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Thursday 6 June 2013


On Sunday, I and my family, plus Brother in law and family, are off to sunny Portugal for two weeks. Blogging will most probably be light to non-existant whilst I'm there. So I just thought I'd share a couple of pics of where we're going to be staying. Here's the blurb firstly.

Nestling between Lagos & Bensafrim, is one of the most beautiful villas in the Algarve. Close to Lagos, Luz & many beaches, this villa ticks all the boxes. Large or small groups, this villa can cater for any size. 5 double bedrooms in the main villa, with a sofa bed & fold up bed, connected by the BBQ area, & seating for 16, there is a modern 3 bedroom wing with kitchen & bathroom, that can sleep 6. The villa comprises of a large hall, with flat screen, Wii Game, Playstation2, opening into the main living area, a large converted barn, flat screen, SKY TV, & books. This leads to the large high ceiling kitchen & Dinning area, through the patio doors, leads to the BBQ enclosed courtyard, ideally set, for the kitchen and pool area. Adjacent to this, is the spa, a must for those lazy evenings watching the sunset. This opens to the pool and bar area, with large pool, undercover bar, with fridge, sink and large dining table, stereo & lighting. The pool is safely enclosed with gates.

Image 2 of 20 from an advertisement for Villa Charlotte on Holiday Lettings.
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Image 3 of 20 from an advertisement for Villa Charlotte on Holiday Lettings.
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The villa is located in the western Algarve region of Portugal.  The weather is predicted to to be in the mid to late twenties, Warm but comfortable. The villa might look over the top for a holiday for many, but in fact the economies of scale do make it very reasonable compared with many package holidays. More to the point is that you can do what you want, when you want. To me that is the point of a holiday.

On a final note. I sincerely wish that you're all jealous.


I suspect you’ve seen this before. Still. Here it is again


“After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly Rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly successful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits.

Being a bit of a romantic I thought I would do the deed on the missus's birthday as a bit if a treat.

I ordered it well in advance and working in the North Sea I considered myself a bit above some of the characters writing the previous reviews and wrote them off as soft office types...

Oh my fellow sufferers how wrong I was. I waited until the other half was tucked up in bed and after giving some vague hints about a special surprise I went down to the bathroom. Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen. I didn’t have long to wait.

At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head.

Religion hadn't featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd tunnel and what seemed like the the destruction of the meat and two veg.

Struggling not to bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel off in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair. Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen, by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief.

I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, toe the lid off and positioned it under me. The relief was fantastic but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing returned.

Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn’t managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the drawer for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon. I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open trying to be quiet as I did so. I took a handful of them and an tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse. This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found its way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running its engines behind me.

This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain. The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before.

Unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen the other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering “ooooohhh that feels good”

Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn’t heard her come in it caused an involuntary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction. I can understand that having a sprout fired against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasn’t the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn’t improve my status…so to sum it up, VEET removes hair, dignity and self-respect.”

Did it bring a smile to your face?