Friday, 21 December 2007

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for 2008!

(There I've done it LOL)

21 Dec 07 Muffinhead says: and back at ya, have a gooden xx

Thursday, 20 December 2007


Mum had to go see her GP on Tuesday. She's had an ache or pain in her arm for a while now. He thinks there's a possibility it could be a mini stroke or perhaps indicates that cancer cells have broken free and moved to her arm. Arrrrgh!

He's writing to her Consultant and she's due to see him in the New Year anyway, so finger's crossed it's not serious.

20 Dec 07 Muffinhead says: *hugs* mummy *hugs* xxx

Monday, 17 December 2007

Happy Holidays? I Don't Think So!

Am I the only one concerned we are now being encouraged to celebrate and wish each other "Happy Holidays" and not Happy Christmas? It's as if we're now embarrassed by our own vaguely Christian celebrations and traditions. Why is that? Is Christmas not about all the best things of human-kind? A message of hope and peace?

That or we fear upsetting people of other faiths (or no faith for that matter). While in turn they have freedom to openly practice their festivals without fear of upsetting the "Christian" majority. So it can't be that can it? We live in a free and fair society. Or so I am told by the politicians.

So when the times comes, I will be wishing everyone a Happy Christmas. No doubt I'll be dragged off by the PC Brigade and given a stern talking to.

17 Dec 07 Annon says: you're nicked shirty mcgerty lol

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Not Trusting Those Yahoo Stats!

According to Yahoo, I've had 29 views on my page for the week 3 Dec- 9 Dec.

For the month of Dec so far I've apparently had 142 views. That's 113 views for 1 Dec- 3 Dec. Yeah right!

5 Dec 07 Muffinhead says: does happen hun when friend of friends read their comments to u ive had over a thousand since mon tis just nosey peeple in multiply tis best it reveils just who has been ur page when and whch bit too xx

12 Dec 07 Dawney says: well if u keep deleting things what do u expect?

13 Dec 07 Dawney says: seems all my comments are being deleted as well

Monday, 3 December 2007

Curvey Coil Pot

Just up-loaded images of my latest Coil Pot to Webshots.

Blue- Grey glaze to the top, Marbled Blue on the bottom.

Any Potters among you will no doubt recognize the glaze feet and understand their construction. LOL

Thursday, 29 November 2007


Mum went to see her Consultant this week (Tuesday) and he was pretty pleased with her progress. She's looking so much better than when he last saw her. The cancer in her Spine and Liver has not got any better these past couple of months- without treatment- but neither has it got any worse.

He's ordered a scan for her Spine for next week and an MRI on her Liver for the week after. They have agreed to restart chemo treatment in the New Year.

Sunday, 25 November 2007


Have just uploaded an image of my latest finished Coil Pot. If you want to see it you'll have to vist my WebShots page. Hopefully I'll have another new image or two next week.
Verity Lambert 1935 - 2007.
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25 Nov 07 W says: could u put the link in please for the pot cheers huns

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Got This Problem?

I've just watched the early evening news and they showed images of some dead people.

Now I enjoy watching action films and the like, where (obviously) actors pretend to die but I have a real issue with seeing pictures of real live, sorry, dead people. I know death and murder goes on far more than maybe I choose to believe but I find it distasteful and lacking respect. Do we have to see this sort of thing with our dinner? Is it because we are no longer easily shocked that we accept such images?

Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this way..?

21 Nov 07 Muffinhead says: sometmes its the only way to drum a message across but i have a problem with it that is its showing no respect towwards the dead person.Its not like they wll be handed a permission form to sgn to allow ther faces to appear all over national tv.Then again long go are the times of respect and honour

Monday, 19 November 2007

Movie Weekend

Went to see the Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise and Robert Redford starring flick, Lions for Lambs.

Great, strong cast and three powerful interlinked stories. Trouble is, I can't for the life of me work out the moral of this one- war is bad? war is sometimes necessary? it's good to be patriotic and die fighting terrorism? politicians only look after themselves? I just don't know- I must be missing something. Or perhaps the film makers have deliberately left it ambiguous...

