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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!!)

Dave

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#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

[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

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!!

Dave


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1st haircut

Some of you may not know yet that we’ll be off on our very 1st two week holiday with our boys. To get ready for said holiday ( in lovely Spain ) we went to our favorite hairdressers in Reigate. Used to be sort of our local hairdresser as we used to live in Redhill. I went to ‘The Barber Shop’ Reigate for the first time not long after I got together with Dr Becky. Since then I haven’t been anywhere else!

Jenny & Toby and the rest of their team run the show in their little hair salon they like to call a Barbers, well it certainly is set up like a Barbers. Then there is a little tucked on at the back where Jenny spends most of her time as it is Affectionately called Jenny’s of Reigate a little, understated Ladies Salon.

Unfortunately when I went in there with my boys on Wednesday Jenny & Toby were not around. Jenny’s Daughter and another member of the team called Gina were holding the fort so to speak.

I didn’t have to wait long fortunately and all 3 of us needed a haircut so Alex went first to have his very first haircut courtesy of Gina.

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When Jenny’s Daughter finished what she was doing, she asked if she could help and as Alex was being such a good boy and was just sitting there without any problems whatsoever we decided that she could go ahead and start with Eddie’s first ever haircut and what was surprising Eddie didn’t make any fuss either.

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We certainly got high praise from the two Ladies, saying that this most probably was the best behaved boys ever to have had their very first haircut there.

Once the boys were done I strapped them back into their buggy and it was time for Daddy to have his hair cut. The boys were even very well behaved for this. Only thing they did do was throwing the toys they were playing with on the floor repeatedly.

So all in all quite possibly the best behaved boys in the history of 1st haircuts ( but then I maybe a tiny bit bias ).

Anyway a big big thank you goes to Jenny’s Daughter and her colleague Gina. There should also be another mention of Jenny and Toby have been styling us for a few years now and the hair and the service has always been first class.

You can find Jenny & Toby’s ‘The Barbershop’ in Reigate and in Dorking. Here is their Website: http://www.barbershopreigate.co.uk/


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#Wednesdaywords 08/05/13

I found a translation to my favorite ever spanish music video: Heroes Del Silencio “Entre Dos Tierras”

As we’ll be off on holiday very soon, to lovely Spain, I thought this was quite fitting! The next two Wednesdays the Wednesday words should either come from Dave Chapman or Rachael Chapman! See you soon!

http://lyricstranslate.com
Spanish
Entre Dos Tierras

Te puedes vender,
cualquier oferta es buena
si quieres poder..
qué fácil es
abrir tanto la boca para opinar,
y si te piensas echar atrás
tienes muchas huellas que borrar.

déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer.

Pierdes la fe,
cualquier esperanza es vana
y no sé qué creer;
pero olvídame, que nadie te ha llamado
ya estás otra vez.

déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer…
Entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar
entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar

Déjalo ya,
no seas membrillo y permite pasar,
y si no piensas echar atrás
tienes mucho barro que tragar.

déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer…
Entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar,
entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar

Déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer…
Entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar,
entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar

English
Between Two Worlds

You can sell out
any offer is good
if you want power. ..
It’s so easy
to open your mouth that much and make an opinion,
and if you think about going back [to where you came from]
you have many footsteps to erase

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing] …

You lose faith
any hope is vain
and I don’t know what to believe;
but forget me, nobody has called you
yet, there you are again.

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing]
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe

Give it up,
don’t be a quince [a sticky candy] and permit one to pass,
and if you’re not thinking about going back [where you came from],
you have to swallow a lot of clay [to do something difficult].

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing]
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing]
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe


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Wednesday Words 24/04/13

Hello again. This weeks Wednesday words starts with lyrics from a German band called ‘Scorpions’. As the lovely Emma @crazywithtwins is on a much needed break to Devon and put up some lyrics on the theme of ‘Holiday’ I thought I do the same. Emma’s Wednesday words you can read here http://www.crazywithtwins.com/2013/04/24/wednesday-words-holiday

The Scorpions – Holiday

Let me take you far away
You’d like a holiday
Let me take you far away
You’d like a holiday
Exchange the cold days for the sun
A good time and fun
Let me take you far away
You’d like a holiday
Let me take you far away
You’d like a holiday
Let me take you far away
You’d like a holiday
Exchange your troubles for some love
Wherever you are
Let me take you far away
You’d like a holiday
Longing for the sun, you will come
To the island without name
Longing for the sun, be welcome
On the island many miles away from home
Be welcome on the island without name
Longing for the sun, you will come
To the island many miles away from home
Away from home
Away from home
Away from home

Here is a nice and slightly unusual live version of “Holiday” by the Scorpions: http://youtu.be/R1_IOW8rjE4

Now to carry on with the theme my Wednesday Word posts have in common here is another Pink song with some rather sad lyrics.

