Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Where the devil are you?

blog, blogg, blogging.. yes.
Well it has been a while since i last made a pointless addition to this largely un noticed collection of rants and events that have fallen out of my brain and into this computer but i feel now is the time to break the drought of writings and spill some more poorly thought out and dramatised drivel onto the web.
the thing that has provoked this is that something has got me thinking, that something is stats.
not the complicated mathematical kind which often succeed in preventing me from thinking but the stats that are related to the viewing figures of a blog, namely this one.
now i don't have many readers (feel special) but as it happens the majority of the people that visit this blog seem to live in countries that i can't even name (the one below england that isn't ireland?) (and that one near america?.. unless that is america) and it got me thinking because i have now realised that most of my audience does not intact speak (or indeed listen) english.
so is there any point in the words to this?
perhaps the only way to blog is with pictures (plog?.. nah thats shit)
so yeah
if you speak english let me know
if you don't just enjoy the visual delight that is 'pills'

Friday, 12 August 2011

the home straight


I am reaching the final furlongs of the distance based analogy that is to be my room restoration and its looking good!
the paint is on the walls and the carpet on the floor as is conventional but now there is a massive beatles painting and a lovely homemade table to enjoy!

i will now stick on some photos of what went down..

so this...

turned into this..

which subsequently became this...

which formed this...

and with a bit of this....

evolved into this...

and eventually this...

which is all very well but where is all the stuff to go? i hear you say, well...

i went to wicks an got some of this...

 and with a bit of this...

 and a lot of this...

 it became this...

and subsequently this...
which i think you will find is a fucking good setup.

there is a lot more to come so hold tight people this is happening! / has already happened and is yet to be photographed.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Get back to the jungle, if that is your real address..


as you all know my good friends at apple from whom i buy all my stupid electrical toys have released a new version of the trusty platform that is (was) OSX and it goes by the name of LION.
and as you also may have gathered it has mildly irritated me.
just like the 'king of the jungle' lion is not exactly what its made out to be, lions don't actually live in the jungle and should really be called king of the savannah and OSX lion is really OSXI but they just call it that to seem cool, but details asside is this fancy new operating system a zebra in lions clothing?
i like OSX, i really do, i like the simplicity of it and the way that it doesn't try to be too clever or pretend to be something it isn't but instead it simply sits there in the background and allows everything to work.
now i am aware that some aspects of any computer can be a bit baffling to some people, and the people i am talking about are of corse the old people and the young people, both of whom annoy me for very different reasons but we won't go there (today).
what i am actually talking about is that 'o so familiar' layout that a computer has, the little boxes with things in that stack up on top of each other, the 'desktop' (whatever thats suppose to mean) and the humble web browser that simply displays the information you want and nothing more.
now to me these are basic instincts, i know how to use it because its always been like that and thats what they had at school and thats how it has always been, but no? now i have 2 no 3 'desktops?' whats this? am i suppose to open every window in a new desktop? thats just silly! you don't get a new table to put your cup of tea on while your reading a book you just move the book and put the tea down on the original table.
things like this do annoy me because it looks like change for the sake of change. i expect someone has been paid (handsomely) to sit down at a perfectly good computer and dream up some mad features he and his colleagues can shoehorn into it.
i mean a lot of it makes pretty logical sense, and that annoys me even more because i thoroughly approve of logic and sense, those are 2 of my favourite principles but this docent make sense to me! because i am so used to things that make little or no sense i find the logical and sensible layout and interface bonkers and stressful.
this point is illustrated very well by the 'natural scrolling' feature which climates the scroller bar which was made up by a boffin years ago and made no sense at the time and it has been replaced by a motion to simply push the page up or down just as you would a piece of paper. but it isn't a piece of paper is it. if i wanted a piece of paper i wouldn't have forked out for a fucking computer would i. computers work like computers and bits of paper work like bits of paper. thats just the end of it, id be pissed off if staples offered me an anti virus and some update software with my pad of paper and i am equally annoyed that my computer has offered me 'page turn navigation' on my web browser, its just trying to become a pen and paper again but thats exactly what we left behind years ago! you wouldn't like it if your car made foot step noises so it sounded more like walking would you, because a car is different to walking, walking is mainly for enjoyment and occasional light commercial use whereas a car is for commercial use or technology based entertainment, this is the same for computers and books, books for enjoyment and occasional use for study and the computer is for proper work and entertainment like films etc. i don't want them combined!
im not sure what the point I'm trying to make here is but all i know is iv only got one desk in my room and i currently seem to have 3 on my computer..

