Tuesday, 25 September 2007


Got up, had a shower etc. Ate breakfast with Ben and went on Wii fitness. Even though I didn't get the ball on the green 3 times in the golf thing I had to do, I still got a Wii fitness age of 21! (20 is the highest). After that I went on my comp, checked my email & work email, checked ebay and checked deviant art. Then I made granny some toast & a coffee for breakfast. Some batman pogs & my new SB-800 flash were delivered. After that I went down town.

The weather had been really nice all morning, with a nice blue sky, but the time I went out about 10am the sky got covered with grey clouds. First I went to the market (which only opens Tue, Fri & Sat), to see if they sold any good black material for a photography backdrop, which it didn't look they did. Then I walked to the train station and got a train to Leicester which thankfully wasn't cancelled and I also managed to get a seat by the window.

The train was quite nice and modern, reasonably clean, only about three carriages long again though. I got a nice seat by the window and it was nice looking out to the right (east I guess) at all the fields, although I always feel very sleepy on trains. When I got to Leicester I went the same way as I did when I went there before with Jine, then after a bit I stopped and turned my gps on, and waited for a couple of minutes while it locked onto some satellites.

When I wanted to go to Leicester before with Jine but the train was cancelled I had used Garmin Mapsource on my PC to add Waypoints for Brittannia and Jessops Camera World to the map, then uploaded them to my gps. So I used the gps to find where Brittannina was, which worked well apart from that the arrow on the gps map doesn't actually point the way that you are walking, so you have to walk and see what way the arrow moves to make sure you are walking in the right direction.

After changing my address with Britannia I went to Leicester Market and bought some black fabric for a fiver. It's quite thin, but is made of cotton so I don't think it will reflect. I might need to fold it up on itself a few times to get a decent thickness. Then I used the gps again to get to Jessops Camera World. I walked past quite a lot of shops, and there was a sports mania style shop with 25% off all stock today. I didn't go in though since I don't need anything and I might've bought some cool trainers or sumat when I already have lots of shoes. Then I walked through part of the University campus, which was wierd since there's just loads of young people everywhere. Then I carried on past some more shops until I got to Jessops camera world. I had a look round there, but there wasn't much to see. They had a Lowepro Slingshot 300aw camera bag, but it was £100! I just took a catalogue and then went back to the station.

On the way back to the station I went over the canal and someone with a skateboard was standing on the bridge watching some ducks having a fight in the canal below. Then I walked through another part of the university campus and there were quite a few people with radios on selling stuff, and the fire brigade were doing a chip pan fire demonstration, and loads of students were hanging around so I guess it must be freshers week. I carried on through the university campus which comes out back at the shops, then carried back on to the station.

Then I got the 13.05pm train back to Market Harborough, which I only had to wait about 10 mins for. I looked out a window on my right again, this time the west side I think, which wasn't as interesting as the view on the way up.

When I got back to Market Harborough I went to superdrug to buy some new razors for my gillette fusion, but looking through the door it looked like it only did women's stuff, so I walked up the street a bit to see if there was a boots. I didn't find one, but there was a chemist and after a while of looking around I managed to find the razors, it was £9 for 4!!!! I bought them anyway since I couldn't be bothered to check if they're cheaper elsewhere and then maybe find out they weren't and have to go back and get them there anyway.

Then I walked home. When I got home some more pogs had been delivered. I ate lunch. I didn't open the pogs as by the time I had finished lunch it was 2.30pm so I thought I might as well wait for Ben to get home since he likes opening and sorting pogs. So I just went on the pinternet for about an hour and a bit until he got home.

When Ben got home I had to do a bit of work work while he sorted out the new pogs, then I helped him, I got the new pog & new pog slammer that I was missing! After a bit of doing this it was dinner time, and then after dinner just did more pog sorting and scanned a few in.

Breakfast: Strawberry crisp & cheerios; cup o' tea.
Lunch: Seriously strong Cheddar cheese with salad sandwich; Ham with mustard and salad sandwich; grapes; 2x cups o' tea.
Dinner: Chicken pie; mixed veg; potatoes; gravy. For pudding I had 2 pancakes with lemon juice & sugar. Coffee.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Pogs & work

Sorted out pogs again and also did a bit of work work. Bought some more pogs on ebay and some arrived as well - a few from UK and some from Australia.

