Sunday, 31 October 2010

Fish and Fireworks


Nice day for a ride out on Maud. Went to Dobbies at Lisburn bought some new fish. Got back and introduced them to their new home. Then got changed, got the beer, a torch and my camera ready, then headed up the Cavehill to watch the fireworks. I know you are thinking you don't need beer to watch the fireworks, true... But ... We just fancied a beer (The boys) anyway the photos looked in focus to me.....

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Honey I'm Homeeeeeeee

Great flight home with Thomas Cook, 20 minutes early at good old Belfast International. Then the dreaded words were heard. "Lets go to Tescos" ...... AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Friday, 29 October 2010

Last Day

Last day of the holiday arrived with a hangover, so glad the ladies wanted to have a final morning in Bodrum to gather some last minute presses.
Started off with breakfast and the finishing of the packing (My LSD had most of it already done while I was enjoying my last night in the bar). Checked out and then a short walk to the activities area for the airgun tournament. (Wish I’d brought my balaclava)
Us, English, German and an Italian, no not an re-enactment of you know what. I couldn’t hit a cow on the arse with a big stick. Son-in-law did ok but everyone was out gunned by the English lady, I didn’t mind but think the rest had their male pride dented.
The girls came back just in time for lunch, then we all hit the Spa. Swim and Steam room etc. A relaxing evening in the bar after dinner, we got picked up around 22.45 to take us to Bodrum Airport.
On the whole the holiday was fantastic, and the Rixos Bodrum was the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Bodrum & Gumbet


Caught the bus to Bodrum and then Gumbet. It was like stepping back in time. Reminded me of a visit to the Port (Portrush) when I was young. One street of shops, and tac ones at that, but they did have Tescos. Got fed up with the shop owners tring to mimic our accents and trying out the "Aye dead on and "Bout yee" sayings. No doubt some airhead who has been drinking on an empty head has thought it funny to pass on their Belfast sayings. I left them with a gem of a one that they can use next season "Shut the **** up"
Back to Bodrum and decied to get a Turkish shave. I was unaware that I had paid for the services of the Butcher of Bodrum who drew blood, a little scratch but drew my red stuff still the same. Time for a few pints...
Heading back to the bus I saw this little cat with what looked like a broken paw. I sat on the kerb to see it and it jumped up onto my knee. It was lovely and did indeed have a gammy paw but seemed to have it under control and never showed any sign of being in pain. Bless it...

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

AFD

Alcohol free day today. (Can’t afford to have two red cards in a row) Relaxed again at the Spa while the women went into Bodrum shopping. Had a full body aromatherapy massage this afternoon. 50% of Spa prices. The beautiful girl came around the pool offering this discount, how could one refuse. I waited until it was my turn thinking?.. (Well, maybe it’s better if we don’t go there)...
I lay waiting for my masseur, OMW, the door opened and this person with the body of an Olympic athlete walked into the treatment room. Unfortunately it was a body of a Russian shot-putter. What made even scarier was...... it was a guy. 70 minutes later, after the best ever rub down I’ve had, I felt great.
My little swamp duck tried to get me to take a drink all night but,I stuck to my guns just to make her feel bad.. Reverse physiology... works every time
Bet tomorrow I could have beer for breakfast without as much as a sideward glance.... I’ll give it a go and let you know...lol

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Market Day Turkish Style

Headed into Bodrum for the infamous Tuesday market. From the minute we go off the bus we were confronted with great sayings from the many many marketeers. Cheap as chips, cheaper than Matalan, cheaper than Asda, cheaper than Primark, cheap shite and the one that did shock me, Cheaper than your Paki shop. (Honest, I could not believe one of the stall owners said the last remark) Had a laugh around the market as the sellers fleaced some of the unsuspecting tourists.
On into Bodrum after the market for some free internet and a couple of beer. Ladies went around the more pricey shops and spent some cash. Son in law went for a Turkish shave.
On return to the hotel found out our boat trip tomorrow has be cancelled due bad weather coming. The good news is it will brighten up in the afternoon. Got a new T shirt .......




Monday, 25 October 2010

Chillaxing

Up at first light and down to the island for a relaxing read of my Chris Evans book. Passing the pool I noticed ye old beach towels already on four of the sun loungers. (The master race up before me)
A little overcast at first but never the less, a fantastic start to the day. Lazed about the hotel complex and took some photos while my LSD went to the Spa
Snorkelling after lunch (Old wives tale about swimming after food) great fun and more fish to see than the time I was in the Caribbean. Then I decided to cross another item off my bucket list. JET SKIING, son-in-law and I got two JS’s for fifteen minutes. Only rules were to stay at least 300 meters from anything. Done and dusted, and at 60 knots felt like my arse was sucking the jet ski up. GREAT FUN.
Tomorrow is market day in Bodrum so heading in so my LSD can play her skill of getting bargains. Me, beer and internet will be order of the trip.
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Bath Time

Got to spent a little longer than normal in bed this morning. Up at around 08:30 and out for a stroll before breakfast. Had decided today I’d try and be partly good with regards to food, it lasted until breakfast. So much food here, the mind was strong but the body weak so I ate as if there is no tomorrow.
Picked up by minibus, to take us to our Turkish bath at Rayola Turkish Bath Complex about 20 minutes from our hotel. All I can say is WOW. On arrival we were taken to a room to be welcomed and told about other services that were available.(lol, yeah I thought that too)Anyway, I went for the extra massage and Turkish shave which was at least 50 Tlr (£25) cheaper than the spa at the hotel. AMAZING, it was fantastic. Felt like a new person (But, that wasn’t included in the price.. boom boom..lol)Got the minibus driver to drop us off in Bodrum so we could do a recce for the up and coming visit to the market on Tuesday.
Found a cafe with Wi-Fi (And Kebabs) to check out Facebook and update the blog. A few pints later I didn’t care about the WWW.Caught the #2 bus (Mini) which is the one for the Rixos. Onboard were other people including a few Jocks and this clampet from the Antrim Road who would only talk about the Old Firm game. (Shit I just didn’t need while on holiday) Soon sorted with a few sarcastic lines, by the time they got off, I felt I’d done a great job. (Much to the anger of my widdle swamp duck) I didn’t start the crap, but I did finish it in true Grumpyhead style...lol.
Back to the hotel to have a couple of beer, freshen up and go for dinner...
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Saturday, 23 October 2010

The Rixos, Bodrum

Arrived Bodrum Airport and a quick exit to our transport to the Rixos.

I know it’s the early hours, but have to have a dander. Mic and I went to the bar had a couple then down to check the beach out. Even at 4am and in the dark, it still was stunning.

Back to my room and got the loaf down. This is such a fantastic place.
So far today alls I’ve done is swim, eat, drink, sleep, eat, drink, drink, drink, play pool, swim in the pool and take photos, oh yes and eat.
Tomorrow we go for a Turkish bath.... can’t wait..........

Friday, 22 October 2010

Turkey Here We Come

Started off with waking at 05.10. I tried to get back to sleep but not possible as the thought of the travel to Turkey tonight was so exciting. Got out of bed leaving my little swamp duck sleeping her widdle head off. Bless her.After checking my fish (Two passed away this week) I made myself a cuppa and checked Facebook out. (Yep sad I know) but chatted to my mate Jay. The early bird catches the worm.. but then again, the second mouse gets the cheese.

After a WS&S I got ready for my walk into town to get a haircut. Stopped off at Harlem cafe for yet another cuppa. Head cut (Yes I know) met the Son-In Law then off for breakfast to the Avoca. After my breakfast bap it was back home to finish off packing.
Been years since I’ve had to do a school run but today was the day. Picked my teacher daughter up at her East Belfast School then back to ours to break open the Cava before the taxi arrived to take us to the Belfast (Sort-of) International Airport. Steve the driver was a man after my own heart, he hated every other driver on the road. (My type of guy).

Had checked in online so was just a case (Ha ha Case) of dropping the cases off at the desk and getting to departures. Yeah right, the women before us had to open their cases and cross load stuff so there was no surcharge for overweight luggage.
So that plan never worked.I’m all in favour of top level security BUT, took the shoes off etc etc and forgot about my belt. The red light flashed and I then got everything bar the total strip search. I didn’t mind, only the guy said “Don’t be embarrassed sir, an erection is normal after a search like this” I said “WHAT, I don’t have one of those”. He replied “Who said anything about you” (Only joking BTW)
Anyway straight to the bar for a drink, £19 +, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask. Bought some chocolates for the flight. Waited on the tarmac for an hour for a driver topush the plane back off it's stand. (Well it is Belfast)
On the flight now just over and passing the IOM (Isle Of Man). Champagne delivered (3 bottles) and the ladies are happy. Brownie Points earned (MISSION ACCOMPLISHED)
Roll on Turkey, Grumpyhead is on his way.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Facebook

Almost everyone I know has a Facebook account. I've had one for years but have recently binned it. Social networking is fantastic, but what I found with Facebook it is getting more like unsocial networking. NO I don't want to be part of your Mafia wars family, and as sure as hell I don't want to give you a brick to build a barn in Farmville and I really don't care if you have loads of chickens. Ok Ok I know there is the hide function, but by the time you hide one thing another one appears. It's fun I know (For those with with little else to do) but on the more serious side of things, we have seen Facebook come under a lot of criticism over certain pages, one very recently created to praise and remember a cold blooded killer.
Increasingly more and more people seem to be using Facebook as a diary... posting comments what can only be described as very personal information. I've seen it range from bitching about their employer, their work colleagues and even worse their family. All sorts of private stuff that has no business outside a family home. In my opinion, choose your friends wisely, don't just accept all requests... there are really some head melter's out there.... believe me..

Friday, 30 July 2010

Ardoyne Riot Suspects July 2010

PSNI (Police Service Nearly Interested) need the help of the public (Why does that not surprise me) to identify 14 people they want to speak to in connection with rioting in Ardoyne earlier this month.
Officers came under sustained attack from people throwing bricks and wielding metal bars and planks on the evening of 12 July. The trouble in Ardoyne continued for another two evenings.

DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THESE FACES ?

Is it just my opinion that they should have arrested these guys the first night and taken them off the streets so they wouldn't have been available for rioting the following nights ?????

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Soft Justice

Once again, scum have gotten off lightly. Oh dear, they had a rough upbringing.... What about the poor man who died in front of his granddaughter......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-10737347

Friday, 23 July 2010

Thursday, 22 July 2010

So That's How It's Done

Don't you just always wonder how tricks are done, sorry, magic. Well watch these two guys, Penn & Teller, they are magic....

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Want to see more?

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A Mid-Week Laugh

We all need laughter to get by. Laughter is an instance vacation.
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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Gis-A-Job

Read this in the Mail online, wouldn't mind offering my services as a volunteer for this sort of factfinding if I thought it would save the tax-payer some money. Total discrace how these councils get away with such wastage of funds.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Oh Dear I'm Dead

Two emails in the one day regarding money. This one say's I died last week... read on:

From Mr.Dominique Strauss-KahnManaging Director, IMFInternational Montary Fund Office.Telephone #: +44-702-406-2839Email:andrewtweedieimf@aol.com
Greetings,
Your name appeared among the list of unpaid (Contractors, Inheritance next of kin and lottery payment/ATM beneficiaries that was originated from American, Europe, Asia plus Middle east and Africans) among the list of individuals and companies that your unpaid Inheritance/Contract sum has been approved and you will receive a part-payment of US$12.5 million, You are requested to get back to me for more direction and instruction on how to receive your Inheritance fund.
However, we received an email from one Dr.Saipul Bahri who told us that he is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last week
Dr. Saipul Bahri, account his co-ordinate as follows:Bank of IndonesiaA/c no: 890458984589Routing No: bl 275-79665Aba no: BL-ANAJFG-FLBeneficiary: Dr Saipul Bahri
Note that we are bound to recognize Dr. Saipul Bahri claim, if you fail to promptly respond to this email we sent to you following the Deed of Assignment he submitted and his account co-ordinate authorizing him to claim this payment.
He has also submitted his International Passport,Photo Id with his birth certificate with his account details for us to transfer the fund to him.But We want to hear from you before we can make the transfer to confirm if you are dead or not and make sure that you are aware of this developments so reply us with your email contact address and your direct cell phone number for easy communication and more details.
Once again, I apologize to you on behalf Of IMF (International Monetary Fund) http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/memdir/officers.htm failure to receive your funds in time, which according to records in the system had been long overdue. Pls reply through Director Finance Department Email:andrewtweedieimf@aol.comPlease call immediately on #: +44-702-406-2839 Or provide us with your email address for further details.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Andrew TweedieDirector Finance DepartmentOn behalf of Mr.Dominique Strauss-KahnManaging Director, IMF

(I wonder if this is genuine?... My arse)

The Return

I have decided to blog again on a regular basis now that I've binned Facebook. (Story to follow soon)
I have come into some money, so I'm letting everyone know... I recieved the following email to tell me the great news.

ST.JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH

DEAR FRIEND, GOOD DAY,I' M REVEREND SISTER MARY JOSEPH FROM ST.JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH LONDON ENGLAND. IT'S VERY PATHETIC THAT WE LOST REV.FATHER JOE-BONO OF ST.JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH LONDON ENGLAND.LATE REV.FATHER JOE-BONO IS AN AMERICAN AND ALSO AN ORPHAN BUT NATIONALISED HERE IN ST.JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH LONDON ENGLAND. LATE REV.FATHER JOE-BONO DIED ON 5TH December 2009 AND BEFORE HE DIED,HE MADE A WILL. I' M GLAD TO INFORM YOU THAT LATE REV.FATHER JOE-BONO MADE YOU THE BENEFICIARY OF HIS WILL A SUM OF {300,000.00 three hundred thousand pounds} THROUGH YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS. YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING HOW LATE REV.FATHER JOE-BONO MADE YOU THE BENEFICIARY OF HIS WILL. LATE REV.FATHER JOE-BONO MADE A RANDOM SAMPLING OF THREE PEOPLE E-MAIL ADDRESSES BY THE HELP OF MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL FIRM AND AMONG THE THREE PEOPLE E-MAIL ADDRESSES,YOURS CAME OUT AS A DRAW AND THIS IS HOW LATE REV.FATHER JOE-BONO MADE YOU THE BENEFICIARY OF HIS WILL. FORWARD THE DETAILS BELOW TO ME SO THAT I CAN FORWARD IT TO THE BARCLAYS BANK PLC LONDON UK FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUNDS.
1,FULL NAME.
2,CONTACT ADDRESS.
3,COUNTRY.
4,AGE AND OCCUPATION.
5,PRIVATE PHONE NUMBER.

I AWAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY.
BEST REGARDS GOD BLESS YOU.

REV.SISTER MARY JOSEPH.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Heading Home


Last day in Cyprus. Coach picked us up this afternoon then off to Larnaca International Airport. Had hotel breakfast, then sat poolside until pick up... Weather overcast and stormy looking, but hopefully no problems and flight will be on time. (Went online and according to flight stats the flight is indeed on time)

I'll relax and believe it when I've my seat belt on looking out the Eurocyria 737 - 800 window en route home ......

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Paralimni

Took it easy with a trip to the local village of Paralimni. TAXI !!! costs 12€ plus tip (My tip was, stop using your mobile phone while driving well over the speed limit) anyway, took the taxi as the bus service this time of year is a hit and miss. Taxi dropped us off outside a jewelers near the main square, the driver told us that the owner of the shop was his cousin and he would give us discount and when we wanted a taxi back just to ask his cousin to give him a call and he would come back and collect us . Very nice of him I thought but one white knuckle ride a day is all I can take thank you.
There are two large modern churches in Paralimni and a small 13th – century church which now stands in the centre of a traffic roundabout. There are some lovely coffee shops by the square to sit and people watch, or should I say traffic watch….
My little swamp duck loved the thought that there was a Marks and Spencers at the square (20th – century) I love it too as it was closed and moved to another place where I’d no intention of going to.
Got some local knowledge about the bus service and it was running on the hour every hour. Caught the bus 1.5€, what did totally piss me off that when the bus stopped tourists came from everywhere and surrounded the door way pushing and shoving to get on first. What I could make out of the accents they were mostly Germans followed by Italians (Nothing new there then) I did voice my opinion on their ignorance and I’m sure most understood but none was willing to reply to my comments. (I did see the driver smile)
What’s a holiday without a visit to a local supermarket (My LSD thinks) while finding out where the bus stop was she had also ascertained the location of a supermarket on the bus route back. A shopping we did go…..
Back to Pernera and into Mojitos for dinner and a few glasses of bubbly. Back to the hotel a little rest and then a stroll along the seafront pathway for an evening coffee before heading back to be well and truly beaten at jack change it………

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A Life On The Ocean Wave

Got to stay in bed a little longer today. Up at 8am to head for our day out on a catamaran. I was really looking forward to it, snorkeling, kayaking, drinking, oh yes, it was the VIP cruise I’d booked for my little swamp duck and I.
Picked up by coach and taken to our departure point. Only around 30 people onboard so loads of space… Had a few beer before going onto the cocktails. First to view Famagusta Bay. It was starting to heat up so the catamaran anchored at Green bay for a 20 minute swim stop. I hung back to see the expression on peoples faces as they jumped into the water….glad I did, it confirmed my suspicions that the water was cold. I’ll wait until we stop at Konnos bay. On the way there the captain let me have ago at the helm (Steering wheel) It was great fun, but there was nothing much I could have hit out there any way.
Dropped anchor again now it’s time for kayaking, only one person so far going for it so here goes…. Wee buns, had a great time but back to the cat to let someone else go. (Nobody was interested in doing it until they saw I could do it, then there was a queue for the two kayaks onboard…
Got my snorkel gear on and into the water, equipped with my camera and water tight camera pouch. Wow… underwater there was sand and more sand to photograph, but then again there beer back at the cat. Back on for a lovely lunch, followed by cocktails. Time to kayak again…. Going well and I spots a speed boat coming around the bay so I went to side of the cat away from the wake…. Safe my arse, in I went (Think the sea term is capped sized) Grab the oar, the kayak, my camera, hope my sun glasses don’t fall off or my contacts come out and swim back to the cat… (Did I feel cat with everyone watching)
A fantastic day had by all…….

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Coach Trip


Up very early (Daft O’Clock) watched the sunrise before walking to a nearby pick up point for our coach trip to the Troodos Mountains and Nicosia. A fantastic trip which visits quaint villages and a look at the worlds only divided capital of Nicosia.
Aircon all the way, we were the first pick up (Along with eight holiday reps on their training course (MSBs)
Then after pick ups in Protaras, Agia Napa and Larnaka we headed for Lefkosia (Nicosia) for a brief stop before making our way to the hills.
The photo was taken out of a window on the sixth floor of Debenhams in Nicosia…. Honest. If you look closely at the photo you can see the Turkish flag embedded into the hillside (Long story)
So many tourists in the divided capital, a walking tour was in progress as we walked through and I heard a guide say something about Venatians while pointing to some structure. I just had to say it “If it wasn’t for the Venatians it would be curtains for everyone” (I know, old but gold)
Up the mountain for lunch and few stops on the way down, what a fantastic day. Saw a big part of the island and learnt a lot about the history. On a scale of one to ten it has to be a ten.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Holiday First Aid Kit


A perfect holiday essential, don't you just love it.
Roll on more nights

What a Place

Woke up this morning and decided to head out and get my little swamp duck something nice from the local bakery for breakfast. (Closed, it’s Sunday) walked for ages and had to return empty handed. She forgave me… Down to the hotel pool for a swim and make a buck eijit of myself getting onto a lylo, (Who gives a friar tuck. I’m on hol)
Missed the welcome meeting yesterday so thought we’d catch it today. (Only because we saw the rep when we were in the bar) Booked a trip for tomorrow to the Troodas Mountains and Nicosia, also booked a Catamaran Leisure Cruise for Tuesday (Fun in the sun).
Had a pint in the hotel bar then booked a taxi to take us into Pataras. Had a dander around Fig Tree bay, a few pints and then dinner. Taxi back to hotel (Up at daft O Clock in the morning for the tour) had a coffee in the bar before heading to the room to update the blog, oh yes and open a bottle of the sparkly stuff.
My little swamp duck suggested we have a game of scrabble on our balcony . I had the smart ass feeling I can’t lose so I said yeah… great idea. I’ve never beaten her before but just had this feeling tonight’s the night. Was I wrong or was I wrong…. I was in front with a good few points, early in the game I’d put LATE which was a double score word. My LSD added the letters TRANS which took the word score to 60 (Two double word scores) GAME OVER
Another thing that has caused me concern is a sign I saw in the hotel elevator… my family will know why…lol



Saturday, 24 April 2010

First Full Day

Day one for real. On an island we’ve never been to before so lets test the water. Water, that’s the thing, let get bottled water, drink fec all out of a tap (Unless it’s beer of course). Had a lovely stroll into Protaras along the coastal path to buy odds and ends (Water, Cava and Red Wine) had a few pints in various bars there then back to the hotel. (By taxi, thanks George €7) then siesta time.
Was awakened by birds singing the afternoon chorus, and some youngsters playing by the pool below.
Up showered and out for dinner. Had researched online places to eat before traveling. One of the top places for our area was Mojito bar and grill. It did what it said on the tin. Great food and a fantastic atmosphere. Booked again for later in the week.
Tomorrow who knows what’s instore for us. One thing that is freaking me out is that used toilet paper (YES, USED) has not to be flushed down the normal route. It goes into a special pedal bin beside the loo (SPECIAL, WHAT A LOAD OF DUNG)

Enroute

So, arrived at Belfast Intertrashional Airport for our Eurocypria flight to Larnaca. Could not wait to reach the airport. Left home really early (Now there’s a surprise) and was first to check in,. then security (Belts off, Jackets off, cheesed off etc where the staff were very pleasant unlike George Best Belfast Shity Airport, where the staff could do with training in how to smile and be civil) departures here I come. Fancied a look in Currys at the duty free. NO Currys. In fact the place was nearly in the close down mode @ 21.00 (9 o’clock for those who don’t know) made it to the bar which I can only describe as: It made JD’s look like the Merchant.
After a couple of top of the range Magners on through to Duty Free we went. Better value in Tescos believe me.
Gate 21 I’ll head there with my little swamp duck. (Seeing that’s where the plane is boarding from.) More cider but this time served by a very pleasant young barman. Started to people watch and had clocked this middle aged blonde earlier in the first bar boring the dung out of this young guy sitting at the next table to her. Oops, she's on our flight and she has now captured a young couple and giving them her thoughts on the Volcanic Ash subject. I could see the young lady was not impressed and the guy more or less told blonde to shut it as his girl is not a great flyer.
Boarding onto our Eurocyprot 737 – 800 was fast. Brill, in our seats 2a & 2b and no one beside us. Time to relax.. ANNONCEMENT “For your in-flight entertainment you can purchase headphones at €4, please do not use your own headphones as they may interfere with the planes system” (Interfere with profits more likely)
Anyway at this time of typing we are well and truly airborne, the seatbelt light has been turned off, those who forgot to go to the loo before boarding, are now queuing, some with their legs well crossed., and the trolley dolly is on her way up the aisle, (I suppose you could say I’m sad, as I do have my Advent netbook with me, and other travelers (Passengers) are looking at me as if I’ve two heads. But I do want to blog about my holiday)
We’ve just popped our first bottle of Lanson Champaign, (I live a champagne lifestyle on a diet coke wage) I just love holidays….
The flight has been airborne now for over an hour and I can see land below covered with many lights, not a cloud in the sky I recon we are somewhere over England (Smart ass me)
Dinner is served. Be right back.
4 am now (Local time) wherever that is, we had our meal ages ago (Chicken, veg and potato wedges (Nice). After a couple of episodes of Still Game on my ipod (so funny) I thought I’d continue the blog as I can’t sleep. Listening to the Priests now, would love to put it on the loud speaker to freak the rest of the passengers out… they really are a sour bunch, well the ones I can see when I look back.
Quote of the flight goes to my LSD, I got up from my seat and she asked “Are you going to the loo” I had to reply “No, I’m nipping outside for a smoke” The guy in front of me started to laugh which didn’t go down to well with you know who. I’d love to have a sleep but I’m too excited.
Unless there are any developments from now till we land (Touchdown) I’ll not type anymore… don’t want to bore you too much, not yet anyway………633 words will do for now….

Saturday, 20 March 2010

New Weapon

The latest non-lethal weapon to be developed is a hand grenade for crowd control. I read this article on the website ananova. The grenade is loaded with ground seeds from the Bhut Jolokia, which is officially recognised as the worlds hottest chilli by Guinness World Records.

I have tried those chilli seeds in a curry, believe me when I say "it became a weapon of ASS destruction" ......

Friday, 19 March 2010

Walking with the Wounded

The first unaided trek to the North Pole by disabled servicemen are to be announced by Prince Harry. This is to raise funds for the charity that help servicemen who have been disabled while serving their Queen and Country.
Two Questions:

WHY is a charity needed?
WHY are MY taxes not going to help them instead.

The answer to both these questions: The Government

They would rather spend MY taxes on the drug dealing scum and the like in our prisons, giving them three square meals a day, educating them, entertaining them and giving them a roof over their head. (It must be hard for them)

They would rather spend my taxes on the scum that assault old people and the like who have never worked a day in their life (Or are likely to) by giving them legal aid so they can either be set free to offend again or better still, give them three square meals a day, educate them, entertain them and give them a roof over their head.

A fine is a tax for being bad
A tax is a fine for being good

I wish the guys all the very best for their trek...........

Monday, 1 March 2010

Who Could Blame Him

If you haven't already heard the story: A Royal Marine who's dad won £45.6 million on the lottery has opted out to fight the Taliban rather than live in luxury. According to the HM Forces.co.uk.

That was last November


The Sun ran a different story today according to them he is to quit
And good on the lad, that's what I say. He's been there done it, I wonder how many of those who critise his move have done what this lad has already done..... (or are likely too) .......very very few I recon.....

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Our Justice System

Day and daily we hear and read about our justice system. Some days they get it right and some days (well most) they get it wrong. I read two stories in today's Daily Mirror (page 35).
The first was about the charity box thieves who used their tot as a decoy to steal poppy tins. The judge Julian Hall gave a suspended jail term and a supervision order at the court in Oxford.
A former soldier in Lemington Spa (Who served in Ulster and Iraq) snapped when two youths (The PC way to describe two little shits) confronted him with a knife outside his home. He whipped out a machete and told them " That's what you call a knife" he threatened to cut the yobs up. The terrified scum fled (Now there's a surprise) but the former solider admitted using threatening words and behaviour and possessing a knife in public. He was given a four month suspended prison sentence and a 100 hours community service.
Makes you proud of the system....