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Elephant in the tent

as we know there is much taboo associated with 'alternative living conditions' most of which cannot be discussed for fear of causing offence however i feel the need to address the elephant in the tent ,caravan or canal boat because i think this is a perfectly reasonable way to live.
i must explain my motives for this as under normal circumstances i do live in a house so making such a statement would be like being told "were all in this recession together" by a privately educated multi millionaire named dave.
but yes as i was saying i am currently living in a tent owing to the fact my room is currently a building site complete with old radio, carcinogenic dust and very slow worker so i am currently measuring a solid 9 on the gypsy scale but to be honest i don't care!
if anything the tent has been a welcome change.
not only does it offer ample shelter from the glorious british summertime but it also offers a mildly amusing talking point to bring up in conversation at random for instance, "ah mann, it was so windy last night" "yes i thought my tent would blow away" "you live in a tent?" "damn straight..."
etc etc.
i think this unreasonable taboo should be stamped out and people should embrace the idea of alternative housing methods, after all northern rock cant reposes your tent.

Room for improvement

i have decided to direct my attention to the increasingly squalid conditions in which i live and re decorate my room.
this seemed like a good idea some 2 weeks ago and still does deep down while im sanding away at the ceiling with the power sander and inhaling what is almost certainly carcinogenic dust as it falls in vast quantities from the ceiling.
truth be told i should have listened to fat john when he said in his infinite wisdom "plastering ceilings is very difficult" and yes i should have listened to the man in jewsons when he said in his learned opinion "plastering ceilings is a bitch of a job" but no. in my arrogance i blundered through and 2 weeks and 12 litres of 'b&q plaster repair and skim' later and where there once were horrible artex stalagmites there is a lovely smooth ceiling.. well pretty smooth.
next on the engender is choosing a colour. this sounds easy but turns out to be a lot more difficult that you'd think.
i wanted green and white because i like those colours however you cant just go in to the shop and have a 'tin of green' no, they have some lovely lime zest 4 or you could have some forest fern 6? or maybe if those don't take your fancy a splash of kiwi dive 2 can never go a miss....
this is insane! even white isn't a simple process, theres hessian white, creme white , rum white, kiwi white and i could easily go on so i will lemon zest white, lime white, aqua white blah blah blah.
as you may have realised i am obsessed with perfection with these kind of things so it will undoubtedly be a masterpiece when i do decide on a paint but seeing as the ceiling has taken 2 weeks i shudder to think how long my ambitions plans of an insane desk with computer screens rising up from it will take.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


I was wondering about apples today. Not the delicious kind, but the smug over priced ones you find in pretentious artily laid out shops.
basically i was thinking, is there anything only those computers can do.
sure the confident clerk with his thick rimed spectacles and fashionable face fungus will tell you that 'its unlike any computer' and 'it takes your computing experience to a whole new level' but to be honest its just another computer, granted its nice and shiny and it seems a bit stronger than the old plastic one but at the end of the day the cheap o Asus one does seem to be able to perform the same tasks with comparable ease.
now i have spent some time thinking of anything the apple can do that the windows cant and then it struck me!
the one thing that the apple can do and the windows cannot.

( alt,shift,K )


Friday, 13 May 2011


Its happened, it was only a matter of time really, inevitable if you will but its happened now, and there’s no going back, I have reached a new level of pretentiousness.
I am of course talking to you from an American franchised food outlet to which I have brought my apple laptop and am connected to the free Wi-Fi service in order to BLOG.
This to me does seem to be the most pretentious a person can be with ought ACTUALLY moving to Cambridge, buying a knitted cardigan and growing a beard but to be honest in the words of out lord and saviour ‘I can see the appeal’ because as a means of killing time I can certainly think of a lot worse.
The only downside is that I am adding ‘southwest sauce’ to the growing list of things that are in my keyboard which is going to become a problem in the near future but this aside the American franchised food establishment is winning me over as a place to be pretentious. Its definitely better than the train as my only worries here are spilling food on my computer where as on the train there’s missing your stop to worry about not to mention the risk of knife wielding terrorists with bombs made from sun cream (if you read the daily mail that is)
No, the only thing stopping me from staying here all day in fact is the realisation that I have now killed more than enough time and am now running a bit late!
So time to upload this baby to the net using the reliable public wi-f… oh

oh well, it was good while it lasted!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

grab a cuppa, heres a biscuit


today iv been trying to be a comedy writer, i wrote this article for news biscuit
do enjoy

Germany to change its national anthem to Fleetwood mac.