Breakfast: Crunchy nut cornflakes; cup o' tea.
Lunch: Ham with mustard & salad sandwich; cherry tomato; apple; victoria layer cake with jam; caramel rocky; cup o' tea.
Dinner: 1 ½ beef burgers in 1 ½ buns with salad and tomato ketchup. Pudding was chocolate custard with banana and crumbled choc chip cookie & custard cream on top. Coffee.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Poggin' again

Got up, had a shower etc. Went on pinternet (dpreview forums) for a bit, then went to Church (Silly Moohar made me drive us in my car). I shook the minister's hand after the service and my hand had eyewater in it, so he got some eyewater on his hand. He probably just thought I had sweaty hands (which I do). Me & yumpt managed to run away without getting talked to so that was luck-slush.
When we got home I just went on photo websites again, then it was dinner. After dinner I sorted out pogs. Then it was tea. After tea I sorted out pogs, and when it got dark (about 8pm) I started scanning some pogs in.

Here's the list of stuff I've bought off ebay lately (click to view). Pogragan who I bought loads of stuff off is the annoying bloke who outbid me for an empty packet of POG juice and over 100 Hawaian pogs from 1993. I guess he will try and sell it for loads in his shop or maybe he collects pogs himself.

Breakfast: Crunchy nut cornflakes; cup o' tea.
After Church snack: Toast with Blackberry jam; coffee.
Dinner: Chinese flavoured chicken, rice; bean sprouts; water chestnuts. Pudding was ice cream with strawberry sauce.
Tea: Cheddar Cheese with salad sandwich; Barbeque flavoured crisps; Satsuma; Victoria layer cake with jam; cup o' tea.

Saturday, 22 September 2007


Lately just been sorting out pogs, buying pogs on ebay and re-scanning pogs at higher resolution.

Today me and yumpt went to Leicester except we didn't. We just waited around for a while at the station but then the train didnae come and they all got cancelled so we had to get a refund for the tickets and then walk home.

In the afternoon me and yumpt went on a walk with rad. When we stopped an old woman walking down the street asked rad if he was a taxi. After that we saw a tractor ploughing a field

and there was a rabbit head on the floor. Later there was a farmer rounding up his sheep and we had to climb over all fences to keep the sheep together and through the sheep who had done loads of poo all over the floor. After that we walked through a field and when we got near the gate some bulls chased us. Luck-slush we managed to get over the gate before they could get us.
Then we walked down a track and there were loads of people on quad bikes. Later they drove past us. Then the rest of the walk was normal.

When we got home just went on the pinternet and sorted Pogs.

Is a bit annoying how Northern Rock nearly went bust (don't mind that) but Alliance & Pester also lost loads of share value and same thing could happen to them, who is who I have most of my savings with. Luck-sluck FCS covers part of the money and the government said they'd guarantee savers money as well, so I cannae be bovvered to move the money from them (though they are a rubbish annoying bank).

Have been listening to Harborough FM lately which plays good music but is totally amateurish and the dj's, news readers etc. are rubbish and it keeps having the same news (like a shop opened) all day which is annoying.

Breakfast: Crunchy nut cornflakes with Cheerios; cup o' tea.
Elevenses: Coffee; choc chip cookie.
Lunch: 2 x Cheese on toasts; Satsuma; Half a blueberry muffin; cup o' tea.
Dinner: Toad in the hole; potatoes; carrots; broccoli; gravy; mustard. For pudding I had the last blueberry muffin. Coffee.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Sleep Chee

Well, quite a boring day today.

First I backed up my pictures and needs sorting folders, which took totally age-cheese and I couldn't do anything apart from go on the pinternet while the backup was running because it made my PC too slow.

After that I tried to install Windows XP so I could get pteditor to work, but it just said detecting hardware then had a black screen. After trying a few times & waiting for age cheese in case it was actually detecting hardware while it had the black screen I gave up. I then downloaded VMWare workstation, and again didn't really have anything I could do apart from go on the internet while it downloaded.

When it finished downloading I installed it and then installed Windows XP on the virtual machine. This process took quite a long time. Then eventually I got it all set up and PTEDITOR ACTUALLY WORKED!!!

I also had to do a few hours work work during the day as well.

Then I spent age cheese rubbishly editing the nadir of the pano.

Now it's 9.20pm and I'm fed up of working on something that just looks rubbish anyway and I think I'll just go to bed.

