Friday, 31 December 2010

Thursday 23 December 2010

Today I went to Lazer Force with Jacob and my sister Hannah. We went there a 1pm for a 4 hour session of games I was great When we got there Hannah and I shared pizza then we played two games normal games and I levelled up to level 4 which meant I had missiles EPIC!!! Then I had some coke and another Pizza Then we played two more games and levelled up again to level 5 and then played a special game called manic where everyone had rapid fire and NUKES!!! it was awesome then we played Revolver where after you shot 6 shots you had to reload. Then after that we played Borg where if you got killed by a Borg you became one and had to asimulate other trekyes Hannah ruined the game for me by asking to be a Borg and then ruining after me across the map to shot me the cheat after that we played a game where you had lives and if you run out of Lives you had to leave the game.

Wednesday 22 December

Today I went to lazer Quest with Scouts I originally wasn't going but we had to cancel our trip to my grandma's and granddad's because they had had 2 feet of snow!! It was very fun and I lazerd lots of people MU HA HA. We played 3 games had pizza and got 2 drinks it was great fun and I got a massive accuracy score!! As well as lots of points. 

Monday, 27 December 2010

Secret boo

27 12 10

Didn't like themboo

The Hananator

Daddy lying

Dad lying

Dad singing

Mum being silly


Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas 2010

My alarm went of at six in the morning but when I got up my mum sent me back to bed for an hour. At 7 I got up again and went into my mums and dads room, got Hannah up, Then opened my stocking - I got: 36 Whistler darts for my nerf gun, wraps for boxing, Guardsman Marbo a Warhammer model, both of the rare halo mega blocks mystery figure's which are the pink and purple ones and some chocolate.

Down stairs there was a large pile of presents though most of them where for Hannah seen as I had got £200. I got - Assassins creed brotherhood, Modern Warfare 2, The rocket-hog mega blocks set it came with a ghost as well, The family Guy annual, The films Zombieland and the A-Team, 2 T-shirts, a pair of jeans, some more chocolate, a history book and other things besides.

After opening my presents I made my Warthog and ghost set this took some time especially the Warthog my mum helped my seen as my dad was to interested in Hannah's Ipod Touch.

Later on we had Christmas dinner which was exedingly nice especially the veg, the Parsnips where to die for, we also pulled crackers and drank J2O's!!!

Later I watched some movies and then did other Christmasy things.

Merry Xmas - Christianity: A Definition

The Xmas Story

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Sat - Wed holding post

Sat 18 Dec

Hannah ballet

Work Nightmare

Sun 19 Dec
Fin work deb pick up Rugby cancelled, home all day did little

Mon 20 dec

John Workk interview cup tea home / Brockington closed burst pipe /

Tuesday 21 dec

Brockington closed
Last day of term

Wed 22 dec
Snow, no trip to Reditch, Jacob around house, snowball fights, Scouts Laser Quest

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sunday 19 December 2010

Today I slept in till about 10am this was only because there was no rugby. Later on I went on the Xbox on Black ops which was fun. Even latter on I watched national lampoons Christmas vacation then after having a shower we watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Thursday/Friday: Another Horrendous Night on EA

Once more SNOW and ICE cause the UK to grind to a halt and yet again we are inundated with calls. Tonight was especially bad, still no JDM plus C, Jen and JB ill and D's baby in hospital, so that's five down to start with or half our complement of staff. In addition H asked me to do EA and it was a nightmare and to think only last week I was certain I'd never be doing it again after all that was one of the reasons why I choose to stay a part of our existing team.  We didn't stop, from 21:00, when we took over, to 03:00 it was non stop. The only break I got was when I went outside to clear my head and inadvertantly left my pass on the desk. Quick trip round the outside of the building looking for someone to let me back in! Bh and Prash stayed on with me until just after 03:00 but after that I was on my own and it was still busy. Finally noticed a text from one of our missing members and made a note to call them when I got home. It's now 05:52 I finish at 07:00 and I've yet to take my lunch or any other breaks. Oh well, it's our last night tonight and much as I'd like the overtime cash I don't think I'll be coming back in again untill we start again on Thursday. Apart from anything else I'm pretty sure I'm coming down with Hannah's cold now. Can't stop coughing, and hurt all over, especiall my right arm. The old RSI seems to be playing up again I'd best start stretching the long latex bands again asap.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Draft :

Thursday 16/12

Slept badly and was really pissed off when, after they got home, the kids, Hannah in particular, kept waking me up when I did manage to drift off. Got up just after 5PM but felt so sick with tiredness that I wasn’t able to eat dinner and gave it to the kids to share. Left for work shortly after 7PM; couldn’t find m y bicycle light, don’t say I lost it this morning, and when I tried to use the brakes and gears these were frozen up. Managed to free the back brake but was left with 2 gears and only front brake and no light on icy pavements. For some reason it took me longer than normal to get to work, can’t imagine why. I’m afraid I may have to take the bike into the shop as it looks as if the brake and gear cables have actually been damaged.

Well got there, eventually, and come 8pm there was no sign of JDM and nothing was said about his absence, then, so I later sent him a text to check everything was OK only to get his reply saying that he’d been suspended.

A little later Prash asked me to text him asking if was OK, which I did, and later still we were “advised of the situation” to wit, told sod all! I told everyone last week that the proposed changes to working routines were fraught with problems and were going to cause great upset; I’m sorry to have to say that it appears that I wasn’t wrong! Joined Up Thinking; Why Is It So Rare? Now is the time for all good men (persons) to keep their fucking heads below the parapet!

Thursday 16 December 2010

Today I got up at 6 and did my paper round it took 30-45 mins which is not to long I then went to school or to be more specific to breakfast club and had a bagel as well as this I gave in my letter for the Kenya trip I hope I get to go it would be a very good experience. When I got home I did not do anything but write this and go on the PC and that is all. 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

JDM Suspended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday 15/12

Bed most of day, put podcasts on Nat’s mp3 (Sandisk Sansa) slept intermittently, han ballet nat scouts me work. Call 6:45 Nat answered and said I wasn’t home before asking who was calling. Call was from work but they disconnected before I could interfere and there was no way to call back as call from generic business free phone so no way of knowing from whom. There was some kind of dispute/bust-up at work between JDM and PM resulting in JDM, after discussion with Tramadol, leaving building and not being seen again that night. Prior to this the team had discussed their Xmas outing next week at the (Paris) Hilton Hotel and I’m glad I declined the offer to attend. The prices of the drinks are unbelievable; even the happy hour prices are more than I’d be willing to pay, I know my highly unusual use of public bars has somewhat put me out of touch with the going rate for a beer but I know a rip-off when I see one. In addition they expect you to wear smart casual clothing…who’s the customer, who’s paying their wages?. At their prices I should be able to wear a flipping fig leaf if I want too and all they should do is grin if I chose to bare it. T’was another long night and by the time I got home Nat had left for school, it was nearly 8:00 and Hannah was manipulating images on the PC. After a quick trip to the shops and a does of the old JK show I headed upstairs to Bedfordshire.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

DRAFT: Not a Lot...Again

Monday13/12 / Tuesday14/12 – nothing much, Nat back at school and now doing his paper round. Can’t think of anything else.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Draft : Not A Lot

Nothing much as I recall; Nat back at school and now doing his paper round. Can’t think of anything else.

