Posted by sean on February 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm in Weather with No Comments

This week has been absolutely freezing! Temperatures have been constantly in the minus figures for days. Our boiler is in overdrive, as it attempts to keep us warm indoors. When I do step outside – to get to and from the car which takes me to and from work – I feel like I’m going to freeze to death… heaven forbid I be dramatic. We went to Pizza Express in town, on Saturday night. Walking through Southgate, in sub-Arctic conditions was not fun!

All of this can be blamed on the aptly named Beast From The East.

Things are only going to get worse, with heavy snow forecast from tomorrow lunchtime. I remember as a kid loving the snow, hoping it would close the schools. Now, as a sensible grown up, who has to work, it’s a pain in the arse!

Posted by sean on February 22, 2018 at 7:26 am in Have I Got News For You with No Comments

Donald Trump’s proposal to reduce gun attacks in schools… introduce more guns into schools.

Posted by sean on February 18, 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 February 14, 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 February 13, 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.”

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!

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