Friday, June 27, 2008

Beer and a curry

Cancelled plans for this evening because of weather report.
No, not Joe Zawinul's outfit.
So, some fine ale has been quaffed and a curry is on the hob.

I just thought I'd mention.

80's nightmare on the radio courtesy of 2fm.....tolerance tested at times but still makes me laugh.

Time for another one...oh gawd it's Van Halen.................I prefer Paul Anka doing "Jump". The best "Jump" is by Derek and Clive of course. Heh.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Stolen meme

1. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen

2. Your significant other? Surfing (electronically)

3. Your hair? Brown

4. Your mother? Folks house

5. Your father? Ditto

6. Your favourite time of day? Twilight

7. Your dream last night? Anxiety

8. Your favourite drink? Liquid

9. Your dream goal? Family

10. The room you’re in? Kitchen

11. Your ex? Disturbed

12. Your fear? Senility

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Father

14. What you are not? Table

15. Your Favourite meal? Evening

16. One of your wish list items? Escape

17. The last thing you did? Cook

18. Where you grew up? Carnmoney

19. What are you wearing? Apron

20. Your TV is? Off

21. Your pets? None

22. Your computer? Table

23. Your life? Busy

24. Your mood? Gentle

25. Missing someone? Benny

26. Your car? Silver

27. Something you’re not wearing? Suit

28. Favourite store? O'Hara's

29. Your summer? Green

30. Your favourite colour? Blue

31. When is the last time you laughed? Today

32. When is the last time you cried? Ages

33. Your health? Good

34. Your children? None

35. Your future? Bright

36. Your beliefs? Truth

37. Young or old? Old

38. Your image? Nondescript

39. Your appearance? Mediterranean?

40. Would you live your life over again knowing what you know? Yes

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Food, shelter, heat and the doom that beckons

Anyone else keeping an eye on how much you don't get for your pound anymore?

With the rise of fuel prices everything else is going up. Wheat harvests aren't so good, so wheat products have gone up. With all the flooding in Iowa and the other big corn producing states the maize crop this year is not going to be very large. Australian wheat prodcution is way down because of their ongoing drought. Soft drinks and snacks that use high fructose corn syrup will go up in price but I see that soft drinks manufacturers are investigating other sweeteners such as stevia. Cutting costs to maximise profits or getting away from bad publicity surrounding HFCS, or both?

I saw a bar of chocolate in Lidl go up nearly 50% in price in a few weeks (the one with chopped hazelnuts in - a dirty secret no longer). I have seen pitta bread go up in price in the big supermarkets, these are things that I have noticed, I suppose I should start to pay attention to other items as well.

Time to start buying a few well dated cans of food, bags of pasta and bags of rice when you go food shopping to build up a little food stash to last a week or two. A camping gas stove and a bottle or two of gas if your cooker is electric might also be a good idea. Pack away a box of cheap candles and a packet of lighters. Get a water butt or two or stack away a few flats of bottled water.

Haha, I sound like a crackpot. If only I had the luxury of being so.
They are talking of inflation at 4% today.
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