Sunday, December 30, 2007


Being laid up in bed with Man-Flu I have been surfing and You Tube has been fantastic, I have gone on a trip down memory lane....I have even found a Watch With Mother I watched as a tiny nipper Called Pogles Wood!!!!! how excellent and how scary for a 3 year old!!! no wonder I love horror films so much.


Hectors House

The hero's of Childrens TV are Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin and here is their story from BBC TV in 2005, Peter is sadly no longer with us amd Oliver is in well earned retirement.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Saturday, December 29, 2007


What a beggar, I am stuck in bed with a cold and very chesty cough...I seem to have caught it from work...see I never had this problem working for myself!!!

I was at work Thursday and I could feel it starting and yesterday morning and I could feel it getting worse, I popped to the boat yesterday afternoon after work so my friend Martin could come and visit, the heating was not working again so I froze for a few hours, by the time I arrived at home I was shivering. I have been in bed ever since and I really don't feel good.

I am just surfing the net, watching TV and taking medicine and generally feeling very sorry for myself.

I am having a interesting time at work, I should be doing a few more things over the coming weeks as my clearances have now come through. I have met a lot of the teachers now and I am a little more confident with the guys, though I am still a little nervous.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Robber Button

I have been asked again a few times about how we got the name for our Narrow Boat "The Robber Button" so here is the explination in video and transcript.

The video is from Blackadder 3; in the first episode, Dish and Dishonesty; this is the transcript:-

Edmund Blackadder: Sir Talbot represented the constituency of(Dunny-on-the-Wold, and, by an extraordinary stroke of luck, it is a rotten borough.
Prince George: Really! Is it! Well, lucky-lucky us. Lucky-lucky-luck. (as a chicken) Luck-luck-LAKK-LAKK-LAKK-LAKK-cluck-cluck-cluck-cluck- cluck-LAKK-LAKK-LAKK.
Edmund Blackadder: ...You don't know what a rotten borough is, do you, sir?
Prince George: No.
Edmund Blackadder: So what was the chicken impression in aid of?
Prince George: Well, I just didn't want to hurt your feelings. Erm, so, what is a robber button?
Edmund Blackadder: *Rotten borough*.
Prince George: Oh, yes, you're right.
Edmund Blackadder: A rotten borough, sir, is a constituency where the owner of the land corruptly controls the both the voters and the MP.
Prince George: Good, yes...and a robber button is...?
Edmund Blackadder: Could we leave that for a moment?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day

Mmmm Christmas was really nice. We went to Church for the Christmas family service then we went to my Mum and Dads for a fantastic dinner. we came home and just vegged far to full to do anything else really.

Today we popped up to the boat, but the heating is still playing up so I have left a message with the Marine Engineers to have another go at fixing it.

I have decided to set myself a challenge for a New Year resolution....I am going to try and give up sweeties and chocolates .... I gave up sugar when I first was diagnosed with Diabetes and I lost a bit of weight, but for the past month I have started to gain it back again.... so from January 1st 2008 I will try and give up the confectionary and see if I can loose 2 stone by the summer? Who knows what will happen.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 21, 2007

I nearly did a week at work!!! I didn't do Wednesday..which was a good thing really as it meant could order Mrs EB's Christmas prezzie.

Work is really good, even though I can't actually do my job!!! I am still waiting for clearance to come through, and as yet that hasn't arrived, I have been shaddowing various teachers and this has been great, esp Tom, Tom is an ex squaddie and is a great guy for making contacts, and where I am working if you need anything doing you need to know the right people and Tom knows everyone, so that has been great meeting all these people.
I am learning that everything takes 4 times longer than the outside world to get anything done and I must be patient, also what used to be a half day induction is now a week!!! so once I am cleared I have a week of induction, then I can start talks about running my class, Praise God!!!!
I did recieve my one piece of service issue clothing!!!! a belt so things are moving on....I only got this because of Tom!!!! (LOL)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Nativity

The Churches Adverising Network have commisioned this:- enjoy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Snowman Vs IRN-BRU

I saw this last night and nearly woke up Mrs EB with my laughter....
I hope you like it.
Whilst looking for this advert on You Tube I came across my top Christmas advert, the Coke Advert....again I hope you like it.

I have been so busy for the past few weeks I have hardly noticed it is less than a week to Christmas, it's one of those things very busy and no time to think. I had the Christmas Cabaret (I wont blog about that as I may say things I should think about first) I have my New Job and that is taking up most of my thoughts and of course Church and just living. I looked at the date today and it's December 19th!!!! when did it get there? I still need to do some shopping for Mrs EB's prezzie and I need to go to Tesco so we can eat!!!! and next thing it will be Christmas Day.

So I took a little time out this morning to think about Chris and Matt, it seems like only yesterday that as a group of friends we sat down for a Birthday Curry together in Cafe Garden, I am so please some of my other friends were there as well, I sure miss them both and spending a little time just thinking about them today has made me cry again. Most of my memories of Chris and Matt revolve around food and drink and enjoying ourselves, going out for a curry or popping round to have a meal or going to the pub for a drink and chat....very happy times, I guess that's why I am so sad.... Christmas is a time for family and friends....My Prayers are with Mrs FLN, Timelord and Teapot, Al and those Ooop 'tNorth, and with Dorothy, Carol, Lois and Chris's Family....

