Pond-Der-Ring II

•June 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment


GTA Race – Lonesome Days on PS4

•May 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment


•May 17, 2017 • 2 Comments

“But anyway, I answered for 20 years the question, ‘the top four is nothing special’. So I don’t know why suddenly it could become such a big problem……

Lol, it is if you want to get a huge ton of cash and attract the best players in Europe over your rivals.
Arsene should know more than anyone what a struggle it is to bring in top players to a team that is now widely regarded as a fringe team in the Championship race. The two world class players Arsenal possess are constantly on the brink of leaving or contract collapse. CL football is needed not just for the cash but for the prestige that attracts ( and keeps ) big names.


Wenger’s new opinion on finishing in top 4.


Why is it every 20 washes or so clothes come out smelling of old cabbages? Can I name it the cabbage effect?


The cabbage effect.


I love 80’s movies. No matter how many I watch more seem to creep out of the woodwork. This time it is fatal Beauty with Whoopie Goldberg. God, the music, the clothes, the neon lights…..The atmosphere.


Drinking and watching TV late.


KAIA! …I bet this image is a box in maybe 1 year.


Eventually picked up a good phone. Compared to the average kid in my class with an I Phone of course my Sony XA is a pile of poo. But, that said. Finally I can watch a decent sized screen and when I see a sunset or beautiful horizon I can capture it.


Almost fully settled in new house. Sure it is more draughty (yes spellcheck it is a word), the toilet and shower are not as good and the back door mosquito net is a little skewed. The rent is also higher. Oh and it takes longer to get to work…..But, despite what I said. It is great. Much more spacious and livable. All of our stuff now fits comfortably. We have some great places nearby and there air is fresh and clean. It even feels cool inside on hot days. I also have a ton of back street parks to explore with a beer late at night. My running / exercise schedule has been refreshed also. If I was Jody Wang Murfin now I would put a link up to both new and old houses alongside one another but I can’t be bothered. I will let her do that. Oh and we have our own white goods meaning we don’t have to wait for a lazy landlord to fix anything.


My life is great right now. Loving my coffee ( despite drinking from the big bad chain store …Bucks). Enjoying scotch/bourbon again in moderation…………two semi large glasses a night in bed whilst watching old episodes of Crimewatch on Youtube is OK yeh? Job is as fun as ever. My wife and kid complete the rosy mosaic of likes and loves! But…………… disaster ……..Just had my first bad can of Super Dry in maybe 10 years. Tasted fruity and off with not a hint of wheaty crispness. If Asahi started production outside of Japan my life would probably be 5% worse than it is now. No exaggeration…………………


First world problems.















Chinese New Year 2017

•January 30, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Been drinking most days. Not super heavy since Kaia was born. But enough to make me feel lethargic and lousy in the morns. Been to the in-laws twice for dinner and such. It has been lovely to spend time with my new daughter. I would include a picture but they never work on WordPress.

Just in case it works : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154754197220781&set=ms.c.eJxdyskNACAMA7CNUNKm1~%3B6LIXghvpYJhspbDiCquXglxCkzfKL5T~_E5KWTTz9kloBH2.bps.t.604531209&type=3&theater


Coffee n beer

Starbucks Gold member….Back of the net! I think. I hit gold…………At least at Bucks. The benefits? We will see.

Johnnie Walker Green

48% Only made for Taiwan. Apparently production outside of Taiwan of the standard Green has now stopped, and it is growing scarce again. Looking forward to this….The gem of the JW series in my opinion. I also picked up some Glenmorangie. Great scotch. Much better than I remember.

Kaia Iris Murfin

•January 28, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The name of my baby. I love her more than life. I can’t begin to tell the world how wonderful she is.

I had a baby!

•December 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My daughter Kaia Iris Murfin. She was born on Saturday 4.08 am on the 3rd of December, and I can’t stop sitting and looking at her. I would put up a pic but it would just end up being an empty box as pics don’t save on WordPress for some reason.

This and that…..Dr. Strange and Starbucks…..

•November 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Watched Dr. Strange – Genuinely enjoyed it. Sure it was a little ridiculous….made little sense at times and overly reliant on special effects that borrowed heavily from Inception. But he is one of the few Marvel characters with a personality and is watchable as a stand alone character, not needing an entourage…….Which, sadly he will probably receive soon as the Marvel world morphs around him. Also he actually looks a lot like the comic book character. Something movie producers should take note of when giving every random Hollywood star a hero to play. Top fun!

Trees are up in Buck’s. They have dug out the toffee nut latte again for the 400th time. Am I the only one that misses the Cinnamon one they did ten years back? Yet to see the second one. Please not another white chocolate cranberry mocha…….

Lastly, the eternal question – It’s been a long time since I was back in the UK and even longer since I was a kid. Question to all those back home. Is eating banana sandwiches weird? My wife finds the whole concept bizarre. It could be the norm or it could have just been us. Is it strange?