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Posted by sean on 18/02/2018 at 10:24 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


Leeds may still be without a win during 2018, but at least they didn’t lose to Bristol City – something, considering where I live, I would find most embarassing. Luckily, however laughable Leeds can be at times, Bristol City can be equally as pathetic; this time throwing away a two goal lead. See you next season, me babbers.

Posted by sean on 14/02/2018 at 8:20 pm in Life In Bath with No Comments


Readers will recall that yesterday, I made light fun at a resident of Bath taking exception to a woman feeding seagulls. Having reflected on my blog post, I now believe that I may not have taken the man’s complaints seriously…

Pests are a huge problem in the picturesque City of Bath. They seem to be increasing in numbers at an alarming rate. It doesn’t help that there are so many places they can feed themselves on rubbish. While originally just residing in the city centre, the vermin have now expanded their territory and many can often be found living in our suburbs. Along with gorging on rubbish, they can often be seen defecating onto buildings, parked cars and buildings. They’ve also been spotted breeding in public. On an even more serious note, when approached, these hazards have been know to attack members of the public. It is also believed that they carry disease.

Something has to be done and fast. If we continue to turn a blind eye to the ever-worsening situation, the entire city will become overrun with students.

Posted by sean on 13/02/2018 at 7:44 pm in Animals, Have I Got News For You, Life In Bath with No Comments


As I didn’t blog yesterday, I am making amends, by blogging twice today. You’ve already had my post on the joys of online shopping. My second entry is about animals in the news.

There have been two recent stories, involving wildlife in my local newspaper, The Bath Chronicle. The first should really be one of my worst fears, but I just found it a bit weird. A woman claims that she bought a bunch of bananas from the supermarket, only to find it contained a nest of baby spiders. When she rang up to complain, she was asked “What would you like me to do about it?”

I don’t know what such an experience would have on me. At best, I would be a little peeved and would write a blog about my annoyance. At worst, I would burn the house down in fear. In reality, considering mother spider did not seem to be present, I think it would be somewhere in between the two.

My favourite line from the whole story was from the upset woman “In the meantime, I’ve got spiders crawling all over the house. Well, not all over the house, but they crawled out of the cocoon and onto the cake stand and I don’t know where else they might have crawled.”

Me thinks someone was after compensation and was disappointed when she didn’t get a £40 Sainsbury’s Gift Card. I’m hardly one to criticise her – especially after everything I’ve scabbed from Amazon and Tesco over the years, after their crap service.

The second story in my local rag involved a woman feeding seagulls, inadvertently recreating a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, while causing furious outrage amongst Batholians. As if the locals haven’t had enough to put up with, what with the council changing the bin collection to once a fortnight!

Like with the banana spider babies, the seagull story had some amazing quotes…

“She had carrier bags full of crusts!”
CRUSTS! Not CRUSTS! When will this madness end? Will someone please think of the children?

“Hundreds of birds gathered”
Somebody call the police!

“This madness must stop, especially in the lead-up to the nesting season.”
Forget that! GET THE SODDING ARMY OUT!

The final animal story involves lions. Unsurprisingly, this wasn’t in the Bath Chronicle, as lions don’t live in Bath. I was pleased to read a heart-warming story of a poacher being killed and eaten by a pride of lions, in Africa.

I’m not somebody to wish death upon a fellow human, but if you’re that much of a C-U-Next-Tuesday, that you enjoy illegally murdering beautiful wild animals, then forgive me if I take a wry smile if the beasts fight back.

According to the story, only the poacher’s head was left. I hope he tasted nice and that the lions enjoyed their meal.

P-P-P-Pick up a Poacher!

Posted by sean on 13/02/2018 at 2:00 pm in Tesco Cock Ups with No Comments


The war with Tesco has finally come to an end. After many years of complaining to customer services, followed by assurances that they had changed and we would never be sent out of date food again, or discover our items had gone missing, I have called a truce.

I will not be using Tesco online, for my weekly shop, again.

This week, we decided to try Morrisons, just for a change. They were amazing. Everything we ordered was delivered, there were no substitutions, or food with poor use by dates. We were even given a free gingerbread man! The only thing Tesco have given us, in the past, was stress.

Morrisons were brilliant. I would highly recommend them. I am sure I have cursed it all now and they will send me a severed head in a box, next week.

Posted by sean on 11/02/2018 at 10:44 pm in Ventures Outside Of Bath with No Comments


There is a reason that I try to avoid self-service salad bars – hygiene. Some may call this paranoid. What I witnessed yesterday, gives weight to my reasons to steer clear of these bacteria traps…

While visiting a local Harvester restaurant, I observed the comings and goings from the salad counter. It was naturally busy. A group of young children gathered around a bread basket. One took a roll, using his hands. His father then arrived, they had a chat, before the kid returned the roll (still in his clenched fist), alongside all it’s brothers and sisters.

It gets worse. Much worse…

Towards the end of the meal, another diner – this time a grown man, so totally unacceptable – approached the dressings and condiments. Without giving a second thought, he picked up a ladle from a bowl of some sauce, brought it to his lips, had a taste, before returning it! Ewww! Ewww! Ewww! These people are pigs!

In other ‘Salad Bar Sightings’, I spotted a former Bath City player. I’m pleased to say that he had impeccable buffet etiquette, compared to many of the other diners.

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