Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Greetings

Not sure I'll be online much now before Christmas so Happy Christmas and all that sort of stuff. May whatever you're stuffing this christmas be tender and succulent. What that might be is totally up to you.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

So Here It Is, Merry 50th.

Today I have a strange disjointed feeling. Everyone keeps wishing me happy 50th birthday and I have no idea who they are talking about. Everyone knows you are old when you are 50 and I am still nobbut a lad.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Something is was afoot.

I knew Marj had planned something for last Saturday as an early suprise for my birthday. BY the wednesday I knew we were getting up early and going to Waterloo. I knew others were involved at some point.

What happened was, we went to Waterloo and got ready to catch the Eurostar to Lille, both a town and a mode of transport I have not sampled before. Then one by one, various friends turned up until we reached Lille where another two were waiting.

I thought what might happen was me and Marj go out for the day and then when we got back people might be in a pub waiting. The fact that people were willing to go to another country to celebrate my birthday at what would not be an inconsiderable expense to them has actually quite moved me. But I'm British. So I won't let them know.

And if you haven't been to Lille it's a really nice place. I'll definitely go back for a longer visit but at the moment it is heaving with poeople visiting the Christmas Market. And, I don't wish to worry any of you single gentlemen out there, but there are a couple of wedding dress shops that the girls in our party were drooling about, particularly at the incredibly reasonable prices being charged.

Monday, December 04, 2006

...when a man has to do.....

Well I did it.

I am now the proud owner of a Mahalo Ukelele, with a hard case and plectrum.

I also indulged as it was sensible in a teach yourself ukelele book plus George Formbys greatest hits book. I already do a passable version of "With My Little Ukelele In My Hand".

I can't begin tell you how pleased Marj is!