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Posted by: Alex69 on Jul 29, 2017 at 01:19:18 PM
[b]IN THE WORDS[/b] of my two eccentric uncles The Pet Shop Boys: “It’s a… it’s a… it’s a… sin.” No it’s not. It’s a bit of harmless fun. Gambling that is. We’re not all as rich as we’d like and we haven’t got a bottomless pit of cash. Spending money on gambling, however, is often seen as a massive sin. Next time someone harps on about what a ‘waste of money’ gambling is and how you’d be much better saving it or spending it ‘more wisely’, show them this. All prices are accurate-ish circa July 2017. [b]What can £100 buy you nowadays? [/b] 30 pints of beer - the equivalent of at least four hangovers and an increase in waist size, baggy eyes and a red nose 14 packets of cigarettes - not that good for you the last time my butler ‘Daft’ Frankie...
Posted by: Alex69 on Nov 25, 2015 at 02:47:32 PM
[b]HELLO[/b], good afternoon and welcome to my latest blog. I’ve been chilling in the home counties since I got back from my little trip to the Bahamas as both my castles in Scotland are currently being renovated in time for Hogmanay (I’ll be flying between each in my helicopter at various parts of the night just to make sure everyone’s being properly entertained. I’ve got some of the lads from the Bay City Rollers playing at one, and two – hopefully three – members of Runrig doing a couple of numbers at the other). My third castle – in Spain – is currently out of action largely due to the fact that large parts of it have had an attack of Verdigris and I’m having difficulties getting the right quality of obreros in. To ensure there'll be no unwelcome visitors, a small ...
Posted by: Alex69 on Dec 29, 2013 at 11:49:03 AM
[b]HELLO,[/b] good morning & welcome to my latest blog. Yes, it's been a while, but you know how it is. I've been ducking and diving more than a bathysphere lately so haven't had time to share my wisdom with you all. Nevertheless, I hope this note reaches you well. I was lucky enough to be invited to a posh Christmas bash the other day. It was held in the grounds of my old Eton chum Bert Tottington-Smith’s mansion in the home counties. I can’t reveal the exact location as I’m under a non-disclosure agreement, but if you type ‘big, posh houses in the south of England’ into google you’ll get some idea of how grandiose it is. Put it this way, the marquee in the front lawn was bigger than an average circus tent. There were loads of monied people there and to be honest ...
Posted by: Alex69 on Sep 16, 2013 at 07:13:26 PM
[b]HELLO[/b], good evening and welcome to my latest blog. I don’t know if any of you have ever played any football management games, but to sum them up they’re just like women. They beckon you in with the prospect of a more exciting life, you become addicted to them, you enjoy a few highs and lows (as opposed to kitchen table mediocrity), then they dump you on your backside just when you think you’ve sussed them out. Besides, once you’ve managed Crawley Town to the European Champions League final (I have the screenshots to prove it), the only way is down. I digress. My local cricket combo, Lancashire, have just achieved promotion back up to the top division of English cricket. When they finally got their winning runs, the crowd of 23 (two umpires, the groundsman, 18 members of...
Posted by: Alex69 on Jul 16, 2013 at 09:45:25 AM
[b]HELLO,[/b] good morning and welcome to my latest blog. I hope this reaches you well. Please accept my usual apologies for not being in touch, but I had a date with a belly dancer in Turkey the other week. I’m not saying she was ugly, but she had a face like a witch doctor’s rattle. Still, there were benefits to be had as one of the local madmen (‘Agitated’ Abdul Arslan) invited me on a few trips out off the coast of Dalyan. There’s only so many pieces of Turkish Delight you can eat off a woman’s stomach, so once I’d blown her out it was time for a razz down to Iztuzu beach, followed by a bit of cave swimming and a jeep safari. The driver of the aforementioned was almost as mad as Abdul, which is saying something. He reminded me a little of Baldrick out of Blackadder,...
Posted by: Alex69 on May 3, 2012 at 11:04:16 AM
[b]HELLO,[/b] good morning and welcome to my latest blog. I visited a good friend of mine the other day. He lives in one of those big old mansions where the painting above the dinner table has eyes that move and all the bookcases have secret passages behind them. He puts on the odd wine tasting evening now and then. When I say ‘odd’, I mean ‘weird’. You have to dress up as one of your favourite book characters while you’re there. I’ve variously turned up over the years as Timmy the dog out of The Famous Five, the giant peach out of James and the Giant Peach and Zaphod Beeblebrox out of The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. The latter elicited a few chuckles I can tell you, especially as my extra head was an actual ‘Kraftwerk’ robot head from their 1981 tour of locations...
Posted by: Alex69 on Apr 4, 2012 at 02:24:53 PM
[b]HELLO,[/b] good afternoon and welcome to my latest blog. Once again, apologies for the sporadic nature of my posts, but my life has been as unpredictable as the British weather of late. I had to spend a week holed up in Monaco recently as a good friend of mine who owed me a favour invited me over to his mansion with a view to spending a bit of time at the Monte Carlo casino. He reckons I bring him luck, so I didn’t need much persuasion to hop on a plane and join him for a few sessions on the roulette tables. [b]After three quarters of an hour I’d accumulated enough chips to give Harry Ramsden a run for his money,[/b] so we spent the rest of the week variously living it up in La Note Bleue, sunbathing on Larvotto beach and chilling on one of my friend’s yachts moored at Monte...
Posted by: Alex69 on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:34:36 PM
[b]ISN'T[/b] it awkward when you meet someone and they want to buy the clothes you're wearing? I experienced this the other day in a delightful country pub I visited, just south of Crewe. While I was tucking into the Ploughman’s Lunch In A Basket (tremendous value at £7.99 with a free pint of Bishop’s Thorny Elbow), this dreadful fellow approached me and offered me £100 for my blazer. I politely declined as I was just about to shovel some more Branston Small Chunk onto a nice piece of brie, but he wasn’t letting it go. [b]I calmly explained to him that the buttons alone were worth more than a grand[/b] and he seemed to take umbrage at this, going all hot under the collar. He offered me outside, so I told him to stop being so rude and to wait until I’d finished. He started...
Posted by: Alex69 on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:53:50 AM
[b]HELLO[/b], good morning and welcome to my blog. I hope it reaches you all well. The first bet as part of my own personal 1.1-2.0 challenge was on tennis player Gael Monfils in the Mercedes Cup. He hammered Victor Hanescu at a tidy, no hassle price of 1.16 and this represented the first rung of the 1.1-2.0 ladder of riches. Bet number two, which was in the region of 1.2, came in comfortably during Sunday's World Matchplay Darts where James Wade mullered Jamie Caven 10-0. Selection number three comes tonight at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, where [b]Wes Newton[/b] faces Justin Pipe in the second round of the World Matchplay Darts. Get on Newton at [b]1.31[/b] before his price shrinks even more for another winner & the third successful rung of the ten-step ladder to riches....
Posted by: Alex69 on Jul 18, 2011 at 07:46:20 PM
[b]HELLO[/b], good evening and welcome to my blog. I hope it reaches you all well. The first bet as part of my own personal 1.1-2.0 challenge was on tennis player Gael Monfils in the Mercedes Cup. He hammered Victor Hanescu at a tidy, no hassle price of 1.16 and this represented the first rung of the 1.1-2.0 ladder of riches. Bet number two, which was in the region of 1.2, came in comfortably during yesterday (Sunday)'s World Matchplay Darts where James Wade mullered Jamie Caven 10-0. I'm currently scouring the sporting markets for bet number three, which will of course be circa 1.3. I'll duly post it in plenty of time for you all to get involved. Congrats to those of you who have so far benefitted from the first two selections. Good luck & happy punting. Remember: All...
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