A week of illness Monday 6 December to Monday 13 December 2010

Today I started my paper round so I got up at 6am an cycled up to the paper shop and off I went with dad to deliver papers when I got back home I felt really ill so I had he day of school which I don't normally do but I was really sick. Later on that day I went to see The King And I at the Curve it was fabulous darling.

Mum and Dad did my paper round today so I just slept and had another day off school because I was ill really really ill so ill I was iller than an ill thing an ill thing that was ill and full of snot.

Today mum took me in the car to do my paper round and so it did not take too long and we were home in 30  min I missed school again and just stayed at home and watched TV and did other not to demanding things I also did not go to Scouts because I was ill and I can't not go to school then go to Scouts it's not right.

Today after doing my paper round I had another day of school which was the same as the rest of the week after my  mum and sister got home we went to see Hannah perform at St Crispins in the choir she was almost as good as I am at singing while there I was ill and got really cold it was a not very nice experience.

No school today   

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Draft : Rugby Friendly Ashby, Nat Scores, Ties for Tries, Argument in Car,

Sunday 12/12

Rugby friendly with Ashby, Nat scored two tries and is now equal first for most tries scored. Not in Brockington Rugby Team photo. Great game both teams fairly equally matched so game more interesting. We had a huge argument on way home when Deb and I disagreed about best route. Stuck in traffic for ages and they didn’t go to the Nursery ot McDonalds. I went to ASDA on bike got some beers and got pissed.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Draft: Nat's First Pay, Building Robots, Church Concert, Hannah Singing, Ladies Choir Brilliant, No Religion, Mulled Wine

Saturday 11/12

Not much during the day except that Nat GOT HIS FIRST PAY SLIP (see photo) then went to school to build robots, the nerve after being off all week. In the evening we went to a concert at a church located in Leicester Forest east which was really good. Hannah in choir, Synergy ladies choir, soloist, bell ringers, Enderby Brass, mulled wine, no religion/sermon (surprise) 12 day Xmas at end fun





Friday, 10 December 2010

Draft : Hannah's Party, Old Time EA, ....

Friday 10/12

As far a Hannah concerned still her birthday cos today is party day at Laser Fighting place. We got there at 4:15 (party 5-7) with Brandon in tow. If everything worked out I’d get to work on time.

Mixed party made up of four boys and six girls plus Donna and Jonathon who stayed as well

Josh did really well as did Han and Nat.

Everyone appeared to enjoy themselves greatly. Fill out

Got to work on time

Hasmukh wants me on EA cos there are no systems so back to the old way of doping things. I never thought I’d be doing this again with the proposed changes to EA..

Busy Busy Busy, eventually calmed down but Bharat Michaela and I on it all night

Michaela iPhone spends HOW much!!! Illuminatia joke

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Draft : Hannah Is Ten (10) Today!!! PLUS...

Thursday 9/12

Birthday Girl 10 Today

Hannah had opened all her presents, except DS game, before I got home …cow

Loves her phone and so does Nat

Nat still poorly but did papers with Deb

Bye Bye Nokia N8 – Stripped off all apps and personal data and saved passwords etc but forgot to copy notes re Harry Potter film and King & I

Nat & I watched the Apprentice


Hannah is hooked on her new phone

School Concert at St. Crispin’s / Hannah in choir and did a reading / Brief word Steve R and John S.

Start work 9:30 immediately in meeting re new EA team

I was asked to stay behind after others left to discuss possible problems with a new set up with Pramod. I declined to switch teams but I’m having second thoughts. It depends who’s in charge.

The call volume was not so busy tonight as the weather has improved and people are now aware of how to clear blocked condensate pipes.

JDM was stuck on the phone with a nutter who insisted we send out one of our guys to repair a local electrical substation that had blown and caused a power cut. Even after 20 minutes the man was still shouting at JDM and demanding we do the repair. He could not grasp the fact that we have nothing to do with electrical distribution. I don’t know where JDM finds the patience I wouldn’t have.

Liverpuddlian with no intestines bowls or stomach

Did returned to work with JDM then had in depth conversation re implications of change to EA structure on the night team.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Draft : School Performance management meeting, Hannah Birthday Excitement, School Website, Twitter

Nat Still Sick but does Paper Round in car with Deb

School Headmasters performance management assessment with Vi and Gill.

Concert on in the hall, baby in reception, kill and kibbutz

Hannah is driving everyone crazy about her birthday tomorrow.

Work Humongous; after 9:00 calls through the roof and stayed there all night.

New School Website pretty damn good

So So Tied, I miss you twitter.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Draft : Deb & I Paper Round, Nat Sick, Hannah Cubs Carol Concert, Work Madness

Deb & I Paper Round
Nat Still Sick

Wiki Leaks Arrest

Hannah Carol Concert with Cubs Alyestone church passed on way to work just finishing.

Work Frantic

Loads of people working through

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

DRAFT : Paper Round, Brockington College Xmas Fair, Brandon

Call from paper Shop does Nat want a paper round

Brockington Xmas fair

Took Brandon there and Home

Friday 3 December 2010

After school today Brandon came round and we watched Sherlock on the TV I also confirmed with the news agents that I was going to start a paper round. Later on we went to Brockingtons Christmas Fair which was fun we had food and entered rigged competitions!!!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

See Yesterday, Unified Field Theory, Lipstick,

I refer you, dearest reader, to my entry of the previous inst. With no loss of vigour my thundering, chundering and grumbling tummy continued unabated, more and more poopy pants were birthed with each and every cough, weeze and sneeze and the Himalayan like mountain of dirty laundry continued its rapid journey heavenward.

It was during a particularly vicious sneeze and follow through that I first formulate my unified field theory describing, in the simplest terms, everything contained within the macro cosmic all; from the smallest to the largest, from the briefest to the virtually everlasting, from the darkest of dark matter to the brightest of supernovae. However, as simple as this theory is and as astonished as you would be to discover the secret of the origin of the Universe, I won’t bore you with it here. We’ll leave that for another day; astonishing you that is. Mind you, no matter how wondrous the revelation, if you’re like my daughter, if it doesn’t wear lipstick you’ll think it’s intrinsically boring regardless.

De'ja' Vu - Tummy Bug, Poopy Pants and Finally A Unified Field Theory.

I refer you, dearest reader, to my entry of the previous inst. With no loss of vigour my thundering, chundering and grumbling tummy continued unabated, more and more poopy pants were birthed with each and every cough, weeze and sneeze and the Himalayan like mountain of dirty laundry continued its rapid journey heavenward.

