Busy Busy Busy

As Peter stated in his comment on my last post, It does seem as though I have been locked in the Big Brother bedsit.

I haven’t had more than a moment to myself in the last week and a half, so I haven’t had the chance to update at all. It’s been a total nightmare.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers played Cardiff (Millennium stadium) on Tuesday night, and it was, excuse my french, fucking amazing.
Capacity crowd (69,000) in the amazing venue that is the Millennium stadium.
I’d never been in there before that, and as a result have only just found out what I have been missing.
The atmosphere was electric, warmed up by the talents of the legendary James Brown, who on the night performed amazingly, got everyone dancing and singing (or maybe just the drunks).
The Chilis then went on to do all of their classic (“Under the bridge”, “Can’t stop”, “By the way”, “Zephyr song” etc.), well known songs, as well as a few new ones from their upcoming album.
Overall the night was great, I came out smiling anyways.

OK, I know you’re going to be dissapointed, what with me only updating once this week, but tomorrow morning (early hours) I fly out to Greece (Kefalonia) for a two week holiday in the sun with Laura and her family :)
We leave the house at about 5am, to catch the flight from Birmingham Airport.

I’ll try and find an internet cafe to log on at to update, but I can’t guarantee it as Kefalonia is apparently a very quiet island, not a tourist hotspot, so they may not have any in my area (which is apparently very rural).

BB Mayhem!

Oh the excitement!
I’ve been reading about the developments in the Big Brother house last nite, and now I can’t wait to get home and watch! I’m so glad now that I subscribed to Channel4 broadband, just to see what happened, it all sounds so amazingly exciting!

The entire living area got trashed in a huge brawl between all the housemates, tables were flipped, chairs thrown, food strewn everywhere.
One of the more dainty housemates, Shell, collapsed through the grief and stress of it all (although she wasn’t actually arguing with anyone) and for the first time in UK Big Brother history, security guards had to be drafted in to split everyone up, and the live feeds on both E4 and the internet were cut for a few hours too.

What will the producers do now? They can’t let everyone get back in the same room again, for fear that it’ll happen again, which most likely it will. Do they cut the entire programme? Eject all housemates and bring in totally new ones? Who knows..

The Channel4 Big Brother website is certainly feeling the strain this morning, for the first time this series, as I’m getting timeout errors every other page, and the site is just amazingly slow at loading anything up. Thousands must be logging on to read, and I’m sure the ratings for the next few shows will succeed any other programme this series anyway.

Read the full synopsis here..

Good riddance Goodway

I’ve been sat here, at work, grinning like a cheshire cat at my screen for the past 25 minutes, as I read the news that Cardiff Council leader Russell Goodway has resigned as council leader, following the heavy defeats of the Labour party, not just in Cardiff, but all over England & Wales.

The party that I voted for, the Liberal Democrats, made the biggest gains in Wales, gaining 48 seats across Wales, whilst Labour took the heavisest losses, losing 57. Absolutely phenomenal.

Cardiff is no longer ruled by Labour, it is now a council of “No Overall Control”.
Although the Lib Dems do hold the most seats, which is very pleasing, very pleasing indeed.

The reason I hate Russell Goodway? Well since he took over the leadership of Cardiff Council, he has taken pay rise after pay rise, bonus after bonus, to the tune of over 2 million pounds, in the last 5 years or so.
He and his council are being taken to the High Court now, regarding these payments, which have been deemed by the District Auditor, as unlawful.

Good riddance Goodway, thats what I say :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3800057.stm