Dropping like flies

For some reason I’ve gained a fly infestation over the last few days. I could understand it if they were congregating round the kitchen bin or the cat food, but for some unknown reason it’s the bathroom and bedroom windows which were affected. I think it started when I part-opened the bathroom window last week and left it, they obviously came in through there.

However a few quick sprays from a can on Rentokil fly killer, and I’ve got a dead-fly carpet which is soon cleared with the aid of the Dyson.

No doubt they’ll be back tomorrow.

Weekend redux

The Dualshock 3 controller and Bluetooth headset arrived for my PS3 on Friday. The controller makes games a lot more tactile, and the headset should make on-line gaming easier. It’s a bit tricky playing with a phone held in one hand.

Saturday was the scout St George’s Day activity day. I ended up doing traffic control and photography, and getting slightly sunburned in the unexpected sunshine. The only downside was that it completely screwed my back up.

Sunday was spent processing the photographs from Saturday, clearing space in the utility room for the next bike arrival, and then completing Episodes II and III on Lego Star Wars.

Half Man Half Biscuit – Rock City, Notts

A long trek up to Kettering, a quick donning of my “Dukla Prague Away Kit” shirt, followed by a shorter trek up to Nottingham saw us emerge from the car park to see “Birkenhead Car and Van Hire” emblazoned on the side of the nearest van. This can only mean one thing, Half Man Half Biscuit must be playing nearby.

Support came from Calvin Party who were fairly uninspiring to be honest. Once they were finished we took position against the barrier in front of the stage to get in front of the rapidly increasing crowd.

Just after 9pm the main band strolled on stage and launched into the first of many songs, a few technical difficulties delayed parts of the evening but didn’t really spoil things. Firstly Ken (guitar) had problems with his FX pedals necessitating some reconfiguration, and later Neil (Bass) had to replace a problematic lead, at one point disappearing off stage leaving Nigel to keep us amused for a few minutes.

Setlist:

The Light at the End of the Tunnel (is the Light of an Oncoming Train)
Fuckin’ ‘ell it’s Fred Titmus
Restless Legs
Shit Arm, Bad Tattoo
Totnes Bickering Fair
Albert Hammond Bootleg
Running Order Squabble Fest
Deep House Victims Minibus Appeal
Outbreak of Vitus Gerulaitis
Blue Badge Abuser
Ballad of Climie Fisher (intro only, because only Nigel knew how to play it)
Used to be in Evil Gazebo
Vatican Broadside
We Built this Village on a Trad. Arr. Tune
Twenty-Four Hour Garage People (the Pringles cost £1.02 tonight)
National Shite Day
For What Is Chatteris?
Tending The Wrong Grave
Tonight Matthew I’m Going To Be With Jesus (complete with loud cheering from the crowd after the “Rock City, Notts” line)
Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess
Look Dad No Tunes
Everything’s AOR
The Trumpton Riots

Worried Man Blues
All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit
Joy Division Oven Gloves

Let’s go fly a kite

Whilst I was up in Kettering with Steve, we took my new Pansh Blaze kite out to try it out. The wind was rumoured to be about 15mph, although seemed to pick up later on. Once we’d managed to set the kite up and adjusted the brake lines correctly both Steve and I gave it a good workout. The wind was strong enough to pull me across the field on several occasions.

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