Also yesterday I watched the DVD of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. What a great film! I don't normally go a bundle for films with subtitles but this one worked for me. Quite graphic and bloody in places but well worth watching.

Just don't mention the Rozzers. I think they were bored Satuday night- two cars and four pc's. 'Nuff said. LOL

19 Nov 07 Muffinhead says: oh i do love a bit of blood n gore n im also loving the fella in ur pic is he single????i wouldnt mind being the one licking those teeth clean eeeeuw not! lol

Friday, 16 November 2007

Nutrition and Health

We keep being told the UK has one of the highest levels of Heart Disease and that we must change our diet.

This is just a bit of fun but made me think maybe we need to change our ways not our diet...

1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like.

Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

23 Nov 07 Lisa says: ROTFLMAO!!! Thats a good one!!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Perfect Tuna Mayo

One can of Tuna, flake
One can of Sweetcorn
Mayonnaise, more than you think necessary
A splash or two of Worcestershire Sauce
One to two desert spoons of strong spreadable Cheddar cheese
Mix together and serve on its own, as a filling for a sandwich with wholemeal bread or as a topping to a baked jacket Potato.


Sunday, 11 November 2007

11th November

For all the members of our Armed Services who gave their lives in conflicts across the world.

We remember.

11 Nov 07 Annon says: yup yup here here me too

Disney Fact

This morning I spent a brief few moments in bed reading the manual for my recently acquired Disney branded MP3 player.

Apparently the noise from a Rocket launch pad has been measured at around 180 Decibels and constant exposure to this can be dangerous.

I'd better be careful then.

Friday, 9 November 2007

New Office

Some of you might know (or be interested to know) that we moved office last weekend. So far we have had one week of barely controlled chaos but things look to be settling down. Or atleast should do next week.

This is the view from one of my windows. Yeah, that's right: Windows, plural! Doesn't look bad does it? For those with good eyesight, those really are horses. LOL

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Pot-tastic Coils

As promised last week: My latest Coil Pot decorated with Colbolt Oxide and Bright Red-Orange glaze and just a touch of Porcelain Green.

Entry for November 06, 2007

Mum is getting sick again.

6 Nov 07 Annon says: come on come ere big hugs me loves xxxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Going to Pot

Back from college this evening so thought I'd post a few comments about how my ceramics work is progressing.

These past few months I've been developing some coil pots, which is not method I've really used for many years. Production has much slower than say throwing on the wheel. With coiling you can only added so many layers of coiled clay at a time before you have to consolidate and allow the clay to dry a little, otherwise it might collapse. Also at present I can only work at college, so I get just over two hours a week to work. What it is to have your own facilities and come and go as you please!

So why use coiling, some might ask? Well it's a valid and traditional production method, a good skill to master. You don't need fancy equipment- in fact some of the best coil pots I have seen were produced using the husk from a corn cob! For me it is allowing me time to think more about the forms I wish to develop. In so doing I am moving away from regular, functional forms towards purely ornamental work.

The image above is my current work-in-progress which I have just sent for Bisque firing. I also have loaded in the Glaze kiln another piece, which should be back next Tuesday all being well. Maybe I'll post a pic of it if I'm happy with the outcome.

30 Oct 07 W says: oh how cool i love it is that one from coils hun?

Monday, 29 October 2007

Isn't it Getting Dark Early?

I love Autumn (or the Fall if you're Trans- atlantically challenged) and now the clocks have changed, we're officially there. All those colours on the trees and leaves on the ground to kick through. Wrapping up warm and taking long walks, maybe with a dog if you have one, to a pub with a fire, good food and hopefully good company. I dream of hearty meals ending with Apple Pie and Custard, Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding or perhaps Spotted Dick.

Looking back at some of my old blogs, I realise it is at this time of year I have previously taken myself off to West Dean College to pot for a week. I had promised myself if I got back into full-time employment, I would go again. Last Autumn didn't count as technically I was temping via an agency but what was my excuse this year? I don't know. It's not as if I'm not still addicted to ceramics so maybe I need give this some thought what happened...

