But do ask about the monumental trip I am currently making all the way from West Papua to good old Rugby Town.
Most of you will have no idea where West Papua is, or even that it existed. Well, take a globe, spin it around until you can see Australia, draw a vertical line up the middle of Australia and out the top, the first land mass you might hit will be Papua. I was there yesterday. Tomorrow I aim to be in Rugby, squeezing the squeeze.
How about this for a monster trek, 4 taxi’s, 4 flights, 2 train rides, 1 underground ride, two overnight stops in cheap (and a little run down) hotels and a quick walk off the platform into the arms of my favourite nurse. Heavenly.
I have now had a year in Asia, a bit like John Thaw’s year in Provence – NOT. Different over here, mainly hot and humid or just plain hot so I am glad to be heading back to the chills of blighty. Yep, you will think I am mad but one thing I noticed about people that move to hot climates – they spend all their time in air conditioned buildings so unless you count global warming as a win, they have gained nothing.
So, Rugby Town…..I wonder if it has changed much? Will be in the Merchants Inn on Friday night if you fancy a beer.
If you have ever thought of crossword puzzles being difficult to complete correctly, try completing one wrongly – filling all those spaces with words and letters that connect correctly is a dozen times harder, I promise you.
We did have a new experience on board our boat recently. Two of the guests wanted to get married. The captain stepped up to the plate and did the deed. The stewardesses pulled out all of the stops to make the boat look ceremonial and me, as the engineer, was tasked with commissioning a wedding ring! That’s a first for me. Scratching my head wondering what to use and how to do it, I finally opted for an old fishing hook, a gas burner and some snipe nosed pliers to get the job done. Measured the Grooms finger with one of my combination spanners (he’s a 17mm by the way) and began to fashion the ring for him. It actually turned out pretty damn excellent I might say. I did hope he would leave it behind and let me keep it but he took it with him. One day when I am fat and famous, that ring will be worth a mint I tell you – like an original Banksy.
Anyway, have a look at the photos, click to enlarge and place your orders for bespoke jewelery next time you see me.
So there you have it – the man has hidden talents don’t you know.
New Xbox One X is waiting for me too, along with a new personalised controller – all I need now is a 4k TV and I am in. A major lottery win wouldn’t go amiss either but to get that one, I might need to buy a ticket right? Something tells me though, I won’t get much time to try it out. A trip to the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre is on the cards, renew my medical certificate in Nottingham and two little surprises for the squeeze, one as a birthday treat is, if I say so myself, a – fucking – mazing!!! Don’t take my word for it though – check back here in December and read all aboout (for the Canadian readers) it.
Glad to see some chums have confirmed for the Merchants, always look forward to seeing the Beards, this time, Junior Gurnsey is even going to make it so I am told. Biggest surprise – Mr. & Mrs. Brown will also be there !!!
And if you were wondering, I was a 21mm – that would be well endowed if I were a lesbian !
See you tomorrow bum holes !!
No Range Rover Sport this time 😦
Have a moan - the beers are on me !!