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Everything posted by hovis

  1. My first album came first, I was getting a record player for Christmas, so mum took me into a music shop to choose a record to play on it. I didn't have a great knowledge of music at the time so I went with something I had heard a couple of songs on, Shakin' Stevens Greatest Hits... My first single was a bit of a plan B for me. Me and my mate had gone down town to Woolies to buy the Northern Ireland 1986 World Cup song, but they had sold out! I thought I'd rather buy something else rather than return home empty handed, I chose Madonna's Who's That Girl. I don't know why, I wasn't even a big fan of Madonna!
  2. 1. Slater 2. Prawn-thing 3. Sunshower 4. Drinking fountain 5. Mrs Hovis 6. Ant or anti 7. Balaclava 8. Gutties (pronounced "guddies") 9. Finger roll or baguette Sofa or settee hard K Chris from Northern Ireland
  3. Is there not a time limit on what can be termed as "retro"? The 747 in Landor is beautiful, but seriously, Landor "retro"? Is last season's football shirt retro?
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    737 Max

    It's the replacement for Nimrod the RAF are getting.
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    737 Max

    This won't have any bearing on the Poseidon will it?
  6. Without wanting to add any more spanners to your marvellous work, Sir, but are you going to tackle the badly misshapen tailplanes the kit provides us with? Apparently they're too long and too rounded at the tips.
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    Boxers? I thought you'd wear an underkilt or something....
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    Over visiting my sister in upstate New York, she told me of a nice air museum just outside Albany pronounced "Skin neck titty"
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    Models for Heroes

    Don't know if this has been mentioned yet. https://www.facebook.com/ArmedForcesNI/videos/401514303720782/
  10. Black Friday? Whatever happened to the January Sales...?
  11. Everything except the "cats" bit. Comedians under 40... That's reminded me of a major grump I have. Years ago I had the pleasure of visiting a comedy night in Manchester. I laughed only once, and that was more a single "Ha." The reason? I counted only four subjects that were covered that entire evening by the four "comedians". These were:- Genitalia Sex The Royal Family Cursing That was it. I find any routine about the above to be very lazy. If a "comedian" has to resort to any of the above, then they are really struggling. At least the likes of Billy Connolly used real life for example...
  12. Oh I hear you on this, I was watching the footie a few days ago, one of the internationals, Switzerland vs Belgium I think. Now I know Co-Commentators aren't usually Shakespeares but when you hear him come out with the line "That defending was sloppy as." I cringed. He sounded like a oldish bloke too. Sloppy as. No explanation as to what it was as sloppy as, no, he just left it hanging there, keeping millions of viewers up and down the country on the edge of their seats waiting to find out. We never did. Followed the next day, on the news this time a reporter, talking about the feeling at Number 10 concerning Brexit or something, that "feelings have been pumped up to ten." Sorry, what? Do you mean tensions have risen to a high level? Concerns have been greatly raised? What the actual eff does pumped up to ten mean, and why is a major news network employing these people as reporters?? And breathe.....
  13. I try to keep my shopping local, not international
  14. But you've reminded me of a big grump me and Mrs Hovis has... Aldi! There's Aldi in England, Scotland, Wales, and the Republic of Ireland, but not one shop in Northern Ireland!!! What's that all about? No wonder we had the Troubles..!
  15. There's no such thing as the Coca-Cola truck...
  16. Does this indicate that the 1/24th scale has, and will for the foreseeable future, become the "WWII Fighter only" Scale? (old Harriers aside).
  17. Can you imagine the size of the interior photo-etch for the TARDIS?
  18. They've done the Harrier GR1 & 3, as well as the FRS1 Sea Harrier in 1/24, so why not one of the plastic wing versions? OR Why not bring out a helicopter in 1/24? I'm thinking a nice Scout or Wasp... OR 1/48 F-35B Lightning?? Eh? Eh? OR The Puma has been crying out to be released in 1/48. They've done most of the rest, well, Merlin and Lynx anyway.... In fact, they haven't done most of the rest... We'll end up with a Spitfire, wait and see.
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    Resistant Hypertension

    As daft as it sounds, hang in there Paul. You have to be there for Jenny, it's what us loyal husbands have to do, even if we suffer ourselves. My body too has lots of malfunctions, so does the wife, but I made a promise to her that I'd be there for her, that's my motivation in life. I wouldn't like to think myself a liar! Life is relatively short, it stinks but we somehow seem to muddle through whether we like it or not. I think as long as you have at least one purpose, then you have a reason to stay. As I said before Paul, if you need to vent, shout, cuss (using those symbols) or just generally moan, there are people on here willing to listen, particularly me.
  20. I was diagnosed 11 years ago. I had pancreatitis as a teen so apparently I was going to become diabetic some day. Unfortunately the diagnosis pushed me over the edge mentally, I was depressed already but this gave me a huge breakdown. I have a real dislike of needles piercing skin and as such I have never quite taken the disease seriously. I'm on metformin, as are most people, as well as some kind of insulin. My wife deals out the stabbings and the finger pricking, I can't do it myself, in fact I find it hard to even retain the names of medication involved such is my depression. The last few years I have, under the wife's control, improved a bit. however my insulin has piled the weight on me, and I am currently the heaviest and largest I have ever been in my life, which causes other knock-on problems. I cut down big time on sugar and to be honest, I don't miss it, although I didn't cut out the odd chocolate bar or sweetie entirely. I also still eat white bread and spuds, but cut down on what I used to. It's a balance between eating to help the diabetes, but also eating for enjoyment. Who wants to live longer by eating bland stuff? Things to watch out for are hypos, which you'll feel coming on as a shaking throughout your body, gradually getting worse. This is when you need something sugary inside you, a handful of Jelly Babies, a Mars Bar or a swig of full-fat Coca Cola does the trick. On the other scale, too high a blood sugar does damage too. I usually felt this by having a sort of popping going on behind my eyes in my head, and you'd get very thirsty. Drink plenty of water if this is the case, maybe walk around a bit to burn off calories and don't take on board anything sugary for a few hours. If it wasn't for my wife, I'd be dead now, I wouldn't have done anything for myself. Don't be like me, look after yourself, it's not really that complicated, just use a bit of common sense. Oh and one other piece of advice, eat fruit rather than drink the juice. Juice causes a large spike in your blood sugar levels, eating the fruit spreads it over a longer time period which the body handles better.
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