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Remember Remember the 27th of October...

Doesn't have quite the same ring to it does it? LOL

Anyway took Little Lad to the local fireworks display last night (they always hold it a week early, gets a good crowd). He's watched them from a window before but at nearly four this was his first time actually going to an organised display. Had the usual half hour or so delay; good job it was a mild night. Despite spending the whole program with his hands over his ears, he had a wide smile on his face the whole time and finished by saying "Daddy can we stay and watch some more?"

Elsewhere yesterday, Reading FC- the Royals- beat Newcastle 2:1 at home. Puts them back to 12th in the Premiership and on exactly the same number of points as this time last year. Well done.

Completely missed the clocks changing, missed out on a lay in.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Back To Work

Returned to work this morning after a couple of days sick leave having picked up a 48- hour virus. There seems to be a lot about at present.

Believe me, vomiting and diarrhoea at the same time was not pleasant at all Sunday night. Due to then having a very tender stomach, when I was finally able to get to sleep Monday morning it was only on my already weakened back. Spent the rest of the time unable to stand, sit or lay due to the pain in my lower back. Woe is me!

Dad was up in the early hours of this morning, having picked up the bug more than likely from me. I just hope that thanks to all the drugs she is taking, mum avoids this one. She really could do without it. Should know by Friday I guess.

24 Oct 07 Muffinhead says: awww hugs to u all dont dare smitt me while im huggin ya tho mista

24 Oct 07 Dawney says: Did tell you ot was a sickness virus. Could be a lot worse as I still have mine. Wasnt as quick as yours and has lasted 4 days already.. Boo Hoo

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Dumbledore is Gay

So J K Rowling has said that Albus Dumbledore is gay. She's the author, he is her creation so I guess she has every right to say whatever she wants about him.
I've even read she's had to put the folks behind the next film straight, as they seemed set to write him a little piece of backstory that would have given him a female former love. Well that sure wasn't in the books so I'm with her on that but equally I don't recall reading anything to really suggest the Head of Hogwarts School was Gay, Straight or Bi. I've always preferred to make up my own mind.
It's great J K has the confidence to make a statement like this but in the same way we are clear on Harry's sexual preference why couldn't she have made Dumbledore's position clear in the books? Or were Rowling and the publishers worried it would have hurt sales I wonder?
Was it necessary for J K to announce this now? What next- that Haggid has a liking for Blast Ended S.... no don't even go there. LOL

21 Oct 07 David says: My response: "so what"? So what if he's gay or he likes peanut butter on fried pickles, what difference does it make?

Thursday, 18 October 2007

I Must Have a Great Mind.... LOL

Got this today from my friend of mine so I thought I would share. Makes you wonder what schooling really does do for you, doesn't it....?

Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

Monday, 15 October 2007

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot...

Let's hear it for the England Rugby team. Well done boys and good luck for the World Cup final on Saturday.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007


This week I will mostly be listening to Deborah Harry.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Mixed News

Yesterday the consultant said he was reasonably happy with mum's progress.

They want to restart chemo treatment as soon as possible but she is not yet strong enough by a long shot. Despite the results the other week from the Path' Lab, he also believes mum still has the C Diff bug and is unlikely to shift it for a couple more months. According to him you can't shift it just like that, especially if your immune system is so low in the first place.

So they want to do some more tests and then another consultation in about 3 weeks.

BTW there's no reason for the picture, other than I grew up on Thunderbirds and loved it as a child. The recent movie was pants though

Monday, 1 October 2007


Mum has an appointment with the hospital Oncologist (the head honcho cancer consultant to you and me) tomorrow and again on 12 Oct.
Fingers crossed.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Strange but True

Curious that this past week has seen the highest number of views on this page in a long time and I've not actually posted anything.

29 Sept 07 WebMarty says: That's how it goes, but then I have heard rumors that Yahoo manipulate the stats just to encourage bloggers. Not sure its true though.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Call the Fire Service - Too Many Candles

Choices for the next few days are:

Parties, over-indulgence and likely inebriation.
Hide until all the fuss has died down.
Either way I won't be around for a while

Saturday, 15 September 2007

End Child Labour Now!

