Tonight the family have mushroom plait with broccoli, peas and roast potatoes followed by homemade chocolate orange custard tart and for anyone who prefers something stodgier there's jam roly poly ... hee hee. The tart is huge so if you want a slice - come over!!!
Needless to say I will be good and stay away frm the puds. Not difficult as I loathe chocolate - especially the dark kind.
Surprised the new Doctor Who went down well as I was really disappointed in him. there again, I am a big David Tennant fan, so he's got an uphill climb.
Nice to see your kids are as bad as mine SL. I'm buying mine tickets to the Falkland Islands for their birthday - I do hope they go this time.
Well what a past few weeks and with a general election looming it isn't going to calm down. OK .. a little news for you. First the running. I'm still at it although I have had to curtail it quite a bit and now only run about 3 times a week because I have developed (what I think is bursitis) on the sole of my right foot. Fortunately, I now seem to be able to manage about 4.5 miles and as long as I ice and ibuprofen afterwards it causes me no bother. Luckily it seems to be healing, but the process is slow and has meant I had to withdraw from teh Stafford Half.
As for the kids ... well Throb is now living with his fiancee (who always reminds me of Gorgon for no accountable reason ... other than the obvious). he seems no nearer getting his career in order, but he seems happy enough so I guess I just have to let go.
Twitch is now working at a nearby health spa as a chef. Unfortunately it hasn't been an easy start and he was forced to raise a complaint about being bullied by his line manager. Initially I thought he was over-reacting, but when he told me that his line managers were daily saying things like ...
1. Can I have sex with your girlfriend
2. You are gay
Well that all kind of put it into focus, so he's formally making a complaint today, so hopefully things will cheer up.
Spasm is still out of work. He's been looking for quite a few weeks now, but can't seem to find anything. I keep telling him that jobs where you are paid to sleep ar pretty limited, but he insists on searching. Of course in the meantime he has found a way of accessing my wallet! I swear when I reach retirement and need looking after I am going to have such expensive tastes for my retirement home.
Pulse had the results of her A2 exams and managed A and b in Mathematics and Sociology respectively. She's only 16 so thinking of taking a year out before uni. In some respects I see her point of view whilst on the other hand it seems a shame to lose the momentum. She had a boyfriend for a time but thankfully it didn't last. The little hooligan only seemed capable of saying words like "Uggg" and "Feed me!" .. and as for intellectual pursuits, well he knew how to turn on a Playstation!!! She didn't appreciate one day when we all start down to a meal and he was a few seconds late and I suggested we all join hands and make contact with the living! He didn't understand .. but I think that by the fact I called him Dan-Dan Flinstone or Lobotomy Boy he knew I didn't like him.
As for Alison, well she is looking prettier by the month! Hard to think we've been married for 25 years and she's looking better these days than when we first met. I'm sure it's not appropriate for a 57 year old man to drool over his wife. Still - I may be a dirty old man ... but at least it's legal
Haven't had a chance to read through old posts. How is everyone?
Hope you are all spiffingly well and plodding away merrily. I've been up to my armpits in work so haven't had time to post .... I'll be back in a day or so and update you on the strange and peculiar antics of Throb, Twitch, Spasm and Pulse. By the way ... anyone want 4 squatters?
SL, I've been doing martial arts for about 20 years and despite the fact I stretch every day, I've never been able to do the splits. My party trick is that I can kick an apple off your head (I have illusions of being a sort of oriental William Tell) but I've never been able to stretch out fully. I guess it must be something about the genes.
Cinders - try getting hold of some skateboarding or bmx gear. Alternatively .... lean how to bounce