< link rel="DCTERMS.replaces" href="http://trappedcivilservant.blogspot.com" > Aginoth's Retirement Ramblings: June 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Off on me hols

Off to Cornwall for a week, I will try and find a hot spot when I'm away but can't guarntee it.

Party lasty night was great, we all had a good time, and I got very very drunk....Bottle and a half of wine, couple of spirits and 7 or 8 glases of port I lost count at that point.

A good haul of pressies, I thank everyone who has given me something, gonna keep me busy.

Oh and yes I am hugover, but working through it :o) pint of apple Juice and plenty of paracetamol plus a couple of vitamin tablets has eased off the worst of it.

See you soon

Friday, June 16, 2006

Extended celebrations.

Well that's it then I am 36, had a lazy day yesterday thanks to Mrs.A :o) making up for it this morning by letting her stay in bed while I sort the kids breakfast.

Next comes the struggle of getting Agi.junior to put his uniform on.

Got the Crazies coming round this evening and a couple of friends from our re-enactment group to head over to my fave restaurant, Flte de Paris in Weston-super-Mare; where i'm sure several bottles of Zinfandel will be quaffed through the course of teh evening. Nanny A is baby-sitting, and then staying over because she's coming on holiday with us to Cornwall as of tomorrow.

Busy Busy Busy

So all that remains for me today really is to get the house relatively tidy and do a couple of odd DiY jobs.

My arthritis flare is subsiding and I can now get aroud teh house without my stick omewhat, plus I have reduced teh codeine I am taking, so I may actually be able to drink to celebrate my birthday after all.

Right back to the kids.....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thirty-Six Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Aginoth...36 TODAY
  1. It's my 36th Birthday today
  2. I'm off work sick due to an arthritis flare up
  3. I'm off on Holiday to Cornwall Next week
  4. I have received the DVD of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe from my 3 wonderful children
  5. My Wife bought me a new Padded Jack for reenactment (padded armour)
  6. I'm off to my fave restaurant for dinner tomorrow night with Mrs.A and eight friends.
  7. I keep being told that I'm old now that I'm i n my late 30's, but to be honest I'm not at all bothered.
  8. I thought about doing a Thursday Thirty-Six, but I have enough trouble doing Thirteen once a month !!!
  9. I got breakfast in bed today, Bacon Sarnies :o)
  10. I'm going to spend the money Nanny A gave me for my birthday on some new arrows for my longbow.
  11. We're busy planneing next year's holiday, if we can find the money it looks like we'll be off to Turkey in September 2007
  12. I jusy got a big pile of Birthday Cards from the postman...well not actually from teh postman as I don't know him that well...he just delivers them ;o)
  13. I'm going to settle down witha book and relax the day away....curently reading "The Gold Falcon" by Katherine Kerr

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

They Shoot Horses

Guess who's been signed off work .... again....

go on I know you can get it....



2 Weeks this time, my Arthritis has flared, been in bloody agony for the last 2 days, and was unable to drive to work this morning cos it's mainly affecting my right knee and ankle. I've been to prescribed Tylex, big doses of Codeine (60mg) to deal with it.

so anyway I'm on my walking stick again. On the bright side I get to reclaim the weeks Annual Leave I had booked for next week, and still get to go to Cornwall.

and i get the day off tomorrow...which is great cos it's my birthday :o)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

35years 363 days

I think I missed my 1 year blogging Anniversary, it was back at the start of May last year that I started "Trapped in the Body of a Civil Servant...Help!". I remember the first time I got a comment, and was quite surprised at how fast I picked up regular readers. A year on, a different blog (be careful what you blog about) and over 20000 hits later I still enjoy this.

As a consequence of blogging I have learnt how to write HTML, how to manipulate and embed video and graphics, and most importantly make many friends accross teh world.

I've been a bit of a sporadic blogger of late; I do apologise for that. So many things going on and demads on my time...Family, house, re-enactment, computer games...I do try to make time to blog but get sidetracked.

I'm 36 on Thursday....Late 30's !!! I'm not that bothered but people seem to think I should be. Inside I think I got stuck mentally at about 21 (or 12 sometimes). I see people I started work with with greying hair (if they still have hair!!!) and it seems quite odd.

I share my birthday with a few notable Historic events. My favourite is that on June 15th 1215 King John put his Seal to Magna Carta. I also share my Birthday with Edward the Black Prince (1330 - 1376), who is closely connected with the period of history we reenact.

Other historical events on my Birthday...

It's also the anniversary of the birth of Rev.W.V Awdry - Author of the Little Railway Engines Series of Books which includes Thomas the Tank Engine)

1520 - Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther.

1752 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.

1919 - John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete first nonstop transatlantic flight at Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.

and last but not least in 1946 - Noddy Holder, Lead singer of Slade was born... :o)

A joke....

How many mice does it take to screw in a Light bulb

two... but getting them in is really hard

Monday, June 12, 2006

How many bloggers does it take...

....to change a lightbulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.
14 to comment and share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
5 to flame the spell checkers.
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp".
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.
7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
4 to comment that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.
3 to comment about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this post
5 to comment that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
4 to comment "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
13 to comment "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".


Friday, June 09, 2006

The Company of Chivalry at Farleigh Hungerford Castle June 2006

Here's some footage I took of our reenactmetn group last weekend.

The Video below is also available Here

And heres a slideshow of some of the piccies I took, It was a great event fabulous weather, plenty of Mead quaffed :o)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Facts and Fluff

1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.

2. A day without sunshine is like . . night.

3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.

4. 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

5. 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

6. Remember, half the people you know are below average.

7. He who laughs last thinks slowest.

8. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

9. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets
the cheese in the trap.

10. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

11. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

12. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

13. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

14. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.

15. OK, so what's the speed of dark?

16. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

17. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

18. Every one has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

19. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?

20. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

21. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

22. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

23. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

24. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what

25. Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall

26. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak.

27 Save the earth. It is the only planet with chocolate.