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I write occasional daft emails to fellow members of my woodturning club.  As we get new members, some of them are stupid enough to ask me for some of the older emails.  As time passes and the read them, they will learn never to ask again - but meanwhile I have to dig into my email archives and find old items and then send them one by one to the unlucky recipients.

You would think they would find more useful things to do with their lives than read the sad wittering's of this old fool and try to make something of their lives - but no!  Any that appear here will do so in reverse order, there are many reasons for this, but logic is the main driver.  If there is one thing I have - it is logic.  Not much else to be fair - but I do have logic.

I have only recently worked out how to put the pictures in, so many are still missing.  I will continue to work on it.

48 - Too busy having fun

Updated: Oct 12, 2018

It's odd, but although I have not been busy - I have been busy. I have caught up with some good friends - and still have many more to catch up on. I need to go and annoy my children, and hug my beautiful grandson. I need to de-clutter, de-stress, discover - and do some turning.

I still have fun to come, apart from seeing a few of my ex-workmates for lunch this week I shall see them again tomorrow when we go out for a pie and gin night. It was a shame they had to go back to work on Wednesday while I sat talking to an another ex-colleague Terry Fielding and his wonderful wife and beautiful daughter, oddly she absolutely insisted I call her Debbie!

for goodness sake don't call her Debbie!!

Also today a good day out doing my Motorcycle CBT, and I am now looking to do my full bike-test and get something sensible to mess about on. More on that another day perhaps.

Just for now I shall concentrate on Pie and Gin night, albeit I am not sure how many people are coming tomorrow eveneing - hence my inquisitive email to the office today when I got home...


Speaking as a man who is not averse to the odd pie - taken in moderation of course - I am wondering how many of you "workers" (I use the word loosely Zoe) are actually up front and centre tomorrow evening. I shall dress normally of course (shabby-chic is the look I am attempting) - a clean vest is assured along with an aftershave I lovingly call "Eau-de Turkish Wrestlers Armpit", a cheeky number from the top shelf at Aldi. (Remember I am on a fixed income now and unable to afford Lancôme or Chanel) I am fresh off my motorcycle course today and feeling rugged. I wonder how much it will cost to have LOVE and HATE tattooed on my knuckles? Also - where does one purchase a ponytail for use at weekends. (whoops - sorry - slipped up there - it is always a weekend) I am not sure about Gavin and the whisper that he will be wearing laderhosen, but we will see won't we. I am half-expecting Ms. James to call off with some excuse about washing her hair, or needing to oil her bicycle or something, again - we will see. As to the rest of you ladies - I shall expect you to be wearing something suitably sluttish, especially Bob. If anyone needs a lift there (or more importantly needs a lift home) - including pouring you senseless into the back seat of the car, whereupon I shall deliver you home and lean you against the doorbell just before I leg it in case the door is answered faster than I can run away - just let me know and I will oblige. Thompson (assuming you see this email - it is Friday after all) - bring your man. Gavin and I are no match for this many women. Equally - if any of the other delicate flowers attending would like to do so with their loved ones, husbands - or both, feel free I guess although I have no idea how many people the table is booked for. I am waiting on a reply from Katya Jones now that she has gone off Sean Walsh - she is obviously desperate.


Saturday is the Thatcham Festival of Arts and Leisure - the weather looks crap - lets see how that pans out!

More to follow...

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CBT? Really? I am impressed?

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