Following another formula 1 victory by Sebastian Vettel the German president Christian Wulff has decided to push for a change of the increasingly familiar German national anthem in favour of Fleetwood mac’s “the chain”.
This is not the first time the issue of the German national anthem has been raised. The Germans have dominated formula 1 for years with Michael Schumacher being the first to put the old national anthem’s play count through the roof.
                                          above, seb celebrates change in national anthem

Mick Fleetwood has made a statement saying “believe me this news has not gone over my head, I am aware that the eyes of the world will be on this news and I will not simply be closing my eyes to it. The way I feel about the situation is that although the song is miles away from the original the people of Germany will not be dissatisfied with it.” Fleetwood also spoke about the conspiracy that he had made a deal with the German president to plug his records “I’m not going through this all over again” he said when questioned about it “I don’t know why people keep going on about it, we just wanted to help Germany update its image but oh well, the anthem is being changed and they’re never going back again
Bernie Eecclestone has applauded the decision and stated “I’m glad the Germans have decided to update their national anthem, frankly I’m sick of it and so are the band”
The original anthem has been used since 1922 so is long overdue for a change.
In 1966 there were talks of changing it to the match of the day song but it was later dropped.
A small group of German traditionalists have protested against the change, arguing that changing the national anthem will break the chain of German history.
Wulff has spoken out against the protesters saying “the protesters are running in the shadows of yesterday and need to learn to love Germany or else they may never love it again” he added “the chain keeps us together and will be a great national anthem for our fine country”
People in favour of the change have said that the sky is the limit for Germany, suggesting a change of the flag to a more chequered arrangement and the name of the country to Fleetwood Germany, but as yet these claims have been dismissed as rumours.

To see it on news biscuit have a look here ->  http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/topic.php?id=24810
and who knows, maby on the front page in weeks to come!

Friday, 6 May 2011

BIG NEWS! (nothings changed)

the UK has firmly denied the alternative vote in favor of the age old system that brought us such delight as Margaret thatcher and the good old lib dem/tory coalition.
to be fair to first past the post it is a tried and tested method and in most cases it does work and to be honest the only reason i voted yes was a vain attempt to 'fight the power' but id still like to see if it would work.
but when i come to power THIS is how we will do it.
all the party leaders will have to go into the big brother house of commons and perform tasks such as 'reduce the deficit' and 'improve the NHS' then each week the public will vote one off and the last one remaining after however many weeks it takes will run the country until the next series.
the system will be called 'big society' not to be confused with 'THE big society' which is a crazy ploy by david cameron in which we wants us to buy LITERALLY EVERYTHING.

Saturday, 23 April 2011


I dont understand twitter.
now i could just stop there, leave it at that, i don't understand twitter and it is unlikely i ever will.
but no, il carry on.
to me it seems the world of 'social networking' if thats what its even called these days is going steadily in reverse.
i mean first we had myspace (which i never understood either) in which users would have the freedom to create their own little website using advanced java script techniques and showcase their photos, interests and any other personal information they desired in their own little bit of the internet.
then came bebo (which i will confess having been bullied into getting) which was basically a simpler version of myspace with less freedom and with less features or capability to change the look of your little profile.
then came facebook (which my collage colleagues actually signed me up to against my will and forced me to comply by threatening to harass all my mates in my name unless i engaged in 'facebooking') as it turns out facebook is simply bebo with even less features and even more pointless information about your fellow facebooker such as "rosie austin is painting a wall" or "fiona cornford is drinking iced tea" (both taken from the opening page of my facebook today)
now i suppose the point of all this is that you can share your photos and send messages about them which is all very jolly and 'fun' however, twitter is one small step back for social networking and a giant retreat for the poor user, because as far as i can make out you cant do photos on twitter!
so all you are left with is such gems as "steven fry is driving his fucking taxi" and "john terry is still a total plank"
so i am confused as to where this is all going, surely the next progression is 'Addressbook" where users simply record the names of people they know and nothing else?
i am aware that i sound like an old man but seriously? is this good?
twitter dosent even give you enough characters to write a decent length rant!
if i made a social networking site (and i wouldn't because i hate them) it would be 'lets all meet up for real like we used to book' in which users would just be given a random postcode of a pub or a park and a time at which to meet and everyone would just go outside and have fun..
but then i am VERY cynical..

happy blogging!

