Blog milestoneAfter 5 ½ years of steady blogging (certainly not as prolific as some, who seem to reach the figure in a matter of months) The BlackLOG reaches 200 postings (The fact that the number of followers are trailing way behind is of little concern, I shall continue to stick my head in the sand). For those of you who like consistency and in spite of the considerable Blogging experience that I now possess, I’m delighted to report that the BlackLOG shows no sign of improving.....
Kitchen updateWe have been contacted by the paint manufacturers who assured us, in as reassuring manner as is possible, that it is nothing to do with them or the quality of their paint (I.e. sod off you are not sticking this on us – just a shame that their paint has taken a similar non-stick approach to our walls)..... They are blaming the builders for putting on rubbish quality paint 14 years ago and Mrs B for not preparing the walls* 10 years ago when she got fed up with magnolia (Note I’m totally blameless in the situation because I was too
* What was Mrs B expected to do? Sit the walls down and give them a good talking to about the facts of life and what to expect in the big wide world...? More layers of paint is the only thing that springs to mind ....and remind the walls to play nicely with the better quality colours and paints that they will meet later in life when we had more money.
CameraThe Beast is home safe sound and looking pretty damn good – after his cosmetic surgery – a dial tuck here, a lens lift there and the camera equivalent of lipo suction - he is like a fit young thing again, all the flab gone (A.K.A the gray masking tape that was keeping bits of him together**). He was disappointed to miss Coldplay but he managed to sneak into Keane and Razorlight (you will have to wait for those in later blogs, otherwise it ends up like an extended version of War and Peace)
** Mrs B is bemused *** by my habit of referring to The Beast as “he” – while children, if referred to at all, are generally “it”. What can I say? I like cameras, well not all cameras - some of them are spoilt little brats.... *** OK, her reaction is possibly a little stronger.
Bad newsThis week I received a letter from the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year, that I entered a few months ago....
“As you will be aware, the volume of entries, and the standard of those entries, increases year on year"
Better NewsAlmost a month after being told my White Party photos were not what the customer was looking for, I received £100 for my services... Makes me wonder what I would have got if they had actually liked them? I also managed to sell 5 photos from the website I set up so it was not a total loss.
ColdplayI find it amazing that so many people criticise Coldplay for being dull - The reviews I read all begrudgingly gave credit for a great show but you could tell it was through gritted teeth and as much as they enjoyed it they were not happy admitting to it..... Mrs B and I like Coldplay’s music, have been fans since the first album. The show was spectacular, entertaining and fun – everyone was given a coloured bracelet, which at set points in the show flashed across The Emirates Stadium in unison with everyone else. So great music, fantastic show and entertaining support, Marina and the Diamonds, who flounced around and got the audience bouncing. Sadly The Beast had not been let out of surgery.
|Chris Martin frantically attempts to collect |
gold tokens in the Crystal Maze...
Watch of the Week
currently has in stock - Sadly Joe recently sold the really
Record of the weekViva la vida by Coldplay Every Teardrop is a Waterfall live at Glastonbury 2011 by Coldplay (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)- Live May 4, 2012 by Coldplay
Photo finishColdplay by the Mega Mini Beast
|Marina with the Diamonds nowhere in sight gets |
a "Starring Role" from Electra Heart (2012)
|"Up in Flames"|
From Mxlo Xyloto (2011)
|Once Chris realised the cost of the clean-up|
he decided to lend a hand...
|God puts a smile upon your face|
from A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
|"Fix You" from X&Y (2005)|
|"Life in Technicolour" |
from Viva La Vida or Death & all his friends (2008)
|La-Terriere almost gets bear hugged to death by |
Stuntcock who gets over excited when he spots
the exquisite Cheese Board.
|Phil looking like a good old Southern Boy|
he just needs a neckerchief and a 10 Gallon hat...
|Sod the Soup Dragon and the Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Meet|
the Fire Dragon who lives in Big Ron's chiminea...
And no that is not a euphemism....
|Mrs B gets the joke...|
|Although Christian isn't sure....|
|There is nothing like good food to stop all the laughter|
and get everyone concentrating on the serious issue
of chowing down ....
attempts to transform himself into
"Even Bigger Ron"...
"Are You having a Laugh?"
|I'm not sure if the Fluffinator is |
making a withdrawal or a deposit ..
|Stuntcock reflecting on his film career...|
|Garden Sharks - |
even the cats don't go near these aggressive buggers
when they are in a feeding frenzy ...