It was during a particularly vicious sneeze and follow through that I first formulate my unified field theory describing, in the simplest terms, everything contained within the macro cosmic all; from the smallest to the largest, from the briefest to the virtually everlasting, from the darkest of dark matter to the brightest of supernovae. However, as simple as this theory is and as astonished as you would be to discover the secret of the origin of the Universe, I won’t bore you with it here. We’ll leave that for another day; astonishing you that is. Mind you, no matter how wondrous the revelation, if you’re like my daughter, if it doesn’t wear lipstick you’ll think it’s intrinsically boring regardless.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Today my dad got a phone call the subject of this call was that I had got a paper round 16 houses a day 17 papers a day 6 days a week £12 a week and Christmas tips seen as it's December. I will now have my own money that I have earned my self by doing work.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tummy Bug, Poopy Pants, Money Money Money, Onederful.

I’d had an upset stomach all weekend and couldn’t stop farting and going to the loo. Things only got worse as each day passed and by Wednesday I was shitting myself whenever I coughed or sneezed and felt as if I was going to throw up at any moment.

I continued to experience these symptoms for the remained of the week and had to take Wednesday and Thursday as sick leave. The horrible thing is that I’m not sure that I had the full blown vomit bug that’s doing the rounds and clearing schools and work places. If I haven’t then I remain as at risk as anyone else of doing so! If that happens I’m afraid it’ll be nappies (diapers if you’re an American reader) to work as I can’t afford to take anymore time off.

I think the very best thing about winning a huge amount of money, on the lottery or some other way, would not be the facility to spend enormous sums of money but rather the sense of relief that would accompany the resultant freedom; especially freedom from obligations imposed upon one because of the necessity of remaining in employment! One might choose to continue to work but one would not be obliged to. If one felt like taking a day off there would be nothing and no one to stop one; additionally it would allow one to describe oneself as one in one’s writings as one has just done…and of course, that’s just Onederful!!!

Tummy Bug, Poopy Pants, Money Money Money, Onederful

I’d had an upset stomach all weekend and couldn’t stop farting and going to the loo. Things only got worse as each day passed and by Wednesday I was shitting myself whenever I coughed or sneezed and felt as if I was going to throw up at any moment.

I continued to experience these symptoms for the remained of the week and had to take Wednesday and Thursday as sick leave. The horrible thing is that I’m not sure that I had the full blown vomit bug that’s doing the rounds and clearing schools and work places. If I haven’t then I remain as at risk as anyone else of doing so! If that happens I’m afraid it’ll be nappies (diapers if you’re an American reader) to work as I can’t afford to take anymore time off.

I think the very best thing about winning a huge amount of money, on the lottery or some other way, would not be the facility to spend enormous sums of money but rather the sense of relief that would accompany the resultant freedom; especially freedom from obligations imposed upon one because of the necessity of remaining in employment! One might choose to continue to work but one would not be obliged to. If one felt like taking a day off there would be nothing and no one to stop one; additionally it would allow one to describe oneself as one in one’s writings as one has just done…and of course, that’s just Onederful!!!

Monday 29 Nov / Tuesday 30 Nov

Tonight our team was due to start our own four day stint and it wasn’t a delightful prospect. The weather continued to worsen all across the UK and people were desperately trying to get through to us. Slept most of the day, between trips to the toilet as my tummy got worse and worse. The night was as bad as expected and I was looking forward to the  the fact that I’d booked the following night off as a holiday. I had a Governors meeting to attend and afterward we were supposed to be going out for a meal at the left bank restaurant.
The night finally came to an end and I came home happy in the knowledge that I wouldn’t be back for at least 36 hours. My tummy got worse. The school called to say that the meeting was still on but the meal had been cancelled because of the weather conditions.
The meeting was fairly brief, in the main due to the new chairpersons professional skills; Nick’s involved in local politics and works in local Government so he’s well verse in moving things along. We were done for 6:00 and I walked home with one of the new parent Governors Simon, a teacher at a secondary school who’d attended his first meeting that evening. I think he lives around the corner on the new estate but as usual I didn’t ask. You can take the boy out of the close knit Welsh village community where he hated the lack of privacy but you can’t take that hatred out of the boy. I go out of my way not to ask people about themselves.
As the evening went by…my stomach got worse; by the following morning I had the full blown bug and very sneeze or cough was accompanied by an expulsion of material from my lower parts. I very much doubt we’ll ever manage to get those pants clean again!
I did, I’ve just recalled, manage to take a few photos of the snow covered canal as I cycled home but they have come out incredibly dark. I thought the area was very bright, because of all the snow, but the pictures tell an entirely different story. Take a look for yourselves:

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Nothing happened at all day except it snowed and I went out in to the playground at lunch and through snow balls at people and they where lobed back at me. After school I took the bus home and when I got home nothing happened at all except nothing so nothing happened.        

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sunday 28 November 2010

Today I did nothing because Rugby was called of because of the cold and snow I stayed in my PJ's all day how lazy well what else was I going to do there was no Rugby and as a result I was bored senseless all I did was Xbox and watch TV yawn I also wrote my army list for Warhammer and that was all I did.  

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Overtime 2

Another long night where we didn’t stop. 8:00PM to 6:00AM double time but Oh God was it busy. The UK is getting hit by early November snows and everything is grinding to a halt…again. People are so different from hardy pensioners who’ll wait until morning through to pampered thirtysomethings who get into a total tizzy if face with the prospect of being a little cold for a few hours. Don’t these people own a F**king coat! Eventually the night ended and I cycled home in the snow. My stomach acre was no better in fact it had gotten worse and I wasn’t looking forward to the start of our four day stint that evening. Thank God I’d booked off Tuesday night as holiday in order to attend the Governors Xmas meal.

Saturday 27 November 2010

Today I went to Robot building and built Robots to complete a series of challenges involving Lego and medicine. After lunch I went into town with Jacob and Zak we went to several stores like forbidden planet and we got Halo figures as well as this we went to Maryland Chicken YUM YUM.       

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Overtime, Work, Ancient Civilisation, Nat and the Horse Stealing Gypies, Poor N8, Frantic Night, Snow,

Well what happened on Saturday? To be honest I have no idea and that’s because it is currently 04:33 on Sunday morning and I’ve been working non-stop since 8pm last night. I’m absolutely knackered, so much so that I just spelt absolutely wrongly three times. Jesus H Christ on a crutch, a bit of snow in the UK and you’d think it was “the day after tomorrow”; people are so lacking in perspective! So I can’t remember what happened yesterday. Fell asleep downstairs…again, Nat went to school to keep building his robot…again Twittered for a while …again (280 followers but quite a number are spam followers) Deb and Hannah went shopping…again and Nat went into town this afternoon with his mates…again.

Hasmuhk called and asked me if I could come in to work this evening because the other team was very short handed because of sickness and that it was very busy because of the snow. I agreed that I’d work through the night and that the rate was double bubble. Before I went to bed and Nat went into town we all watched the first episode of the new BBC series Ancient Civilisations which was superb. Even Hannah seemed to watch most of it…Yes Hannah!

Grabbed a few hours shut eye, had a number of weird dreams including Nat conspiring with Gipsy relatives we didn’t know we had to steal the horses we also didn’t know we had. That one worked out well in the end…I think. I can’t remember anything about the others; other than the fact that they were equally as odd.

