Merry Festivities everyone! I hope today is treating you well. As has become traditional over the last few years Mrs Cheesecake and I have spent the day, just the two of us, in our little house. The wind may be blowing outside but inside all is cozy and very relaxing.
Later we have the twin delights of Dr Who and Downton but before the tv takes over my day entirely I thought I woud share details of all the fabulous presents I received.
- A new wallet (I have to admit my old one was getting a little ragged looking around the edges)
- A TARDIS iphone cover
- A Kindle
- Thermal socks (I’m wearing them now and can confirm they are very toasty)
- A leatherman multi-tool
- 5 ebooks
- Some cash toward Project Cthulu (I expect some genuine movement on this plan in the New Year, stay tuned)
Quite a haul eh? I know I am an extremely lucky Cheesecake. I hope everyone else got what they wanted. I certainly did.
Have a spectacular festive season. Be good, look ok for one another and read stuff.
Later Xmas Chums
Honestly I really do like writing a blog. I know that may seem like an out and out lie but it really is the truth. I have just been pretty busy of late and whenever that happens the first thing to suffer is my Mid Life Crisis. I promise I will try harder next time. Anyway on with the latest (long awaited?) update.
A Fat Man Busts a Gut in 2011
The finish line is clearly in sight, only 500 sit-ups to go. Another arse spankingly daft personal challenge very nearly complete. Side effects of this nonsense? weight has dropped from 17st 8lbs down to 15st 11lbs. The crazy thing. I plan on doing something just as fucking stupid next year. I want to lose another couple of stone. What epic foolishness have you got planned then? I hear very few of you cry. Ok I am going to run 500 kilometres. I shit you not. I have my gym induction booked for next week and everything. I might even by some new trainers. 10km a week for 50 weeks should do the trick. I even get 2 weeks off for good behaviour. I’ll update this topic again next year when I am up and running (Oh suit yourself).
Tis The Season To Be Cheesecake
Christmas is just round the corner. I am looking forward to it. Two weeks off work and lots of tasty treats. I am a big fan of Christmas. My usual grumpy demeanour is slightly less grumpy than normal. I do hope there is snow (one of my earliest memories is of snow, always warms the old cockles). I have also have snagged a crackin gift for Mrs Cheesecake. I think she will like. Some nice lateral thought has gone into this one. My main gift is going to be a Kindle. Hmmm gadget-tastic. There is bound to be more swag on the day. I’ll probably post about it.
Lets not forget though, Christmas isn’t just about presents. There is some crackin TV to watch as well.
Only Scotland Could Do This
So it was a bit windy the other day back in the Auld country and needless to say the social networks were abuzz with all the action. What did the cheeky young scamps christen this weather related phenomena? #HurricaneBawbag. Yup, only Scotland could name a hurricane after slang for the scrotum. I salute the entire country for the best hashtag in the history of Twitter.
Till next time
Oh before I go. I forget to mention Brian Blessed is now on Twitter. Follow him, you know you want to.
If you are expecting me to enlighten you with a tale of Christmas bottoms then this is so not the blog your looking for.
Ahh your still here. Then I will outline, in brief, the precious prezzies I have snagged this Yuletide.
- A pair of Doc Martens Paratrooper Pro boots from my other half. I can now stomp about till my hearts content.
- Marvel heroes t-shirt
- Farscape complete boxed set – 87hrs of sci-fi goodness. This may take a while to get through.
- Hood, Scarlett and Tuck all by Stephen Lawhead – A nice trilogy reworking the Robin Hood legend.
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 1 & 2
- A Moleskine 2011 diary.
Not bad for a 36yr old geek.
A hope everyone else was as lucky.
Up and out the house at 8am this morning. Straight to the local Tescos and we blitzed our Christmas food shop in two hours. The good news was that the shop was reasonably quiet so I didn’t suffer my usual trolley rage. We have been saving vouchers all year so we were able to spend a small fortune and get lots of luverly grub and then get the cost reduced by 50%. I bought a tub of fizzy cola bottles and my annual twiglet habit has also been sorted for another 12 months.
I also purchased some splendid new lounge wear. Regular readers of my blog may remember my Animal PJs from earlier this year? Well this time I think I’ve gone one better.
They are, as ever, subtle and in keeping with most of the rest of my wardrobe. Marvel characters all over them. I’ll have to see if I can find some DC ones as well. I may go all out and get some of the SpongeBob Ones to complete my collection.
Elsewhere we managed to do some tinkering around the house and completed a number of little DIY projects. The best example is that we finally have coat hooks so the bannister is no longer the de facto place for all coats. Nice to see the gargoyles next to the fire place as well.
Christmas is on the horizon and the next couple of days should be fun. I’m looking forward to seeing family and over indulging on an almost biblical scale.
Merry Christmas all. Have a good one friends.
There are many wonderful Christmas songs out there but this is my favourite with out a shadow of a doubt.
This was the encore at his gig in Nottingham last night and when he finished you could hear a pin drop. Just stunning stuff.
Only got one more day of work left in 2010 so I’m starting to get excited at the prospect of two weeks out of the office. When it comes to Christmas I’m a big kid at heart. I look forward to falling asleep in front of old films on the TV, admittedly the low level narcolepsy probably helps with that.
I also like preparing food for Christmas dinner. This year I am going to engineer a monster trifle. It’s been a while since the incident so I reckon it will be ok….Ohh sorry you want to no what the incident was do you? Ok I’ll spill A few years ago in a fit of pique I purchased a family size trifle from the local supermarket. In a case of eyes bigger than belly, which I know is hard to believe, I demolished the entire thing. Turns out this was not a good idea. I don’t think I have had trifle since. This year however I’m gonna get back on that horse.
I am also considering attempting to tackle one of my great white whales. Game of Thrones will be on TV next year and it seems sensible to read the books. I’ve got my posts for The Eloquent Page in hand so I think the time is nigh.
Yesterday Mrs Cheesecake and I were up at the crack of dawn. Like crazed shopping ninjas we found ourselves in town by 9:05am. The good news is that we are pretty organised and by 11am we were all but done. We managed to pick up almost everything we were looking for and I didn’t blow a gasket and go on a rampage.
Don’t get me wrong I like this time of year. Good will to all peoples and all that but I hate Xmas shopping. The collective unwashed manage to get in my way and underfoot at every turn. I just can’t stand people that would about aimlessly and then get upset when I come along and know exactly what I’m looking for.
Sorry rant over. I just need to get that off my chest.
As you were