October 15th, 2007

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Wispas, and Birthday Weekend Numero Un.

Can anyone explain why Wispas are being advertised as an 80s thing? I can clearly remember eating one when I was 16, and that Cadbury's also temporarily brought out a special one with rice krispies and caramel in it, which was advertised by Ant and Dec, who summarily are not from the 80s.

Is it so that people our age (i.e. mid-20s) can go up to small children and say things like "Ah, young fellow-me-lad, I remember them from when you were nowt but a notion"? Because these days, that's more likely to get us a kick in the shins and some vulgar language...

Anyway, yes, hurrah for Wispas being back. I can't comprehend why Cadbury's decided to stop making them anyway, as they were easily their best product. The confectionary market needs more things with bubbles in. All that bollocks about waiting for the bubbles to melt in Aeros is, well, bollocks. You'll die of old age waiting for Aero bubbles to melt. Now, Wispa bubbles - that's a different matter. :D

So, yes, anyway, this weekend Paul, my mum, David and I went to the Safari Park.

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We had decided to go to That Mexican Place for a meal in the evening, but for some reason the queues to get into Star City were massive and we couldn't get near the place. I suspect there may have been something going on for Eid, but haven't checked the website yet... So instead we went to a pub in Romsley which was VERY NICE, although the starters were far too big. I had salmon and broccoli fishcakes to start, followed by a 12oz steak... possibly a tad greedy, but I do like steak...

We got back and watched a bit of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups on Channel 4 (when are people going to realise that JIMMY CARR IS NOT FUNNY!?) and went to bed, knackered, at 11.30.

Had a very nice breakfast the following morning and then left about middayish to go and see Paul's mum... she thought my birthday was today (it's tomorrow) and was planning on surprising me by coming over, except I wouldn't have been in anyway... just as well we rang, really. She cooked us Sunday dinner and then we made tracks back home just in time for 'Stenders'...

A nice weekend, really, if a little tiring. Over the course of us being out Lisa's dad had come to re-do our piss-poor attempt at pinning up the ethernet cable, putting our effort to shame, but at least it's out of the way and not an eyesore now, and we have extra cable should we decide to move the PC...

The next few weekends are going to be hectic, to say the least... next week is birthday drinks, then it's Bonfire Night a few weeks later, and then I need to start thinking about Christmas. As I'm losing Christmas Eve as my last-minute shopping day, I need to be uber-organised this year, so I intend to start in November. I was hoping to have plenty of money to spare by now, but unfortunately it hasn't happened... just as well I don't have many presents to buy.

I promise at some point in the future to be a Good Friend and buy everyone presents. Until then, I remain skint.

I have a headache today, for no apparent reason, but at least my stomach is recovering... it was making "something has died in your intestines" noises again last night. At least I'm off from Wednesday...

Oh, yes, and last night I watched The Lady in the Water, which I thought was quite good. Collapse )

I should get on with typing this letter...
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