OK so a little misleading with the title.

The weather was so nice today and I had the pleasure of Little Lad assisting me washing my car. The car was long over due and having him help, just made it so much fun. He took it so seriously and did a really good job, up to a certain height LOL.

By the way, for those who are interested, Mum is making some progress and now looking a bit more healthy. She's now off the IV line, so that's a step forward.

26 Sept 07 Heidi Hi says: My kids get soaked when they wash the car. lol. This is so cute...

Friday, 14 September 2007

How Sad Am I?

Have just pre-order the dvd of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. Due for release 12 Nov. I'm so excited- is that too sad for words?

Answers via owl to the usual competion address.

26 Sept 07 Heidi Hi says: No way-i'm a big Harry Potter fan..We have all the books..

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Lost and Found

Last night around midnight I thought I had lost something valuable (to me at least). Don't know why it happened but I suddenlt realised I had not seen the item for a couple of months and could clearly picture where I had last seen it.

After around an hour of quietly turning my room upside down, not to mention the attic room and also my car by torch light, I determined I had lost it and settled back to bed. Yet another thing to worry about and add to the list of things keeping me awake.

Needless to say this morning with little effort, I found it.

Isn't it strange how the mind works at times? For no apparent reason something pops into your head and bugs you. It becomes the most important thing yet your rational mind keeps trying to butt in and tell you it's not important, that it can wait. That voice is a little quieter than it should be and somehow the things that play on your mind take on a life of their own...

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Images on the Move

I've decided to publish my pictures on Webshots. If anyone cares to take a look, the first few can now be found at << >>

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

One Step Forward, Two Back...

Yesterday mum had to be readmitted to hospital.

It appears the "C Dificile" hospital superbug she had a few weeks or so back has returned with a vengance and with it the severe diarrhoea and sickness she had before. Mum has not really been eating for nearly a week and is unable to take on enough fluids. She is very ill.

15 Sept 07 David says: Sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you.

Monday, 3 September 2007

A Little Bit of Good News

Mum had a meeting with her consultant today to review her recent scan results and progress in general.

The good news is that for the first time since being diagnosed in Sept 06, the tumour in her Liver is slightly reduced. The hospital have lined up some meetings with other specialists, do some more tests and build her up over the next month, then restart the chemo treatments.

Mum is still very frail and the hospital obviously doesn't want us get our hopes up just yet but even so this is the first positive result. Yea! :-)

Thursday, 30 August 2007


Just received an email to say my order for season 3 of Battlestar Galactica is now on it's way. I know I'm gonna sound like a Sci-Fi Geek but who cares- I'm so excited! LOL

Really enjoying Heroes as well, now it has arrived on BBC2.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Sunshine & Swimming

Looks like the sun has decided to put in an appearance this week. Welcome back- it's been a while!

I think also I may be able to restart swimming lessons with Little Lad in September. They had severe problems with the pool they were using back in December last year. After a couple of false starts, where the pool was OK for a couple of weeks then out of action for several, it seems all is up and running. Can't wait to get back in the water with him. Not so sure about the early starts on a Saturday though.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Assult with a Sausage!

Just heard this on the radio so had to check it out.

A boy of 12 has appeared in court today, charged with assulting a man with a cocktail sausage. Apparently the "victim" thought he had been hit with a stone. Can't he tell the difference? One is rather crunchy, the other tastes of pork.

The child's mother said the court action was an "utter joke." but accepted her son should receive some type of reprimand. Manchester Police and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) are now reviewing the case after the judge questioned their decision to bring it before the courts.

I'm just pleased to know that crime levels are now so low that all the police have to worry about is underage food fights. Don't even get me started on how much tax payer money this has all cost.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Time to Think

Let's just take a moment to consider what we can all learn from getting a bunch of naked people to stand in front of a Swiss glacier.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Life on Mars

So a US network is to remake the BBC's excellent 1970's set Life on Mars.

Apparently the original was too "British" and the accents too difficult for an American audience.

