Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Public Information Notice

For reasons I won't elaborate on in case any of you are having your tea, I won't be out and about for a few weeks.

All together now........

Oh dear, what a shame, never mind.

This, of course is an ideal opportunity for you to book a short winter break, have your computer serviced, or nail yourself into your bedroom with some tins of soup.
The choice is yours.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Just giving it a bit of a turn over

In this cold weather, you blog can freeze up if you leave it out, so I thought I'd just start it up for a wee while.. No snow here, thanks to these big fans which our government has installed on every hilltop, to blow bad weather down south, but a bit parky.

Actually, I am rather busy with pearlcasting this week and next, so it'll have to be a quickie

Just in case you were thinking about cancelling your subscription due to a perceived intellectualising of the blog...........

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

"When these shoes were new............."

Those of you who have been taking your medication will remember that  some time ago I blogged about these Karrimor Meridian shoes.

The post under advisement, incidentally has gradually made its way to the upper echelons of the OSS Page View Hall of Fame, eclipsing on it's way several exquisitely crafted nuggets of wit, erudition and high adventure in wild places. So it goes.

I noted that they were comfortable, well made, waterproof with a very grippy Vibram sole, and seemed to me to represent excellent value. Unfortunately these shits at Karrimor marketing department failed to take the hint, and I have been confronted by the need to reach under the mattress again to replace them. As you can see they are still in remarkably good nick, but the sole is less aggressive than it was ( probably since I took them to the vet !) and, crucially, they are no longer waterproof.

Decisions decisions.
Should I stick with the tried and tested, or should I be  a bit more adventurous ? I once barrel rolled a MB and walked away unscratched with everyone saying I;d have been dead in a cheaper car. A strange superstition/loyalty then resulted in me driving a series of boring E320s for the next few years when a more exotic motor would have better suited my celebrity lifestyle.

Well I firstly decided that I didn't want a pair of these trendy cardboard shoes that fall apart after 100 miles or so, however innovative they might be.. I was quite keen on the Targhee for a while, but couldn't find them at less than £100, and didn't think I'd get that past the children's Inheritance Budget Committee.
So the winner is (drumroll)

Yup. Same old , same old. And very comfortable they are too.

............................Honey, take me out drinking tonight "


That's certainly been my experience, anyway.