life, and it’s not going to happen to Nat. I will have no compunction about ruining those other kids’ lives if I have too. We left the kids’ bikes at school and drove Henri home. Briefed his Dad about what had happened. Hopefully, after the debacle with Sian, Henri and the bike incident the other week, this time he and Maxine won’t go off half cocked. After dropping Henri off we dropped Nat at home before Deb, Han and I went to choose me some spectacles. It took them about 45 minutes to make my choices. I ended up ordering two pairs with veri-focal photo-reactive lens. Total cost £240! They should be ready in about 10 days.

Wed 18 / Thurs 19 – Sleepy Hols
Shattered from lack of sleep, went into work but once on site I booked a night’s holiday and Deb came and picked me up. I felt sick from lack of sleep. Spent the night down stairs on the settee and went to bed in the morning after everyone had gone. Yet again I didn’t manage to get much in the way of sleep so I called work and booked yet another day’s holiday.

Friday 20
Got a few hours sleep on the settee then went to bed around 10:30. Decided to listen to podcasts as this usually helps me to drift off, listened to the All About Symbian podcast first where I discovered that there was a new version of Google mobile apps available for my mobile which now included voice search. Downloaded and installed over the home wireless network. Fantastic, unlike Yahoo’s attempt at the same thing last year this actually works. Afterward I listened to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History episodes 27/28/29 on the war on the Eastern Front during WW2. His cast were as excellent as ever and I’m looking forward to listening to number 30 in bed tomorrow.

Deb was out tonight; after all it’s only our wedding anniversary, at a works do so Donna kindly took me to work. It’s been very busy tonight and at times I’ve really had to fight the tiredness, around 1:00 AM I thought I was going to heave I was suddenly so exhausted. At the moment it seems as if I’ve managed to tough it out. Hoping Dan puts me to sleep this morning, its OK Dan I’ll listen to it again another day, so that I’m less sleepy on Saturday night.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Shattered Absolutely Shattered

I't's 07:15am and I#ve just finished doing manuals over night whilst helping Julie B on EA. We haven't stopped since 11:00 PM when we took over. I was so short tempered by 4:00 pm that I swore at Prash when he was winding me up ( I did apologise later) and that's not like me.....At All. My legs hurting big time but even worse is the fact that my neck's as stiff as a broard because of the odd posiyions I've been in in bed trying to sleep. I'm thinking of calling into a Lloyds Pharmacy and buying one of the TENS machines they've currently got on special offr. Perhaps that would help relieve the pain?
Must try to get some sleep today whilst nat's in Town at the Games workshop and Deb and Han are at ballet.

Friday, 13 November 2009

wed 11 nov


Today I cycled to school with Alfie. It was a pretty boring day, after school I went to Scouts and lit a bonfire but it didn't light because the leaders helped everyone else then they burnt the kindling ( the b@**%$£&^$@). after I got home I watched the Family, then I went to bed.
By Nat.

Shakespear - Bill Bryson - Much Ado About Something

I bought this book from Waterstone's in January 2008 and I've only just got round to starting to read it (I bought it with the book tokens Deb's Parents sent me for Xmas 2007). The daft thing is that I've not really started reading it,actually I've started to dip into it whenever I go for my dinner break at work.

I rarely spend more than 5 minutes with it (I'm busy microwaving) but somehow I've still managed to read the first 80 pages or so already. It's remained in my rucksack at all other times.

The truth of the matter is that like ALL his other books this one just slips across your eyes and into your brain in the same way that a brick doesn't**. There's something utterly seductive about Bryson's style of writing; it draws you in and before you know it you've consumed great chunks of it. This latest work shares these qualities in full measure; I recommend it highly!

I'm looking forward to reading the rest but only at lunch lest it vanish in a flash. This way I can savor it for a little longer.

**Yes I fully acknowledge I nicked that metaphor lock stock and barrel from the late Douglas Adams.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Thursday 12 Nov - Back to Work

By lord it's busy tonight, haven't stopped since 20:30. There are a few people missing from the team because of sickness so I'm glad I bit the bullet and came in tonight. After all, every little helps.