Sunday, 3 April 2011


Just a quick one to notify the world (well some of it) that all hope is not lost
today a clear sign of progress in the human race became apparent, my mum and my brother (the two most incapable people i have ever met) successfully managed to bump started a car with only 2 phone calls to me asking "what do i do the car doesn't work!?!"
this is reassuring to people like me who would rather walk home than call the dreaded 'de-masculinisation service' that is the AA.

there is light at the end of the tunnel for the playstation generation..

Thursday, 31 March 2011


don't get me wrong i love complaining.
i complain about food, i complain about the weather wether its too hot or too cold and i complain about the bus when it doesn't arrive at EXACTLY the time stated on the sign.
but what does annoy me and will be the subject of todays rant/ complaint is when people come round and complain to you face to face.
thats cheating! you not allowed to actually tell sum-one that sum-thing is wrong your just suppose to complain reservedly about it behind their backs until they either realise the error of their ways and desist or continue blindly for so long that you no longer care about it.
the thing that provoked this was that i received a complaint about the loud music that almost always comes from my room, i wouldn't have minded if it was 3 in the morning or sum-thing like that but it was 8 o'clock in the afternoon and i feel that this is perfectly acceptable in a student halls of residence.
naturally i did what everyone does when told to 'turn it down' , i said "ok mate no problem" made a microscopic adjustment to the volume and carried on as normal.
this is the reason that i don't complain to people, it never works and you get silently judged (and most likely complained about behind your back) for trying.
so that is why i wont be going to 'have a word' about the 'trance' coming through my wall but i am going to write this slightly bitter blog
because that after all is the british way.

Friday, 18 March 2011

St Patricks day

the friendliest day of the year has once again been and gone, and what a day, night and early hours of the next day it was.
bars rammed, student unions open way past bed time and drunken celebrators as far as the blurry bloodshot eye can see.
not being irish i don't really know what St Patricks day is actually about, i mealy use it as an annual excuse to drink more than my fair share of guinness and generally make a bit of an idiot of myself.
it turns out that St Patrick was most noted for bringing christianity into ireland and St patricks day marks the day of his death.
but no won knows (or cares about) that right? St Patricks day is just basically an excuse to drink until you are unconscious these days, just like easter is an excuse to eat your body weight in chocolate, we don't care why anymore, we just do it, and why the hell not!
I remember thinking to myself as I awaited the night bus that this holiday is one of my favourites and i think the reason is that theres no rules, at christmas you have to get a tree and invite your relatives round for sunday roast etc etc. but paddy day has none of that bullshit. yes you can drink guinness but cider is perfectly acceptable too and if you don't like either then a pint of snakebite with a shot of vodka in it is absolutely fine too, and yes you should ware green but again no won minds if you don't. you can truly embrace St Patricks day any way you see fit, which was outlined perfectly by the rather ill looking man dressed as a tiger waiting at the bus stop with me.

happy paddy's day everyone!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

I hate computers.

what a wonderful invention, the computer! combining work and leisure and anything else you can think of into 1 brilliant little package.
you name it, the computer knows it, its like having your own personal genius in the room, we love computers, thats why pity much everyone has one, their just grea.. oh wait.. whats this? error? wares my work gone? windows is shutting down? FUCK!
and in an instant you are filled with un repenting hatred for the computers and all computers in the world.
sound familiar? of course it does, i cant have been more than 2 days since anyone felt like shouting at a computer (or actually shouted at one)
im not sure what it is about out plastic overlords that just winds us up so much but they certainly do thats for sure, perhaps its their smugness in withholding the information you need or the way they remain completely calm when delivering bad news, at least if it looked a bit flustered and stressed too it might help to ease the blow of loosing an afternoons work for no apparent reason.
this kind of thing will more often than not provoke a statement like this "ah well you should have bought a MAC then" or "this kind of thing would never happen to a PC" usually delivered by a man with thick framed glasses and an unbearably annoying voice but to him i say 'fuck off!' it doesn't matter if its a windows or an apple,at the end of the day their all evil little boxes of wires that enjoy nothing more than causing us puny minded humanoids as much stress and misery as is humanly (or should i say computerly) possible.
this blatant provocativeness it apparent very clearly in the pointless error warnings which will normally consist of a piece of gibberish (if anything at all) and box allowing you to approve it with the word OK, but its not fucking OK! i have coursework to do you evil plastic bastard!
going back to my earlier quote that its like having your own personal genius in the room, i think that is still an accurate analogy, but you have to remember that a lot of genius's are intact very temperamental short tempered and above all stubborn and more often than not die a lot earlier than you would expect.

