Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Graverobbers have stolen the body of one of Italy's most famous and much-loved television personalities, Quiz king Mike Bongiorno was the Italian equivalent of Bruce Forsyth and hosted several TV game shows over a career spanning more than 50 years, Many suspect that the robbers' motive is to hold the body for ransom. Weird ehh. Aparently the choice was Mike or Berlisconi but they feared noone would pay a ransom for Berlo.
A lucky penguin is enjoying being a local celebrity in South America after taking a wrong turn and becoming separated from his colony.
Dubbed Tomas by locals, he became separated from his fellow penguins and found himself wandering the beaches of the Lima, the Peruvian capital. Picked up by police not long after, Tomas was taken to a local station where authorities have been keeping a close eye on him. During his stay, officials were able to determine that Tomas is a Humboldt, a species of penguin native to the coasts of Chile and Peru.
Tomas is expected to be reunited with his colony on an island off Peru shortly. Either that or give him a marmalade sandwich and a duffle coat.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Angie got a candle making kit for Christmas and we had a bash at making some, they turned out well.
I’m going to try making a mold of a green clover leaf which I can then include in a white candle, if it works out ok I’ll make a load and try selling them.
We stayed in a wee hotel near Landsdown road in Dublin on Sunday night which was cheap and cheerful and clean with a tiny room packed full of telephones and a bed, not sure why three telephones were required but it was ok, this Welsh hotel we are in tonight is more basic, it has no phones but is packed full of beds (4). Its sort of Dorothy Perkins circa 1973, faded flowers.
I took a drive up to Snowdonia and had a walk in the national park.
Wales seems to have a heap more wildlife than Ireland, maybe there are fewer guns, I saw heaps of wild goats and buzzards.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
So we priced staying there and the very cheapest deal they do midweek in the winter is E352 a night they do include dinner and breakfast in that price but you have to stay in an outside dunny and help with the washing.
I have lost over 1.2 kg since New Year and had to walk a bit looking for pubs with a dart board yesterday and I didn't struggle. After we got back to Oughterard we had to sample a few Guinness in the local pub Breanachs and we had a good bit of craic to be sure, at one point Mark said he would eat his hat if I got the double 9 with my first dart which of course went straight in the middle :) so I had a long and meaningful discussion with the chef how best to prepare hat, the owner interjected that he could maybe just use the hat at slop out time to do the floors and that would give it some flavour. Today I'm thinking of cooking up a cheap hat for him and taking it round in a casserole.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
He said: "In the future I have to adapt my roles to my age. Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting or shooting is not possible anymore. I want to be more encouraged as an actor and I believe that I can manage this challenge". I'd have thought shooting would have still been an option but maybe he has bad arthritus in his finger or summat.
Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou expressed his frustration today after an unusually public test firing of 19 surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles became a national embarrassment.
Nearly a third of the missiles missed their targets, incurring the wrath of Mr Ma, who presided over the test, and raising new questions about Taiwan’s readiness to defend itself against Chinese attack. 6 of the missiles hit N Korea the other sank a canoe in Malasayia. Mr Ma's wrath included a violent jumping up and down on the spot and squinting, ok I made that last bit up but hey the news is just so boring ehh.
Its a bonny day here, 7C and clear blue skies, i think the forecast is good for the next few days too, my wee knees are really white but its not exactly shorts weather yet lol.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
My birthday started off with Angie telling me she had forgotten the date and Gus having had an accident on the dining room floor which had me gagging. Angie was just kidding she had actually got me a dart board which was very nice of her just a shame about her sense of humour, as I cried, no I didn't it was the smell of dog poo in the morning that had my eyes watering, who need Napalm.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I’ve gone and pulled a muscle in my back while I was hoovering the car, that will teach me, now I have a hot water bottle on it and am boiling. It was probably acting like a rabbit started the problem ehh.
So one day, all of the animals came together and made the following deal: Each will tell a joke, and if everyone doesn't laugh at it then they would kill the joke teller. (I don't know why they did this... maybe they were hungry?)So anyway, the Rabbit went first. The Rabbit told this great joke. All of the animals were laughing hysterically, rolling on the floor and slapping their knees (if they had knees). All that is except for the Hippopotamus.
So, what could they do... the Hippo did not laugh. They had to kill the Rabbit. After promptly doing so, they gave the next turn to the lion.The Lion told a really dumb joke, that was not funny at all. All of the animals just sat there and stared, but the Hippo started laughing a tremendous laugh. The animals asked the Hippopotamus: "Why are you laughing? The Joke wasn't funny."
To which the Hippo replied: "Didn't you get the Rabbit's Joke?"
Monday, January 10, 2011
Not quite sure why I shared that with yous but hey it was the most exciting thing that happened this weekend. My next excitement is my birthday on the 15th which should be mindblowingly exciting ok I exagerated a wee bit lol, the older one gets the less brilliant birthdays seem to be, I was at sea on my 40th on Bass Strait bobbing around on a tug. In 2012 I'm 50 sheeeeze, if we are spared I think a party is in order for that one.
I have a feeling this year will be good, its off to a good start with a busy new year and good weather. I have the prospect of replacing the boat I sold before coming here with a Magregor 26 X yacht trailer sailor/ power boat. Hopefully a ship surveyor who works with Angie will have a look at her for me this week. I'm going to lose weight and increase my fitness and hopefully my bike hire and computer assistance will take off.
Ok have to dash, got a big greasy hamburger with bacon cheese and egg and french fries waiting and then a day of lying on the couch, kidding kidding I'm away to jump on the home gym, do a washing, walk the dogs and clean the kitchen, Take care all.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Researchers at St Andrews and Bristol universities studied the relationship between skin colour and attractiveness, and found people with a yellow skin hue were perceived as particularly healthy and attractive.They also established for the first time that yellow pigments, or carotenoids, from certain fruit and vegetables played a key role in producing yellowness in skin. I have made a pumpkin and carrot soup for tomorrow so even though we are extremely unfit we may look yellow, oops healthy.
An overly high concentration of cancer-causing dioxin has been detected in samples of meat for the first time after it emerged that farm animals were given contaminated feed in Germany. Some of the eggs from those farms were then transported to the Netherlands. "These eggs were mixed with other non-contaminated eggs to make pasteurised liquid egg. This pasteurised liquid egg has been distributed to the UK," To get sick from eating the end product ie quiche you would have to eat 4 tons a day for the next 65 years however if you had a large carrot salad on the side you would take on a yellow hue and look healthy.
The big diet is on so I hope not to bore everyone with tales of weight loss and carrots, I watched a show today on TV called half ton teenager which cheered me up no end as the leads were 800lb, actually it was really disturbing even though they did have nice yellow skin.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
A week of amateur bullfights, commonly known as 'Corralejas', left 48 people injured in Colombia, local media has reported. Every January hundreds of amateur bullfighters risk their lives jumping into an arena to taunt bulls in Colombia's unruly bull festival.
It is described by locals as an explosive and sometimes lethal mixture of alcohol, music, violence and machismo. In Glasgow Scotland they have a similar event its called Friday night.
It was new age technology combined with 5,000-year-old Stone-Age engineering. Yesterday, for the first time, the winter sun lighting the passage tomb at Newgrange, Co Meath, was beamed live around the world.
Newgrange is the oldest building in the world. It was built 500 years before the pyramids and 1,000 years before Stonehenge.Although other passage tombs survive there is nowhere quite like Newgrange. It was built over 5,000 years ago close to the river Boyne by Neolithic farmers.
Ireland's A&E departments have this week seen unprecedented numbers of patients lying on trolleys and not in hospital beds and the 1.35 million VHI health customers will be paying an additional 15-45% on their premiums from the 1st of February for the privilege.
Friday, January 7, 2011
I'm quite Up today as I got a computer fixup job last night which took me all of 3 mins to fix :) I worked it out at 600 Euros an hour as I charged 30 Euros all I need is 20 jobs an hour, so far I have had three in Ireland. I think a big push on the leaflet delivery front is required.
Its a lovely sunny day here which probably means sub zero temps tonight again but the forecast isn't as bad as we had leading up to Christmas if we do get another cold snap. The place is in a mess here with Dublin and other parts of the country on water restrictions still due to burst mains etc, the N Irish water minister (Laurence MacKenzie) got the gu mach but here in S Ireland we tend to award incompetency with promotion, when I tried googling the Irish Water board CEO I got diverted to Mr Tony Kileen who is the Minister of Defence which doesn't surprise me as there are no post codes here.
My neighbour Mark had to pay for Sky tv same as me as he couldn't get a picture free to air, (bloody cheek they have charging for a tv licence) anyway the install guy arrived and took about 4 hours to NOT set it up day before yesterday, apparently there was a problem with the set top card which will take 5 to seven working weeks to re post, they told him "days" but I know the truth. They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit It's not, perhaps they are as deliberately confused as the great Frank Muir on an old BBC episode of My Word, who wound up a typically long-winded anecdote with the phrase "the bun is the lowest form of wheat". Personally I tend to think that wit is the highest form of sarcasm.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sheena and family left at 0600 this morning and I made the mistake of letting the dogs come back to bed with me for a wee while, that and the fact that they had been getting overly petted and such for the last few weeks I think was what led to the misbehaviour today so they are both on a "time out", Jessy is locked in the garage and Gus in the kitchen. I was quite pleased with their progress up until Christmas but today Gus did his run away to the water and get hyper/ not listen but bark deal and Jessy hyped by his barking at nothing, barked at a bloke who wandered along the path giving him a bit of a scare, then she rolled in muck again and Gus wouldnt come. The "time out" reminds the dog of their place in the pack, Jessy is in the garage as she is showing signs of dominance towards both Gus and myself and the man in the woods, she will stay there until later, then will get the cold shoulder with no petting or looking her way and she and Gus can stay in the kitchen tonight.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I heard o the Irish news that Rudolf had gone AWOL well we can all rest peacefully now as I found him in Cong
I’d forgotten just what a northern hemisphere Hogmanay /New year is like and its been grand remembering and having friends / family around this one although Intensive slimming is now required I just saw some photos and wow I’m the size of a small hippo.
My pal Keith left today destined for my parents to carry on the New Year tradition and drink them out of house and home too lol. Mind you he will have about three and end up like asleep ehh Keithy lololol
As per usual I was last man standing, the one good thing about being the size of a small hippo is you have the capacity to drink them all under the table.
Got some nice shots on our run to Cong
Angie is back to work tomorrow she flies over to England
but Sheena Rus and Sacha are staying for another couple of days I think.