Thursday, April 16, 2009


Well we got the official news yesterday. EVERYONE in the telecoms department is to be 'deleted' in 2010! Quite where the expression 'deleted' came from is anyones guess, but I think it is nasty, impersonal and very rude.

Stranger still was the absense of the managers yesterday, one in particular was absent the whole of last week when the executive group announced the voluntary redundancy scheme and told us we would be told by our heads of departments what the plans were for our department. Well it looks like deletions all around in ISS. I can't quite name names but here is a clue to my distaste: Green Day

Anyone got a job for me?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lovely Weekend

Well I went to Crewe for the bank holiday weekend and stayed with Sharon It was so nice to be able to relax and enjoy the fab weather. I also met up with Les who was moored up at Nantwich on his boat, Valerie. He is a lovely man and was generous with his time and tea, although I did bribe him with a nice cake from Cheerbrooks Les is a seasoned boater now and it was nice to finally put a human being to a blog. A big thanks Les for providing the tea and letting me be nosy. Nice boat. Hope you get the curtains sorted out to your satisfaction. Probably see you again one of these days.

Sharon and I went to dinner one night, Saturday I think, and we found a nice pub but it was quite shocking to be one of only 6 customers. This recession is really biting. The food was delicious and cheap. So come on people, use your local just once a week because once it's gone it's gone. One pub we passed was actually closed!!

Lucky me that I went north (West) as the weather was glorious except for Friday, while the family suffered gloomy skys and rain in London.

It seemed a bit weird going to Crewe and staying at Sharons but my house is ready for renting now and although I went over and mowed the lawns and aired the place, I didn't see much of it and what I did see doesn't feel like mine anymore. Oh well.

Also took a drive out to this place here which is very new but going to be nice. Had a snack there and wiled away an hour looking at the boats.

I hope everyone had a nice Easter, now it's back to work for me!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

From akelamalu
1. Name something you use in the shower. Shampoo

2. Name a product for men. Nivea moisturiser

3. Name something people hate to find on their windshields. Squashed insects

4. Name something a man might buy before a date. Condoms

5. What is another word for blemish. Zit

6. Something you cook in the microwave. Porridge

7. Name a piece of furniture people need help moving. Sofa

8 Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman. They are looking for a sugar Mummy

9. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner. Farts

10.. Name a kind of test you cannot study for. Eye Test

11. Name something a boy scout gets a badge for. Who Knows?!

12 Name a phrase with the word home in it. Home is where the heart is

13. Name a sport where players lose teeth. Rugby

14. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a student's day. Give them homework

15. What is a way you can tell someone has been crying. Swollen eyes

16. Name a bird you wouldn't want to eat. A Blue Tit, they are so pretty

17. Name something someone would wear with a hole in it. Tights

18. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it. Lipstick