Friday, 30 April 2010

The Car At Fault Is A Toyota

Started a job today and the remains found left no doubt as to which type of vehicle caused the damage. This might have been a direct result of either the brake or accelerator problems that lead to the recent vehicle recalls ( in which case wallers could be added to the list of trades to benefit from said problems - one other, of course, being those responsible for glass replacement on garage forecourts) but actually was just another one of those unfortunates who hit a patch of ice in the winter.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Funniest scene I have seen

This is one of the funniest things I have seen this year, though Gordon Brown's expression when Jeremy Vine played that tape to him ran it very close. Just look at the expressions on the character's faces in this clip from Ashes to Ashes. Very funny.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Minute of Mayhem

Fitting tribute today for Malcolm McLaren's funeral, when we were all asked to respect a Minute of Mayhem in his memory. 5 live played some Sex Pistols at noon, and then asked what songs the listeners would chose at their own funerals. Usual fare of Going Underground, Down Down Deeper and Down, Firestarter and strangely I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.

Set me thinking - and I have come up with this Peter Gabriel offering. One of Randy Newman's best songs, and actually 'That'll Do' is really quite apt.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Things I like to hear or see

Thanks to my good friend Steve I now know how to add links to this new section - see top right of page.
My first offering is Lisa Hannigan - I just love the way this song has been put together. Live music at its best. I always feel good after I have seen this. Hope you do too.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Spring Has Arrived

Working in a T-shirt today and The Masters on the TV tonight - Spring has finally arrived. It has been such a long hard winter. Surely 'In The Bleak Midwinter' must have been inspired by conditions similar to the ones seen this year. I checked this out, and sure enough, in the year 1872 when it was penned, the Met Office had indeed forecasted a mild dry winter.
The snow particularly stopped me from walling, so I wanted to use the free time wisely. I tried skiing - I started off OK, but it was downhill after that. I asked a ski instructor about cross country skiing and he suggested trying a small country first. Spent quite a bit of time sledging, but it wasn't the same without some Aussie cricketers to insult.
So the warm weather has been welcomed and makes my job so much easier. Working alongside a lane today, which has the most enormous pothole in it, causing cars to slow and swerve. I rang the council about it and told them how large it was - they said they would look into it. I did think perhaps about getting a job fixing the roads - saw an advert for one, but it wasn't permanent, it was just filling in. Apparently the job has been given to a former pest control officer - he had the experience of dealing with road dents.
And finally the daffodils are out. Their lateness isn't actually anything to do with the winter - it is because we have to use low-energy bulbs.
One other point - if the AA men go on strike, who will the negotiators turn to if the talks breakdown?

Thursday, 1 April 2010

My new blog

Thought I would give this blogging thing a go. This post is mainly to check that I can indeed successfully post an entry. So if it works out OK, why a blog? Two of my best friends have them now and they both look great( as do the blogs ).

And what will I write about? Anything and nothing probably. But I love to write - just finished my first novel - which, after its first review, might be rewritten as my first novel or the lessons learnt applied to the second. And I try a bit of comedy from time to time - Andy The Limestone Cowboy comes from the name I use for sending scripts to Ken Bruce on radio 2, so I may use this medium to expand on the material that has been used on the programme for a number of years .

So I am going to publish this now, and see what happens!!