Blog on hold

Tuesday, 15 December 2009 at 12:38
Due to no sodding internet Cupboard Creatures is on hold for a whiles. :-{

Serious Pigeon is serious

Sunday, 30 August 2009 at 23:49
I went to London with the wife and son yesterday, took in a few places. Mainly went to take my son to the transport museum again (He is a bus/train fan).  Also I fancied going up on the London eye with him. That was until I saw the price. They want £27 pounds a person for a go on that big wheel! Well they ain't getting anything near that from me. Pfff I say it was overpriced at £7 a go. Anyways we had fun.
Best pic I came back with was this Very serious looking Pigeon who eyed up our chips in the Liverpool st station Macdonalds.

   The other pics didn't escape my photoshop placing, along with a couple of some plums and damsons we got from the allotment for more jam making earlier.
 (Before anyone says, my wife is carrying the fruit cos I was carrying our son and some tools! Honest, I was! :-) ) 

Harlow man meets Nature!

Thursday, 27 August 2009 at 22:34
 I've been over my allotment quite a lot over the last few days. We've had clear warm weather here and I got a fair bit done. Its been hard work though, digging and tending the veggies that are left.(digging the clay there has given me  chicken-thighs! lol) I'm sort of planning to get the whole area dug over before next spring and plant much more than I got round to this year. Its a nice plan and I'm sticking with it ;) Doesn't help much that everyone else on the site seem to have a small nations budget at their disposal for their plots, and there's me with my trusty wonky-handled spade in a sea of B&Q Billionaires ! Seriously, one of the guys on a nearby plot has solar panels on his shed powering a CCTV system monitoring his courgettes.(Try not to lol. Thankyou !:P)  I'm not jealous, or knocking him, I'm not sure I wouldn't do the same if I had the cash,  but I do feel a little like a cave man over there at times...
  Prolly why I like it ;)

Went to the Museum

Friday, 21 August 2009 at 21:32
So I headed to the town museum today with my son. They had a childrens activity day thing on, making forts and playing table top wargames. He had a great time, I had a good day of it too. Great gardens there and I grew up around the corner from here so it took me back down memory lane :o) Anyways heres some pics thrown together with my new-favorite photoshop place function ;p


at 00:00
Its midnight and there is this whiney whistley brain mashing car alarm 'pwhew-pwhew-pwhew''ing outside somewhere and its too warm to close the windows.

Anyways, heaven. What does it look like ? If you belive or not, what does the word 'Heaven' make you think of?
Im just asking ;0) Curious .. :)

Another exam

Saturday, 15 August 2009 at 20:13

I just had another end of section exam today on my CCNA. Now the hardest thing about these tests ive found so far, is the journey there on the trains. Seems London underground have consulted my tutors (behind my back!) and rescheduled upgrading their bussiness only on days when I have to travel across the country... Forth day school this time around and the forth time for disruption...
So I arrive at the Campus five (yep, 1-2-3-4-5 !!) hours late for a seven hour lecture thing and walk through the doors and see this :-

At which point as you could likely guess I was a bit peeved.

But after sucessfully resisting the urge to give up and say a rude word or something, I discovered my lecture group were actually in another room nearby, so all was not lost. I caught the end of the talk and sat the test, and passed, yay!
Me 1 London Underground 0

Climbed a tree

Wednesday, 12 August 2009 at 23:12

Walking back from my allotment today I saw an apple tree heavy with fruit. It was on no ones personal ground, just some scrubby bit of bush near a set of neighbourhood garages. So in my shorts and wellies and at age 37 I scooted up there and managed to gather a large try of perfect cox apples in no time, all free !
I love this grow / gather your own food thing. Feels really good, eating a plant that you did all the work forfrom a seed. Also feels nice getting free apples and the childish rush of climbing a tree again!

AH and it rained silly while I was doing it, this is England ^^

My beginning

Monday, 10 August 2009 at 21:18




It all started in February 1972 when I joined the queue of hapless human beings in existence. I emerged screaming from my mother's womb in a place called Harlow Newtown, England (the screaming wasn't so much being born but realising "I live in HARLOW! Ahhggaa!").

My Mum was a housewife and my Dad at that time was a gardener. All very normal post-war newtown stuff. Our house was next to woodland and allotments and there were parks and fields all nearby too. I grew up not being sure if I was a town kid lucky to live in a leafy suburb or a country bumpkin who happened to have the convenience of a nearby cinema Was all cool though by merit of the biggest complaint I have from the ages under around 14 was that we never had enough cake in the house. I of course realise now that there will never be enough cake in the house ...