Breakfast: 2 x Orange Marmalade toast sandwiches; cup o' tea.
Elevenses: Chocolate coated digestive; coffee.
Lunch: Ham with 4 leaf salad sandwich; Half an apple; Mandarin; Flapjack; Breakaway; Cup o' tea.
Dinner: Peas; battered fish portion with lemon juice and black pepper; potatoes. Pudding was fruit flan with extra strawberries & chocolate mousse. Coffee.
Supper: Strawberry flavoured milk; flapjack.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Sorting photos

Didnae do much today, as per usual. Sorted and edited photos. Went on a walk to Lubenham, then up to the canal. I was taking a pano on the small bridge and then talked to a bloke for a bit who was saying how he had an old Pentax manual focus camera and lenses. Then carried on along the canal back to Market Harborough, I went off to the right after a bit down a path but then the path led back to where I originally joined the canal path. So I just went back down the path towards Lubenham rather than going down the canal again. By the time I got home my feet were caned and I was dead sweaty and thirsty.

After that, just spent the rest of the day sorting & editing photos.

Breakfast: Crunchy nut cornflakes; cup o' tea.
Lunch: Roast Beef & mustard sandwich; cheese slice sandwich; nectarine; malt loaf with butter; rock cake; cup o' tea.
Dinner: Corned beef with cheese fritters, potatoes, baked beans. Pudding was Apple & blackberry crumble with cream. Coffee.

Monday, 10 September 2007


Just been buying Pogs on ebay and going on the internet lately. Also did a bit of work work. I only had 2 hours sleep last night (4.30am-6.30am, although I went to bed about 10.30pm) but I still don't feel that sleepy for some reason.

Breakfast: Crunchy nut cornflakes; cup o' tea.
Lunch: Bernard Mathews Golden roasted turkey slice with mayonaise & sweet & crunchy salad sandwich; cheese slice sandwich; rock cake; cup o' tea; satsuma.
Dinner: Pepperoni pizza; chips; salad. Pudding was Sainsbury's medium poshness ice cream, which is pretty good. Also had a strawberry. Coffee and Cappuchino chocolate biscuit.

Thursday, 6 September 2007


Spent the last couple of days going on ebay looking for pogs and camera stuff and also camera websites. I did a bit of work work as well.

Shaz came to visit yesterday and went back today. Also Jine went to Mansfield for the spleenkend today. When he gets back he has to start his new job on Monday fixing computers and doing telesales at a bloke's house. He said he should get paid £900 per month for the first couple of months and then more after that so it sounds like quite a gokos job.

Ben has a couple of friends now who live nearby and always come round to play on the gamecube. They don't play on the wii because they already have one.

Breakfast: Choco rice; cup o' tea.
Lunch: Cheese slice (not actually very much cheese in it) sandwich; blackcurrant jam toast sandwich; banana; double take; cup o' tea.
Dinner: Burger in bun with cheese slice, Tom ketch and lettuce. Yoghurt for pudding. Coffee.

Sunday, 2 September 2007


Breakfast: Choco rice; cup o' tea; Orange marmalade toast sandwich.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Ben bees pointless

Got up about 8.30am, didn't have a shower. Ben got up so we had breakfast then went on wii fitness. After that I got Silly Moohar to cut my hair. Then I had a shower, and after that me, silly farthner and Yumpt McPumpt went to see the car boot sale that's on the first Saturday of every month in the pub nearby. They only sold totally raddish stuff like 70s radios, old board games and books, and cuddly toys. We stayed there for about 1minute then went home.

After that I went on the pinternet for a bit and edited some photos. Then it was lunch. after lunch I edited more photos. Then went out for a walk but I forgot my camera doh! When we came back Ben was watching a youtube video of someone completing Donkey Kong 64 - the were 14 parts split into a further 3 10min parts each, and the bit he was watching was just the person taking each Kong into a place to learn a new move. Yumpt said he wasn't allowed to watch it any more.

Then me, ben & yumpt went on line rider and looked at / edited skill photos of ourselves. Then I properly edited some photos then ate dinner.

After dinner I watched the 1st episode of MacGyver with Jine which was ulti, 8/10. Then I sorted photos and found out that my camera and gps were about 2 mins apart so when I was geocoding photos using gps tracklogs the lat & lon was quite a bit out. I changed the time on the FZ5 camera to be nearer the gps time, but it doesn't display seconds when chaning the time on the camera, so I don't know how accurate it will be. I also added a -120 offset to robogeo and re-geocoded some of the photos from the last few days. Ripped a couple of cds as well.

Breakfast: Choco rice; cup o' tea.
Lunch: Cheddar Cheese with iceberg lettuce sandwich; peppered ham sandwich; orange marmalade toast sandwich; caramel rocky; victoria plum; cup o' tea.
Dinner: Chicken pie; green beans; potatoes; carrots; gravy; white wine. Pudding was strawberries with strawberry flavoured whip. Coffee; Cappuchino Choco biscuit.
Supper: Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows & squirty cream.