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Walsall - UK
11 Years I've been doing this
Interests: Curry (making it), coffee (drinking it), carnivorous plants, photography and Daleks.
Recent Activity
Regular readers will know that for many years, I've had a series of negative and often time wasting experiences with job agencies. Today's has been a record breaker. I'd been told by Trinity Personnel in Stourbridge, that a job I'd... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Walked into my lounge yesterday morning, scantily clad (at least I had my socks on), to see a cat in the tree opposite. Not such an unusual sight you might think, cat in tree, not me naked bar socks. Thing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Slightly late congratulations to your daughter. A long and happy life I wish her.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2015 on Lovely bride at Molly Goatwax
I had a gentleman caller yesterday, virgin. No not him, that's where he was from, come to put fibre broadband in. I have not been til recently, dissatisfied with Tesco broadband which gave download speeds of about 12 Mb/ second... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
When I got back into work in August 2014, I was very surprised, considering my long period out of full time work and especially my age. I could give a seminar on being 58 and actively job seeking. I did... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
I'mentioned it here in the past. I've been using the restuarant on and off for twenty years. It's the only place I know of in miles that does a methi gosht (cos it's a Bengali restaurant). I can forgive the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
I've not bought coffee from a supermarket in easily a year. I've been getting it from a specialist supplier online called Coffee Real. They do varieties from all over the world and very very good they are too. A while... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Chocolate haneros, one of my favourites along with fragrant thai gragons
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Farming at Molly Goatwax
Who am I talking about ? Wally the Welder. Last week, I had two days off (to celebrate my birthday). We'd planned to get together, he Pat and I for a drink, but this got cancelled due to problems their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
No post, no postman struggling with Valentine's cards, Charlie Chalk had three ! I did tell him one of them was from me, but he didn't buy it. Frankly I don't care. I was more narked at the fact I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
That run in with Lyxumia was a pretty unpleasant six weeks. Fortunately, my bloods are now much more near normal early in the morning, better still, I feel almost human again and have more energy. January bills are a drag.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Many years ago when I lived and worked in the west country, there was an incident where my rather tough boss Richard was giving someone a jolly good dressing down on the phone. As he put the phone down, he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Drop me an e mail, bring me up to date Moll
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on The Adventure at Molly Goatwax
Boy, have I been having trouble with this new medication. It ruined my Christmas and beyond. I have kept excellent control of my blood sugar for the past 10 years to the delight of the medicos I see on a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
As I write this, I have no ironed shirts for my return to work tomorrow. The Dodgers Christmas shoot was December 17th (a lifetime ago) and I finished on the 19th. I washed those shirts on the 20th and in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at The Sturdy Soapbox
I always look forward to Christmas, but this year it arrived and disappeared all too quickly and in my case was spoiled by my new medication. I'm three weeks into taking a diabetic control called Lyxumia which you inject once... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
The Coffin Dodgers had their annual Christmas shoot again yesterday. No one had great scores, but the medals were handed out as many are related to long term overall performance. The Dodgers are a friendly group who get together every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
So as you know if you read the last angry tear filled post, I arrived home soaking wet and in a mood to kill. In that mood I am far from focused unless the subject is murder, so I forgot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
I despair with modern life especially chavs and nutcases. Bus was 9 minutes late tonight, I'd missed the one I sometimes manage to get, that had sailed through 5 minutes earlier than it's scheduled time leaving me with a 25... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Had my meeting with the diabetic specialist at the hospital last week. My long term sugar control has been perfect for easily 10 years, yet last week it had come off the rails and hit a brick wall. The result... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
Anyone who's been reading the Soapbox for any of the years it's been running, will know that I love the Christmas season and for very simple reasons. I like the smell of a real Christmas tree and earlier this week,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
I touched on in my previous post the problems I'd been having with Debenhams cocking up on every step of the way. Well it continues. They finally managed to collect the damaged item. Now OBC's birthday has been and gone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
I've written previously some time ago about the horror stories I've experienced with rubbish customer service. I now have two examples festering on my plate. 3 weeks ago, I ordered a gift for OBC's birthday from Debenhams. They'd sent me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox
For the last year or so, I've been getting deeply into the work of Frank Zappa and boy is it good. I didn't listen to this sort of stuff when it was current in the 60s 70s and beyond, my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at The Sturdy Soapbox