22 September 2003 15:53
Ah. I am of the opinion that the future is already here and if you spend too long planning for it, you'll miss it. Your existence is not futile. If you didn't do a good job you wouldn't be so busy, people wouldn't come back for more. Don't put yourself down...let others do that for you!!!
It's definitely Blue String soup.
Apparently there's ANOTHER restaurant opening there. It'll be all art studios and food soon.
PS i'll remember that when i need to robo a child.
22 September 2003 21:57
Bugger, I missed it then while I was stuck in the kitchen. Let's hope that the past is better, then!
Yes, it's called T' Hub, don't know if it's opened yet. Opening a noshery here is no prob, finding competent (and continent) staff can be a bit trickier.
PS. Have you threatened junior (whatever it's name and species is) with the robo if it doesn't go back to skool and build it?
24 September 2003 08:05
You'll never know. You could start a new saying - May your past be rosy and prosperous.
Is it owned by northeners then, from 'up north'?
Ps. I don't have one of my own (God forbid!!) i just like the idea.......
24 September 2003 08:42
Why not? Let's face it, the way things are going these days the future isn't going to be!
No, actually it is owned by the bods (or some of them) who have the Isobar (helps you work, rest and play) down here. However as I was once from the frozen northern wastelands I thought T'Hub (pronounced tub!) sounds better than The Hub.
PS. But you said you did have one and it couldn't go to skool because it hadn't been built yet. Or do you borrow other people's sprogs just so you can experience the thrill of the school run in your ludicrously oversized 4x4?
24 September 2003 08:49
depends what it's a tub of!
PS. That wasn't me! I know you've been busy but you really must keep up! Borrowing other people's sprogs just so i can take them into school in a 4x4 (don't start me on that - i mean, exactly how many rhinos do you get in Bristol?!) i haven't got. You really are loosing it Paul. The only sprogs i get remotely near are the girls in the Guide co i run and i can boss them around....
24 September 2003 09:05
I'll let you know if it ever opens.
PS. Sorry, walked the ghost path from St. Ivel to Sea's Start yesterday (20 odd of the most brutal miles imaginable). Physically not too good this morning and, as you know, mentally I've never been with it!
PPS. Do we still have Guides (and Scouts)? I thought you'd all gone unisex and PC. Or maybe I'm thinking of the Armed Forces .....
24 September 2003 09:14
ok, perhaps i might get down there to try it.
urk. i like a good walk but 20 miles of lumpy ground sounds a bit like hard work. no wonder you're suffering physically this am.
Guides and scouts do still exist. Girls can now join the scouts, and do in certain areas but we have a fairly large group and don't do nancy stuff so they like coming!!! One girl was actually taken from us once because we were "too rowdy" - wuss.
24 September 2003 10:34
Can boys join the Guides, though?
Hell, I bet they wouldn't moan on being shacked up in a tent on the side of Snowdon then!
PS. What rowdy things do you do? I had to do military (rather than paramilitary) service at skool and had to renounce Scouts for Cadets so missed out on all that sort of thing. No experience of Guides but later encountered ale-swilling female student hockey players who would have made sailors blush with their language and antics.
24 September 2003 10:52
theoretically yes. Though if you were a boy of 10-15 would you want to admit to being a member of the local Guide group (what ever ideas you may have!)
If we ever had to share tents on the side of Snowdon, we'd make it in the winter then they wouldn't want to get out of their sleeping bags!!
well we've been to an outdoor activity centre and done canoeing, climbing archery etc, they love noisy games, we take them out walking a lot and frequently make a right mess in their attempts at cooking (they can't these days you know). None are what you call mega 'rowdy' but they certainly don't do girly things like cross stitch and knitting - too difficult to teach them for a start, can you imagine a q of 20 all waiting for their needle to be threaded for the 15th time? None of the leaders (3 of us) take no for an answer either. Particularly me! i'm always calling one of them a wuss and telling them to get on with it!! what a meany. And of course you haven't done proper Guide things until you've been to camp and emptied the chemical lat into the cess pit!!!!
Scouts do much the same but with much more gusto, as is the want of small boys (that includes the leaders - Scouters never grow up)
24 September 2003 14:16
I've never been a big fan of bisto myself so maybe I wouldn't have fitted in anyway. Give a good freshly-made jus any day of the millennium.
PS. Got to admire your 'don't mollycoddle them' attitude but isn't using bows and arrows while climbing a tad dangerous? I mean, if the arrows don't get you the odds are they'll fall off in the process and squash you anyway.
PPS. I think you meant 'wont'. The want of small boys is a pastime generally reserved for the clergy!
24 September 2003 14:37
missed a comma there.
probably. mind you there have been stories about Scouters, so perhaps i was right...
25 September 2003 08:07
Well, it was BP himself who wrote the legendary 'Scouting For Boys'! I wonder how many disappointed vicars/politicians/sailors/etc. bought it?
25 September 2003 08:19
ha! there's a rumour about him too..
25 September 2003 09:30
Well, now you know why he would rather be shacked up with the troops in Mafeking than go to the relief of Ladysmith!
25 September 2003 09:40
I always thought there was something strange about Scouting. I mean what's all that 'Dib, Dib, Dib' stuff about? And 'Bob a job'? It all sounds slightly rude.
25 September 2003 14:40
Acshually, [hic!], it's 'dyb dyb dyb' (followed by 'dob dob dob'). 'Dyb' being the acronym for 'Do Your Best' and the response 'dob' being 'Do Our Best'.
Of course, that might all seem perfectly normal until you see the cubs in action. Lots of small boys crouched on their haunches around an Earthmother figure indulging in what my little sister referred to in her skool report as 'the great howl'.
Significance? Answers on the back of a postcard to the 'Sigmund Freud would have burst his eyebrows' Competition c/o the Blue Peter Valerie Singleton (Tr) and/or (L)ust Fund!
25 September 2003 15:54
you been on the Doom?
d'you know, i never knew that. Or are you having me on?
all sounds a bit strange to me. you don't get Brownies doing that. They just dance around a toadstool......er.....
26 September 2003 08:57
Never touch the stuff (the RT pour it in without splashing the sides!).
Would I tell fibs to my faithful correspondents (apart from Winwaloe, obviously, who deserves it)? May I be savaged by the Shauns if I'm doing a Campbell.
PS. Yes, I heard that some fungi have that effect. Let's just hope they kept their clothes on while they were doing it (assuming they weren't doing it at Woodstock)!
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