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...