Tuesday 10 nov

Today I cycled to school with Alfie but Henri caught up with us so we detoured and ditched him. Nothing much happened at school except I had to write a statement about when Henri ran into Sian (who's on crutches) .

Again after school nothing much happened but Henri's dad has had a go at Sian's mum.
I have also made a collage of a fishy.
By Nat.

Thursday 12 Nov - Phone call,

Fell asleep last night and forgot to call sick line. Rang them this AM everything OK. Didn't speak to the nurse as this is ongoing and there is nothing that she will be able to recommend. Planning on going back tonight hopefully by then these tablets will have worn off because at the moment my head feels like it's made of cotton wool.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

mon 9 nov

Today Donna took me to school in the car I had re and thats not my favourite subject. In the afternoon I had P.E in wich we did guymnastics and I injured my shoulder.A fter school I went to Fosse Park with Brandon and then to borders to look at game and the warhammer books after eating half of a Galaxey cooky crumble.then to kick boxing in wich I kicked butt.
By Nat

Sat 6 & Sun 7 November - Sleepover, Games Workshop, Birthday Meal, Rugby. Rude to Daddy

Today I got home from Jacobs sleepover and that was a shame because I had an awesome night.  I arrived at just before 7pm to be bombarded by Nerf bullets before I had time to get out the nerf  gun I had brought (and thoroughly  thrash them ). I had been overwhelmed and died and that's NOT NICE!!!! after that we played several games involving nerf guns like take the fortress and 1vs3, then we settled down to snack food and the  XBOX  (say in booming voice) where we played cod(call of duty) halo and GTA (grand theft auto).
We did this till 7am so from Friday to Saturday I stayed up 24 hours!!!!
When I got home I was instructed to go to bed but I didn't sleep.
At about 12 I went into town with Brandon to the warhammer store where I played  a couple of games and won the zombie race. Later that day we went out to the Kaffir and had a meal for my dads birthday I had a tender, juicy and delicious lamb on mash covered in mint sauce and minestrone soup and ice cream (but not on the same plate).
Woke up at about 9 ish to have a bagel but soon after that I went to rugby where we played south Leicester who beat us 3-0, but I had a terrific run I got up most of the pitch crushing skulls underfoot trampling fingers and cutting out hearts with my studs. On the way home Hannah and I played miny punch  and Hannah minged so dad had a go at us  and now he dosent like me.
When we got home I did my re homework wich was to do a rangoly paton this was easy so I did it in about 5 minites.
by Nat and remember IT'S NICE TO BE NICE.

Wed 11 Nov - Knackered. Pain and Understanding

I've managed to get tonight (Tuesday 10 Nov)off work......Thank God (if he was real) because I'm absolutely shattered. I haven't slept properly for about four days and I've reached the point where I can't keep my eyes open. I'm writing this at 02:47 AM having woken up after crashing on the bed at about 8:30 PM last evening. I still feel as if my head isn't in the right place and feel weirdly disorientated. My hip hurts like hell and it seems like this is a permanent state of affairs. I fully understand why people go to Switzerland to top themselves when they have an incurable disease with unending chronic pain. At least I know this isn't a permanent state of affairs and will end when my hip is replaced, if I had to face this everyday for the remainder of my life I too would be looking for an end to it. So you Sanctimonious Know It Alls what the F**K do you actually know? Maybe if you are ever in the situation of the people you deny relief to you might change your mind. Until then They have to suffer for Your absurd belief that it's God's decision.


Stll in much distress aand I'mm taking tonight off as well in order to try one of those very strong painkillers and see if this will get me to go to sleep. Sent JDM a text to see if I can take tonight as holiday. He sent reply contact sick line and book as sick rather than holiday.

Should All Drug Use Be Made Legal?

What Do You Think

Monday, 9 November 2009

Monday 9 Nov - The Intelligence Squared Debate - Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry vs. The Catholics

Is the Catholic church a force for good in the world?

"It stands up for the oppressed and offers spiritual succour to billions say the Church's supporters. But what about the Church's teachings on condoms, gays and women priests, ask the detractors."

Speaking for the motion, Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdencombe MP. Speaking against the motion, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry.