The lead roles are therefore to be recast so US viewers can better understand and identify.

Irish actors Jason O'Mara and Colm Meaney have been cast.

How does that work then? Is a strong Irish accent easier to understand?

Besides I always thought the US already had a 70's cop series: Starsky and Hutch. LOL

26 Sept 07 Heidi Hi says: They just need to make it more simple for them thats all-to hard for them to follow-great show by the way..

Monday, 13 August 2007


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Of all the Harry Potter films I've seen, this will be the fifth. LOL

Having recently re-read the book prior to seeing the film, I'm convinced the big fight towards the end looked far better at the cinema than it ever did in my mind. Don't know why- it's usually the other way round, with the cinema version being a kind of let-down but not this time.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Time for Tea

Apparently while filming in Wales for the new Doctor Who, Kylie Minogue was mistaken for a hotel waitress by a couple of tourists. They wanted to know if they were too late for afternoon Tea.

They should be so lucky. Lucky, lucky, lucky. LOL

Monday, 30 July 2007

Entry for July 30, 2007

Little Lad and his mum returned from their holidays Friday, so that night was the first time I had seen him in about two weeks. In all the excitment I managed to pick him up ackwardly and put my back out good and proper. Spent the weekend mostly curled up on the sofa with a collection of Samuel L Jackson DVD's.

On another more serious note, mum has been re-admitted to hospital. I won't go into all the details but my folks had gone away Friday to stay with friends in Bournemouth for the weekend and she had then started to go down hill Sunday it seems. Hopefully they can get her eating and find some way of making sure the food stays in, so it does her some good.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Simpsonize Me!

Thanks to Emma for putting this gem of a site on her blog.

Upload a picture of yourself, then follow the instructions to see yourself Simpsons-stylie.

27 July 07 Emma says: lol...It's good innit? You look great!

27 July 07 Annon says: That's GREAT!

Wednesday, 25 July 2007


Let's take a couple of minutes to think about all those affected by the recent floods and remember how fortunate most of us really are.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007


Feeling pretty awful today so this might sound a little intolerant but...

Rant of the Day.

If you were born and raised in a county that is generally hotter than the UK and you spend all your time moaning you are too cold, what the hell are you doing living here?

I mean it's July. It might be wet but it is quite warm. Do you really need to run a fan heater all day in the office?

End of Rant.

Entry for July 24, 2007

For those who might might be interested or concerned, mum was topped up Chemo drugs on Friday (20/07). The Consultant seemed fairly happy with her blood count and progress in general. He has ordered another scan for two weeks time to assess progress or otherwise.

24 July 07 Heidi Hi says: I know what you're going through-my dad had cancer,keep you chin up.Sending love your mums way.xxxxx PS- and don't forget to look after yourself

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Cerne Abbas Homer

Amused to see the Cerne Abbas giant in Dorset now has a new neighbour, at least until it next rains. Given the way this summer is going, shouldn't be too long.

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Urgent Missing Report

Round yellow thing usually floats around the sky.

Answers to the name "Sun."'

If you see him, remind him it's July.

Left: a sketch artists impression released by the Police today.

12 July 07 Charles The Potter says: We're not having that trouble here, it's been sunny, HOT and humid..temperature is finally getting reasonable now and the sun is still out. PERFECT. -In Pennsylvania, USA

Monday, 9 July 2007

Die Hard

Went to see Die Hard 4.0 at the weekend.

I guess the best way to sum it would be if you could imagine a Die Hard Greatest Hits compilation cd, that would be fairly close: All the best bits you remember without the bum single that only managed to scrape number 40 in the charts so to speak.

Action more or less from the very first moment through to the end and every set-piece action moment swiftly followed by a quip from one of the stars, most often Willis as you might expect. The man himself seemed to me to be on good form, with the ocassional acknowledgement of the passing of the years since the last outing. The plot was strong enough to hold my attention (as did the explosions), mirroring current themes and concerns.

My only concern being that it makes enough money in the box office to convince the studio to flog the franchaise beyond it's sell by date. Other wise full marks from me.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Thought for the Day

Thought for the day.