Managed to snatch a few hours sleep before I was up and getting ready for work. Deb drove me in, to icy to cycle, and will pick me up in the morning. When I saw the number of calls in queue I nearly turned round and left but by then Deb had gone and the chance was lost. After this things got worse as the numbers climbed to three figures. I’ll draw a veil over the remainder of the night suffice to say I’m totally bollixed and want to go home…Now!

In fact I’ve just realised that I’m so zoned out that I hadn’t noticed that I should have taken my lunch break half an hour ago. So I’ll now see if I can tough it out until *I’ve only 45 minutes to go and then take it and my 15 minute break together and finish for the morning. The last part of this entry should have been in the Sunday blog but that shows you just how tired I am! I’ve just informed the over night manager, Bali, of my intentions and that I’m finishing at 06:00 instead of 07:00 so I’ve got eight minutes left before signing off and enjoying the next 105 minutes before I go home. That’s now dropped to six minutes but no doubt I’ll catch another before this has elapsed! Well I was right, I did catch another and a funny little one it was. Confidentiality precludes me giving any details.

Oh yes, there was one other small matter; just before I left for work I thought I'd check on the Carphone Warehouse site to see how the repair of my N* was progressing. Hooray, looked along the progress bar and it appeared that it had been repaired and was about to be returned to the shop for me to pick up. Oh Shit, I carried on reading only to discover the accompanying notes which were to advise me that their engineer had been unable to affect a repair and yes my phone could still do everything except make phone calls. So Deb's got herself a flash expensive Sat-Nav and high end camera and I need to do more overtime! Chalk it up to experience boy and forget those suicidal thoughts!

Overtime 1 and Poopoo Bottom

Tonight I agreed to go into work and do an extra shift because the other team were so short handed because of winter sickness. Most of my team were also in but only stayed until 2:00 AM whereas i stayed until 6:00 after which I’d had enough and got on bike and headed home. We were frantically busy and didn’t stop all night. I already regretted that I’d agreed to do Sunday also. It was a sign of things to come, although I didn't know it at the time, that I kept having to go to the toilet and my tummy was really painful. In addition I couldn't stop farting stinky ones which is why i sat bye myself rather that with the others. I’ll draw a veil there, suffice to say…What a Stink!!!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday....Boring

Work incredibly busy so little else than it and sleep. Finally succumed to tummy bug and took an hours holiday to leave early on Thursday morning. Done little since apart from tweeting. I can't even be arsed to make up nonsense.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Thursday 25 November 2010

Today I had a Rugby tournament from period 3 to 1 hour after school I played as a hooker for the school team not surprising relay seen as I am always the Hooker. We only lost one game and that was not the final which we won so we won the tournament and I was Captain and we all got free pens for playing!!!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Today I went to Scouts after school and we played games and did some map work I also talked to Jacob about wino's school rugby team and apparently they are terrible and are mixed year 7 8 which is good news if we play them.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Poorly Hannah, Nat back To School, Tummy Ache Continues,

Hannah was still unwell this morning and will stay home off school for another day. Nat seemed to have recovered and went to school although not on his bike Deb drove him there. How he fared I don’t know as when I got up this PM he was at his friend Brandon’s house. He wasn’t back when I left but I assume he must be better or he wouldn’t have gone out.

Deb took another “sick child” day and stayed home with Hannah; that meant that I was able to go to bed and not stay up with her. She still looked pretty rough when I woke and it looks as though it’ll be another no school day tomorrow..

I again stole Nat’s N95 and tried to listen to The Phones Show Chat Podcast but kept falling asleep. After a number of restarts I eventually heard it all the way through although not all at one time. It’s a little worrying to hear Steve Litchfield announce that he’s abandoned the N8 in favour of his old N86 as that’s the phone I nearly bought. He has a point about touch screens however and it’s easy to see the allure of an old fashioned real keyboard. The bottom line is, I suppose, that there’s no such thing as “the perfect phone” it’s more a case of horses for courses. Anyway, it’s all academic at the present time for all I know I’m now the proud possessor of a Nokia Personal Media Player if Carphone Warehouse doesn’t come through with the repair!

Before I retired for the day, I’m a vampire I is, I finished updating the blog which now only requires the inclusion of a few more photos and videos to bring it bang up to date.

Work was hectic tonight and I helped out issuing the emergency calls. I, it appears, drew the short straw and ended up with the busiest area. I didn’t stop for breath from 20:30 until just after 00:30; on the upside the time just flew by. Eventually things quietened down and I was able to go back to my normal duties.

It’s a slow night punctuated only by my frequent trips to the little boys room; I suspect that I’m suffering, mildly, from the same malady as the kids…shit to coin a phrase, well a word actually you can’t really refer to a single word as a phrase, can you? Is it possible to claim "Squatters Rights" over someone elses toilet?

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Teacher comments in red.

 Today I went round Brandon's and we played some Warhammer What is Warhammer? I had my Space Wolves Space Wolves what are they? and which hunters Who? he had Tau What are Tau? and I won because I am the greatest Very full of your self Nathaniel so Yay me!!Yay is not a word As well as this I did not have mushy peas to eat but Pizza very nice Pizza Don't use the word nice Nathaniel is a boring word it was outstanding Pizza. very good Nathaniel.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Sick Kids, Advent Calendar, Ploughman

As I mentioned in the previous post, both of the kids were off sick today with the tummy bug that’s doing the rounds. When we phoned their schools to advise them of the situation we were informed that there were scores of pupils off with the same thing. After I’d updated the photo and videos previously mentioned I photographed and uploaded a few photos of the Advent Calendar that Deb had made for Hannah (see below).

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Deb had decided to stay at home to look after the kids and so took the opportunity to telephone John Adams (01162365375) re ploughing allotment.

If explained that if he ploughed it now and we left it exposed so that the frost could break up the ground it probably wouldn’t also need rotavating later. So that’s the plan, then after the frost we’ll cover over the parts we don’t intend to immediately cultivate so that the plot doesn’t get over grown again. It’ll cost £20 for him to plough the plot and that’s not a bad price at all. If we don’t hear back from him soon we’ll chase him up to make sure it gets done before Xmas.

It was frantic at work again tonight and things didn’t quieten down until about 01:00 in the morning which is when I started bring these last few entries up to date. All that’s left to do now is embed the relevant photos and videos and it’s done. I’ll do those on my off days this week

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Monday 21 November 2010

Today I did not go to school partly because I was ill and partly because I was exhausted from camp. So instead of going to school I watched TV and went on the pc what a nice day to recover from the camp to have a bit of R and R :)

Chief Scout gold award camp

I got to camp on Saturday morning at 8 and when everyone had got up 2 people cooked breakfast on an open fire while the rest of us made are bibvowacks after an hour in which I had to open my survival tin to get the knife out we had breakfast a full English YUM YUM after this we continued to build are bibvowacks and ours was really good. After lunch which we cooked on an open fire same as with breakfast we built camp gadget's or more specificity washing up stands again our group's was da best. We then did some more work on are bibvowacks and had a session on knives, axes and saws after this we had dinner and went to bed in our bibvowacks. After getting up on Sunday we took our bibvowacks down cooked breakfast and did a season on first aid we learnt how to treat Frost bite, Heat exhaustion, Heat stroke and how to give CPR after this we made ballisters and fired them it was fun we then had dinner packed up camp got our badges and went home. 