Pink “Long way to happy”

One night to you
Lasted six weeks for me
Just a bitter little pill now
Just to try to go to sleep
No more waking up to innocence
Say hello to hesitance
To everyone I meet
Thanks to you years ago
I guess I’ll never know
What love means to me but oh
I’ll keep on rolling down this road
But I’ve got a bad, bad feeling

It’s gonna take a long time to love
It’s gonna take a lot to hold on
It’s gonna be a long way to happy, yeah
Left in the pieces that you broke me into
Torn apart but now I’ve got to
Keep on rolling like a stone
Cause it’s gonna be a long long way to happy

Left my childhood behind
In a roll away bed
Everything was so damn simple
Now I’m losing my head
Trying to cover up the damage
And pad out all the bruises
too young to know i had it
So it didn’t hurt to lose it
Didn’t hurt to lose it

No but oh

I’ll keep on rolling down this road
But I’ve got a bad, bad feeling

It’s gonna take a long time to love
It’s gonna take a lot to hold on
It’s gonna be a long way to happy, yeah
Left in the pieces that you broke me into
Torn apart but now I’ve got to
Keep on rolling like a stone
Cause it’s gonna be a long long way

Now I’m numb as hell and I can’t feel a thing
But don’t worry about regret or guilt cause I never knew your name
I just want to thank you
Thank you
From the bottom of my heart
For all the sleepless nights
And for tearing me apart yeah yeah

It’s gonna take a long time to love
It’s gonna take a lot to hold on
It’s gonna be a long way to happy, yeah
Left in the pieces that you broke me into
Torn apart but now I’ve got to
Keep on rolling like a stone
Cause it’s gonna be a long long way

It’s gonna take a long time to love
It’s gonna take a lot to hold on
It’s gonna be a long, long, long, long way to happy, yeah
Left in the pieces that you broke me into
Torn apart but now I’ve got to
Keep on rolling like a stone
’cause it’s gonna be a long long way to happy

Here is a video of ‘Long way to happy’ performed live: http://youtu.be/zQH2FFLhef4

That’s it for this week, check back here next week for another instalment of Pink lyrics and the associated youtube video.


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Things to look forward to!

Hi there, has been a while, hasn’t it? Well yes it has! Unfortunately the lack of time and inspiration meant that as you can see I haven’t posted anything since April 18th.

First thing to look forward to with some mixed feelings is the boys hernia operations this Friday at Southampton General. I know from my dr B and from other doctors that this is a routine surgery where 99 times out of a hundred nothing goes wrong, everything goes according to plan. Still it is surgery on my little boys! Alex has been knocked out twice so it is fairly safe to say he doesn’t have problems with anesthesia. Eddie however hasn’t had to have that yet, therefore we don’t know if and how he reacts to it. Let’s see what happens, I’m sure everything will be just fine, it has to be!

The next thing to look forward to after the boys had their operations is next week. Dr B’s final exam. I have every faith in my Dr B that she’ll pass this no problem at all.

After that there isn’t much happening until the second week in June when I believe Dr B will get the results of her exam!

Then after that we have two great occasions still left in June! Our Registry office Wedding and the following weekend we are going to see ‘the chilli peppers’ at Knebworth!

A registry wedding is much easier and less hassle for us, as we are for one more agnostic than religious and we both been married before, so we don’t need nor want another big white wedding! One of the many reasons we wanted to get it done in June was because of the simple reason that we are fed up of having to refer to each other as ‘other half’ ‘partner’ etc. we want to be able to say: my husband this / my wife that.

Our good friends Nicola & Martin came across the proposed gig of the chillies in June in Knebworth so they asked around if anyone wanted to go, so we said yes we’d love to, thinking that they’d send us a link to ticketmaster or something? No Nicola texted ‘ok booked the tickets we are all going to see the chillies yay’. They are just great both of them, and their kids are cool too! Nicola’s eldest is nearly 9 years old and she takes after her parents when it comes to music. She doesn’t like ‘one direction’ ‘jls’ and all the others! One of her favourite bands is the chilli peppers! But that’s a whole different story which I might tell you about at some point?

There is another thing happening in June, which nobody seems to be that excited about? When it was coming up to mothers day, everyone was going on about that it was Dr B’s first mother day, that you only have that once, that it is a real special occassion, and so on and so forth. I know it’s over a month away yet, but still I don’t see anyone yet make any fuss about fathers day?

Anyway the next big thing after that will be in July, my dad’s 69th birthday, yeah big party next year, and another big event in July will be Dr B’s birthday! Then in August comes the big one! The boys 1st birthday, the anniversary of Richard’s passing, and we’ll have a christening for the boys and a blessing of our marriage.

Then after that in September we are planning on going to France with Dr B’s sister and her husband. The first proper holiday with the boys! That should be fun!

But there is one date in the calendar I am very much looking forward to, as the boys will be more aware of it all this time, next years will be even more exciting for them!

Christmas will take on a whole new meaning for them and for us!

But hey let’s put things back in perspective! It is fine and also healthy to be looking forward to things and the anticipation to joyous events can be just as joyous as the event itself, but after all, so much can happen in the mean time that you ought to say to yourself: focus on the here and now a bit more!

So that’s what we’ll do, we focus all our energies on the boys hernia operations this Friday and hope it will indeed be a routine operation with no complications! We’re hoping to be able to take the boys home the day after! Which we were assured is the usual procedure for things like this if it’s straight forward and without any hiccups nor complications!

Almost forgot about it, there is another thing to look forward to! My first guest post on someone else’s blog! I’ll put up a link to it once it is up! The website my post will appear on is run by the fabulous @motherscuffer

I’ll leave you with this:

Each and every day is something to look forward to, because you never know what might happen tomorrow? Also with boys as young as ours there is something new almost every day! At the moment they are just starting to work out how to crawl.