A tale of a Scotsman living in SW london...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Apologies for lack of posting, it's been hectic!

Wedding was superb, absolutly brilliant. Venue was lovely, the hotel the bride & groom were staying in was very nice indeed. We however where in a room with a sea view, I think the closest I've ever stayed to the sea (across the road). However, the hotel itself hadn;t seen much redecoration since the 70's, but we were there for such a short time it didn't matter.

Saturday was spent recovering and sleeping. Watched King Kong on DVD, which I thought was brilliant, but WAY too long. Sunday we went to a bbq (yes, I know it was very wet in the south!) with the people from the wedding and to send the bride & groom on their honeymoon. Was a really nice afternoon, chatting, catching up.

All in all, a happy weekend :-)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kilts and weddings

Off to a wedding in the kilt today, very exciting, so I'll leave you with this...

A man was driving down the road and ran out of petrol. Just at that
moment, a bee flew in his window.
The bee said, "What seems to be the problem"?
"I'm out of petrol."
The bee told the man to wait right there and flew away.
Minute later, the man watched as an entire swarm of bees flew to his car and
into his petrol tank. After a few minutes, the bees flew out.
"Try it now," said one bee.
The man turned the ignition key and the car started right up.
"Wow!" the man exclaimed. "What did you put in my gas tank"?

The bee answered..."BP"

Bleating Wigan...

A wonderful evening in a new place for us, Singapore in Worcester. Good menu, good food, but the company was, as ever, on good form. Conversation ranged and we covered everything from politics to "Sponge Bob Square Pants", which says it all really.

Another day, andother document to write. It's non-stop excitement at the moment ;-)

Quick word on football. Wigan are seriously beginning to annoy me. Stop your bleating man! If you had actually beaten West Ham three weeks ago you wouldn't be in the mess you are now, and very likely not caring if Tevez played or not.

He seems fixated on getting West Ham losing points as they fielded an player without the suitable registration. Now, this in itself would be a valid reason for a points deduction. However, he was properly registered with the FA. The problem is that West Ham broke the leagues rules on 3rd party ownership, which does not have an automated points deduction - however it is one of the options available to the FA.

All in all, I think the FA have made a right balls up of this as it should have been nailed weeks ago leaving this weekend as a definite end state in the season. As it stands, I can see a legal battle ahead for the next few weeks which will leave a bad taste in the mouth, and detract from the football. To the footballing gods, for the sake of football, please let West Ham get relegated and save us a summer of Dave Whelan going on and on about the injust of his team being relegated. Failing which, send Wigan down so he doesn't get so much TV time. Just please, let football win out of this. Can't see it though...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Well, got beat at squash but nothing that wasn't unexpected. Give me a few weeks though and a few more games under my belt and I'll be flying!

Much fun over a curry last night. The mental image of the Gorse Fox encouraging some air guitar on a saga holiday will live for a long time :-)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


OK drive up today, with a diversion to drop off the missus at Heathrow. Heathrow traffic is never a pleasure - it's the only airport I've been to late at night where there is always a traffic jam!

I think I'm in real trouble. I've arranged to play one of the girls in the office at squash. She had played someone else last week who has just helpfully told me she "gives it a good wallop". Suddenly I'm thinking body armour would be a good shout as this is the same person who said she liked to play to "get the aggression out".

I'm buggered. If anyone needs me tomorrow, I'll be the one in the corner with the black eye.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Weddings and football

Well, Saturday was spent in the pub mainly, with a walk around Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon in between. Good fun, beautiful surroundings and good company.

Sunday was lazy, as we were all knackered, although we ended up going out with some friends in the evening in Wimbledon. One of the couples are getting married on Friday so we spent most of the night winding them up, along with the best man who I think may be a nervous wreck now! Much fun....

So glad United won the league yesterday, as I've said a few times they have played the best football this season and it's good to see it vindicated. Could it be bye bye Jose? I'm slighty happier though for non-football reasons - Sky were hoping to "engineer" the league decider for this week and it's a complete nothing match now - Fergie will likely rest key players between now and the FA cup final, as will Jose, although there will be a will to beat them just for old times sake.

However, I think the bigger story is Newcastle. Are they never happy? They winge that Roeder is manager, he resigns and they are likely to get Big Sam, who has been a success in every job he's had. Granted, maybe not the most exciting football, but you don't here Bolton fans complaining too much. All the Newcastle fans are saying "Don't like him, don't want him" and "We want Hiddink". Now, no offence, but get a grip - Hiddink would never go to Newcastle. They have amazing fans, but need a spell of stability with a manager who can get them into Europe (UEFA cup) on a regular basis, with a good cup run in there every now and again. Spurs are the model here (although with a couple of better players and being able to keep Berbatov, they could get Champions League).

So Newcastle, get real, be sensible. Your not going to win the league again, your squad is mid table and not top 4 with Owen the exception, though he's hardly played. Be happy with what you've got, get behind them and don't pre-judge - you might just get a surprise...