Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Well, I have now had some pancakes!!!
I made pancakes for our pudding lastnight with Kiwi fruit and Nuttella, and jolly tasty they were too.
Apart from that not much has been happening, I have done some work for Kenya and for London, and I have been shopping at Tesco, and had lunch at Essen with Mrs FLN which was a nice outing. I will be going on a small bike ride this afternoon...and that's it really.
Oh well, it started to rain so I couldn't go for a bike ride...I don't do rainy bike rides.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The life of a Cat and a very sore ....

Cats are very clever, we feed them, fuss them in fact we tend to them and their needs every day. All they have to worry about is the best place to sleep and when the 2 legged cat will feed me. (Cats only see things as cats, so we are two legged cats, squirrels are bushy tailed cats, and hedgehogs are very spiky cats etc.) Angus our Tom Cat loves lying in the Sun, it's a must if there is any. Saturday morning there was just a slither of sun coming from my studio onto the landing. Angus wanted a warm belly.

A Health update after yesterdays bike ride, I am still coughing and my legs are hurting and I have a sore bum!!! Getting fit isn’t much fun is it?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday - A new week a new start.

This has been a weekend of change!!! BIG CHANGE

Well after a wonderful Sunday lunch at my Mom & Dads we popped to Halfords and bought 2 new bikes!!! With the aim of both of us getting fit. Well Mrs EB was wearing a long skirt, her car was full, so I said I would ride her bike home. (The other bike will be ready Monday) Now I haven't done any exercise for ** years.

I duly get on the and start riding her bike home from Sutton town centre, I get as far as Beeches Walk, and have to stop and rest. I then walk the bike past the Girls School, and ride it down hill to the Indian at the lights. I rest again, cross the road and ride home. All in all a mile? I was nearly wiped out!! I could hardly breathe, my legs where like stones.

Now, I know I have to be careful with my health, and not over do things, but stupid me I really over did it. I got home about 4:45pm and sat quietly for 20 or so minutes, then got ready to go to Church as I was on sound, I borrowed Mrs EB's inhaler and sucked on that. I went to Church, but I didn't feel up to going to the Vesey, so I am now coughing and wheezing at home feeling very sorry for myself.

What scares me now is I have to get the other Bike tomorrow!!!!

Anyhoo I'll post some pics soon of out new bikes.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Thank you

Here is another post off Tony Miles's Blog The Media Chaplains website Maybe Today:
Saying thank you
One of the first things we teach a child is the importance of saying, ‘thank you’. Yet, it surprises me how many adults seem to forget those two important little words. My wife, Frances, thinks that car drivers who fail to acknowledge when another has given way to them are a classic example.

This reminds me of the story of a little girl who went to a birthday party. When her Mum dropped her at the home where the action was taking place, she said, ‘Whatever happens, you must remember to say ‘thank you’ to your host when you leave the party. Don’t forget, will you?’

Well, the party was splendid and Mum returned to pick up her daughter. As Mums tend to do, the first question she asked her daughter as they made their way to the car was, ‘Did you remember to say thank you?’ Sheepishly her daughter replied, ‘No I didn’t’. “What? Didn’t you listen to me?’ said Mum. To which a little voice said, ‘The Girl in front did, but lady said “Don’t mention it”, so I’d didn’t!’

Maybe today is a day for endeavouring to live with gratitude in our hearts and it express it with our lips: Gratitude to each other, and gratitude to others. Just because others don’t live thankfully, doesn’t mean that we should do the same. Thank you for listening.

A prayer:
Gracious God, I’m sorry for taking you for granted and for failing to express love and gratitude in response to all you have given. Thank you for expressing your love and encouragement. May your Holy Spirit enable me to reflect your nature, that others may know the wonder of your love and be inspired to worship and adore you, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Copyright Rev. Anthony D. Miles March 2006

Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday Diner

Oh heck, Mrs EB is out this evening seeing Keane so my Pancakes are on hold again!!!! Will I ever get any pancakes? (I think the saga of my Pancakes will run longer than my Blog at this rate!!)

I took my Mom to Friday Diner today, it didn't seem busy but they did over 50 meals!!! this is such a wonderful Outreach idea. Baked Spud and filling and a cake and tea or Coffee for £2 all done in the Church, it gets people into the Church in a non threatening way and there is food at a very reasonable price.
We sat with Ian L and his dad Ken, and Ian explaied about the renovation project and how so far the Church as raised over £400,000 by just giving from within the Church, this totally amazed her
My Mom also met Phil Mullins who was welcoming people, he made her laugh, and she seems interested in the outreach Lunch next week "Creation or Evolution?" by Donald. lets pray she will except the invite I give her....Maybe even my Dad will come as well.
So this evening I think a Chinese Curry and some TV and a few cuddles with my megga moggies.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Arghhhh Migraines

Since Shrove Tuesday evening I have had a migraine!!! I have felt really awful and very sick and only I have wanted to lie down and not do very much.

So I haven’t had any pancakes yet!!! Now this is a serious tragedy, I love pancakes.

Anyhooo, today it just a dull ache and I only feel slightly sick, so maybe by Friday I can have some pancakes?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pancakes mmmmmmmmmmm

Today is Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday and the start of lent.
I love pancakes, and I will be making some some for Mrs EB and myself this evening, Nutella and Banana being a favourite of ours, (It reminds us of walking around Paris and buying Crepes of the street vendors). I also have some Blueberry Syrup thanks to a certain pretty American Mishkid so I am sure at least one will be with that.

I usually give up something for Lent, to try and focus my mind back on Christ. I gave up Chocolate and when I really wanted some chocolate I would try and think of Christ. (It didn’t always go to plan, but that is the idea) There is no point in giving up something that would be easy, so if I gave up crisps; I don’t really like crisps so giving them up wouldn’t affect me one way or another.

So this year I have decided to give up my cup of Tea, a bit like Mrs Teapot, I love my tea, I drink PG Tips strong and black and it gives me a big hit first thing in the morning. I think this is going to be a very tough lent, and I may find it hard to start the next 40 days.

So are you forgoing anything this lent, if so what?

Monday, February 19, 2007

We all need hero's

The visiting preacher yesterday was talking about hero’s. I have a few hero’s one of Matt’s last posts was about one of my hero’s who was tragically killed, Steve Irwin. Steve had passion I love passion. So as I was in bed last night I started to think about Hero’s and why I have the hero’s I do.

My First Hero is Mike Oldfield – The first music Album I bought was Tubular Bells in about 1974, and it just blew me away I still listen to it today.

Sir George Martin – Is the 5th Beatle and the man behind the sound, he produced all of the Beatles hits, he is quite possibly the greatest influence on the sound of music. He "retired" a few years ago after producing one last album, called "In My Life" though it seems his idea of retirement is the same as my dads. I love his latest work, Love.

Trevor Horn – Another Record Producer, who has had hits in his own right, but also has produced some amazing people from Frankie goes to Hollywood, Mike Oldfield and Yes. His ear is just amazing and some of the sounds he creates just make me want to keep learning.

Bob Geldof - Again this man has tireless passion for what he believes in and will stand by it. I don't always like what he says, but that is because it is uncomfortable listening. He is a true person of compassion.

David Attenborough – his passion for Natural History is so infectious it changed me. I just love to watch his programmes, I have learnt so much from him.

Carl Chinn – Working with Carl his passion changed my view of Birmingham and Brummies, Carl is so infectious I just love him.

There are hundreds of people I admire but these people are who I call my hero’s, people I look up to and would like to meet and spend time with have a good chat over a meal. There is one other Hero I have, Ronnie – he’s one of the hardest working people I know and quite possibly my biggest influence in my life, also he’s my Dad and I love him. I know I haven't put Jesus, I don't class him as a Hero, as he is God.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Another Ronnie joke

Here is another Joke off my Dad, it made me chuckle so I thought I would share it you all.
Marriage Counseling, Southern Style
Earl and Bubba, two good ole boys from Dixie are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says, "I think I'm going to divorce my wife - she hasn't spoke to me in over 2 months."
Earl spits, sips his beer and says, "You better think it over - women like that are hard to find."

Saturday, February 17, 2007


I have been updating ITunes for our IPods. It has been a game of hunt the CD around the house. They have turned up in the most unexpected of places, one CD I found was under my studio desk? I have no idea how it got there. One CD was stuck under all of my paper work, and one CD was actually on the CD shelf!! but behind all of the CD's, so I would never have found it if I hadn't taken all the other CD's out. I have not found a few CD's which we used to own? I have leant out loads of CD's over the years some of which have never come back. One CD was called "This is Cult Fiction" off the back of Pulp Fiction, it was an amazing album of theme tunes, but its a gonna. Crocodile Shoes is another one, I have Croc2 and Tales of a Tadpole, but not the first album of Jimmy Nails. I know there are loads more missing, but I can't remember what they are?
If you have a CD collection I may just ask to borrow the odd CD to throw on our IPods or if you have borrowed a CD off us please can we have it back?.....We have over 50 gigabites to fill. I still have some more of our CD's to put on the IPods plus I am sure we will be buying the odd CD in America.

Anyhoo a few stats for you:-

On our IPods are

3674 Tracks
46 Videos
3222 Photo's
218 Albums
10.5 Days of playing time

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A new resident at Buck House?

I wonder who is staying at Buck House? press play and listen to the tune...They are not the guards you are looking for...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

So what was Number 1 in the Charts when you were born?

The Beatles - A Hard Days Night was number 1 when I born in August 1964.

What Was Number 1 when you were born? click this link and tell me.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Irony or lazyness

I was in the Bishop the other week and took this photo, I thought Timelord would enjoy the irony.
I do enjoy a beer in there and the price of the ale is very cheap, the food is cheap, but tastes very processed and plastic and it's shame they don't have good bar staff really.


Maybe I’m a grouch or a misery guts, but why does England have to grind to a halt when a bit of snow falls? A load of schools announced they would close the day before it fell? Why? Kids can walk in snow, teachers can get about in snow? I know a teacher who worked yesterday, she sent me a brilliant photo of a snowman made yesterday with a little help from her class.
If the kids can’t go to school the parents must stay at home? what is that about? I don’t ever remember my Mum or Dad taking a day off to be with us when it snowed? I remember being sent home from school when the snow was very bad and the boiler wouldn’t light, I had forgotten my front door key and spent the day round a friends house on our own!!! Crikey, we didn’t kill anyone or cause mayhem and destruction, we watched a Video (yes they were around then) and had some lunch. Just like kids would do today if left and if they had been brought up right.
Oh Guess what? It is the same today as well, and it isn't even snowing!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
The snow will cost billions in lost revenue, it will be on the news soon, a little snow falls so the country grinds to a halt, what a joke to the rest of the world we must seem.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

IT, It makes my Brain wizz and hurt.

I have been up at Mrs FLN’s fixing her wireless network, this was a little taxing. I have a wireless network and I have it sussed out, but Mrs FLN’s is a different sort of router. So I got the passwords off Prophet and then got inside of it. I reset it all, still no good. I ran out of time, I had to get away and be back here for some work Ronnie was doing. I went back yesterday, and started at square 1. I went through everything and did it logically, and yes after sitting there and reading every page, and putting my nerd head on, I got it working. I am very pleased as it means Mrs FLN can use Mr FLN’s laptop and surf in any room in the house now. It has been really good doing something helpful.

Cirque du Soleil - Love

When Mrs EB checked her emails last night we had some amazing news. Mrs EB has managed to acquire/secure 2 tickets for the Cirque Du Soliel production Love. (Click the link and watch a preview)
I don't think I have ever been as excited about seeing a show as I am about seeing this one. I am a Beatles fan, but also a very big fan of Sir George Martin. I have blogged about the album earlier and how amazing I think it is.
We have seen a Cirque Du Soleil production in Orlando called "la Nouba" which was totally amazing and breath taking, if you have never seen 3 people form a juggleing act, and I mean it was three people who where actually the juggle, I don't think you have seen juggling. Well in La Nouba you have a very big stage set and on it a house appears, in the bedroom window stands 1 person and below stand two others on mini trampolines, as the first person jumps down 1 of the others jumps up and so on, the next thing you know it is juggling, this happens on both sides of the stage so there are 6 people juggling all in perfect time, this is one of the best things I have ever seen.

Apparently the tickets for the Love show are like hens teeth and are going for a very high price on the streets, so if Mrs EB puts all our savings on Black when we arrive in Las Vegas I'll be able to send her out and tout them, there again she'll put that money on Red...

Monday, February 05, 2007

So which are you?

I was reading Timelords blog about the Mr Men and it got me thinking....yes I know, but I do sometimes, which Mr Man or Little Miss are you? I think I'm this one.

James has posted this link on his website Just how scary is this?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Its a Canny Version

Y I this version of Windaz is for the Gordies oot there

Again Click on the picture