Tuesday, 11th October 2016

A cyan blue cake for cyanbloo's birthday

A cyan blue cake for cyanbloo’s birthday


45 responses to “Tuesday, 11th October 2016”

  1. fingsaint says :

    Happy Birthday Cyan, ya big bloo gorilla! xx

  2. emmachisset says :


    all the best cyan,

    Is that your mazda 323 that’s on it’s last legs fings?

    I was wondering if cars last longer out there ( because it’s always sunny and never rains

    don’t see many twenty yr olds over here.

  3. fingsaint says :

    yep the 323 *protege* emms – it’s been brilliant over the years, really reliable.

    I’m thinking of replacing it with another Mazda 3 – will have to look around and see what’s what. My MOT lasts until Sept 2017 so I can take my time but I’m thinking I may do a big road trip over xmas and I’m not sure if the old banger will be up for it πŸ™‚

    I think my car is old even by Aus standards, but cars are outrageously expensive over here compared to the UK market.

  4. Bill says :

    Morning. 7° and sunny. Happy birthday Cyan.

    Cars – bah!

  5. Sleepychow says :

    Happy Birthday, Cyan.

    *gently pushes tyre*

    *quietly picks a silver ball off the cup cake*

  6. Sleepychow says :

    Drizzle and grey.

    I think Paul was right last night: We’ve turned that Autumnal corner.

  7. Sleepychow says :

    … but fings is well on the way to flip flops and sunnies.

  8. Bill says :

    I reckon I’ll be lighting the stove later.

  9. xenium1 says :

    Happy b’day, Cyan. X

    We’ve had the heating on most days since early September.

    And I suppose Tybo hasn’t had it off all year…

  10. Bill says :

    Missed that Xen.


  11. Bill says :

    Apparently Derby holds the record for the most random acts of kindness in one day.

  12. Bill says :

    Stove’s lit. Shall be asleep in about an hour.

  13. brusselsexpats says :

    Happy Birthday Cyan

    Love that cupcake…..

  14. brusselsexpats says :

    Afternoon Chundies,

    London trip – part 2 (you thought you were getting out of this didn’t you?)

    Norma at the ROH was very striking visually and set somewhere between the Spanish Inquisition and Franco’s dictatorship but strangely it worked. One scene was a giant crown of thorns descending towards the altar. Must have take a lot of work to get all the very dense scenery in place. No bare minimalist stages here.

    Sonya Yoncheva has a beautiful voice but is not a natural Norma. Her singing was cool and even the sublime Casta Diva didn’t give a hint of the high priestess torn between duty and passion for her Roman lover.

    The show really belonged to the Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja. He had passion in spades, a beautiful voice and got the biggest applause of all from the packed house.

    Well worth seeing and great to see Antonio Pappano conducting (I saw him many times during his tenure in Brussels) and I met up with my opera singing friend (who bumped into a former flatmate who happens to sing in the ROH chorus).

    We then had a bite to eat around Covent Garden then I had to dash to get ready for Kinky Boots in the evening. More of that tomorrow…

    Have a good day all.

  15. interiorbc says :

    A very Happy Birthday cyan…nice little cupcake Bill.

    Snowed here yesterday, very pretty out today, sun and snow on the ground.

  16. interiorbc says :

  17. Paul says :

    Happy Birthday Cyan,Hope it’s a good one.

  18. Bill says :


    Told you the stove would send me to sleep.

  19. emmachisset says :


    reached out to buy a tin of golden syrup in the shop, intending to make flapjack.

    had one of those moments like when Dracula gets a cross stuck in his face,

    there it was on the familiar green tin.

    some bollocks about ‘Happy Glorious Birthday your Majesty ‘ etc etc, in huge goldish letters. 😦

  20. xenium1 says :

    You on them drugs again, Emms? πŸ˜‰

  21. emmachisset says :

    only the wine xen πŸ™‚

    Am proud to say that I refused to buy it. Even prouder to say i had no idea it was her birthday.

    ……………..for some reason Win 10 won’t let me copy n paste pics, so you’ll all have to imagine the queens birthday treacle in a tin.

  22. Bill says :

    Was it cheap Emms? Should have checked the sell by date.

  23. xenium1 says :

    Pass the sickbucket. Never cared for treacle anyway…

  24. xenium1 says :

    Shouldn’t all that sickmaking guff be on tins of bratwurst?

  25. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    You’d have thought a simple card would do.

    Evening All and Happy Birthday Cyan.

  26. neartheclocktower says :

    Happy birthday, Cyan. Hope it’s as good azure’d wish.

    Pedant’s corner
    Golden syrup is not treacle.

    Just checked and our squeezy golden syrups bought in the summer are not maj birthdayfied. Phew, thought we might have to throw them away.

  27. xenium1 says :

    Ha, Clocks. In Escocia we tend to label it all as treacle. I think…

  28. xenium1 says :

    Oh, and I have a week’s work next week. And Ma Xen got her attendance allowance through. Lobo from the puerta n all that… πŸ˜‰

  29. neartheclocktower says :

    Brilliant news, Xen. Hope a week leads on to another and then…

    Got my first dole payment yesterday. Also asked about future work but no reply yet. (:-

  30. neartheclocktower says :

    Frowny fail 😦

  31. neartheclocktower says :

    Cyan, all the very best from us.

  32. NuitsdeYoung says :

    All the best, Cyan!

  33. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Good news, Xen (both bits). x

  34. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Booked in to stay with friends en route – Check. Booked hotels with other family members whilst there – Check. New sat nav – Check. Car all spruced up – in the process of – Check. Optician appointment, possible new glasses – Check. My cousin’s birthday party is scheduled to take me about a week. After a year of being either home or at a hospital, I am just sooooo excited! πŸ˜€

    Easily pleased of South Wales. πŸ˜‰ x

  35. interiorbc says :

    Oh that’s exciting 51, when to you leave for the land of the fabled dales?

    Do you know, the other day I had to bring baby puppy to work, and there was an older couple in the breezeway of the main building when I went for coffee – they had a border collie at home and their vet is the son of the famed Herriot – who taught the animal loving world about the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

  36. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Not for over a month, Inty, but sooo excited to be going somewhere, at last!

    Oh, they were just great books, Inty, think I read most of them in my teens and still have them somewhere, I can’t part with a book. xx

  37. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Ooh, and how is puppy doing, is he training your Mr yet? πŸ˜‰

  38. interiorbc says :

    Oh he is a little, but rapidly growing terror!
    Typical of the breed he is wicked smart, and at three months old is trying to herd the big marrema, and grabs the wee beagle’s leash as if to take him for a walk.

    He knows quite a few commands now, and he loves the mr, who doesn’t put up with too many shenanigans, but it’s hard not to laugh at some of the things he does, and he is growing so rapidly that he often doesn’t know where his feet are.
    Loves to run though.

    Yes, great books, I too keep mine.

    Another month? Won’t it be rather wintry there?

  39. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    I don’t think we’ll get a snowy winter, it will be wet, though. And I have paced it so a max of 3-4 hours driving per day in good weather. Which is why all the stop-overs, which are brill, I get to see so many people in one trip.

    We (dad and step-mother) had a border collie who was extremely bossy about rounding up the other dogs – when I took mine there I could be walking about 8/9 dogs in the forest, they all knew who was in charge of where they were. She was a sweetie. x

%d bloggers like this: