OK, I have probably got better things to do, but I was at my workstation fiddling with my Big Mac ( computer ) wife's in the room with the white boxes, and I found the Members' Map page, great. At first glance I thought my God, the place is over-run with expats, Balloons all over the shop, no landmass to be seen…then I discovered the slidey thing…woh-ho, more fun, zoom in a bit and you've got 'Bristol Balloon Fest' at lift off!…zoom right out and the whole of France is covered in frog spawn.
Oh, slidey, slidey….hang on, I thought, I can get right up close here, in I goes, peoples' names and faces are popping up….so, I thought, check out OUR balloon.. Well, honestly I'm hovering over Cap D'Agde ( nose bleed ), nothing, zilch, null points. Folks from Agde..Sian Cooper's there ( hi Sian ) Helen Parker ( garden needs a tidy ) I was in Satellite mode….I skim across, follow the beach…hover over our house ( guttering needs rake out ) nope. I called the missus in…..look… no Balloon! She gives it the old 'never mind dear!' NEVER mind…Never Jolly Mind! I shall be issuing a complaint! I called the kids in LOOK ….ah, no balloon Dad? The little one's in tears..the eldest thinks I should get a life, after all we've been disenfranchised for years…. ( so pragmatic ) I sat them down, look it's a matter of principal..no balloon! we may as well be sat in a layby spit roasting a bl**ding hedgehog…. I'm out in the shed, ah ha! out it comes 'the Old Space Hopper'…haven't used it for years…where's the PUMP! Well, I know Hyper U doesn't do Helium ( I've asked before ) so I start Puming with the foot pump. Ummm, well, there is a finite amount of air you can get into those things….but none the less, It's out there, on the roof, you can see it, OUR BALLOON, go to the coastline …It's the only orange one there.
Well, an argument ensued, wifey didn't want me to post this, not in the Forum, she begged, that's for important issues. What BLOG it? I screamed no one reads those!…well that was it I flew out of the house slamming doors.
Well, I haven't been back for six weeks now. But I'm OK…in the car, bit cold at night…Iv'e seen the divorce guy…I told him, look, it's a matter of principal. …and 'at…'n stuff….drumstick anyone?