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Delays

The other Weekend, Mrs EB and I went out with some friends who come to Malta with us Diving, we went out for a wonderful curry and afterwards we went back to thier house. Once there and after a glass of wine was served my friend Dave put on a CD of a Band Called The Delays wooooooow what a band I just love them, they have a sort of 70's rock feel to them with a modern touch. I borrowed Dave's two albums and quickly put them on my IPod....

Anyhooo I hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I spent Monday at “Work” it was OK, I don’t want to go into too much detail here just to say it’s an environment that will take some getting used to. The rest of the week was pretty normal for me, cooking, shopping and chasing payments...that one I won’t miss at all!!

I popped up to the boat on Thursday with a friend called Dave, I was going to pop to Tixell Wide I got to the junction and tried to go up there but it was frozen solid so we had to turn back, not the easiest thing to do in a 57 foot boat. Friday was spent sorting stuff for the Cabaret at Church, and most of today will spent there as well.

I am in work Monday and Tuesday and I guess that’s about it really.

I was out shopping the other day and guess what? I came across Easter Eggs? what the heck is happening out there???????????????????????????????????????????//

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday update


By Sunday evening I was very nervous about Monday morning and starting my new job, well not really starting the job, starting the security clearing part of the job, but I was still very nervous about being there.


I am/will be working for Derby College, somewhere in the Midlands that doesn’t really let people out. I will be teaching young people about how to make radio programmes and all that entails, such as script writing, editing, collating , choosing the right songs etc. I believe God has called me here to be his light in a dark place. I spent a good day there yesterday and I felt God with me, though I did feel very out of my depth and so far out of my comfort zone it was scary. I will also be doing a teaching qualification as I am working, which is fantastic, if anyone had said to me a year ago I would be doing work to become a teacher I would have laughed at them...God does challenge us doesn’t he!

If you would like to Pray for me in this new venture I would really value that support, if I don’t have your email address can you email me via comprodman at hotmail and I will be in touch with a prayer support email. I am using hotmail in the first instance because I don’t want me regular email addy on here.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Job Update

My Wall of Jericho has come tumbling down!!!! Praise God, and a very big thank you to everyone who has prayed for me as well.

I can now put here a little more about the job, it is a teaching job, I will do a Cert.Ed whilst doing the teaching!!! I can't put any more at the moment as I think it is classed as a sensitive job. ( I know!!! how can it be? I need to speak to my new boss)

It will be a very challenging and dificult job, but I feel I am being called there by God I have prayed and waited up on the Lord and I am now going to be doing. I can honestly say I am scared stiff!!!! I am so far out of my comfort zone I can’t even see it.

I am going to see if I can arrange a prayer support group, even it’s only via email to supprt me in my new venture as there is no way I can do this on my own or in my own strength.

I have spent many years learning about recording and making radio programmes and commercials, working in recording studio's, for the BBC and ILR and in production houses and this is where God has been. God has been guiding me and me showing me what I need to know and learn for this next stage in my life. Monday is the start of this next chapter of mine and Mrs EB's lives. I start afresh with my health the best it has been in a long time in quite possibly the scariest but hopefully the most rewarding job, Praise the Lord.

Monday, December 03, 2007

A busy but amazing day and busy weekend

Yesterday was a very busy day, I was on sound, and I seemed to spend all day at Church, after the morning service there was a small rehearsal for Thursday evening at Little Aston Golf Club, then a quick lunch at Jimmy Spices then back to Church for a mega rehearsal for the evening service to be lead by the youth groups, Ignite and Fusion.

This was a very powerful and amazing service that just left me speechless. God is at work here with the young in our Church. There were skits, videos, Power points and Worship, Prayers, communion and responses’. The one video used just before communion blew me away, it made me cry and also touched me so deeply I am going to put it on here. I hope you watch it to the end and see probably the best Christian Dance ever.

I have decided to update his entry as it is sort of part of my thoughts from last weekend, my thoughts and mind are still focused on the possibility of the Job and I am still praying about it. I have also deleted a load off stuff Facebook, things like Superwall and Funwall as all I seem to get posted on there is either snowballs or chainmail with threats of bad luck???? if I don't post them on, what a load of Bo***cks, I was also getting sexual stuff posted on there. I am still thinking about deleting my account as it has just become so wrong and no one seems to be moderating Facebook. The idea of finding old friends is fantasic and I have caught up with some, but I don't like the way it's just becoming so full of spam and pass this on now or else crap. I have spam filters on my email but there isn't that sort of filter on Facebook. I don't want to come across as a frumpy old git, maybe I am, but these things can and do hurt people and I don't want to be involved with things like that.

Mrs EB was busy on Saturday during the morning and early afternoon so I popped up to the boat and carried on doing little jobs, I still a few jobs to do, like sanding and varnishing the exterior woodwork, I also need to give it a good wash and polish. I think that's about it really, not much else to blog about at the moment.

I have watched this video a few times now and I am just so blown away by it, I don't think I have ever seen anything as powerful as this in dance form.