Redditch, Andrew Marr Show, Young Earth Creationist, N95, Podcast, Dan Carlin, Rang George, Allotment Plough Man, Back From Camp, New Shife, Lurggy,

It was my first night back at work tonight so I needed to catch up on some sleep during the afternoon. Nat would be away until early evening and Deb and Hannah were planning to visit Deb’s parents in Redditch and collect him on their way home

I watched the Andrew Marr show and had a good laugh at the Young Earth Creationist who appeared on the following programme explaining why, he believed, Darwin was wrong and why the earth was less than Ten Thousand Years Old. What a complete arsehole of the first order. These people are so needy that’ll they’ll swallow any old bollocks and repeat the same old lies to convince themselves of the existence of their God. It’s interesting how they’re so quick to dismiss the equally irrational beliefs of other religious folk…Total F**king F**kwits! Equally amused and depressed that people can honestly believe such tosh I made my way to bed via Nat’s room where I temporarily stole back my old N95 so that I could listen to a few podcasts while getting off to sleep. Dan Carlin’s most recent Common Sense program if I recall correctly. I received an automated call from the Carphone Warehouse telling me that my phone had been dispatched and that they’d let me know when it came back which was nice if somewhat unexpected.

Before I’d gone to bed I’d rung George, who was the previous allotment site manager, to ask him to ask his successor if she could ring us today, she’d forgotten last week, with the number of the gentleman who would plough our allotment for us. As luck would have it George had his number and was able to give it to me over the phone. We planned to call him later in the week to arrange to get our plot ploughed.

I eventually got up at about half four after Deb had called me to make sure I didn’t forget that I had to get up earlier now we were starting work at 20:00 instead of 21:00. She called again at 17:00 to say that she and Han were at the camp and waiting to pick up Nat. When they hadn’t arrived home 45 minutes later I called her back only to find that they were still waiting for the scouts to finish clearing their camp site. Eventually they got home and Nat stank. They had slept in their bivouacs and he was rank but grateful for his new sleeping bag that is suitable for temperatures as low as minus 18C! He’d finally opened the survival tin that his granddad had bought him about five years ago and proceeded to display the contents. It seems that he had a great time at camp but then he always does.

I left for work at around 19:00 and arrived with plenty of time to spare. So far I like this new shift the time passed quickly and I was able when it was finally quite to catch up on these blog posts. Cycled home in the morning, back by 7:30, to find both kids were struck down with the “Lurggy”. Deb stayed home to look after them because Hannah was very poorly and she didn’t want to leave her being sick and with me asleep in bed. I posted some photos and videos onto a couple of the blogs I’d written that night then went to bed at about 11:00.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Queens Scouts Camp 2, Carphone Warehouse, £80!, Steak, Magners Pear Cider, Harry Potter, Stomach Pains, Things To Come,

We were up early because we’d agreed the night before to try and get Nat to camp by 08:00; it was still foggy but nothing like as bad as the previous evening and eventual just before 08:00 we found the entrance, it wasn’t easy thank you Hannah, and left Nat with one of the troop leaders. They would be building bivouacs in which they would sleep that night. Nat had demolished a huge bowl of cereal before we left home and subsequently, we later discovered, sat down to eat a full English breakfast with the rest of the troop…greedy little sod!

The previous evening Deb had gone on line to discover the nearest approved Nokia repair outlet. I filmed the journey and the video quality was outstanding as were traveling at around 50mph. Unfortunately this will probably be wiped while they're trying to fix the phone! This turned out to be the Carphone Warehouse shop on Welford Road so, after dropping Nat off, we headed there to see if they could repair the phone. They weren’t open until 09:00 and as we arrived early I decided to see if the FM transmitter would allow me to play one of the podcasts I’d put on the phone via the car radio. This it did indeed do, perfectly. Eventually the shop opened and I explained what had happened. The guy there wasn’t sure they could repair it, hopefully they say this to everyone, but agreed to send it off to their engineers to see what they could do. If they can repair it, fingers crossed, it’ll cost me £80 so everything I saved by buying on eBay has been lost. In addition they’ll have to destroy the memory card in order to remove it so that’s another £20 down the drain. It’s now just a question of waiting to hear back from them.

Afterwards we did the weekly shop at Sainsbury’s’ where Deb picked up a couple of small, but succulent steaks for she and I for dinner, Hannah doesn’t like beef so she would be having macaroni cheese…one of her favourites. While we were there we also picked up some beers including three bottles of Magners’ pear cider which was on special offer. This was very nice but nothing like as nice as the St Austell’s pear cider she’s bought the previous week. When you open that it smells like pear drops and is gorgeous.

Hannah had a ballet lesion that afternoon and had to stay for an additional hour to make up for the lesion she’s missed on Wednesday so she was exhausted when she eventually got back home.

We had our dinner; the steaks were delicious, while watching the end of the first Harry Potter film on ITV and decided, once it had finished, that we’d then watch number four, Goblet of Fire. I fell asleep and missed the end; Hannah and Deb watched the next one as I slept on. When I woke up they’d gone to bed so I made up a bed on the sofa and went back to sleep. I woke again around 04:00 with a searing stomach ache which I’m still experiencing as I write this. It seems Deb had been suffering from this too and on Monday both of the kids also came down with it, Hannah was particularly severely affected and spent the day in bed when she wasn’t in the loo throwing up!

Saturday 20 November 2010

When I got to camp in the morning.........................................WELL NAT WHAT?????

Friday, 19 November 2010

Cancelled Hospital, N8 Arrives, N8 Broken, Depression, Suicidal, Great Video, Camp, Sat Nav, Fog, Defeated, Homeward Bound, TWAT.

Phoned the Hospital and rearranged my appointment for the 17th of February next year. At 8:40, shortly after Deb had left to drop Hannah at school and go to work, there was a knock at the door and my new phone was delivered. Let joy be unconfined I’ve finally got a Nokia N8! I spent the first hour checking it out and playing with it before I decided I was ready to insert the sim card. I removed this from my N82 along with the removable memory card. I didn’t need to put a card in the new phone as it has 16 Gigs of internal storage but I wanted to transfer the contents of the card into its onboard memory. This would alleviate the necessity of re-downloading the podcasts and videos I had stored on it. THIS WAS WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG!!! You know when crashes are blamed on human error, because the pilot is so familiar with what he does that he thinks he’s done something but he hasn’t, well I experienced something similar. I picked up the memory card and inserted it into the SIM slot pushing it home to ensure it fit. One Hundredths of a second later I realised what I’d done, but even now I don’t know why I did such a stupid thing, but it was too late. The card was in the slot and there was absolutely nothing I could do that would remove it. I tried easing it out with a pin but only succeeded in damaging the SIM slot. My beautiful new phone had now effectively been turned into a Nokia iPod, f**k f**k F**K! I have never felt so stupid in my entire life and the adrenaline was pumping through my system as the repercussions of what I’d done came home to me! When Deb called to ask if the phone had arrived and I had to explain what I’d gone and done I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me especially as she couldn’t keep the amusement out of her voice. Whether or not it can be repaired; forever after she and the kids will now refer to the N8 as the “brick” that Daddy made. What made things even worse was that everything that still worked, of course, worked perfectly. The camera and video were super as you'll see from this First Film -

The phone acquired a GPS lock in seconds and, after I’d remembered the password to allow it access, so did the Wi-Fi. It worked just fine allowing me access to the internet.

