Update 2018

•September 1, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Wow. Long time. I have come off the back of  a serious back injury. Started in March and is juuuuust about better now. Just. I won’t harp on about it.

Back to work after being back in the UK. Had serious jet lag for a few days but got over it. Kaia is STILL getting over it. Going to bed at 2 am and waking at 10 am…..Again I wont go into it.


Notes –


  • Still working at Kid Castle
  • Due to being off work I am looking for Saturday work. JOY messaged me could be good. I don’t want to work Saturday but hey. Has to be done.
  • Holidays aye……Started with back aches, leading to serious jet lag. Leading to heartache. I hope the wife had a good time despite all the shite and that Kaia can at least take away some positives. ( commenting on my holiday)
  • Summer time in Northumberland, it’s cooler and has been raining …but it’s still nice…Kaia walked around the village and she saw real chickens etc..she loves it( yeah that’s what I assume…)..had a MASSIVE home grown cucumber and she still managed it….lol… (Jody’s comments about UK trip )
  • Mike Ashley says he is being treated as a ‘pantomime villain’ over his running of Newcastle — and that a parliamentary petition against him led to employees of his companies receiving ‘unprecedented’ levels of abuse, harassment and intimidation.(chatting about Newcastle)


That is all for now. I hope I have a fitter better 2019 and that being 41 is better than being 40. On a bright note Kaia and Jody are doing great.


Kaia is one!

•December 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Yes, amazing. One year since she was born. She is sitting in the living room right now crawling around at high speed. It is Saturday and the weather is cold and wet. I had to stay in this morn with Kaia as Jody is out bike riding for her companies president.


Other things of note –

  • Still enjoying eleven sports Premier league
  • Set up my ps3 in living room so I can play BOPSII zombies
  • Still racing in GTA
  • Leeds made a good start to the season but faded
  • Had some toothache recently
  • GTA are releasing the Doomsday DLC….Is it the swansong for GTA?
  • Loving spotify still
  • Like this new house but it is much colder than Jong-He
  • Rereading Harry Potter again. Just about to finish The Goblet of Fire
  • Ordered our turkey again from the Garden hotel


That is all!

Just checking in

•November 18, 2017 • 1 Comment

It is mid November and I haven’t blogged in a while. All is well. Kaia is 11.5 months old and I love her to bits. Still playing GTA 5 and working at Kid Castle. That is all for now 🙂

Pond-Der-Ring II

•June 21, 2017 • 1 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.