Tag: funny

August 2, 2020
A day in which I managed to accidentally bug-bomb my living room.

Throwing a duvet cover over an airer caught a couple of things on the table behind. This resulted in a violent hissing noise. Throwing the airer to one side, I could see that I’d knocked over my soup machine, which not only took a can of fly spray with it, but landed on it.

April 20, 2013
It seems that I have reached another milestone in my life – a time where I now shave, even if I don’t need to.

I’ve never been fond of shaving – I don’t get on with electric shavers (despite having tried a few), and I used to cut myself to ribbons, even with a safety razor; although the modern razors have improved this a lot.

April 18, 2013
Feeling very foolish.

Last year, round about spring time, I thought birds had somehow gotten into the front wall of my house and nested. At times, I could clearly hear movement, and cheeping; right behind where I normally sit, in the bay window. I searched high and low for how they could get to where they were – it seemed a bit extreme. I wondered if it was a single chick that had fallen down from above (occasionally birds get into my loft), and half expected it to die, but it continued for several weeks, which made me think it was getting fed.

March 20, 2013
January 18, 2013
December 16, 2012
Folk in the UK will have probably seen this in the news already, but I thought it was fun enough to mention it here.

1980’s pop star, Kim Wilde – together with her brother Ricky, on guitar – singing their way back home on the London Underground after an apparently boozy MagicFM Christmas Party.

October 22, 2012
July 23, 2012
I always wondered which of my songs might bring me to the notice of the general public, outside of my little group of friends. I had no idea it would be “Space Is Big”, written for to teach to a class of kids, in 2010.

Then took it, and sang it to a group of people, including Peggy Seeger, who apparently quite liked it.

July 8, 2012
April 13, 2012
I am expecting delivery of my new GPS today, with a large (5″) touch screen.

Was upstairs when the doorbell rang. Excited (I can be like a kid with my toys!), I ran downstairs and opened the door. I signed for ParcelForce, and was given a huge parcel.