Video in Five parts anf quite fiddly to find so below are the links in the correct order. Only about 45 minutes in total but worth watching.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Holding post for the weekend

1. Fireworks Braunstone Park

2. Nat Sleep Over

3. Beer Bottles

4. Han's Poem:

This is the poem/song that Han wrote for me for my birthday:-

Dun dun dun dundun yer yer yer
You are the best dad in the World
Ya I think you are the best dad dad dad dad
You are the greatest in the universe you are
You make me feel so important
Your the best man in the world
oh daddy you know I love you I love you
It's your birthday a special day for you
a special day for you and me tooooo
some time you make me feel like an angel
and sometimes you make me feel like a devil
 Is that sweet or what?

Is that sweet or what?

5. Birthday Dinner at The Kaffir Inn
Located in the heart of Whetstone Village, The Kaffir Inn is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch with family and friends. The Kaffir is a chic yet casual, family orientated Inn yet contemporary in design. The Bar is modern and has light coloured floors and creamy walls contrasting beautifully with our dark expresso wood furniture. The restaurant is more traditional and has a warm, friendly, homely feel where you can dine in style with our superb service. We also provide tons of natural light with our outdoor patio and beer garden with our very own children’s play area ideal for the summer months with our independent car parking facilities.”
The food was excellent and as we ate at 6PM we were the only dinners there (others started arriving later)so the service was exceptional.
I had Wexford rump steak, half covered with melted stilton and; a creamy mushroom peppered sauce.
Deb had Surf and Turf.
Nat had Braised Lamb Shank served on chive mash.
Han had Chicken pieces.




Friday, 6 November 2009

thurs 6 nov

School, today I cycled to school wear I had a pretty normal day except that we stated making our light up key rings mines a wolf head.    But on the way home I had found a shortcut home down a massive hill and guess what I said I said weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After school Brandon came over infact he only just left at 6pm after coming hear at about 2:45pm. soon I'm going to Jacobs soon for the sleepover so I will have to cut this abit short (only a bit) because I need to get ready Hannah is a pain as usual same with Henri. So time to go.

So time to go. by Nat

I am become Death, destroyer of worlds

The story of how the dinosaurs disappeared is getting more and more complicated

Thursday, 5 November 2009

thusday 5 nov

Today I got taken to school again. At school did listening and reading tests in French. I also did acids in science but thats about it.

Dads birthday he got tickets to:gadget show live, a scarf, a pair of trousers and a belt wow what brilliant gifts I mean a belt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I also went to Jacobs party at mega zone and that was brilliant.
I also went to judo and killed people ( not literally)

Yesterday I promised more on scouts well I Broke a light then I played some games then I watched  fireworks.
By Nat

Happy Birthday 2 Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Guess what today is? I'm finishing work now so, very shortly, I'll soon be sleeping my birthday away. I've been too busy tonight to even read the card my team mates got for me; so, as one can imagine, one is totally knackered. So it's, Home, a birthday beer for breakfast, many thanks Dawn, a good old dose of the superb J Kyle and his collection of chavs:
("I can't put sumfink on the end of it Jeremy cos I aint not all that coorientated thingy and stuff when I is hard and up for it.....innit" "Is it because I is a Twat"?)

Finally, 11:00, it's up the stairs to Bedfordshire. With any luck I'll manage to get some sleep before the kids come screaming through the door at 3:30. How are they supposed to remember that Daddy's asleep, after all I've only been doing this for five years?

Got home at 7.45 and was immediately set upon by the kids to open my pressies. First I did the cards (Photos to follow) then I opened the presents, I got......a trousers......a replacement Arab scarf (lost my old one a few years back) and finally...........TICKETS TO THIS YEARS GADGET SHOW LIVE AT THE NEC!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brilliant I mean

 WOW......A NEW BELT!!!!!!!!

After I'd managed to settle myself and regain my equilibrium (I mean, it was a flipping fantastic belt!!!!!) I kissed the kids goodbye and settled down to a few birthday beers before going to bed. Didn't drink the one Dawn gave me as it needed to be properly chilled to be fully appreciated so I wasn't going to waste it by guzzling it warm. Instead I had a couple of the beers I'd brought back from Devon and had a fight with the dog. Monty was mental this morning and I must have fought him for Ten Minutes!!!

