Thursday, 30 December 2010

A Fairytale Bar Story

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, Tommy, Todd and I built a bar. It was only a few months ago but it's taken me an eternity to put it up on here...

So Tommy and Nicky bought a lovely new house in Finsbury Park and have an outdoor section which is relatively useless. No, not just because it's in England... They also have a backyard but this is a kind of small courtyard area. So while showing me around they suggested they didn't know what to do with that area as yet. I half jokingly, yet always up for a silly challenge, suggested it would be the perfect size for a bar. Their eyes lit up and wild, overindulgent planning began.

A few weeks later, Tommy and I took his mum's convertible Audi down to Wickes and bought some wood. In a convertible at a timber shop we must have looked like David and Elton buying material for a baby's cot.

Nevertheless we decided to draft in Todd, who designs furniture for a living. He should know what he's talking about. And building began.

Todd measuring twice, cutting... ahh, yeah.

There was no messing around here. Building toys for drunks requires drilling into walls.

Tommy ensuring the bar won't fall over when he's dancing on it.

Over the course of two weekends we finished off the structural part of the bar while Nicky set a date for the official opening and naming party.

Now as this party has come and gone I feel I should have some photos of the completed bar but I was simply in attendance as minder to my alter-ego during his guest bar stint.

Tommy managed to astro-turf the ground and walls of the bar and install a chiminea, and it looks sensational. I'll try to get some pics. Come both days of summer 2011 this bar will be well used. I guess we should find a name for it by then!

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Friday, 17 December 2010

My New Favourite Photo

Parko won the Triple Crown yesterday for the 3rd time in a row and is only the 2nd person to have ever done that. Unfortunately he had to wait for Ace Buchan to lose before he was crowned but this photo shows that it's not a bad spot to be if you have to wait around.

Aside from the finger in the shot, this is my new favourite photo.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A Teaser

Despite my internet being "fixed" I am still unable to get onto it so here's a preview of the 4 blogs I want to put up:


Tommy's bar


And Indoor Surfing.

There might also be a bit of world domination:

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Friday, 3 December 2010


I promise I will have something for you soon! I have no Internet at home and work blocks Blogspot but I have a backlog of 5 posts to put up.

If I were English I'd just blame the 2mm of snow that just 'dumped' and you would have to deal with it.

...but if the Internet man uses that excuse again I'm going to break his legs.

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