Pics of Harlow




The reason for Cupboard Creatures

Friday, 7 August 2009 at 22:34

So im 37 going on 16 and I spend a large amount of my free time at the computer.
Cupboard Creatures is Cupboard Creatures because I once had a cupboard under the stairs with my PC in it, at which time I was unemployed, and I basically lived in that cupboard. I emerged from said Cupboard after about 3 years with nothing to show for it (other than 5 level 70 world of warcraft characters, a beer belly and a divorce^^.I dont regret the WoW time ;p) Since then I've upgraded the wife and tried to sort-out-mah-shit in a worldly sense.
But even though my wife and son are wonderful and I love them loads and am so much happier leading life with them the way things are now, there's a little bit of my heart still in that Cupboard, grinding another char to 70 or reading forums all day sipping cheap lager then singing along to windows media player ;) Im a big kid at heart, always have been :)
Thursday, 6 August 2009 at 11:11

So we three took the bus to St Albans yesterday. I must ssay it's a very nice place to walk around. Nice cathederal. Nice shops. Nice park. Was, nice! x)

Pics from the last week

Saturday, 1 August 2009 at 23:45

Yes, i found the 'Place' option in photoshop today ;p

Now im a nature photographer!

Friday, 31 July 2009 at 21:36

Check this out!
I captured this butterfly on my phonecam today at a duckpond. This duck pond where mannequins go fishing on their own little platforms... WTF? ...My son acted like this was something he sees on every street corner, which puzzled me more! Are fishing mannequins some culture fad I missed or something ^^ ?

New Pop Idol contestants

Thursday, 30 July 2009 at 22:29

I tried for ten minutes to think of something to say about this vid but well, what is there to say? :]]
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 at 20:39

Ishi gets the giggles^^


Tuesday, 28 July 2009 at 21:33
Had to share this pic^^


at 18:02
Had a damn nice family walk around Sawbridgeworth the other day. We took in an antiques/collectors centre (junk shop to you and me^^) which was really interesting...for me and my wife....Ethan (my little lad)spent about 3 minutes scoping the place for ice creams and power rangers and once he concluded there were neither present, he began the 'are we going home now?' bit that kids do on these occasions :-)

Im a two desk kinda guy

Saturday, 25 July 2009 at 00:10

So, I got two desks with a swivel chair in between. The one with the guitar hanging up there is the one I do my studying at, very serious and all that. *but* with one push Im facing the other desk! aka pwnnoobslolim13againdesk!11 Its a good setup :) I think if I had the cash and space id put another desk in there, with just a blogger setup on it heh :0)

It doesnt taste the same with no fried onion and mustard

Wednesday, 22 July 2009 at 23:42

Soo, not got an update I want to talk about much just yet. Feeling young-old and stuff.
Instead a joke pic
and a snack

Sunny day, rainy evening

Thursday, 16 July 2009 at 21:44

Went for a long walk with the Mrs today, around the shops. We took in, among others, the new camping/outdoors place thats gone up here. First impressions were tepid.'middle-class-twat-macho-wannabe-ego-rubbing' came to mind but i think Barbeque tarzan works too ;) . Padded recliners and heated foot cosys..., matresses that look deeper than the one on our bed at home, pah! You're supposed to get chased by bears and/or get hypothermia when you go camping, not sip cocktails, but hey whatever ;p
Went to the mudfarm later on today, Mrs got some pics.


Wednesday, 15 July 2009 at 22:39
I've got blisters. Big popped ones on the joints of my fingers and thumb. Ones where the pain is almost nice when stretching them but tingly nasty running spiders when mmy hands are relaxed =( They're from skimming some turf off my allotment, about the size of 2 parking spaces...(the cleared area, not the blisters;p) I gotta come up with something interesting to blog about soon!....
Im taking Ideas if anyone reads this! Just make a suggestion and Ill write what I think about it. Or something ;o)

First time ever at the gym

Tuesday, 14 July 2009 at 20:18
So I started at the gym today. Wanting to lose some belly and gain some arms^^ Was ok I guess, treadmills (with built in TV's showing soap operas -no sound just the picture, WTF is with that??) were off my list tho. I have to walk 40 mins to get to the gym (and 40 back after) plus this kinda thing knocking round the web puts me off ... :)
Treadmill expert

Stop! You can't have my nuts.

at 00:44
Caption contest. Come on, you can think of something better than the title!
Sunday, 12 July 2009 at 20:06

This is one cool animation , song isnt bad either :)

Orange sky

at 00:19
I dunno why but I have some very clear memories from a young age (4 or 5) of looking out of the living room window in my parents house and seeing the sky in a strong shade of orange in the late evening. I've often wondered why I don't see that nowadays. I thought it may be the sodium street lights or pollution through the clouds (there were factories with big old chimneys a bit behind our house). Maybe its my eyes getting less sensitive over the years and children still see orange night skies! I dunno, its a nice memory though :]

Blow some stuff up !

