BSB + All Saints, London: What a week…

What a few hectic and busy few days that have been had!

As a present for the wife’s birthday, I purchased tickets for O2 to see her favourite band.  This later developed into a couple of nights stay in the city of London for us, with no kids.  Heaven!

Anyway, we headed up on the Thursday having booked into a hotel in Canning Town, at what is our view from the room window?  Yes, the docks.  But behind that was the O2 itself and Canary Wharf off to the right.  Perfect placement.

The rest of Thursday was spent at Westfields in Stratford and relaxing in front of the telly, without the need for any childrens channels…

Friday, we headed out to Canary Wharf, a part of London we have yet to visit.  Instead of using the underground, we decided to try out the Emirates Airline.  What’s that, I hear you ask?!  Well, I’ll let you off ‘coz I didn’t know they existed ’til a couple of days ago.  There is now a new way to get from Canning Town to Greenwich; cable cars!

Yep, there is a set of cable cars that goes straight across the river to the front door of the O2.  How convenient!  And also, pretty much the same price as normal public transport, even better! 
O2 Arena from the air

All this leads up to the main attraction that evening.  We may be situated in the Gods of the O2, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might have been.  A perfect view for us to see the whole attraction.  Granted, I should have taken my camera and not relied on my phone, but still it was a great night. 

I should have difficulty in admitting that, but to be honest, I don’t.  I’m comfortable in my music tastes.  Whilst eclectic, I know my roots are heavy metal and rock, but I don’t mind a BSB boogie every now and again!  And come on, who wants to miss the first gig in London for fifteen years of All Saints!  Who, by christ, are exactly the same.  They sound no different and pretty much look the same too.  A few words were forgotten but that can be excused.

BSB + All Saints, O2 London
BSB themselves once again put on a good show.  Filled with some classics as well as material from the new album, plenty of stage covering dances and also an acapella set just to show their maturity.  All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It’s the second time I’ve seen them, and both shows were good entertainment and a bloody good sing song!

Despite me being ill throughout the whole duration, it was still a good show and good time.

Back to work now….

BSB O2

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Still with me?

Hey there people.

As you can see, I have started strong with the Photo Challenge but you may also notice that the posting of pictures has not exactly been consistent.  I apologise.

I’ve still got a heck of a lot of things going on over here, still trying to sort out a job for a start(!), so please bear with me.  I intend to stick with this challenge so photos will be posted, I promise, just maybe not on the actual day…….

I know most of them are of the kids, which is one of the goals I set out with, but hopefully I will start giving you more of a variation, with more random things! 

So I guess what I’m asking is that you stick with me on this.  I will get better, I just haven’t sorted out my routine as of yet!

Thank you people, I hope you are all well….

Photo-A-Day Challenge

Right, well you may have seen others doing this, I think it’s a great bit of fun to attempt.

All you have to do is to take one photo a day, could be of anything you like or you could set your own theme.  I’m not going to be setting my own theme as such, but alongside just a photo a day, I’m also going to be taking at least one photo of the kids a day.  Just to see how much they change in a year.

Good idea?  Will I last a whole year?  Who knows, but on this attempt I will be having the missus help me out.  Expect some random photos!!

Photo Challenge
On a side note, thank you to Lorraine K (on fb) for being my inspiration on doing this challenge properly.

Dear Baldy…

Now, this is a serious question.

I don’t want any sniggers, derisory laughter or pointing.  Understand?

Right, to all the baldy people (or anybody with an opinion), at which stage of the showering or general bathing procedure, do you admit to not needing shampoo anymore?

……

Look, see, I told you, stop laughing!!  This is a perfectly serious question…….

I can admit that the follicles on my head have all decided to take a permanent holiday and are leaving one by one, but in an attempt to keep them a bit longer, I shave my head so as to delay them.  Like hiding their shoes or chopping their feet off….

Anyway, what is the purpose of shampoo to that of a balding gentleman?  Can I not just switch to using shower gel instead?  Surely that’s the same affect?  I don’t know, hence why I ask.

To all you that chuckled, beware.  Baldness can happen to anybody, it could even affect someone in your family.  It’s perfectly natural and part of growing up.

And besides, it can be fun to slap some people….

Miley Cyrus Bald

A Little Help, Dear Readers…..

Just a quickie…

I am nearing the big 200 post mark and wondered whether I should do anything in particular to mark this momentous occasion?

Do you have any ideas as to what I should do?  Your thoughts would be appreciated.

I’m surprised I’ve lasted this long, infrequent as I am, and have managed to attract such a following.  I know a lot of people just come for my dry wit……………………. ahem, moving on.

I have contemplated giving up this blog in recent times, if only for the times I don’t post anything for long periods.  I don’t know, maybe I’ll reassess after the 200…..

What should I write about?  Should I just find a funny picture? 

Aaaaahhh the decisions!!

England in Sunny Weather: A Disgusting Sight.

Well, it would appear that the British Spring has arrived.  No more ice and snow.

Until next week that is, but obviously there are only a few actions you must follow when the sun comes out. 

If you’re female you must dust off the most revealing and uninspiring wardrobe collection,  find the most intrusive of these garments and parade around town in them.

You think you look like Kate Moss or Cheryl Cole.  We think you look like a deformed pastry product or Miss Piggy.

But that’s ok, its your choice.

Men, yes I haven’t forgotten you.  You must wear the same clothes as you normally would, maybe change the jeans for the 3/4 length combats and add a nice shirt or t-shirt.  Hang on, no this is nice weather so change the t-shirt for a really old, beer stained England Football shirt or if you fancy wearing a proper shirt, don’t do it up.  Hang loose.

Oh, and a must for the older gent, remember to leave your socks on with those sandals.  Looking good.

There you go England, you are ready for the sunny weather.  Don’t worry about sun cream or anything, just keep drinking the chilled beer, does the same job.

One word of caution though, for the mums-to-be out there.  You MUST make sure that when out and about cover up none of your bump.  Yeah, that’s right, wear your mini skirt and boob tube, but just let your belly hang out for all to see.  We all love the sight of new life being harvested before the wonders of childbirth.  There are those that may be offended by the sight of your stretch marks and they may wish you a hideously, painful labour, but they are in the minority.  Maybe.

I think that’s everybody covered.  Nope, I forgot the old dears among you; just keep your coats on loves.  Never had sun during the war did you?  Bless.

And I’ll finish with a tip for the larger man; wear light coloured or well ventilated tops.  Nothing is more unsightly than sweat patches.  Same goes for your trousers too.

I hope you enjoy these pleasant days before England changes its mind and decides to let the snow run the show once more.

Brits in the Sunny Weather

Working from Home

Surely that’s enough
I’ve had all I can take
The last hour has been tough

The day had started well
But it has just dragged on and on
Everyone feels the same, I can tell

The filing has all been done
I’ve packed away my belongings
Now is the time that we were gone

Hoping the boss doesn’t see me sitting
Blatantly doing nothing
Looking at the job section, seems quite fitting

The clock appears to be slowing
Maybe it has stopped entirely
It must be time for us all to be going?

Wait for it…. Bang!  That’s it!
Five o’clock means it’s home time
Computer off, coat on, it’s time to flit

Key in the door, the week is complete
Forgot about work and deadlines
Head to the kitchen, find something to eat

Now, there’s nothing to do but sit and look
What now? Watch the telly? Read a book?
Oh hang on, just got to check Facebook….

Slave to the Computer
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