Eventually Deb and the Kids came home and discovered, in detail, exactly what as massive screw up I’d made. Despite this, the Kids were completely captivated by what the N8 could still do and were fighting with each other to get their hands on it.

Nat had to leave for camp so I put the approximate location into the phone which would allow me to test out the free Nokia Maps software. Again this worked superbly and we obtained full off line voice guided navigation. Unfortunately it was very foggy when we left home and as we travelled toward Kirby Mallory this got worse and worse. We easily found the general location, after a hic-cup when I entered the road name and we discovered that the software had plotted our route to a street within Leicester with the same name. We eventually got to the right road but by this time visibility was appalling so despite repeatedly driving up and down the road and stopping to ask directions a number of times we were unable to locate the entrance to the camp site. Eventually we decided it was no longer safe to keep looking and returned home. When we got back I phoned one of the scout leaders and explained what had happened and agreed we’d drop Nat off there in the morning. Even in the daytime the entrance proved difficult to find and it was pure luck that Hannah spotted it as we, once more, drove passed it.

I can’t say I slept well that night; I tossed and turned dreaming of the complete disaster I’d created because of a moment’s inattention! I sincerely hope it’s a long time before I experience another day like this one…Twat!

Friday 19 November 2010

Today my Dad was a total idiot and put the memory card in the sim card slot on his new N8 what a FOOL! we also could not drop me off at the scout camp because we could not find the entrance in the fog so we came home.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Bought an N8 on eBay, Hospital Tomorrow

Finally bid on and bought an N8, £295 plus £7 postage. Sellers a female, on Three who received it as an unwanted upgrade, with 100% feedback so it looks like I’ve bagged me a bargain (if only I knew what the future held in store for me!). Paid the money and later received an email to say that the phone had been dispatched and was scheduled to arrive before 1pm tomorrow. At last, I’m going to own the best camera phone that’s ever been made…to date. There was only one problem; I was due to attend the hospital in the morning to see my consultant surgeon. This was to be the final check that everything was OK with my new hip. I would need to rearrange this because as sure as eggs the phone would be delivered whilst I was out if I didn’t. I wish now that I kept this appointment!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Shopping For Camp, Queen's Award, No Ballet, Sleepyhead,

Finished work at 08:00 for the last time, its 07:00 from now on. Cycled home and spent the day on the PC doing little or nothing. Nat went shopping this evening, with the Queens Award group (he attends a special scouts group, separate from his normal pack, once a month in order to do this) for provisions for camp this coming week end. This meant that he missed the normal meeting. Hannah was supposed to go to ballet but for some reason I don’t think she went. Certainly on the coming Saturday she had to stay an extra hour to make up for the missed session. The reason I’m unclear over the details is that by this time I was sat on the sofa drifting in and out of sleep and my comprehension of my surroundings was nil.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Nothing To Report

Sleep, Deb still marking N8’s, work nothing of significance other than tonight’s our last night. Off until Sunday…Hurray!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Payday, I Have a Dream, eBay, N8, New Team Members, D's a Daddy, Silly Season,

At last, Some Money, yes its payday, there’s actually going to be something positive in our bank account for at least the next three days! Wow, after that it’ll be back to a eking out the overdraft for another 28 days. Is it any wonder that, despite knowing the odds, I still buy the occasional lottery ticket? Just like Doctor King “I have a Dream” its just that mine entails oodles of money, foreign travel and hot and cold running whores, surely that’s not too much to ask for, is it?

I spent most of the day in bed dreaming; of oodles of money, foreign travel and the aforementioned ladies of easy virtue. All too soon it was time to awaken and face the dreary reality that currently passes for my life. In an attempt, doomed to backfire (see coming Saturday blog) to hold onto as much of my overtime as she can Deb’s perusing eBay for bargain deals on a Nokia N8. There are loads up for offer as many people have received them as contract upgrades and are attempting to generate a little spending money by flogging them off.

Work’s getting really busy as we enter the cold season and tonight I discovered that one of our two new team members has just become a Daddy and will therefore be off, on paternity leave, for an indefinite period. Now he seems to be a nice, if somewhat credulous, guy but one has to question the decision, given his circumstances, to employ him on our team after all this is our busiest time of year. Additionally, someone else who supposedly transferring to our team, who has been on sick leave ever since the transfer was supposed to take effect, is now coming back to work but not as part of our team…weird. To cap it all, the last person I spoke to this morning wanted to complain that we hadn’t resolved his problem despite the fact that he had cancelled the appointment made for the previous day to do this. Once again, dearest reader, we’re in the silly season!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Loughborough Fair Photos and Videos, Allotment, Rent, Ploughman, New Site Manager, Broken Monitor, EA Overtime,

Today I uploaded the Loughborough Fair photographs and Videos with a few to including them in this blog. As you’ll see they are now linked into the previous post. Deb picked up Nat from Jacobs and as mentioned stayed to speak to Chris who burst into tears.
We also popped up to the allotment to let them know we were still alive, still interested, pay our annual rent and see about buying enough covering material to cover our plot. We were advised that there was a gentleman who would, for a few quid, plough our plot and subsequently rotavate it. The lady who’s taken over from George as site manager was going to telephone us later with his number but must have forgotten to.
When I got to work I discovered that the monitor at the new desk I’d moved to was broken so, instead of going back to my old work station I moved further away even though that entailed having to use a CRT old style monitor. I considered this but a small price to pay. Interesting to note, three of our team were already there doing o/t on did that happen back to the good old days of the four guys monopoly perhaps, I don’t think so!
We had a team meeting and it was decided that in order to provide the necessary early evening staff for EA, it’s that or leave it to Geoff (!) from now on we’d change our hours to 8pm - start next Sunday 21/11.