so lets forget the petty debate between MAC and PC and look at the bigger picture, its them verses us, and its just always going to be that way
'hi im a MAC', 'and im a PC', 'and im a pissed of student that just wants to get some coursework done!' (proceeds to smash them both to pieces with a frying pan.)

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Text etiquette.

social etiquette is a phenomena that has amused me in many forms throughout my largely un eventful life, some things are acceptable and some things we 'just don't do.'
for instance, you are obliged to nod or acknowledge a person you know (however vaguely) every time you pass them in the street and if you fail to do so it is immediately assumed that you bare nothing but resentment for this person and deserve steely resentment in return, or when you see sum-one who has fallen off a bicycle and is clearly not 'all-right' you have to walk over and ask the blindingly obvious "are you alright?" to which social etiquette demands the answer to in variably be "yes!" when what you really want to say is "do i fucking look like im all-right?".
of course there are no written rules (asides from the 2 i have just written down) but everyone knows them and everything just plods along smoothly and no-won questions them but what happens when the way we socialise changes? do we have to change the rules?
The problem started with the telephone, social etiquette would never allow the making of loud and annoying noises at any time day or night to attract the attention of another person yet here, the telephone is throwing the rules aside and doing precisely that!
And it doesn't end there, while engaged in a phone call you are faced with a terrible social dilemma, wether to cut short the conversation on the phone in favour of the people that actually made the effort to talk with-ought the use of a plastic box of expensive radio waves or blank them until the person that obnoxiously buzzed in your pocket has spoken their fill.
yes, almost always social etiquette is broken and the real people are blanked, but whats worse is this is seen as acceptable! 'hang on iv just got to take a call' or 'wares jim?' 'oh he's just taking a call he will be with you in a minute'.
the rules of phones are becoming a lot more clear cut as time goes on however there is a relatively new kid on the figurative block, text and social networking.
progress is moves in strange ways, we first had to communicate with cave paintings but that was shit so sum-one invented talking, that was great but difficult over long distances so another clever sod decided that letters were a good idea and sent a load of them to everyone notifying them that this was the future of communication, in return some letters were sent requesting a method by which to talk to sum-one using words over a long distance and as such the telephone was invented and was a smash hit with the grainy black and white folk of the time.
this is plainly progress however after that it all went a bit wrong, we decided that talking was not what we wanted to do after all so we went back to letters and numbers but only this time we needed not just a humble pen and paper but a high tech box of circuitry and lights that communicated with giant floating bin lids in outer space in order to send a simple letter. not only does this giant leap back into the dark ages make very little sense it also played havoc with social etiquette.
There are now things that can and cant be said via text for example 'hi, would you like to meet up in town later?' being an acceptable message and sum-thing like 'will you marry me?' being best left to traditional methods but this is exactly the grey area i am conveniently straying into.
what is acceptable to text? and are some things exclusively for text? well, to quote Mark Corrigan from peep show "if text kisses were real kisses the whole world would be a massive orgy" and he makes a good point (for a fictional character), we do seem to make a lot more physical expressions of affection when physical expressions are not possible, to a point where if you were to actually act like that in real life you would be shunned for breaking the unspoken rules of social etiquette that we stick to so religiously.
so is this just another chapter in the un spoken, un written rule book? well if it is it must just be in pencil at the moment because no-won actually knows the rules.
there are some theory s floating about like '1 kiss is just nothing, 2 kisses is friendly 3 kisses means i want to get in your pants' etc. etc. but this is largely dismissed as bollocks.
as often happens with rants like this i have failed to reach a valid conclusion but insted simply drifted off on a never ending tangent but all i can say is this.
social etiquette is everywhere, and texts are no acceptation but at the moment no-won actually knows what is is.

or on the flip side that could all just be bollocks.


Monday, 21 February 2011

Were back!

