The Q1 mission can be regarded as a partial success but thanks to "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins I ran slightly "over budget"
The mission was to read 13 books in the first quarter of the year, which for the mathematically astute amongst you would boil down to a book per week. I was in the middle of reading my 13th book [ The bastarding God Delusion ] when the month of April arrived. For those of you that have read Dawkins’ masterpiece you’ll know why I struggled.
So in no particular order, the 13 books completed by 8th April were…
MY Booky Wook – Russell Brand
Biography – Eric Clapton
Humble Pie – Gordon Ramsay
Flashmans Lady – George Bernard Shaw
Flashman and the Mountain of Light – George Bernard Shaw
Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson
A Year In The Merde – Stephen Clarke
Merde Actually – Stephen Clarke
GB84 – David Pearce
Wintersmith – Terry Pratchett
Number One Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
Tears Of The Giraffe – Alexander McCall Smith
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
Emma and I were driving back from our Easter break with Sharon and Stewart in Edinburgh. Easter flipping Sunday and the Scottish police are out with their cameras generating revenue instead of sitting at home with their kids celebrating the day that the good lord climbed out of his cave or something.
The only good thing is…see that fella behind me in the big silver car – well we were racing and as the photographic evidence proves – Steeley wins!!
Here we have a good close up proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Darren was driving when the skirt wearing haggis eating braveheart watching cock monkeys took the picture. Seriously – 89mph and they get all arsey. Unbelievable.
Myself, Jason, Paul and Uncle C have just returned from a week of carnage in Hong Kong. We went out to watch the annual HK 7s tournament and see which one of us would be able to last the drinking distance. If you’re interested the winners podium would be
The guy in the picture above is Kavin Oh [ and of course me ] who is my facebook buddy and resident of Singapore. He was over there with his wife and managed to liberate one of the spare tickets I ended up with.
Everyone had a good time and more importantly everyone got home safely.
Oh, and as a final farewell – you know that Mr Howarth who is allegedly number 1 on the podium….. lightweight
In a true Alan Titchmarsh meets Sarah Beeny stylee I spent the weekend giving my greenhouse a bit of a revamp. As can be seen from the "Before" picture the place was a bit of a health hazard with odd bits of paving making up the floor. Some might argue, and I am of course referring to my darling wife here, that this is what a proper greenhouse should look like…but not I.
The newly revamped greenhouse has a light smattering of plum slate chippings at 70 quid a tonne [ robbing bastards ] with a lovely geometric pattern of paving stones forming a centrepiece. This bijou little residence is now home to 70 germinating onion seeds, a bunch of pepper plants and some other stuff that I planted that I have since forgotten. So that’ll be a nice surprise in a few months.