Consider Humanism

Consider Humanism - Robert Ingersoll from American Humanist Association on Vimeo.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Bruce Redundant, Jacob's Sleep-Over, Nat Away, Payslip, Over-Time Wrong, Supreme Twattery, N8, Chick-Flick,

Terrible news today; the company that Bruce, Jacob and Josh’s Dad, works for has gone bust and he’s been made redundant. This is devastating news for them. Bruce earned 40K per annum while Chris, his wife, earns only £10K part time. They are facing an 80% drop in income and when Deb picked up Nat from there the following morning and spoke to Chris she just burst into tears and said they had no idea what they were going to do. It’s all right to talk about necessary cuts and spending restraint but its different when it hurts someone you know and like.
To make matters worse Jacob was due to have a load of kids over to stay the night today to celebrate his 13th birthday. This still went ahead and Nat stayed the night there. I’ve told Nat that if Jacob’s parents have to start selling things, like his and Josh’s games consoles and such, he is to make sure that they know they are welcome at our house at anytime play on his with him. They’ve shared more than enough of their stuff with him quid pro quo. Despite the news the sleep over was a great success and we didn’t see Nat again after he went to their house at 2pm. Deb, as I mentioned, picked him up the next morning.
I received my payslip in the post this morning and imagine my surprise when I discovered I hadn’t been paid for all of my overtime. Later, at work, I discovered this was because the third time sheet that I thought I’d handed in before we went on holiday hadn’t been given in, I must have just picked up the two and not the third, so I gave it to John to process for December. This example of Supreme Twattery, far above and beyond the call of duty as it was, should have provided me with a warning to be more careful and if it had then my N8 would now be in my pocket not off in the hospital for poorly mobiles but more of this later. Anyway, Nat was away and as I left for work Han and Deb settled down to watch a chick flick…yuck! I was going to try and get this blog up to date but got side tracked by other things which is why I’m doing it now instead.

Saturday 13 November 2010 Building lego Robots at School

Today I went to robot building and built robots and stuff. Later, I went to Jacobs for a sleep over which was to celebrate his 13th birthday last Monday. First of we went on black ops and stayed on it for the rest of the night we videoed  several of the games and added   commentary

I stayed up till 06:30 the following day.

Friday, 12 November 2010

I Am Spartacus, @christt, Paul Chambers, @CrispySea, Loughborough Fair, Call of Duty, @Fab44Me, @Burlivesleftnut, Jack Kirby, The New Gods,

Today saw the #Iamspartacus campaign get launched on Twitter. After the judgement was made public there was an outcry. Many people, myself included, advocated resending the tweet but it took this tweet to get it going  - The online campaign was started by @christt, who tweeted yesterday evening: "I think we should all tweet Paul Chambers' original joke, Spartacus style. Thousands of us. Would that work? #twitterjoketrial". Before you knew it not only was this the top tending hashtag tweet in the UK it was the top trending hashtag in the World. Now whether or not this will have any effect on the intended appeal against the appeal is moot but it did demonstrate the outrage of those people who were aware of the trial at its outcome.
On another Twitter related note a comment I made about @CrispySeas tweet resulted in him sending me the following message @mysickbones It's a solid extra point to add to the post, you wanna stick it on the comments or want me to include it in the post somewhere? I suggested it would make more sense as an amendment and he’ll let me know when he’s done so {find out tweet subject}
I never have been involved in the use of chat rooms but since using Twitter I’ve come to understand why they are so popular. After all what is Twitter other than a glorified chat room?
When Deb got home that afternoon she suggested that we visit the fair in Loughborough that evening. Nat had some friends round playing Call of Duty so decided to stay home. This meant it was just the three of us and in a way that was good because it allowed Hannah to be the focus all our attention;. I don’t think we give her enough and this might explain her attitude because even if Daddy is shouting at you at least he’s interacting with you.
The fair was great, expensive but great. I went on two rides with Han and she went on a few by herself. We stayed for a couple of hours then made our way home, we couldn’t afford to remain any longer. I filmed the rides while Han and I were on them and they appear below along with the photographs we took.

When we returned and told Nat about it he regretted not coming and has vowed to go next year. However, he did manage to play Call of Duty with Nick the Son of the lady (@Fab44Me) in Las Vegas.
Later on I uploaded Jack Kirby’s original New Gods series of comics for @Burlivesleftnut  to download. Quite an interesting day all told and my Twitter followers are now 230.

Retro Psychic - Love It

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

Armistic Day, Twitter Joke Trial, N8 Video, The Commuter, Rugby Neil and Judo John,

It was Armistice Day and 90 years since the entombment of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey today. It may be because of all the wars in which we’ve recently been involved and all the WWII anniversaries this decade but Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday seem to becoming more and more ingrained in the public consciousness. There was the possibility that it would fade away as the survivors of the two world wars passed on but there seems little likelihood of this. Perhaps this will be Tony Blair’s legacy?

I observed the Two Minute Silence but spent the rest of the day on twitter. I’ve now got over two hundred (222 at that point) followers, admittedly a number of these are commercial spam followers but the majority are not and I’m now getting quite a few #FF (Follow Friday) recommendations.

Speaking of Twitter today was the day of the appeal against the judgement in the Twitter Joke Trial  (Paul Chambers, a 27-year-old accountant had sent the following tweet to a girlfriend after their planned meeting in Ireland was threatened by the bad weather “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!”). Hopes were running high that this nonsensical conviction, for making what was obviously a joke, would be overturned. The judge had not reached a decision the previous day so everyone was waiting with baited breath for her ruling that morning expecting that common sense would prevail and a man would get his life back..

Instead Judge Jacqueline Davies handed down a devastating finding at Doncaster which dismissed Chambers's appeal on every count. After reading out his comment from the site she found that it contained menace and Chambers must have known that it might be taken seriously.

This absurdity led directly to the I am Spartacus campaign launched on Titter the following day; thousands of people, including me, retweeting his original tweet or humorous variations thereof.

On the upside, I watched an amazing video made entirely on the Nokia N8 and when I say amazing I mean amazing. Check out The Commuter.

I also sent a text to Neil at Rugby and John at Judo advising them about Nat’s bruised kneecap and to expect him to be absent for the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

ICT Meeting at Millfield

Today I had a meeting arranged at Millfield with the Deputy Head to discuss ICT provision and strategy. I’d arrange to meet Steve after School had finished for the day. After a short wait in reception he led me off to speak to Aaron (Mr Jordan Hannah’s current form teacher and previously Nat’s) who was taking on more responsibility for this area. Steve wasn’t able to say with us as he had a meeting clash. Aaron and I spent a bout an hour discussing what resources the school was using and how it was using them. Aaron seems to be very much on top of things and announced that the brand new up to date and much updated school website would be going live on 19th November. I had planned to look at this on the day but as you’ll find out this was to be the day of the N8 disaster and I’ve yet to look at it.

At the end of our meeting Aaron promised to send me a summary report that I’ll use to produce a report for the next Governors meeting.

Not much else to report, Nat went to Scouts and Hannah to ballet in the evening leaving me with a little time to myself.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Finished Work, Frenzied Inactivity, Twitter, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Possible Las Vegas link Up

Finished work for another four days. The day passed in another frenzied round of inactivity, roll on spring I’m going to the allotment EVERYDAY just to have something to do. Anther day passed in a blur of Tweets. I shouldn’t make that sound so pathetic as I do enjoy going on Twitter it’s almost as good as having actual friends…feeling sorry for yourself there boy?