You spend £200 on a new washing machine and when it goes wrong, you call the repair man out.

You spend £100 more on a child's electric bike and when it goes wrong, you throw it away. Why- where's the sense in that?

End of thought for the day.

Entry for July 04, 2007

It's Catherine Tate- that was a pleasant suprise!

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

It's Kylie at Last!

A teensy-bit of Doctor Who news...

The BBC have confirmed the rumours that Kylie Minogue is to join David Tennant in the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special, "Voyage of the Damned." The plot is said to involve the RMS Titanic and Kylie will have a major (one-off?) role. According to executive producer Russell T Davies,"This will be the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet." Shooting on this and series 4 is due to begin shortly in Cardiff.

For those that don't know the singer who came to fame in the soap Neigbours, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had to halt her "Showgirl" world tour for around 18 months.

Kylie's official web site may be found at:
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The full story carried on the BBC News web site may be found at: << >>

Elsewhere it has been reported, the Doctor Who series 3 final "Last of the Time Lords" was watched by 9m viewers with a 39% audience share. Let's hear it for heavy advertising and poor weather!

The BBC have also stated that Freema Agyeman who took the role of new companion Martha Jones in series 3 is not leaving the show. In fact she is to film 3 episodes of the next series of Torchwood before rejoining Doctor Who mid-series 4, along side Tennant's Doctor and an as yet to be named new character. Some reports suggest the new character will be played by Tom Ellis who appeared in "Last of the Time Lords" playing Thomas Milligan.

Either way here's hoping Freema rejoins the series sooner rather than later.
Sadly it looks unlikely John Simm will return to the series, although I guess anything is possible...

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Entry for June 20, 2007

The consultant has told mum she can come home today. Yea!

Saturday, 16 June 2007


Mum had an MRI yeststerday which thanfully indicates no physical problems, such as a stroke.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Entry for June 15, 2007

Found out last night the Consultant thinks mum may have had a stroke.

It just gets better and better.

Monday, 11 June 2007


Has been a bit of a rubbish weekend.

Mum had to be taken into A&E Friday: her GP was concerned by the test results she had on Wednesday. Apparently the hospital shouldn't have let her go home in the first place.

Mum's blood count was at an all-time low and she had picked up an infection, along with some unpleasant side effects. Also an examination Sunday afternoon has reveiled an enlarged Spleen.

So she spent the weekend mostly wired up to a drip and starring at four boring walls. No doubt more tests, prodding and poking and boredom is in store for her these next few days. At least she is now in the right place to receive the best possible care and now has a bit more colour in her cheeks.

Oh and it's dad's birthday today. I guess it will be cards and pressies down on the ward tonight.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Entry for June 04, 2007

Have just uploaded few new images of recent work into My Ceramics photo album.

Enjoy. LOL

Tuesday, 29 May 2007


As some of you know, having aquired a taste while visiting Boston a good few years back, I love Sam Adams Boston Beer but being stuck in the UK have problems getting hold of the stuff. I like it so much I even bought shares in the company!

My local Waitrose and Sainsbury supermarkets used to stock it until around Christmas 06 but for whatever reason don't anymore. So my quest began to find anywhere else that stocked Sam. So far no good.

However while visiting Tesco's recently I discovered they now carry Brooklyn Lager- another gem of a beer I have had the good fortune to sample. I cleared the shelves in the Wokingham store last week.

I would invite all beer lovers to give these two wonderful products a try; you never know you might enjoy them.

And if anyone has any suggestions where I might get hold of Sam Adams beer here in the UK, please let me know.

Here's the official web sites:

31 May 07 Dawney says: Have you tried

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Battlestar Geek

Gonna sound really sad now.

Having lost access to Sky a while back, I haven't been able to get my fix of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica.

So I've bought the Mini-Series plus seasons 1 and 2 cheaply on DVD with the intention of watching each and every episode in order. I'm halfway through season 1 and had forgotted just how good it is and what compelling drama it is.

Can't wait til season 3 drops through my letter box.