Saturday, 19 May 2012

No blog since the 4th


Irate email fill my inbox berating me for not blogging, fame has its downside.
Birthday coming up for our resident artist, Lily Florence Dickens, with my erratic blogging I take the liberty of wishing her a jolly day and I will try and remember to send her a small gift today. Come to think of it I might as well send one for Mika, Daniel and Travis, that way everyone is taken care of until Christmas. Expect the postman!!
It is the Queen's birthday soon, no its  not, it is her 60 years reign that we will be celebrating in two weeks time and Elizabeth has been touring around England visiting her subjects and generally being very social. On one such visit with her husband and Prince Charles, both men came up with some classic gaffs. 
Prince Charles saw a women dressed in a red dress with a zip all the way down the front and commented to the policeman next to him.
"If I pulled that zip down I would probably be arrested." and then turned to wave at the happy people around as the policeman tried in vain to stop laughing. 
Prince Phillp saw a lady wrapped in a foil blanket, the kind you use when camping to keep you warm in the winter, and asked her if they were going to put her in the oven later? When a journalist asked her if she was offended she said no it had made her day. What does the Queen have to put up with.
Last night I started to feel my age, frightening. Susan and the boys decided to go to Frankie and Bennys for dinner. Well where do I start, music so loud I could not hear Michael sitting next to me let alone Susan and Robert sitting opposite me. Place full of young families, screaming, exhausted children and over priced, badly cooked Italian food. I was very hungry by the time we finally left, normally would have cooked and eaten long before we actually left. One look at the menu and prices, £18 for a pizza, I opted for a salad which was a waste of chewing time. Enough of that, just to say the last two times I have eaten out I have been extremely disappointed. It is an age thing I suppose!
For the 50 odd pounds it cost l could have bought a whole beef fillet and roasted it with all the trimmings, wine and dessert. My last on the subject is I will stick to pubs from now on, so if you visit expect a few pub meals or home cooked.
Thank you all those that have 'Liked' the Facebook page of Joburgsetco. Need the likes as when you get over 35 you can see your statistics on who has visited your page and if they have gone on to browsing your website. 
Modern technology now allows me to post my blog and then it updates my Facebook and Twitter page as well, so no excuse, you can find it now in three places.
Enjoy your weekend, Robert has finished trying to destroy that little white golf ball and we off home.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Tour de Argos

gary cyclingGary of the Middlesmith’s decided to enter the Tour De France this year.
Gary eased into the sport of cycling when he was taken on as a delivery cyclist for a florist. That did not last long as the guy from the florist kept giving him big bouquets of flowers and he did not really like the guy that much. But his love of cycling was born.
Many hours to and from work on his foldup bicycle honed his lean frame just enough to get into one of those close fitting cycling suits and he was ready to take on the best in the world at the Tour De France. After buying some funny shoes to cycle in he set off for France. Being a true professional he took his three bikes, two racing and his foldup bike.

The big day arrived clear and cold. Which bike to ride, the foldup or the racing bike that hurts his bum, looking around he sees everyone has a racing bike so putting on a extra pair of boxers he takes the racing bike.
After a false start when his coach shouted ‘Focus’ and he jumped into a Ford Focus they started the race again. At the starter gun he decided to set off imagining an angry group of bicycle riders chasing him, they were, he had stolen their saddles. Gary won and quite comfortable as well. Having won the yellow jersey he was a little dismayed, it had come from Edgars? Next year the Argos Tour with the really short pencils.