3 Mar 2015

An enjoyable day with Crumpet...

I had a surprisingly good day today, with Ray Hall, the Leader of the Beer Baccy & Crumpet party, who lives just a short walk from where I do.

Although Ray is going to have to rename the party now, as the Electoral Commission have banned the use of the word 'Crumpet'. Apparently 'Crumpet' is demeaning to women, though all I ever see when I Google the word are images like this. Try it yourself if you don't believe me...

Nevertheless, the Electoral Commission, in their collective wisdom, have decided that 'Crumpet' shouldn't appear on ballot papers if there's the even the slightest risk of offending somebody, somewhere in the UK.

A classic case of 'Political Correctness gone mad', if you ask me...

2 Mar 2015

The Annual MOT Anxiety Attack...

It's that horrible time of year again, when Claudia is due for her annual MOT inspection and I'm on another massive 'downer' about motoring. It's thoroughly irrational really, but it tends to happen every year.

I booked the MOT test this morning, leaving plenty of time to get things sorted out, but the test is still a couple of days away. That means I will be anxiously chewing my finger nails for the next 48 hours or so, hoping that everything will be OK again this year.

Claudia still drives nicely and I haven't found anything wrong today, but there's always that little doubt. Not least about whether the MOT tester is in a good mood or not. Though in theory that shouldn't matter.

Farewell old friend...

Yesterday was 1st March so the spring cleaning started in earnest at Chateau Worzel. Well it's more of an annual clean actually...

It even extended to moving all the chests of drawers in the bedroom and hoovering behind & underneath them.

After I had done that I juggled their position slightly and re-introduced another chest that was stored in the spare room. It just about fits and is tighter than I would like, but I needed the extra storage space in the bedroom.

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