28 Dec 2016

The Fantastic Mr Fox

Given a completely free choice I would much rather have stayed at home with a cold Turkey sandwich and a stale mince pie, but I was expected to join in with the family outing to the theatre last night.

At least it wasn't a traditional British pantomime. That really would have done my head in. Oh yes it would...!

We went to see Fantastic Mr Fox at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. From front row seats too. I could see everything that happened, even down to the spit that was flying from the actors mouths as they enunciated their worms. At one stage, I was beginning to wish that I had taken a raincoat. No wonder the front row seats were the cheapest....!

18 Dec 2016

A foggy drive...

I had one of the most exciting drives of my life last night, travelling from Rugby to Southampton in patchy fog which was quite dense in places.

Obviously I have driven in such conditions previously, but never on a 120 mile trip, with passengers. Mainly on fast roads too. It was quite a challenge and a huge responsibility...

16 Dec 2016

Ruddy Christmas Trees

It amuses me, how folk who are normally vehemently against global de-forestation, in the interests of helping to halt climate change, are among the first to import a ruddy great Norwegian Spruce into their lounge once Halloween is over...

For decades I have been anti Xmas trees, preferring a nice artificial one if we really must do all this Christmas nonsense every year. Let the fir trees continue to grow to maturity and do some real good to the environment, is my argument.

However I was outvoted this year, with Heidi having the casting vote as it was her house and she's female, so off we trudged looking for a 6'6" Christmas tree that was about 5' wide at the base. Exactly the right size to completely fill the bay window...

I insisted on wearing my Bah Humbug! hat for the occasion...