30 January 2012

Cowieswells blog

It's been busy times at Cowieswells and its about to get busier.
We have just finished repairing the steading which now looks fantastic.
All the plans are finished for the main house and we are out to tender with five building companies. Hoping to get started with the build by the start of March.
I have started a new blog that will have updates of the process so if you are interested in following what is happening without getting drowned in crappy jokes or movie clips. The goal is to update it ever couple of weeks with pictures, movies and a bit of text


27 January 2012

Friday Joke

Rather than a joke this week - check out these gems from the golden age of advertising - classic

Have a nice weekend

20 January 2012

Friday Joke is back...

But they are still crap...

Mother Superior was taking a bath. There's a knock on the door. 
She says, "Who is it?" 
A male voice responds, "The blind man." 
After a few moments of deliberation the nun says, "Come in." 
The man enters and says, "Nice tits, Mrs Nun. Where do you want me to hang the blind?"
Heisenberg is out for a drive when he's stopped by a traffic cop. 
The cop says "Do you know how fast you were going?"
Heisenberg says "No, but I know where I am."
A week later Bill goes to get a cab home and notices the driver from the week before is third in the taxi rank.
He strolls up and gets in the first cab, once inside he tells the driver that he doesn’t have any cash but, if he takes him home he’ll give him a blow job. 
The cab driver goes mad and kicks him out of his cab.
Bill now gets into the second cab and makes that driver the same proposition: a blow job for a lift home. The second driver also refuses and kicks him out.
So now Bill gets into the third taxi, the guy who ripped him off, and asks to be dropped a few blocks away.
As the cab drives off Bill smiles at the first two drivers and gives a big thumbs up…
A man checks into his hotel on a business trip and, feeling a bit lonely, he thought, I'll call one of those girls you see advertised in phone booths when you're calling for a cab. 
He looked in a phone booth near the hotel and found an ad for a girl calling herself Eroveronique, a lovely girl, bending over in the photo. She had all the right curves in all the right places, beautiful long wavy hair, long graceful legs..... well, you get the picture! He copied the phone number and returned to his hotel. When back in the room he figures, what the heck, give her a call. 

'Hello,' the woman says......... God, she sounded sexy. 

'Hi, I hear you give a great massage and I'd like you to come to my room and give me one. No, wait, I should be straight with you. I'm in town all alone and what I really want is sex. I want it hot, and I want it now. Bring implements, toys, rubber, leather, whips, everything you've got in your bag of tricks. We'll go hot and heavy all night; tie me up, cover me in chocolate syrup and whipped cream, anything you want! Now, how does that sound?' 

She says, 'That sounds fantastic, but you need to press 9 for an outside line

18 January 2012

Wednesday Movie - Shit people say

Found a whole new genre of videos entitled "shit people say" with people being anyone from snowborders, skiers, single girls, drunk girls, drunk guys, hipsters, vegans or many more

01 January 2012

Blimey that was one hell of a year!

The popular risings across North Africa and the Middle East; a huge Tsunami in Japen that killed thousands and wiped out a nuclear reactor; the death of Bin Laden, another global economic meltdown; the closure of the New of the World and implosion of the Murdoch empire; riots and strikes across the UK and the final discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson. Steve Jobs is dead and the US has finally withdrawn from Iraq. If you think that the biggest event of 2010 was a woman putting a cat in a bin, it’s fair to say that 2011 was a pretty big year on a global scale.

2011 was an equally monumental year for us. The first big event was the arrival of Sophie in February. From that point on, we knew that nothing was ever going to be quite the same again.  She has truly changed our lives and brought a whole new meaning to everything we do. Watching her grow through the year has been great fun. She has changed so much in those 10 months and she is now whizzing around on all fours, wanting to feed herself and her first words were Lola and Mama. We are very lucky to be blessed with such a happy baby. There is still a long way to go before we get our house back but we are enjoying the ride.

In addition to starting our family we also got married. We were joined by over two hundred friends and family as we celebrated starting our lives together, first in Mytholme (Bradford) and then a couple of weeks later in Bergen. Both parties were great fun and it was really nice to see so many people eating, dancing and celebrating with us. It made us realise how very lucky we are.

Katharine spent half of her maternity leave in Norway and we spent much of the summer getting the house there ready to sell. It’s ironic that so many jobs only get done when you are getting ready to leave, but by the end of the summer the place was looking great. I have lived there for 8 years and  it was a bit of a wrench to sell it but it's been an awesome place to live and the next project is even more exciting.

So Katharine returned to work in September after a great holiday in Rome. Since then I have been on paternity leave in Aberdeen, getting to know Sophie better, planning the new house and trying to sort out next year.  We have now finished the plans for the house at Cowieswells and should be starting work in the New Year. The steading already has a new roof and looks a thousand times better for being repaired and repointed. Everytime we visit we realise how impatient we are to be living there and dream of the days when we eating or own veg from the garden, watching the Sun rise over the sea and strolling to the local pub for Sunday lunch. We hope to be in by late next summer. Watch this space for news.

In addition to us, lots of our friends seem to be starting or expanding their families. Babies seem to be popping out everywhere and talk has changed from skiing and climbing to play-tables and feed times, but everyone seems happy about it, perhaps we are all growing up.