Sean's Stories

Posted by sean on January 20, 2020 at 5:18 pm in Fun At Home, Rabbits with No Comments


A little pressie arrived for Claire this morning.

The gift, arranged by yours truly, was delivered by a courier who, instead of ringing the doorbell like a normal person, bashed our door as if they were a police officer executing a raid on a drugs den.

As startled as Claire and I were by the assault on the entrance to our home, Roman was terrified. His fear only escalated when my wife answered the door and collected her surprise – a bouquet of heart-shaped balloons.

There is a saying – “Every day is a school day” – presumably because we learn something new during each 24-hour period. Today I learned that rabbits are petrified of balloons – well, our bunny is.

Roman hated the present I bought for Claire. The balloons were placed in the corner of the front room, slowly moving in the air.

Presumably, in the eyes of our furry little cherub, these strange and scary foreign objects were monsters. Hungry monsters with a taste for rabbit meat.

After a failed attempt to ease Romy’s fears, by moving the floating predators into the kitchen (he spotted them through the windows on the door), calm was restored when they were dragged upstairs to the bedroom.

There is now a significant risk that Claire will trip over the balloons in the dark and end up joining me in the Broken Bones Club; but at least our pet rabbit will be happy…

Posted by sean on January 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm in Video Games with No Comments


Like me, you have probably noticed that it isn’t unusual to see very young children playing on iPads, Fire tablets and the like.

Is this the norm these days?

It amuses me how there are no doubt one-year-old babies, who know more about using an iPad than their 60-year-old granddad.

I remember showing my parents how to set the timer on the video recorder, but I had at least started school by then!

The reason for this blog, is because my Mum found one of my favourite childhood toys in her loft.

Unlike kids toys of today, mine didn’t run on batteries. There wasn’t even a USB port!

Introducing, the car mat…

I PREDICT THE CAR MAT TO MAKE A COMEBACK, AND BE THE ‘MUST HAVE’ TOY OF CHRISTMAS 2020!

I had endless hours of fun with my mat and collection of toy cars – most likely Hot Wheels and Micro Machines. I guess today’s equivalent of this is Grand Theft Auto 5.

BASICALLY THE SAME AS MY CAR PLAY MAT.

I would like to say that I lovingly played with that car mat into my teenage years, but I soon discovered Sega…

Posted by sean on January 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


Leeds lost again today…

My brain is trying to tell me otherwise, but…

We’re not going up, are we?

I keep hearing people say that Leeds are on a rollercoaster of a season.

I can only assume that they were on about Oblivion – The vertical drop rollercoaster at Alton Towers.

Posted by sean on January 17, 2020 at 9:28 am in Books with No Comments


While casually browsing the Amazon website, for nothing in particular, I noticed a book which caught my attention…

There appear to be many books in this series, all focusing on one specific football club – for example, When I grow up, I’m going to play for… Leicester City.

There is even a book for Millwall. Having not read that particular edition, I cannot comment on the content – although, based upon the behaviour of some of the club’s supporters, suspect it to include tips on fighting, mocking the deaths of murdered football fans and how to make monkey chants at black players.

If you are not aware of the significance of MK Dons, they are another disliked club – a bit like Millwall, without the fighting and abhorrent racism.

The reason MK are not everyone’s second team is a little complicated. Well, not that complicated. They basically stole another club’s place in the Football League. All is explained here.

Anyway, it doesn’t sound like the book sold very well. Maybe the reviews on Amazon didn’t help…

At least the book got one 5-star review…

Posted by sean on January 16, 2020 at 9:53 am in Roman's Album with No Comments


He may be incredibly cute, but Roman has been a right turd lately. His behaviour has been very poor.

Along with attempting to escape and biting our wooden furniture, when he is allowed the freedom of our front room; our beloved bunny has been demanding attention, by shaking the bars of his run.

My broken bones are still restricting me to the bedroom for the majority of the time. However, it would appear that the mere mention of “Daddy” returning, is enough to immediately stop Romy from whatever naughtiness he may be up to…

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