views expressed here are my own!

Leave a comment

Tuesday Moan

So whilst they are still sunning it up in Spain, thought I would have a moan and rant, like Markus often does (shopping trolleys anyone?!?!?)

My rant however, is connected to work. I am a store manager at coop, Horsham Petrol Station on the A24. It is a very busy petrol site, with tanker lorries, LPG etc etc – it keeps me busy indeed! Everyone knows that at petrol stations there are lots of health and safety requirements to follow, But why o why do people choose to ignore them? I’ve heard many people say “nothing ever happens on forecourts sites” – correct there is a great reason for this, we dont let it!! Here is my list of favourite stupid things people do, and then question why we have cut the fuel off and had a go at them!!

1) Filling up a 500ml coke bottle with LPG! I mean really. It vapourises for a start, and secondly it is super super flammable. Thirdly I’ve no idea how they fit the nozzle in the bottle, its way way bigger!

2) On the phone to someone whilst filling up is common, but crouching down to hide from us is just silly. We notice when someone isn’t standing next to the car but still filling. We also notice that the phone signal is now a lot closer to your open fuel tank. Are they really that stupid. Its not common knowledge that it isn’t the phone signal that causes the explosion, its the static electricity that does.

3) Jump starting a car next to the pump. People cannot be that thick surely? Yes they can. So we have 10 pumps with 30 lines of fuel, I know what I will start causing BIG electrical sparks next to it. How and why do they get to these thoughts? And how have the got a driving licence?!!!!

4) Not serious, but more plain stupid. “Can I fix my horse box in the carwash?” Erm no its a car wash, very big clue in the name!!!

5) Just stupid. “Do you sell fuel?” – No love, we just look like a garage. Realistic isn’t it?

If you have time, go onto you tube and search “Petrol Station Explosions” – watch a few of the videos in full, and you’ll see why the law is so strict on these sites. Also here is a great video of how a phone does ignite fuel!

Hope Markus, Becky, Eddie and Alex are having a great time away! (Not jealous ha ha. Yes I Am!!)




#Wednesday Words – 15th May 2013

Well as Markus is enjoying a holiday, I have been left the reigns to do a Wednesday Words. Now Markus knows my music taste very well, so that pretty brave of him!!

But first, a quick shameless plug for my charity blog. In April I cycled from London to Paris for a childrens hospice in Sussex  I blogged daily on the trip, and its a great read of a journey of a life time. Its here if you feel its worth a read!

Anyway back to Wednesday Words. Given this task, its actually difficult to select a song based purely on words. The song I have chosen, the words alone have no real connection with me, but when placed with instruments, the song comes alive. Every time I hear this song, I always think its so so powerful, despite not having any real connection to the lyrics. If you have lost a loved one, broken up with someone, or have lost someone close to you, these lyrics will touch you. I urge you to follow the youtube link at the end and watch the video with the music included. Its moving, its powerful, its epic.

The band, Evanescence, rose to fame my mixing hard rock \ soft metal with a womans voice that was actually singing, not screaming. Amy Lee voice is strong, clear and she sings with such emotion and clarity. The song is My Immortal, and for me it is by far the best song the band has done. Its soft, mellow yet powerful and thought prevoking. I have linked the full band version, as for me, the end half, and how it builds up, is written superbly and just fits together perfectly. The original is solely the voice and piano, and although still is great, it doesn’t give the drama that the band does.

So here are the lyrics:

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
Your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face – it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice – it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase


I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me
I’ve been alone all along


I urge you to follow this link and watch the video to the song. You wont be disappointed.

Thats my Wednesday words for this week. No idea if I’ve done it right, but this is what I imagined!! 🙂

I’ll be back next Wednesday with another Wednesday Words. I’ll try and select a song that has meaning for me, so I can talk about it a bit more!!