Kitchen Chaos

I’m not sure I want to go home tonight.

After weeks and months of beating around the bush and prevaricating about the cost we (well the wife) has decided to knock the kitchen and dining room through into one big room.

Work was due to start this morning so we’ll be living in one room, crammed in with two rooms worth of furniture until its finished. I’m guessing the cooker will be out of action so it’s microwave meals or KFC for the foreseeable future.

I’m sure there’ll be photos to follow as the work progresses.

When Did Pubs Start To Think They Were Designer Boutiques?

If I walked into Vivienne Westwood’s shop I would know straightaway that,

a) I was in the wrong place and
b) I couldn’t afford anything, as any shop that doesn’t display prices is not somewhere I should be.

So why don’t pubs display the price of their beer?

Friday night, Sowerby Bridge, £4.20 for a pint of lager!!!!
Its not central London, Manchester or even Leeds, it’s Sowerby Bridge, a small town in West Yorkshire!

I’m not a lager connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination but I can just about tell the difference between your Carlsberg, Carling or Heineken and a San Miguel or Peroni and I’m happy to pay a small premium for that difference.

However unless its made from Unicorn tears and distilled through an angels hair then it certainly isn’t worth that price.

So pubs display your prices, I’m sure its some sort of legal requirement, and stop making me feel like I just got burnt.

Or call it lager by Vivienne and I’ll ask for one of your other brands.

Ooooo Goodie Look What I Just Found


Kate Bush Live on Stage – Before the Dawn – August & September 2014
Dear *****, *********

We are contacting you as you are eligible to participate in the fan pre-sale for the
“Before the Dawn” concerts in August & September 2014 at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
48 hours ahead of the general ticket sale on 28th March 2014.

That’ll teach me to use a current e-mail address in future !!!

And if I’d seen that I probably wouldn’t have had to listen to B*Witched

Scarf One – Blog Nil

I enjoy writing a blog, not sure I’m any good at it but it gives me a kick. I know a few people read it, and I have had a few likes and a couple of comments.

Its slightly depressing though when the greatest number of views is down to my son posting a link on Reddit. Then to cap it all off my new scarf got more likes at work today than any of my blog posts have.

So the moral of the story is keeping blogging but buy more scarves.


F*CK X-Factor – Get off your arse and go and watch some live music.

I hate X-Factor with a passion. I hate the inane blandness of the “acts” it manufactures for the Great British public while claiming to find “new and exciting talent. No your not Simon, what you are actually doing is stopping the talented and hard working from ever having a chance!!!

A few Fridays ago my drinking partner and I decided we’d go and see some live music. It wasn’t difficult we picked up the Pub Paper and had a look what was on offer. None of the bands were ones we’d ever heard of but we picked one and took our chance. Now it doesn’t really matter who we saw just the fact we bothered. And the band were excellent, talented musicians, but we both knew that they were never going to get any bigger than they probably are. And not because of anything they were doing wrong just the pure fact they were different and by that very fact they were knackered. They had a girl playing the flute and a guy playing a mandolin and they featured at the front of the stage not tucked away as an after thought at the back. And if they ever want to get big this is where they’re going wrong…..they weren’t bland and the same as everyone else, they were trying something different and doing what they obviously loved and doing it well. Simon Cowell and his lackies wouldn’t have had a clue, there was nothing for them to mould and shape apart from the difference and this is why the sad muppet is not only killing music he’s also killing individuality and talent.

The band by the way were called Washington Irving and if they play your local get off the couch, tell Cowell to “get thee behind me satan” and go and have a listen. Whats the worst that can happen???