Thursday, 29 November 2007

Shamelessly stolen from Dizzy - Brownwash


This Handsome Hound is called Hamish. He has just been put down: he was very old and sick.

Hamish was my first true doggy love. He belonged to my daughter's godfather who ran a van/removal business and so Hamish's job was to guard the van and threaten parking wardens, whenever they were parked on double yellows. He took his job very seriously and Godfather never got a ticket when Hamish was on duty.

He made us all laugh so much. His gait was similar to a shopping trolley with a dodgy wheel. He was unbelievably clumsy. He weighed a ton and would gradually push you off the sofa. He loved watching "One man and his dog". He retired to the country a couple of years ago but never got over his fear of cows. He loved Blondes and would turn on the charm for them, barking at them, then smiling when he had their attention through the van window. I think he read the Sun. I am sure we were lovers in a past life.

I miss him.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

It really must be time they went.

Ok, so a 63 year old bloke (who tells people he is 53) called David Abrahams is also David Martin and a very private person, in spite of running for Parliament at one time.

This private person managed to get Dougie Alexander to give the go ahead to a massive property development on farmland next to the A1. His development company was only registered on the day the planning consent was announced. This huge project was to be site managed by Ray Ruddick, a jobbing builder, currently Nu Labours 3rd largest donor, who lives in a council house and drives a battered transit.

I wonder if John Prescott's son brokered the land?

Perhaps Brown thinks that if the General Secretary of the Labour party resigns all this sleaze will go away.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Crap Estate Agents

Flat for Sale, Bermondsey, Surrey Quays, London SE16

How hard is it to sell a studio flat oposite Surrey Quays Tube?, 1st Floor, cheapest in the borough by a mile (unless you want a boat.) £120k down from £132k.

My friend has had this place on the market for a year. Ok, its just down the road from the Millwall football ground but some would see that as a bonus. (No one touches your car if you have a Millwall sticker in it.)

Yes, it's high rise, (but it is Listed!) The walls are so solid its hard to put up a picture or a shelf. It has a balcony from which the occupier can catapault ball barings at passing buses. So it is ex local authority. And the stairs smell a little. But there is a lift to the front door, which doesn't smell.

The Estate Agents have found one buyer in a year. This man quibbled on the price on the day of exchange and completion. He lost his mortgage offer. I rang the Agents to enquire about the place three weeks after this happened and they told me the place was "Long Gone". ?????? I have suggested that my friend puts it in the local paper.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Can You Help Jonathan?

This gif is not for the faint hearted, and for that I appologize. I am hoping to get it modified :-)

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Proud Mummy


My little girl was driving everybody mad. Not doing her application forms, not doing homework, and generally remaining cheerful. Her aunt suggested she find work at Tescos. I suggested Somerfield.


When everyone was exhausted and losing interest in her academic attitude she sent off some essays, after the deadline. And she has been offered an interview here!


So I am posting a picture of us with the last perm I shall ever have. It made my little girl laugh so very hard when I came back from the hairdresser it was worth it.

Me and my Girl, Winter 91, on a VERY windy day.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

As if I didn't have enough to do

Now I have to sue the Government. When am I going to fit that in?

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Now this makes me mad.

This fine hottie/cricketing hero is behind bars. No he has not been arrested for breaking girls' hearts or being too good at cricket. He is facing life imprisonment for inciting hatred and uprising under Anti Terrorism laws. Can you believe it? Sanctioned by David Milibland no doubt. Think it couldn't happen here?

There is nothing on the Beeb about this. And it is on page 43 (!!!!!) of the Times today. What?!

Little Pig

Boyfriend is kindly allowing me to upload this even though it exposes him talking puppy-talk.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007


I have lost blogging heart.

Three (at least) of my very favorite bloggers/visitors view me as a murderer and conspirator to genocide. I am not, but I had a termination. I am not going to justify what I did. I don't think about it much anymore, but when I do I know I did the right thing, however painful. This judgement that they make weighs heavily on me. It shouldn't matter. We are strangers really. But it doesn't feel like that, and I don't want to start again. Fare well y'all. And thanks for all the fun. It's been many, many laughs.

I will leave you with the newsflash that Ed Balls was starry eyed when supporters wrote his name in sparklers at a recent fireworks display.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

My Sister's Boyfriend

Riley Baugus and Friends - Merlefest

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Hate Crime

As a member of a minority group I am concerned that no law has been passed making it illegal for anyone to call me a Fucking Hippy. Why, only the other day, Boyfriend was called an Overgrown Hippy by the driver of an SUV. I am concerned that if I am beaten up by someone calling me a Mother-fucking-hippy, they could be done for assault. But if I am lightly slapped by someone calling me a Muff Muncher, they could be done for "Hate Crime".

Why is it worse to hate me for being gay than it is to hate me for being female/hippy/ginger.

I demand a law to protect Gingers (except Mick Hucknall) and Hippies from Hate.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Little Pig

Pig is growing fast and now weighs a solid 9kg. Here are some recent pics...I am going to try and post a movie of him..

Where's my biscuit? (notice Elby's savaged boot)

Er, this stick's a bit big, even for me.

Gotta light mate?

I don't want to make you all ill but..

This man is our Leader, who hates spin (if he has to do it himself) and who is so financially prudent that he has to tax us to the eyeballs to support Northern Rock. Guido has a modified version of this vid on his blog. Prepare your sick bag.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Friday, 2 November 2007

Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

This is my album of the year, and it only came out last week.