Two rather lovely Devon beers later and after a better than usual dose of chavs curtsey of JK I retired for the day. Managed to drop off quite quickly despite my hip pain and got a reasonable sleep. Woke briefly at 4 PM when Nat left to go to Jacob's Laser Quest Birthday Party (so I saw my Son for a total of 30 minutes on my birthday!!) then slept again until 6 PM.

Deb's had one hell of a schedule today, 7.30 pick me up, 8.00 drop Han at Donna'a pick up Sian and take her and Nat to Brockington. Go to work, 3.30 pick up Nat and Sian, drop off Sian pick up Han, Home, 4.00 take Nat to Laser Quest, go to ASDA for my party cakes for work, Home, cook tea, 6.30 take Han to pick up Nat to take them to Judo for 7.45, pick up Jonathon (Donna's friend) 7.55 pick up me, drop me at work, take Jonathon to hospital to pick up Donna's medication, take Johnathon home, 8.45 pick up kids from Judo.......9.00 Home....LAZY COW!!!!!!

Work, took cakes bag and cushion in with me, nearly fell over, logged on and started taking calls. About 11 Pm I laid out the cakes and invited everyone to help themselves, also circulated large tin of Quality Street at the same time, initial take up slow and I worried I would be taking most of it back home. It's now 1.30 6/11 and there’s very little of the chocolate cake left and some of the other cakes have gone as well. 06/11/2009 - Share on Ovi
As for the Quality Street I haven't seen the tin for hours.

So that's my Birthday over for another year!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Qik - Nat And Han Blog by mysickbones

wednesday 4 of nov hans blog

Today at school it was a better day for me.I did'nt slip untill the end of the day when I was playing football of course.I was in goal we lost 3 to 1 it was really annoying when rose kept kicking the ball when it was a penalty. rose annoyed everybody all the time.
When I got home,I finished my bead patterns and coloured in my picture. 

wednesday 4 nov

Got a lift to school as mum had to take Sian today - Donna in hospital and Sian on crutches.

No merits today - started citizenship at school.learnt how to times and divide fractions.  Henri a pain as usual.

lift home as well - good job as it was raining.

Scouts tonight either making candles or firelighting more on that tomorrow.
Hannah getting on nerves again as per usual dad not up yet but Hannah woke him up and he naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaged me again also as usual.

played on my computer for an hour but only played one game,
well thats about it more tomorrow by Nat.

Confusing Monty with PC/Mobile Feedback

Filming Monty

Nat and Han start Blogging

After intensive pressure from me Nat started, today, to record his day to day experience in this blog and, of course, if he was going to do this then so, she decided, was Han.

Am I being “ A Victorian Dad” by pushing Nat this way? I may be but I think my reasons are justified. Nat, like me, has a degree of dispraxia and I don't want this to handicap his future in the way it has handicapped mine.

In my case, this problem caused me, at school, to shy away from writing whenever I could for fear of the ridicle my hand writing brought upon me; this fear followed me to University where I studiously avoided writing anything I didn't have to. I was, and still am, utterly self-consciousness about the childishness of my hand writing. As a result, I live with the words of my personal tutor, who after advising me that I had achieved a good 2:1 degree immediately followed up with:-

“I’m not saying you would have gotten a First if you'd written more essays BUT you would have gotten a First if you'd written more essays"!

This is the nightmare I live with, that my Son will waste his potential, the way I’ve wasted mine, because this minor problem stands in the way of everything else and grows to overwhelm his self-esteem.

I’ve an IQ of around 135, two degrees (BA & LLb) and have passed the first stage of a third (BSc), I’m fairly well read, have a very good memory and, I’m told, a marked aptitude for problem solving and seeing the big picture.

With all this going for me I work over night in   
A Call Centre!

So here’s the deal; Nat’s hooked on Warhammer 40,000 so if he makes a real effort to record what he does each day, as a short entry in this blog, then I’ll not stop him from going to the Gamesworkshop, on a Saturday, to play Warhammer. If he TRIES to produce interesting and informative blogs then this effort will be rewarded with cash to spend on more Warhammer stuff.

I’m hoping that this will get him use to the idea of writing as a rewarding and pleasurable task that he has no difficulty performing, in addition I hope it will stifle forever the dread of writing he has which is already becoming more and more apparent.

