Bits & Pieces

There are too many things running around my cluttered mind right now, so it’s time to unload, discharge, release, ejaculate, drop and roll them back into the water; it’s time to declutter with a bits and pieces post.
If you want to know more – go explore. I’ll give you the tools.

1. The owner of a small bakery in Dorset which is bucking the economic downturn is called Emma Goss Custard.

2. Well-respected Cape Town blogger publishes invaluable list of local restaurants with awesome winter specials. Go eat, drink, be merry and spend less than you might previously have done.

3. Cornish Liberal-Democrats apologise for calling a rival candidate a “greasy-haired twat” in an election leaflet.
Leader of the Mebyon Kernow party, Dick Cole, is appalled. I have no comment.

4. I downloaded two albums last night: Greatest Hits of Deacon Blue and Eminem’s Relapse. Even my iPod is confused. Some chalk with your cheese, Sir?
There are some handy hints for any unimaginative Cornish LibDems on Relapse, although of course, we already know that LibDem’s can rap anyway. 

5. I would love to repeat Gareth Cliff’s Air France joke from this morning, but as even I thought it was a little near the knuckle, I’d probably better not.

6. Talking of flying, if the UK Government need to know any more bloody details about me ahead of the 2009 Kids in Tow Tour, they can come and bloody measure it themselves. A million forms and documents later and they’re still asking for my daughter’s passport number and whether she has ever “glorified terrorism”. Honestly – does this really look like a terrorist to you?

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It drools. It giggles. It says “Taaaaaaah!” loudly. It doesn’t bomb things. Although the nappies can be dangerous.

7. Finally, I can reveal that I have won some rather decent tickets to Brazil vs Egypt in Bloemfontein later this month. Looking forward to it, although I’m told there are some lingering bad feelings towards the English up in the Free State. A 10-hour (each way) road trip just to be abused doesn’t sound like much fun. But it is football and I will be there. With bells on. And blowing a vuvuzela out of my… car.

EDIT: 8. Phone call tells me that I have secured free tickets to both the British & Irish Lions’ games in Cape Town. Game on!

  • i have loved deacon blue since Raintown and before. Best of? – I need to get that!

    joyanne´s last blog post was: It’s a Swing Thing (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • Joyanne > Saw them once in Sheffield in 198… something.
    This is the Our Town (2000) album, so doesn’t include the later Rain Town stuff.

  • hmm. i’m sure Raintown was a mid-80s album? i too saw them live, about 1993 or so

    says here they’re recording a new album (well Ricky and Lorraine) http://www.deaconblue.com/

    wonder if they’ve still got it.

    joyanne´s last blog post was: It’s a Swing Thing (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • Joanne > You are, of course, correct. I was thinking about the (3) re-released versions, post 2000.

  • po

    How do you get all these free tickets?

    Your little terrorist could be a dangerous weapon, you can disarm people with her cuteness.

    po´s last blog post was: Where’s the gat?* (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • Jealous of the Lions tickets mate!

  • Po > I disarm people with tickets using my daughter’s cuteness and then steal their tickets.

    Wiggy > Not full test tickets, unfortunately: v Western Province and v Emerging Springboks. But still excited.

  • Regarding number 2 and the “Well-respected Cape Town blogger”: do you mean Dax or JP?

    Jacques´s last blog post was: Frontline Fellowship: Lying for Jesus (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • Jacques > Actually, I meant neither. I meant me.
    Pah – you americans are all the same, stealing my thunder.
    I even checked my sources (sauces?) – my contact told me it was all her own work.

    *sigh* Will have to go sort that out now.

    P.S. If you want to email me JP’s link, I’ll happily pop it on.

    EDIT: Sorted, I see. Sneakily, too. Thanks.

  • See how vigilant I am? Be beware, very beware. Even on the deck of a cabin cruiser in the Chesapeake, listening to Johnny Cash, there is no escape…

  • Jacques > Obviously not. But I think I can take some solace from this in that you are on the deck of a cabin cruiser in the Chesapeake, listening to Johnny Cash (and presumably drinking copious G&T’s) but you’re still reading 6000 miles… There is, as you so rightly point out, no escape.

    Too-shay! 😉

  • Don King had better beware too – your talent at self-promotion is not to be sniffed or sneered at (or disparaged in any way)! Touche indeed.

    Jacques´s last blog post was: Frontline Fellowship: Lying for Jesus (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • Oh drat and darn!!! I am going to have to admit that she is very cute – as far as babies go of course.

    Ordinarylife´s last blog post was: What us? Never! (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • Jacques > Come to think of it, my hair is a bit Don King at the moment. I may be morphing. A terrifying thought.

    OL > And you’d be right. 🙂
    Your turn next.

  • Is that a ginger? There’s your problem.. 😉

  • That red with yellow face and black eye weapon of mass destruction looks suspicious.

    I would not wave the Union Jack in Free State stadium. It equates to waiving the old SA flag at a Kaiser Chiefs and Pirates match 😉 They still remember 1898 to 1902 quite vividly 😆 I am sure waiving a Brazilian is much more acceptable!

    Thanks for that link to the restaurants! Not sure about “well respected,” though 😉

    Emil´s last blog post was: Another note from my scrapbox (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  • DW > It are not a ginger. It are a blondie.

    Emil > I will take a lass with a Brazilian along then.

  • DW > Nope. That’s still ginger.