Or rather its back, yes thats right boys and girls, skateboarding season has finally (to quote the Feeder song) come back around!
once again you are no longer safe to walk your dog in the park with-ought risking injury as you laugh yourself silly watching what are suppose to be 'grown men' scooting about on planks of wood like the immature children they clearly are.
now some may argue and say things like "hay now, skateboarding isn't for children! what about tony hawk and Rodney Mullen? no-won laughs at them."
true, no-won is laughing at Rodney Mullen, and why is that? I mean if he wasn't a professional skateboarder he would most likely be on the list of suspected pedophiles because he spends a 'suspiciously large amount of time in the park playing with children'.
but im missing the point, deliberately for comic effect that is.
because you see the main thing that makes skateboarding a bit of a laughable sport for a man who is allowed in a pub is that most of us are simply rubbish.
we know it, you definitely know it and a lot of the time the little shits that are to be the next generation of 'childish weirdoes' know it too but do we care?
we skateboard not because were making a statement not because we want to be the next tony hawk certainly not to look 'cool' but because its a great way to spend a sunny (overcast will do) afternoon with your mates.
so long live the ones who refuse to grow up and remember that some things never change.

Thank God for summer!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

The true first pressing.

we all love kicking back to some tunes after a day of work or whatever you do in the day but have you ever put any thought into how it gets from the drug addled brains of your musical contemporaries to your ears? no exactly, you have too many important things to be thinking about to give it even a passing thought but it can be quite interesting.

sound as we know is basically movements of tiny particles of air which in turn move the little flaps of skin inside your ears creating a tiny electrical pulse that is sent to your brain for judgement as to wether or not these tiny movements of air particles are pleasing or just a load of over produced bollocks.

Albert Einstein said that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only converted into different forms.He was a pretty clever bloke so i have no reason to dote that he was correct but the point im making is thats exactly what is happening when we record music.
with any energy transfer some of the original energy is lost as by products like heat for instance so the secret to efficiency is to go direct and have as few changes as possible.

ideally you would just plug straight into the brain of john Lennon and just let the music flow.
unfortunately this concept has many floors, for instance if you enjoy the music of the libertines you would have to plug into the brain of pete doherty and as such subject yourself to a whole world of bullshit as well as some nice tunes.

so direct musical transfer is out of the window then, shame.

the next best option then is live music, to most people this is seen as as pure as it gets, the first pressing, but really its already on its 4th transfer by the time it reaches your brain. It was an idea in a brain then turned into electrical pulses to play the instruments, then from the instruments into air movements, the air movements into electrical pulses into your brain. Not to mention the complicated amplifiers cuircuites and speaker systems which convert it to and from between movement and electrical pulses.

so thats it then, we will never hear the true first pressing? strictly speaking yes thats just the fact but in reality some transfers can be beneficial to our eventual audible experience.
valves in amplifiers for instance can distort the sound in a pleasant manner improving the sound, so really what were hearing is an enhanced musical manifestation of the ideas in the head of the composer.

so in summary the true first pressing is in the brain of the composer, however the best sound is in the ear of the beholder.

then again this might just all be complete bullshit anyway.


this year I also decided to turn my back on my beloved internet torrenting and downloading of music and have only music from CD's imported into itunes in 320kbps AAC (vbr)
it has caused some problems but overall the lovely quality and peace of mind that im not ripping off the record industry offsets the drudgery of importing the music.
it is an ongoing task but i have enough to get by at the moment, here is a short video of what it means to get 'CD'd'.

Let the revolution begin.

New years resolution

Simple one this year, im going to learn to play the piano.
Some of you will be saying "oh but thats not a resolution.."
Im giving up 'not being able to play the piano.'

Bus Stop

The lovely people from student finance have decided to give me 2 thousand pounds for free because I attained 3 distinctions at collage.
after researching into it a little i found out that its been going on for a while, the scheme is called an academic scholarship and is awarded to anyone who passes their A levels or collage course with the highest grade attainable and then goes to university.
of course Cameron does not approve of such kindness and will be abolishing it next year so it seams im getting the last of the free money.

the real dilemma of course is the one that faces anyone who obtains a large sum of money for seemingly no reason, what to blow it on.
iv always been a fan of VW campervans and my current car is on its last wheels so to speak so it seems that that is the logical thing to buy.

I will update with pictures and information as and when but as yet all i can say is...

'This is happening'