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Hello all - wow was so pleased to see so many people had visited the site over the 2 weeks i was off :) I'm back now and have a cacophany of things to post over the next week or so. There will definitely be at least one update a day - if not more... including some of the following:

  • the holiday diaries and photos...
  • Slit watch (darrens operation progress - he goes in to have part a disc in his neck removed on tuesday :( )...
  • Wedding watch - a diary of all the stuff going on until my civil partnership in June
  • And lots of new music i don't think anyone has covered yet :)
  • Plus probably some slagging off of Keane. I am uber disappointed :(

So be sure to leave comments and I hope you enjoy the slightly more personal approach to the blog i am trying to go for....

Holiday Diaries: Saturday 15th April...

Travel day. I love how tourist boards and airlines tout how Gran Canaria is 'only' 4 hours away from England. Yeah right. 4 hours flight, 3 hours check in time, getting through customs at the other end (although seriously, they were on a break so we just marched thru!) , then wait for baggage. Which is always a joy. Total time from leaving home to getting to resort? 10.5 hours!! If i seem a bit snippy in tone, its because i have discovered a new class of travel below even economy or budget. It's called "back row". You get slightly less leg room than everyone else, there is no overhead storage so your bags have to go in the limited legroom and worse still the chairs don't recline but the ones in front do so I was horrified when the weightwatchers failures club sat in front and proceeded to lean back with all the finesse of a constipated rhino :( The rest of the flight was spent with less than 8 inches between my face and the badly hair plugged skull of the chubby sweater in front. Boo!


Still was all forgotten after an evening at my fave cabaret bar La Belle. Its been going for years now but after a fire last year is under new management (showgirls of manchester) and this is the first time i have seen the new show. i loved it! With their spot on dance routines of Christina, Britney and Madonna's MTV award 3 way, Moulin Rouge, Chantelle does Popular from Wicked and a hilariously inventive tribute to the Wizard of Oz (tin man teaches Dorothy how to erm , let him in her back door :O ) it was slick and funny from start to finish :)



Plus heard for the first time this great typically europop track which then dominated the holiday...

MP3: Dutch Divas ~ New York to LA

Sunday 16th April

The laziest day ever. Just lounged around the terrace of our cute little bungalow. Darren got an electric shock from the toaster & stereo when he plugged them in.

His nipples popped right out. It was quite the sight!! Luckily he was ok and we had to wait ages for a replacement toaster and I was starving :( Darren entertained me with his new popped out nipples and did a "sexy" dance. Unforch for the little dazpanteloons, the guy arrived with the toaster just as daz was slathering himself "erotically" with tanning lotion. Toaster guy was bemused (but secretly aroused methinks) and daz way embarrassed. I was tittering for England. Although I did have to throw a magazine quickly over my lap ;)

Quick aside: remind to tell the story of a similar but more nude incident in an airport hotel from a few years ago. I could have died...

Evening was spent boozing it up in Center Stage and Bar Tubos. CS has this great atmosphere and we get on really well with the bar staff there, especially our fave Betty (hi Gez!!). You always end up singing some show tune with random strangers...

But you can't beat finishing off the night in Bar Tubos with 50 guys all saluting and marching on the spot to Your Disco Needs You :) Well, you cou8ld be parading around with some random sticker on your crotch (daz) or you could be dancing to MTV Awards style Madonna Vogue and accidentally thumb someone in the ye when pretending to flick your fan open (me) and then be annoyed when the don't accept your amusing Ich Bin Drovig apology; or drop your burger on the floor on the way home but choose to eat it anyway (darren!) Its all good!!

4 Comments:

  1. xolondon said...
    You must be literally posting this NOW b/c it changed in one minute! So glad you are back in one piece (or two, as it were).

    Nice story about the toaster! When I was in London in 2004, my friend plugged in her hairdryer (mind you, this one takes enough power to run a small Nigerian town) - with appropriate converter - and blew the power in our WING of the hotel. But ohhhhh the spark - a huge flash of white light. And her scream! She had received a big shock and... hahahahah... a blacked hand and the dryer totally fucked, but I just laughed and laughed. I will ask her if her nipples popped out.

    Now, your Keane comments make me wonder if you are referring to songs we have not heard. I have some comments on live versions of some of the new tracks, but I still have not even bothered to really play "Atlantic" again, it seemed so ponderous.

    Sorry about Darren's surgery. George Clooney says that as we age it's all about plugging holes up. I THINK he meant as in a boat sinking.....or maybe not!
    Paul said...
    i just really tried to love Is It Any Wonder & Atlantic on holiday but just remain so disappointed especially as i utterly adored their first album :( Thank god for new bwo album. And dutch divas! Oh the cheese!

    I am posting now and about to post part two before splitting it up with some music posts so come back soon!!
    Joshua said...
    Is it so wrong that I laughed at the toaster misfortune? Any story involving nipples always come out sooo hilarious.
    Paul said...
    no laugh away. i still smile randomly at it. I think they have yet to go back in. Hahahahahaha

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