Monday, June 28, 2010

It's still hot today

It's a funny old world. I used to love football but I didn't get around to watching any of the world cup - but just tell me why people were suprised we got knocked out. Well, actually, don't bother to tell me, I'm not interested.

Now tennis, that's a sport worth watching ................... errrrrrrr, no it isn't.

So I watched the F1 Grand Prix, but all the time I'm thinking who and how will they get at McLaren this time. Oh, a drive through penalty for an error by Hamilton, no complaints there. Except Alonso who cries unfair, of course cos it's McLaren and it's Hamilton. He wants all the drivers disqualified so he gets to stand on the top step. But Alonso was adamant that the incident had been pivotal to his chances of success in front of his fellow Spaniards in Valencia - think again, maybe you need to drive faster perhaps, and for christ sake stop whingeing.

Jeez, it's too hot to sit here typing stuff, as I said this blogging could get boring. There's interesting blogs and there's plain uninteresting blogs. Mine is the latter I guess as I don't have a go at anyone, nor anyone want to have a go at me. No blog wars for me thanks, much of it's really pathetic.

Talking of hot, I just bought a bladeless desk fan. click this link Silly me, couldn't resist the new technology even though it was a mind-blowing £200 all but a quid. Mr. Dyson is on a winner here, except I took it back for a refund cos I have ears, and I want to be cooled down not deafened. Shows my stupidity at deciding in a large store, where the ambient noise was obviously a tad over that in my house.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Montreal F1 GP

Magnificent race. Well done to Lewis and Jenson, and the whole McLaren team


No blogs for a while, and then it's like busses

Whilst sorting my gear, I found some scraps of paper in my fishing bag. Don't bother to write down fish captures as a rule, as you can see by the scribbling to get the pen working,  but I remember the first one well (the top part)

It was absolutely peeing down that day. Just one ounce short of 4 doubles ......... just an ounce.

This one was a record of the first outing with a new rod, a self-built Harrison 1.5lb tc GTx. Funny, but I got a double the next time out too, that's three in the first two trips with this rod, but I don't actually like the rod. But as there's a new version that's 1.75lb tc, I might just ....................

Here's the most important bit of kit - yes even more important than my c'pins

Have to rush, I put the hemp on (on a calor fed cooking ring, NOT the above stove) and wondered why it was frothing over the top of the pot ......... used bl##dy baking powder instead of bi-carb. Stupid boy. Must check washing and rinsing it off before starting cooking again has not flooded my floor.


Today I'm ...........

It's been hectic lately. Doing a lot of decorating for folks, but am having some time to m'self now, never was planning to work too much after retiring :-) but it kinda gets that way sometimes. 'er indoors finally told work to stuff it, really pleased she won't have that any more.

Blog took back burner, but then I never was sure I'd bother that much. Inspired by T2C's pics this morning (well Faye's anyway) on his blog so I might just get my camera out ............. problem is that I'm cr#p when using a camera.

Getting my fishing gear ready for the new season - I have a target to catch more than last season LOL. Practised getting my bivvy up yesterday, don't know whether I'll need it but you never know. Did pretty well, but how do you get that thing back in the bag? Two phone calls later and sorted, got it down, and up and down again in no time.

Painted my garden bench again yesterday, second coat. Tossed up between watching the World Cup footy, or watching the paint dry on the bench ................. bench won. I could watch the bench with a few bees buzzing wheras the footy would have 50,000 bees - have they sorted that yet I wonder? Do I care? errrrr, NO.

Still have ten IOM TT programmes recorded, welcome respite from cr#p footy matches ..... Algeria v Slovenia, Serbia v Ghana, who'd want to watch them?

Years ago I'd live and breathe footy, what has changed apart from my hair colour? Hair?

F1 Grand Prix qualifying was exciting, if you like it that is. I thought Lewis was great, just hope that he doesn't get bashed by the Red Bulls - no team orders (they say) but maybe they'd bash a.n.other rather than their own this time? :-) Looking forward to the race today.

Kettle boiling, time for tea, and must get some hemp in the pot.