And thus they weren’t very nice 😟

So I got the new jeans. They’re not a very good fit. They look a bit too loose on my hips and bum, and there’s absolutely no stretch in them. Plus the PVC is very “crinkly” and not as I expected.

I can’t make my mind up – either keep the 36″ waist which are a bit snug, keep the 38″ waist which are too loose, or send both back.
I think I might go with the first option.

They aren’t very attractive close up. Very wrinkly and crinkly.
Honestly, I can say this is the first time I’ve found PVC to be not absolutely amazing.

The cat is being cute tonight. Look at those toe beans!

Work Fell Through

Normally I will always try and find alternative work (usually very successfully) when my work falls through. However, when today’s work fell through I really did feel like having a “sod them all” day.

I went home, changed, and my lady and I went to Rufford, near Ollerton. I’ve always loved Rufford. The birds there are amazing.

Plus the squirrels can be quite cute too.
That afternoon I met a guy to look at a new unit. I need something more suitable for my line of work, and then I popped down to my old one and packed a few items. I’ve sorted my stage wardrobe rail out (I keep spare stagewear down there) and charity bagged some old suits.
I’m really pleased this outfit fits me though. I always loved wearing PVC jeans and might just have to drag them out again. These are 36″ waist ones – the ones I used to wear onstage with FTM were 40’s.
Tonight is Astronomy Club. I’ve got a busy few nights ahead to be honest – tomorrow is a public viewing evening and I’m on the ‘scope. Saturday is a big gig – a wedding in Hull.
Sunday, I may collapse in a heap.


Wow, Kiwi Tokoeka, them’s some nice trousers! He wore this outfit on Only Connect on Monday.

I have to say that like Kiwi I’m partial to the metallics. Indeed here’s my current silver outfit…
Trousers – ASOS (ASOS design – now out of stock)
Shirt – Amazon (search Cusfull silver shirt)
T-Shirt – BHS (sadly BHS have now gone)
Boots – River Island
But it’s not the first metallic trousers I’ve ever owned as my photo archive shows; although I’ve got a gold shirt I’ve never owned a pair of gold trousers. Yet.

I don’t normally enjoy Boxing Day…

I always think it’s a bit of a let-down after the high point of Christmas Day. Yesterday, however, I rather enjoyed it – I think because I did things!

Rather than laze around the house all day doing nothing I decided to go to the unit, then walk on to Retail World… Supposedly to avoid the traffic.

That was a silly idea! The traffic was ridiculously quiet. I couldn’t believe there were spaces all through retail world.

So, I bought Hannah some kitchen scales (she sent me… I came back with the most expensive – I always do), and I got myself a genuine Samsung dual wireless charger. After previous cheap chargers and wasting money on ones which wouldn’t charge my watch even though they claimed to be Qi chargers I decided to just get the real deal.

It has to be said my outfit today was pretty outrageous too…

The t-shirt was a present from Hannah. In case you don’t know anything about it, it’s a Jim’ll Paint It of the Chuckle Brothers doing the Hello head in the style of Ghost. It’s a real old mix and match of pop culture references.

The trousers are quite striking too. They’re silver, extremely slim fitting, and I can’t believe I can actually get into them. It is testament to how much weight I’ve lost really!

They’re a 36″ waist, for the record, and the t-shirt is an XL.

Now it’s important not to go back to my old ways this Christmas, and to get plenty of exercise!

I’m working tomorrow. That should help.

People are strange, when you’re a stranger.

This song’s lyrics are very true. It featured on the film The Lost Boys and I occasionally identify with it.

On Friday I had a Mohawk hair cut in preparation for the Manning gig on Saturday at the Peel, London.

Since having the hair cut, I have noticed something. People who you approach seem very distant, until you actually open your mouth and then they are much more forward than they would be if I didn’t have the cut… and around 50% of people actually comment on the hair after the initial fear.

Please, remember that the trouble with first impressions is that you only get to make one of them.

The gig at The Peel was absolutely awesome… and I’m sorry to say that those of you who didn’t/couldn’t/couldn’t be arsed to come missed an absolute stormer…

The problem is, you see, again – the problem with first impressions is you only get to make one of them. The first time I saw Manning (before I was in the band) I thought ho hum, another prog band. Since I joined the band I realised that actually Guy is one of the finest songwriters in the genre of Progressive Rock and the new album Number Ten is the cream of a fantastic 10 year career… I’m bloody priviliged to be his bassist!

Finally… today’s photo is another of my gothic/punk/cyberpunk type pictures. I dug the old PVC jeans out of the wardrobe (why does old PVC go baggy?), climbed into them (and smelly…) and put on my cool two layer t-shirt.

What did I learn? – well when the temperature is almost 20 degrees Celsius PVC and Nylon is bloody hot… I couldn’t wait to get them off.

When is it actually comfortable to wear PVC jeans? – Possibly between 19:30 and 19:34 on 12th October is about the only time. They look cool… but no, they aren’t nice to wear!

Betty swollocks?