Today was the day Nat had been waiting for; the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops. He’d (Deb had) pre-ordered it and it arrived shortly after he’d left for school. Well, when he got home that was it. He wasn’t seen again for the remainder of the day. I must say that when I popped in to see him I was mightily impressed with the graphics even if I couldn’t keep track of what he was doing. It appears he has a natural aptitude for these games.

One of the people I exchange tweets with, who’s based in Las Vegas, was getting it for her Son and suggested that he (Nick) and Nat might play on line sometime. There’s and eight hour time difference so it might not prove to be too easy to do but worth a try (you’ll see in a later entry that they did get to play).

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Today Black ops came out. and the first thing I did on it was play campaign which was fun I do not want to ruin the plot for you so I will say no more and move on to multiplayer which was brilliant and there where lots of explosions and stuff it is a good game 9/10  

Monday, 8 November 2010

Monday 8 November 2010

Today I had to go to the doctors because my knee was giving me problems and as a result of this I now know that I have a bruised knee cap and that I cant do any Rugby, PE or Judo so that is very annoying very annoying in deed.

Sleep, Work and PRP

Slept most of the day didn’t get up until 6:00, ate, washed and cycled to work.

C was still away with a migraine, so we all enjoyed another quite night. I moved again as the monitor at my new work station was faulty and I wasn’t going back to my old one. Swings and Roundabouts, old fashioned CRT monitor but even further away from where C sits so I’ve escaped.

Got told what our performance related payments were going to be; I got nothing for July, that’s when I returned to work, but scored full payments for August and September. That’s about it for another day, another enthralling chapter in the never ending excitement that is the life of Mysickbones. I’ve got to go and do a parachute jump or something

Sunday, 7 November 2010

First Try of the Season, Green Documentry, Work,

Nat had a match with the Vipers; I couldn’t go as I had to get some sleep, where he scored their first try of the season. I’m not sure who they played but unfortunately they were, once more, trashed. Hannah stayed home with me and watched videos downstairs while I went to bed. I don’t normally get very angry, tell the kids that they won’t believe you, and last nights confrontation had left me feeling exhausted.

Before I left for work Nat and I started watching the Documentry "Where Did The Greens Go Wrong"; wow, GM crops and Nuclear Power could be "good" things, amazing I've thought that for ages. That's the trouble with doctrine it limits your thinking . I never managed to watch it to the end as I had to leave but nat did. I just wish I could get Hannah to watch these kind of programmes! Had to explain to Deb that there weren't thousands of kids effected by radiation poisioning fron Chenoybol.

Work that night was as busy as buggery but one good thing was that C claimed to have a migraine and left after about an hour. I managed to do some more blog summaries in anticipation of eventually writing them up (that's what I'm doing now 22/11) and spent time on Twitter agian. No wonder most of my follwers are Yanks; when I'm tweeting they're the only country awake.

That’s about it for this entry Oh what an exciting life I lead!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Allotment Not, Ben Elton Not, Nat and Jacob Fosse Park, Work, Newbies, Big Mouth,

Well the best laid plans and all that. The weather was foul, Deb had thing to do and the allotment was postponed, yet again, to another day. Deb had shopping to do so I cleaned up the house while she was out. Nat and Hannah had eventually got up and Hannah had gone out with Deb. Nat and I decided to watch my Ben Rlton Video, the one I’ve had for two years (!) and still not watched. Didn’t get to watch it again as shortly after we started watching Jacob called for Nat and they then headed off to Fosse Park to peruse the shops. Deb and Han were back just after but not for long as they headed off once more to ballet. I went to bed as I had work that evening.

Two new members joined the team the night before Mikila, who I knew, and another lad named Durran who I didn’t.

C spent the whole night talking, no wonder I bury myself in writing this blog or twittering, and was in a foul mood because she’d had critical feed back about a call she’d taken (totally justified in my opinion). As usual she was more than happy to comment on other peoples work and she pulled this trick on me later when I’d had to cut off an abusive caller. Muttering under her breath she commented about how some people were always cutting people off. Bad timing baby; it was the wrong night to open that fucking big gob of yours. I gave it back big time and I think she was a bit gobsmacked that the worm had finally turned. I decided there and then that I was moving tomorrow night and not sitting near her again.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November

Today I took the bus again as my knee still hurts. After school I did not go to Judo because as I said earlier my knee hurt. Instead I went to to some fire works at Braunston park which was fun and the fire works where explody and bright and loud and I should have used a commer back there between explody and bright so yeah.

Today after school my friend Rumit came round and we played Halo Reach and a game of Warhammer and even though he had 2 times more troops more me my luck held and I owned him which is to be expected as he is a NOOB at Warhammer and so are you yea you sitting on the chair and the other people in the room.    

My Birthday, No Presents, Holiday, Rumit Nat's Mate, Warhammer, Cake and Cyder


Today was my birthday, I won’t say how old as that’s depressing but not as depressing as being dead I suppose, but I didn’t get anything. Apparently the Nokia N8 I’m going to buy out of the masses of overtime I did before we went on holiday is to be my present from me to me…aren’t I a lucky boy?

I had booked the night off work, I had 48 hours unused holiday, our holiday runs from birthday to birth day, and one can only carry over a week’s worth, so I needed to use up the excess hours. The plan was, because I wouldn’t need to go to bed next morning, that we’d go to the allotment next day to clear it. Things never go to plan!

Nat, having forgotten it was my birthday, had invited friend round after school in order to teach him how to play Warhammer40,000. I wasn’t really upset there was just something in my eye and it wouldn’t stop watering…honest. Anyway home he came with Rumit in tow and they proceeded to cover the dining table in assorted monsters and space wolves (don’t ask). Rumit, who seemed like a good kid, only stayed until about 6:00 when his granddad called to collect him.

We did celebrate my birthday a little with a cake and a bottle of the apple juice (for the kids) and a bottle of the Berry Rattler (for me) we’d bought at the Cyder Farm.

These were yummy in the extreme.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Rugby Merit Wrong Name, Judo, Knee, Braunstone Park Fireworks Thursday 04 November 2010

 Nat came home from school with a merit for his rugby prowess at school. It was only later, when he was at boxing, that i took a closer look and discovered he'd brought home the wrong one. Someone else's parent, no doubt, discovered that their son was now named Nathaniel. Nat's knee was stiil causing him pain, a visit to the doctors diagnosed a bruised kneecap and was was ordered to refrain from rugby and judo for a few weeks to allow it to heal. So instead of judo we went to see the fireworks.

Here's a pictorial and video blog of Hannah, Nat and My trip (Deb was poorly) to see this year's Braunstone Town fireworks display which were held in Braunstone Park. Threre's not much to say as it was too noise to speak and we didn't meet anyone or see anything of note so let the pics and vids speak for themselves. Just one thing, the firework display didn't last very long it was all over in ten minutes!
Whoops!!! I nearly forgot; we did played a game of  
"Spot The Not A Teenage Mum" 
on the way out. Everytime we saw a pram we checked to see if the girl pushing it was old enough to have left school...most weren't it's that sort of area!