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

Test

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
pizza

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
Brandon
Misfits


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

Monday
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.

Tuesday
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.

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
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.

Friday
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

AudioBoo

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AUDIOBOO

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

Bed

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: