Monday, May 28, 2007

I must be very clever

The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Saturday Night

Last night we went to share Mission Team leaders birthday, with a Chinese buffet, then onto the cinema to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3. The meal was great, loads to eat and a good laugh. Then the cinema...I haven't been to the cinema for years, I really do not like going to the cinema. I had some advice a few year ago from Chris, after I told why I didn't go, he said it was good for me to avoid situations that make me anxious or uncomfortable. Well I bit the bullet and went last night. I really enjoyed the film, but hated being there. I just couldn’t fully relax I felt on edge and uneasy..oh well at least I know I still don’t like it at the cinema.

The film is a great romp and full of laughs and Johnny Depp is amazing again, he is just so good.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Phewwww Glad its a Bank Holiday weekend!!

Well Thursday I was busy at Cube working hard, engineering and producing stuff.
Friday I had a busy day here making adverts for London.
Today I have recorded Mrs EB for the last track for Mullins Burgers album, that is now all mixed and a CD has been given to Mullins Burger. I have uploaded the album to my IPod; I think it sounds great. I hope it sells well and gets some funds for Mullins Burgers education.
I have also been doing paper work and now I have an awful headache!!! grrrrr. Today it is Mission Team Leaders birthday and we are sharing a meal later with her and some friends which I am really looking forward too.
All in a very good week, though I am suffering for it being so busy...Grrrr I wish my health was better.

Friday, May 25, 2007

My Generation

Mrs EB and I watched this on the BBC News this evening, the combined age of the group is over 3000 years of age.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Midweek update

I haven't posted much this week as I have been busy at work!!! I know me at work.
Last night we popped out to the Jockey to have a drink with Jolly Green Giant as he was a mega 25 years old!!!! 'twas a good night.
I have been working at Cube most of this week, it has been fantastic to work with friends and be productive and make some good radio ads and record the voices for a few TV ads as well. Though working 3 days together is taking its toll on my health, and I have another day to do tomorrow.
Facebook is quite addictive, so I am limiting my time on there

Monday, May 21, 2007

Some Kiddy writings that made me laugh

Children Write About the Sea

1. This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly age 6)

2. Oysters' balls are called pearls. (James age 6)

3. If you are surrounded by sea you are an Island . If you don't have sea all round you, you are incontinent.
( Wayne age 7)

4. Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend no more. (Kylie age 6)

5. A dolphin breaths through an asshole on the top of its head. (Billy age 8)

6. My uncle goes out in his boat with pots, and comes back with crabs. (Millie age 6)

7. When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes, when the wind didn't blow, the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they have been better off eating beans. (William age 7)

8. I like mermaids. They are beautiful, and I like their shiny tails. And how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen age 6)

9. I'm not going to write about the sea. My baby brother is always screaming and being sick, my Dad keeps shouting at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy age 6)

10. Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves into chargers. (Christopher age 7)

11. When you go swimming in the sea, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin age 6)

12. Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Two divers can't go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky age 8)

13. On holidays my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water fired right up her ass. (Julie age 7)

Had quite a nice weekend, we went out with two friends on friday for meal, which was just a wonderful evening with loads of laughs. Sat Mrs EB did loads of paper work, we went to see my Mum and Dad and we did a bit of hunting for a car. I was quite ill in the evening again!!!! Sunday was a good day at Church with some great teaching at both services. I was on sound so it was a long day.

I think I have the idea of is just a list of contacts who are online, a virtual network..ermm thats about it I think.
I am doing holiday cover this week at a studio so I am hoping I will be nice and busy.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Well after receiving loads of requests Ok about 3 I have now joined Facebook. I am not 100%sure as to what it does apart from another website to keep updating? If you are a member add me via my email address or I am sure you will find me if you look hard enough...

I have had a little bit of work this week wooohoooo, that always make me happy, so a very big thank you to God and anyone who has been praying for me and work, health wise not to brilliant at the moment, I seem to be in a bit of a down with very bad headaches and that causes some nasty stomach upsets...but I am feeling slightly better so thank you for the prayers.
We are off out for a meal with some friends tonight, I am really looking forward to catching up and just chatting, chilling and having a nice meal. After reading Rob Bell's book it is so scriptual to eat and spend time with friends. I am not going to argue with that.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!!

There is an advert on TV for a biscuit and it is the most amazing biscuit. On our weekend away to Bournemouth, Amy bought a packet and I have to admit I must have eaten a large amount of them. Well today in Tesco a packet of them just appeared in my shopping basket….Mmmm they are so tasty…Oh happy day when I eat them. They are great to dunk in tea, or just sit and watch tv and munch away wonder I have a big tum.

Did we vote for this?

It would seem that when St Tone of Sedgefield steps down that Gordon Brown will become PM. Now this happened before when Maggie T was ousted by the Tory party and John "grey man" Major became PM.
This to me does not seem to be very democratic, it is just not right? I know St Tone did say he would stand down before the next election, but he was voted in as PM and not Gordon Brown? but what do I know?

I know a certain friend of mine would have had a lot to say about the recent events at number 10. I really miss that banter.
I really hope and Pray that whatever happens over the next couple of years, it will see a peaceful end to the war in Iraq and that the terror bombs stop.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

In responce to Teapots request on her blog.

I never really read poems as a youngster, well as I couldn't really read until I was 12 (being Dyslexic, and it wasn’t even recognised until after I left school) I missed out on that sort of thing as a youngster. When I was in my early years about 8 or 9 there was a TV programme called "The Tomfoolery Show" which was an America animated series and if I remember rightly it was very loosely based on the poems of Edward Lear, and I loved this show. I am sure this was the first time I heard this:-

The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo

On the Coast of Coromandel
Where the early pumpkins blow,
In the middle of the woods
Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
Two old chairs, and half a candle,--
One old jug without a handle,--
These were all his worldly goods:
In the middle of the woods,
These were all the worldly goods,
Of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

Once, among the Bong-trees walking
Where the early pumpkins blow,
To a little heap of stones
Came the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
There he heard a Lady talking,
To some milk-white Hens of Dorking,--
''Tis the lady Jingly Jones!'
On that little heap of stones'
Sits the Lady Jingly Jones!
'Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

'Lady Jingly! Lady Jingly!
'Sitting where the pumpkins blow,
'Will you come and be my wife?
'Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
'I am tired of living singly,--'
On this coast so wild and shingly,--'
I'm a-weary of my life:
'If you'll come and be my wife,
'Quite serene would be my life!'--
Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

'On this Coast of Coromandel,
'Shrimps and watercresses grow,
'Prawns are plentiful and cheap,'
Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
'You shall have my chairs and candle,
'And my jug without a handle!--
'Gaze upon the rolling deep
('Fish is plentiful and cheap)
'As the sea, my love is deep!
'Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

Lady Jingly answered sadly,
And her tears began to flow,--
'Your proposal comes too late,
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!
'I would be your wife most gladly!'
(Here she twirled her fingers madly,)
'But in England I've a mate!
'Yes! you've asked me far too late,
'For in England I've a mate,'
Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!'
Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!

''Mr. Jones -- (his name is Handel,--
'Handel Jones, Esquire, & Co.)
'Dorking fowls delights to send,
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!
'Keep, oh! keep your chairs and candle,
'And your jug without a handle,--
'I can merely be your friend!'--
Should my Jones more Dorkings send,
'I will give you three, my friend!
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!'

'Though you've such a tiny body,
'And your head so large doth grow,--
'Though your hat may blow away,
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!
'Though you're such a Hoddy Doddy--
'Yet a wish that I could modi-'fy the words I needs must say!
'Will you please to go away?
'That is all I have to say--
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!
'Mr. Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!'.

Down the slippery slopes of Myrtle,
Where the early pumpkins blow,
To the calm and silent sea
Fled the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
There, beyond the Bay of Gurtle,
Lay a large and lively Turtle,--
'You're the Cove,' he said, 'for me'
On your back beyond the sea,'
Turtle, you shall carry me!
'Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

Through the silent-roaring ocean
Did the Turtle swiftly go;
Holding fast upon his shell
Rode the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
With a sad primæval motion
Towards the sunset isles of Boshen
Still the Turtle bore him well.
Holding fast upon his shell,
'Lady Jingly Jones, farewell!
'Sang the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Sang the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

From the Coast of Coromandel,
Did that Lady never go;
On that heap of stones she mourns
For the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.
On that Coast of Coromandel,
In his jug without a handle
Still she weeps, and daily moans;
On that little hep of stones
To her Dorking Hens she moans,
For the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
For the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.

Edward Lear

That Wednesday Feeling

Since we have been back from America and for a few days before I haven't been very well. I still don't feel good, I wake up and feel like I have been on the booze for a few days and have one heck of a hangover. Not much fun really.
I have just taken things easy and rested and cooked tea for Mrs EB. I have been up to my parents a few times, my Mum and Dad’s fantastic dog, a border collie called Jake, has just has a cataract operation, he has been totally blind for about a 6 months now and he was bumping into things. Well he had this operation on Friday and was aloud home on Saturday, we popped up and he was so happy to see us!!!! he has a small complication of an abscess on his eye, but the vet thinks it should clear up. Though this morning my mum has said it is a little bigger.
I woke up this morning with a paraphrase of part of "Thank you oh my Father" going round in my head. Teapot has added the Chorus to the comments, thank you;-)
"When I stand in Glory;
Then I will see him Face to Face"
This is the truth!!! AMEN.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A few more Jokes from Ronnie

I loved the late great Tommy Cooper, his humour always left me with tears rolling down my cheeks, Ronnie sent me some Tommy Cooper Jokes this afternoon so I thought I would share them with the Blog-Crowd.
1. Two blondes walk into a building.......... you'd think at least one of them would have seen it.
2. Phone answering machine message -
"...If you want to buy marijuana, press the hash key..."
3. A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only Cling film for shorts.
The shrink says: "Well, I can clearly see you're nuts."
4. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
5. I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him £50 that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf.
He said: "No, the steaks are too high."
6. My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.
7. A man came round in hospital after a serious accident.
He shouted: "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!"
The doctor replied:"I know you can't, I've cut your arms off".
8. I went to a seafood disco last week...... and pulled a muscle.
9. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it.
10. Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself.
11. Man goes to the doctor, with a strawberry growing out of his head.
Doc says: "I'll give you some cream to put on it."
12. 'Doc I can't stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home'.
"That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome''.
' Is it common? '.
"It's not unusual."
13. A man takes his Rotteweiller to the vet. "My dog's cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?"
"Well," says the vet, "let's have a look at him". So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then checks his teeth. Finally, he says: "I'm going to have to put him down."
"What? Because he's cross-eyed? "
"No, because he's really heavy"
14. Guy goes into the doctor's. "Doc, I've got a cricket ball stuckup my backside."
"How's that?".
"Don't you start."
15. Two elephants walk off a cliff...... boom, boom!
16. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.
17. So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me "Can yougive me a lift?".
I said "Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.'
18. Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese. There are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my Dad, or my older Brother Colin, or my younger Brother Ho-Cha-Chu? But I think its Colin.
19. Two fat blokes in a pub, one says to the other "Your round."
The other one says: "So are you, you fat bast**d!"
20. Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid and the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
21. "You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice."
22. A man walked into the doctors, he said, "I've hurt my arm inseveral places".
The doctor said, "Well don't go there anymore"
23. Ireland's worst air disaster occurred early this morning when a small two-seater Cessna plane crashed into a cemetery. Irish search and rescue workers have recovered 1826 bodies so far and expect that number to climb as digging continues into the night

Friday, May 11, 2007

Knott's Berry Farm & Camp Snoopy

On the Tuesday of our visit to Palm Desert we drove just over 200 miles across the state of California to LA and to Knott's Berry Farm, the home of Camp Snoopy. The Peanuts Theme Park. Both Mrs EB and Myself are very big Peanuts fans and we have wanted to go there for ages. I have been a Snoopy fan since I was very young and have read the books nearly all my life!!! I am the proud owner of 2 Snoopy watches and various Books and other bits and bobs. It isn't every day you get to meet your Hero's but we did at Camp Snoopy...

Though some of the locals didn't talk very much?

We had a great day, Mrs EB went on all the roller coasters and I watched!!!

Knott's Berry Farm is a great theme park and again we were very "Lucky" as hardly anyone was in the park the day we went? So Mrs EB could just walk up to a coaster and get on it with no queue.

On our way round the park in the "Camp Snoopy" part we found this plaque dedicated to "Sparky" Charles M Schultz, it made both of us shed a small tear.

Mrs EB now has 3 new friends Snoopy and two of his brothers Spike and Olaf, and I got a pair of Snake Skin Cowboy Boots.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

TTFN St Tone of Sedgefield

Tony Blair has annouced his resignation today, he is to stand down on June 27th 2007. A long time coming, but also Tony has been an amazing PM and I thank him for that, he has taken the country from a complete mess thanks to Maggie T and John "greyboy" M. To a strong and fairly fit country.
I have had a lot of time for St Tone, though the past 12 month has seen my enthusiasm wain, as he ums and arghs and basically looses the plot.
We need a strong socialist Prime Minister, one who cares about the poeple, Education and Health, one who doesn't care what the USA thinks or what Europe thinks, but one who actually cares about those who have elected that party into power, the people of the UK. I really do not think it is Gordon Brown and New labour, I wonder who it could be? I don't think it is any party out there yet.
I really wish we had an Honest Christian Party of MP's...

IPods and ITunes

I am one of those people that likes things in some sort of order!!! I know if you are Mrs EB reading this you have now raised your eyebrows so high they have hit the ceiling. But I do, I am a messy person. I can't keep things tidy to save my life. I love it when they are tidy I just have the ability to mess things up in seconds. But that doesn't mean I don't like order. I load the dishwasher I put things in, in a certain way it gets things clean and I can get a full load in the dishwasher, its neat and tidy...I know, I must be some form of OCD.

Anyway I like order, that is why I love my IPod. In ITunes I can order my albums and music into various categories and folders. (Before I had my IPod I actually couldn't stand ITunes, now I think it is the Bees Knees) Both Mrs EB and I use the same ITunes to load our IPods, and I generally load the music, so I know where all my music is. Order!!! with over 4200 tracks there needs to be some sort of order.
Whilst in Vegas (told you I would mention it again) I went to NAB, a media trade show, one of the reason we went to Vegas when we did was so I could go this show. I bought some more Sound Effect CD's for my studio. These are extension packs for a Collection I have already called The General. There are 110 CD's in this collection and I have plenty of other collections as well. I have decided to rip them all in Tunes and Burn DVD ROMs as a back up and stick them on my Spare Hard Drive ...
"Why?" I hear you cry.
Well I like order and when you rip them you get a full track listing and with the search engine I have it will be 10x faster to find the tracks off HD rather than CD.
I have had a really nasty stomach bug since Palm Desert and I am in a bit of pain, the past two days things have been a little worse and I am stuck in the house in leaping distance of the loo, so with my time I am being quite a nerd with CD's and Itunes and DVD ROMS, nothing new there then.

Next posting will quite possibly be about Camp Snoopy!!!!! in LA

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Palm Springs (Palm Desert)

A 4 hour 280+ mile Journey across the Mojave Desert.Not very much happens in the desert, apart from a rest stop for breakfast in a Denny's Diner that is best left well alone...Hicksville USA with the dirtiest bathrooms ever. We did see 2 roads signs the first is just screaming for a Country and Western song to be written about it "25 miles from Yermo".

The 2nd sign, we have no idea how to pronounce it? May be Yankie Doodle could help?

We arrived in Palm Springs then we drove a few more miles to Palm Desert. Wowwwwwwwwww what a place; it is beautiful. All very clean and tidy with white sand and tall palm trees. The Apartment we had was really nice with a balcony that over looked a lake and the mountains. Each day Humming Birds would be busy collecting nectar or cobwebs.

The Hotel in the grounds had a lake with Flamingo and Black Swans which was just wonderful to see.

In the grounds as we walked to go to one of the two or so swiming pools in the 100+ heat we even saw a "Meep Meep" Roadrunner!!!! this made Mrs EB laugh as I was running after it to try and get a photo!!!!! But I did eventually catch it in my own sort of Wyle E Coyote way ;-)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Las Vegas 3rd and final posting?

Ok here is the final instalment on Vegas...Huzzah I hear you say. (I have to be honest and say it probably wont be the last as we saw and did loads and as I keep remembering stuff I will without doubt blog about it...sorry)

mmmmmmmm Romulan Ale (tasted just wonderful)

Well we went to a Bar called Quarks...Now I am a Sci-Fi fan and if you know your Star Trek you will know where Quarks is from? Star Trek Deep Space Nine!!!! And yes The Hilton had gone and built a replica of the Deep Space Nine Bar along with various characters

it was a real fun place and I had a Romulan Ale, a blue beer, that tasted amazingly like a Bud!!!

We also visited Down Town Vegas where you can get your body pierced 24/7 for $10 or £5, why would you need to get your navel or elsewhere pierced at 4:30am is beyond me, but what do I know?

Also it has the worlds largest gift shop with just so tasteful advertising.

Now I am all for free speech and I am all for enjoyment but Bikini Bull Riding? I just don’t see me going along, for one I would look awful in a bikini...

As we went up towards the Down Town of course there are loads of wedding chappels even a drive through? (I did wonder if you got fries and shake with your wedding?)

I really liked Las Vegas, though once the weekend came round I found it a little busy for my liking also a little loud, I have never heard so many woops and shouts as someone wins a few dollars. I did think I would feel scared in Vegas as I have watched COPS and other programmes on the crime in this town, but neither of us felt threatened or scared. In fact I felt very comfortable walking about at any hour. There are a few downs, like the timeshare sales in the hotles and the "flick flick guys" (they flick busines cards (with ladies details on) and try to give you them) on the streets but all in all a good fun adult playground.

That was the week that was

I have had a busy old time since we have been back. My mind is a little scrambled as I have had a stomach bug and sleep has not actually been happening.
Thursday I went with some friends to see Thin Lizzy, Styx and Deep Purple at the NEC, a brill evening. Lizzy were just fantasic, STYX!!!! my fave american band ever!!!! where just perfect, they finished on my fave tune "Come Sail Away" and blew me away. Purple were Purple and I loved them.
After the show I was starting to feel a bit rough which is nothing new as I tend feel bad if I push myself anyway. I was rudely awaken by a migraine at about 4am. and then at just after 8am to be very sick. I spent the rest of the day being ill. I nearlly didn't make the weekends planned getaway!!!!

Anyhooo over the weekend Mrs EB and I visited Bournemouth, we went with Amy and Amiability and Skip and stopped at Amy's Mum and Dad's amazing sea view apartment. I had never been to Bournemouth and thought it was beautiful. One incident happened whilst there. Saturday night, I couldn't sleep, I had bad stomach cramps so I was listening to Mike Oldfield on my IPod and thought I would go stand on the bedroom Balcony (Told you it was an amazing apartment) and look at the sea, it was about 4:30am and the world was peaceful. I had been out there about 10 or so minutes in my PJ's and the wind was just making me a little cold so I turned around to go back into the bedroom and there was Mrs EB standing there looking at me!!! I jumped out of my skin and nearly over the balcony!!!

Mrs EB said she had been speaking to me but as I had got my earphones in I hadn't heard her.....mmmmm. I think she just wanted to see how high she could make me jump!!!!

Last night we popped round to the TARDIS for tea with the Timelord and had a jolly fine evening...though by now with lack of sleep my mind was not working very well.

Well after taking a nightol Last night I actually got a good sleep the first for a long time
Crikey this my 200th Posting!!!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Las Vegas pt2 (pt3 the final part next)

In Las Vegas there is a hotel called The Mirage. Famous for the Siegfried and Roy Magic Show before a tiger attacked one of them and they retired. They have opened an area called the Secret Garden with White Lions and White Tigers also Dolphins.

In the area that Siegfried and Roy used to do thier show has been converted into a round theatre where Cirque du Soliel perform the best show in the World "Love"

I have written about the show beforein earlier blogs, but I will say it was the best show I have ever seen. I will mention the Revolution Bar an interactive Bar to have a drink in. It is Beatles themed and is amazing, it has walls that change pattern, windows that become portholes. Staff that wear naff 1960's outfits. It is just the tops and I loved it in there.

Also around the Casino is an area to win an Orange County Chopper Themed Love Bike, I really wanted it but I bet a couple of Dollars and the winning line didn't come up.

a Confession

Well I am a complete idiot...please don't agree to readily without reading why!!!

When we arrived at Gatwick (I didn't actually get more than 20 minutes sleep in over 24 hours) I was waiting at the luggage carousel for our suitcases, and our bags came out as 3 of the first out!!!! Crikey I thought lets go!!!! I waited for Mrs EB to join me.(she had been to powder her nose) Off we went past customs...(phewwww, why do we always sweat at that bit?) We waited for our car to be delivered. and off home I drove. Well I did the M23 and M25 to the M40 then Mrs EB drove us home.

Once home we unloaded the car, I put the suitcases and our holdall in the Kitchen. Mrs EB was about to open the holdall and looked at me. She said that isn't ours, it doesn't even look like ours!!!!

I have never felt so ashamed and awful in my life, and I have done a few bad things in my life. My heart sank, I panicked!!! I didn't know what to do, the person who's bag I had must be panicking and feeling awful.

Mrs EB phoned Gatwick then Virgin. I had to go back to Gatwick, I wanted to go back there and then. Mrs EB said NO. I was in no fit state to drive 350 miles with no sleep in nearly 36 hours. We had a bit of tea, and went to bed.

I woke at 5:30 the next morning and drove to Gatwick again!!! went to the short term car park at £3.40 per hour!!! and then to Virgins help desk. I waited there for 20 minutes for very helpful young lady to escort me to arrivals baggage claim. I had to go through a special screening with the luggage I was bringing back!!! which was so scary what if that bag had got drugs in it or anything? then we tried to take that bag back into luggage claim. NO it wasn't my bag, even though it was screened I was not allowed to take it through or be with it when it went through, only the Virgin rep could? so we took that bag back to be re-screened, then she took me through person screening, where I was searched, more thoroughly than I have ever been searched before. Then onto baggage claim, and there was our holdall sat on the floor next to a window with a jolly chap. He checked my passport and boarding card and ticket stub, He was happy it was mine. Then through nothing to declare (sweats again) and a goodbye to the Virgin rep. Then I had to find my car!!!! Not easy as Gatwick short stay is huge and is spilt into colours, why didn’t I notice that when I parked??? all this took 58 minutes.

Then a Drive back to Sutton, I was back in Sutton for 11:30am...which I think means I went over 70 at one point. When I arrived at home I realised I had driven off that morning without actually taking my house keys!!! Mrs EB had to drive home and let me in!!! I am now a complete IDIOT.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Las Vegas pt1 (crikey that means pt2 must follow)

Las Vegas is a amazing place; it is fast, loud, brash, seady, fun, and very big. This is New York. New York the hotel opposite from our hotel. This is a front view (partial) to give an idea of size. The next photo is from the one side, a replica of Manhattan Bridge runs down part of the side!!! please see how small the people look!!! The 3rd photo is the other side. Inside it just gets bigger (timelord knows about that with his tardis) On the gaming level they have a whole New York block with houses and eating places ets... Totally amazing.

This was our Hotel the Excaliber, a fun place to stay at, though we were on the 22nd floor of the tower block on the left of this picture!!! 2nd and 3rd photos are taken from the room at night.

This is the Strip from a bridge from our hotel

The hotel on left was the Luxor, which is just beautiful inside.

We went on a Helicopter ride!!! to see the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead a 150 mile man made lake. The onto the Grand Canyon the next 2 pjoto where taken from inside the the Helicopter so there is a little glass glare.

The above photo is of Spirit Mountain, the native Indians belived they could see the face of their ancestors in the side of the mountain. Below is a close up of the mountain, and below is a face.

The helicopter landed on a so called Cowboy Ranch!!! well at least there were Joshua Trees on the Ranch.

Mrs EB with a Joshua Tree.