Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Our Blog

Hey everyone,

This blog site, as lovely as it is, is not actually very good.

It takes an absolute age to load photos on and and videos... well you may as well not bother!

Also some posts haven't shown up.

So basically we're not going to blog anymore.

Instead, we're going to put our stories up as we upload our photos on the Facebook group. So join that and enjoy the fun there.


The Stupid Boys.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

throats and postmen

was really looking forward to today, to the look on a postmans face as i thanked him for all his hard work.........unfortunately work got in the way so i didn't get to thank one face to face but here is a copy of the email i sent to royal mail....

hello there,

you may or may not know that today, 4th feb, is officially national thank a mailman day! as i haven't seen any postman during my days activities i thought i'd write an email instead. so to all at the royal mail THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

dave guard

ps. check out www.365daysofstupidness.blogspot.com
to see more national days

.......yesterday i blessed some young peoples throats at drop-in. photos up soon.

much love


Monday, 2 February 2009

the last 9 days!

so i'm crap at regular blogging. sue me.

i agree with pete, peanut butter sticks to your mouth and is rank! i celebrated with gizmo, sarah and the lovely laurie

i announced at the front of st marks church gillingham that it was national opposite day and then informed a lady in the front row that she looked lovely!

chinese new year was celebrated with the lovely hyde family! zoe cooked a fab chinese meal which myself ben and emily gobbled up!

on thomas crapper day i had a huge poo and appreciated what the ballcock does.......unfortunately i was friend-with-camera less that day so no pic........ur probably quite glad

daisy day. no daisies. what a ridiculous time of year for this day. short on inspiration i facebooked daisy burrows, someone i haven't seen for about 6 years, and wished her a happy daisy day!

puzzle day was seriously fun. myself and one of the young people adam completed a 50 piece puzzle in about 6 mins.....really good fun

i yodelled at the people in the shop next door to our office. they thought i was nuts.

brandy alexanders were so nice i made 1 for ben and myself the next day. brandy based drinks national days are definitely among my favourite of 365 so far!

baked alaska was made round at ben and zoe's. although i did whisk some eggs for a couple of minutes zoe has to make all the credit for a lovely chocolate ice cream flavored one! we scoffed it down and felt a bit sick afterwards.......

hedgehog day today.....heres some facts about those spiky little beings!
  • Hedgehogs are well-known for rolling into a ball as a defence mechanism, using their spines to protect themselves. Unfortunately this mechanism does not help them when trying to cross roads.
  • Hedgehogs can communicate in a variety of different ways, including grunts, snuffles, and loud squeals.
  • Hedgehogs are nocturnal.
  • Hedgehogs were eaten in Ancient Egypt, with a common cooking method being to cover the hedgehog in clay and then bake it. Please don't try this at home!
  • The gestation period for hedgehogs is 35 to 58 days, depending on the species, and this results in three to six mini hedgehogs.
  • Hedgehogs in Britain generally hibernate from November to March, although this can depend on the temperature and weather.
  • British hedgehogs can live up the age of 10.
  • Hedgehogs are mentioned in Shakespeare's The Tempest and Midsummer Night's Dream.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

23rd Jan - 28th Jan

28th January

So why would you decide to have Daisy Day at a time of year that daisies don't bloom?!!? I passed a few parks and grasslands on the way to work and there wasn't a flower anywhere. Florists are hardly going to sell daisies. So what did I do? Well I remembered at the back of my mind that Tesco's new discount cleaning brand was called Daisy! Job done!! I went into Tesco and there was a beautfiul display of Daisy products. So I immersed myself amongst them while Hannah from Crux Media (a brilliant schoolswork team from YFC - bookings available at www.yfc.co.uk) took the pictures.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Measure your feet day

there was some feet measuring in Gillingham today. as you can see, the right foot is not always the same size as the left in this town.

i have just measured lauries and they are a very pretty 23cm each!

Jan 18th - 22nd

January 22nd - Answer Your Cat's Questions

At 71 Westy Road, we have no cat. Will is allergic and the landlord won't let us anyway. However, theres is a cat that regularly comes into our garden. He also entered our conservatoy quite a lot and sometimes came into the house. We named him/her/it Stella. I wondered when lying in bed, what it would ask me if it could. So let's answer those questions....

Stella: You always used to let me in your house, now you don't, why is this?
Pete: Sorry about this, this is partly because Will is allergic to all cats, not just you. Also, we have a tumble dryer now and the tube that lets the hot air out needs to go somewhere, so we had to use your cat flap. Sorry!

Stella: I quite enjoy roaming around your back garden, but there's a lot of rubble and dangerous items there that could injure me. Can you please clear these out so that I can use your garden as a shortcut to other places?
Pete: The garden was in that state when we arrived. We're not really sure if the landlord is still working on it or not. As a result we haven't done anything to it as we never use the garden. I will do a sweep of the area to ensure it's not too bad though. Think of it as an urban jungle!

Stella: Why did you only offer me a saucer of milk once?
Pete: Because you didn't touch it!! It was a complete waste. I presumed you didn't like milk so I haven't done it again!

Stella: Why did you name me after a bottle of beer?
Pete: We didn't know your name. We'd been drinking Stella at the time when you came into our garden so it seemed a good idea.

Stella: Why do people think that cats like fish as our main treat? I want some steak!!!
Pete: Ask more politely and it's more likely to happen. I don't know why. You cats seem to love fish! and it's cheaper than steak. I might offer you a piece next time I'm cooking some, if you're lucky and a bit more polite.

January 21st - Hot and Spicy International Food Day

I love spicy food. I could have been boring and got a microwave curry or a takeaway. But where's the fun in that?? So I defrosted some chicken, bought a spicy sauce and boiled some rice. The sauce, as it turns out, was more chilli con carne in style. But it was still good. Another good day in the 365 project.

January 20th - Penguin Awareness Day

Today i tootled across to Hinckley to assist the Crux Theatre guys in a sponsored bike ride. In the van was Laura (team driver; team chaplin), Bex (team nutritionalist) and myself (team mechanic; navigator. Also in the van and pictured left to right is Squid, Sydney and Peter. For the whole day I aware of them as they sat on the dashboard staring up at me.

January 19th - National Champagne Day

SJ's birthday was annoyingly the day after so I had to time this one well. I went to Aldi and bought a bottle of real champers for £9.99 (probably the grapes that fallen on the floor). I then went to SJ's house and poured the champagne at 11:58pm on the 19th. I then had some at 11:59pm on the 19th. The girls consumed some at midnight to celebrate SJ's birthday. Definately the most expensive day so far, but also very good!

January 18th - National Peking Duck Day

What a beautiful day!! I love duck. I love chinese. What better excuse to have some than a whole day dedicated to it.

I bought my quarter of crispy aromatic duck and settled down to watch the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers attempting to win and qualify for the Superbowl. I loved the peking duck, was so flippin tasty! And the Steelers won! hurrah!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

answer your cats question day

kat langton asked:

what is your ambition?

i answered: to live as God intended and complete this 365 challenge

cat jones asked 2 questions:

1. are you a cake?

i answered: yes i am....i like to have myself and eat myself

2.who are you?

i answered: a killer bee