In addition, I hope, Han will be inspired to follow suit (she already likes to write as witnessed by her Torquay journal), I’ll know what my kids get up to when they’re away from Home and they’ll have a record to look back on when they’re older and can’t remember what it was they actually did during their school days.

Well That’s The Plan here’s to hoping that it works!

Opium, Rape and the American Way - By Chris Hedges

Malalai Joya: “This election under the shade of Afghan war-lordism, drug-lordism, corruption and occupation forces has no legitimacy at all”

The warlords we champion in Afghanistan are as venal, as opposed to the rights of women and basic democratic freedoms, and as heavily involved in opium trafficking as the Taliban. The moral lines we draw between us and our adversaries are fictional. The uplifting narratives used to justify the war in Afghanistan are pathetic attempts to redeem acts of senseless brutality. War cannot be waged to instill any virtue, including democracy or the liberation of women. War always empowers those who have a penchant for violence and access to weapons. War turns the moral order upside down and abolishes all discussions of human rights. War banishes the just and the decent to the margins of society. And the weapons of war do not separate the innocent and the damned. An aerial drone is our version of an improvised explosive device. An iron fragmentation bomb is our answer to a suicide bomb. A burst from a belt-fed machine gun causes the same terror and bloodshed among civilians no matter who pulls the trigger. READ REST AT

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

tusday 3rd nov hannahs 1st blog

Yesterday (2/11/09) was a bad day, 1st, at school, I was kicked and punished for kicking back and then, at the dentist, I had to hve my first filling.

Today at school it wasn't a good day for me at all because i slipt and fell in the mud, it wasn't very nice as you can imagine and my trousers got wet and filthy I was really upset because the boys laughed Lauren helped me through it. At play it was to wet to play outside.


this morning when i got up it was raining cats and Montys so I secretly convinced mum to let me go in the car.

At school I got 15 merits - 2 in re and 13 in music!!!!!!!!!

I have been transfered to the top science set from my form set
today in science we're looking at acids.
In French i got a 3c in speaking

damnation there was no curry noooooooooooooooooooooo
so instead I had the Brockington brunch - bacon, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, toast mmmmmmmm
but I didn't have enough money so I paid on credit i now owe 88p.

I came home on the bus with Brandon. we talked about my new land raider crusader which I got 3 days ago and it's the most powerful and expensive thing in my army!!!

Monday 2 Nov - Nat's 1st School Assessment

Nat came home from school today and immediately passed over an envelope from his form teacher. In it was his first academic assessement which was very good indeed. I had added photos here but problems stopped this post loading properly first time out so I'll put them in at home. At least that way i can run two diffferent browsers and have two google accounts open simultaneously!

Home, and I've got two browsers open, hooray!!!


Monday, 2 November 2009

Monday 2 Nov - Han punished at school / Han 1st filling - Bad Day 4 Han

Han came home from school in tears having been punished for something she didn't do. She was playing football when one of the lads chased her, pushed her over and then kicked her when she was on the ground. This wasn't seen but what was seen was Han kicking him back, as a result she was punished by having to spend the lunchtime with Mr Shepard the caretaker.

Then, to make things worse she and Nat had a dental appointment at 4pm. Nat's teeth were OK but Han had to have her first filling. The hole, apparently, was enormous and she wasn't given any pain killers, so once again home in tears. I think she'll be brushing regularly from now on.

Work tonight and my head still feels weird! In addition everythime I cough or burp I think I'm going to be sick!

Sunday 1 Nov - Rugby - Vipers v Hinckley

Vipers lost but not by alot, it was pouring with rain but here are the photos anyway:-

Saturday 31 Oct - Halloween

Here are the photo's of the Halloween party at the Braunstone allotment site. han didn't come with us, she went trick or treating with Donna and her kids.

Friday 30 Oct - My Brains in Space.

Nuff said!

Thursday 29 Oct - See Doctor

Went to see Doctor Graham in order to get hospital to bring forward hip transplant. He will write to arrange this. he prescribed some new painkillers which have given me a very strange weekend. I still feeel as if my brain is on cloud nine and it's now Monday. I think I'll use them very sparingly!!!