Saturday, 11 July 2009 at 23:59

This little game is fairly addictive :)

Women, the begginers guide

at 19:25
This is apparently some real government info leaflet or something from the days when women were first being kept in captivity.
I tried not to chuckle but failed ;))
at 00:04
These and many other sweets and snacks are guilty of delayed toothnapping. They all tasted so good back in the day... *sigh*

Art tips

Friday, 10 July 2009 at 19:01
I seem to remember being told 'a good artist always begins with the eyes.'.
Well this street artist is crap then!


i cant think of a title

Tuesday, 7 July 2009 at 22:36
Found this at today..
..still grinning!


The future is neat sausages

Friday, 3 July 2009 at 22:22

Ok, when I was growing up the general belief about what robots in the future would be like was this...

Sharp witted hunters of men. Meticulous and cold in their persuit of death to the inferior human!
What we got was this...

Cold, hard sausage liner-upper. Still cool robots :-)
Thursday, 2 July 2009 at 20:51
at 09:47
Another lol from the clipart collection i got recently. Internet bride anyone?
...the more of this collection i see the more I belive the makers were playing some drug-fuled joke on the models.
Saturday, 27 June 2009 at 23:02
I had a test today, on my CCNA course. I dun like tests ;)
Thursday, 25 June 2009 at 20:49
So yeah, I got some clip art off the net. Had just what i needed... like the rubber baby face masks there. Handy


Friday, 19 June 2009 at 19:36
Damn, its June course ends in october and ill be heading back into the world of working peeps again ><

<- how i feel

Really, WTFoooooooK!

Thursday, 18 June 2009 at 22:53
Look at those eyes.
...he really is taking that photoshoot seriously.
Just what would you say to this man? WTF!

Swede turnip Carrot

at 21:03
I planted some carrots and swede seeds today. With any luck will get some returns by the end of the season. Can see loads of little onion shoots poking through now, and the spuds are thriving :) Rise my minions and take over the field! YEs GROW, GROW TALL and strong.. cough, erm yea

This are my wife and son, Ishi and Ethy

Wednesday, 17 June 2009 at 22:48

Due to female-body disorder whatever it may be called, my wife thinks she is fat and therefore acts like im suggesting she chews and eats a live spider when i ask her about putting her pic on my blog. To save her (and me!) this suffering i have done alot of Photoshop mucking about so that they're are barely recognisable. This will prolly only just cause a "You think im ugly so you wont link my real picture!" kinda thing. ....A man cannot win, just keep on trying to understand and help his wife to see she's loved. Silly woman scrubs up wonderfully also ^^
Sunday, 14 June 2009 at 03:48

Sick as a pig-parrot mutant hybrid

Friday, 12 June 2009 at 14:54
Still ill but not dead just yet. Went to the docs and i got to give a poo sample in a little blue bottle.... it crossed my mind to put a little picture of Abba or something in there for the grins (I CANT STAND ABBA!).. the little bottle has a tiny spoon in the lid. A poo spoon no less. Some designers get all the posh jobs it seems ^^

Got pig flu..

Thursday, 11 June 2009 at 16:29
I think i got pig flu.. I feel like death =(

MP3 player and Allotmenting

Sunday, 7 June 2009 at 19:17
Been to the allotment with my music player a few times now and im forming a pattern of tracks that make me work harder at different jobs. Currently the chilli peppers are the best choice for digging to and placebo seem to make the manual shearing of the (miles of^^) grass a little less mind knumbing. Radiohead dont seem to mix well with the earthy type stuff i got to do there. The research continues.. ;)

Staying up

at 02:14
..all night, as I usually do twice a week. So im doing a blog post.. Hmhmm, yeah it's night and I need tea! So thats the end of this post :-)

Beer n stuff

Thursday, 4 June 2009 at 23:55
Just got back from a good friends house (ello Rik mate), got rather drunk and sang like a loon, overall had a great time.Gotta find something to do this summer that will be memorable and not cost 38 million quid...

What ive been upto

Friday, 29 May 2009 at 19:15
Now ive never been into creative writing.. or writing in general really :P so this is just going to be a jumble of words describing some of the stuff im upto at the moment.
CCNA course revision , alotment digging , changing guitar strings. . Going bald :)
Not all at the same time ;)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 at 08:53
Ok, Im an English male 37, living in
Essex. I have many strange and varied experiences to share (if requested). Mostly I like to hide away and wait out things in the dark,...
....thats not working out too well for me lately. I gotta get some form of work to be a real husband and dad. But mostly on this blog I think it will be me just giving strange thoughts on just about anything. All kinds of strange thoughts...

at 08:51

One eye open

Monday, 25 May 2009 at 16:48
I peer at you and your world of woe...regret I looked, back down I go....

Pausing poet

Sunday, 24 May 2009 at 22:16
Wake. Ache. Fake.
Please, dont.


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