birthday cake


it’s my birthday today and I have a cake (of sorts). if you fancy a piece you are welcome to come up to 35D and claim it.


From: Gordon Cottee
thanks mate, i’ll be up shortly.


From: Lee Tyre
Happy Birthday Mat
Despite what everyone says, you DO look ur age! 😉
What kind of cake is it?



From: Mat Withers
a sort of gooey chocolate fudge slice

From: Lee Tyre
Nice 🙂 Then I’ll have a sliver!

From: Stuart Shearing
Happy Birthday!
-see you on Monday


From: Susie James

I would very much like to have a piece of your birthday cake but fear by the time I am able to come and get some, it will all be gone!

Looking forward to tonight and have some info for you on the Soton Beer Festival.


jabber server

ok – so I got annoyed by the fact that the gateways seemed broken on most other jabber servers so I set my own up. feel free to use it – hostname:

a long weekend

we’ve had a nice long break from work it being the jubilee weekend and all. I’ve done quite a lot as well. friday was sam (strudel) strovers last day at izr so we went to the pub after work for the obligatory drink (or two). josh and tom joined us and afterwards we went for a curry at the gandhi and then back to ours to watch some tv.

despite originally planning otherwise tom stayed the night and the next day we went geocaching. we found pine needles, viaduct view and senses before calling it a day due to extreme tiredness. convieniently, parking for the last geocache was at sainsburys in winchester so we bought ingredients there, went home and cooked lasange. again tom accidentally didn’t go home.

sunday was to be another geocaching day – this time in the portsmouth area. going via john and danielles house (to collect them) we first found hello sailor then (after a long and contorted car drive) sliding down butser hill and finally the kench before heading back for john and danielles for a barbequeue.

monday was jubilee day – not that we did anything royal. instead john and danielle came over and we went garden center shopping. they (j & d) bought lots of plants and I spotted the fish tank I’d like for my birthday (rio 240).

we popped into b & q on the way back and bought a lawnmower and a hedge trimmer as our garden is starting to look a bit overgrown. once we got them home, assembled the lawnmower and called steve cole to bring petrol around, a burst of garden activity ensued leaving it looking much tidier. finally we felt the need to pop down to the gandhi for a curry.