Monday, 21 January 2008

Monday Mornng and All's well

The weather is horrible, it’s windy and rainy and cold and muggy and dark. But I feel quite chipper at the moment. Life feel all right. I’m excited about the upcoming release of “Charlotte’s Secret” and “Lost & Found” with Phaze. I’ve got cracking a bit more with “Chloe’s Education” and the house hunt is going quite well.

We looked at five or six houses now and even though we saw two very nice, very well looked after houses at the weekend, Mrs Nobbs and I still keep coming back to the first house we saw. It’s not in the best condition and needs a lot of work – new kitchen, new boiler, new flooring (cause the carpets make me ill when I look at them) and total redecoration – but it’s got loads of space and I can see us living there quite happily. It’s also a steal of a price. If we could get it for a few thousand less than the asking price, we could easily spend 20-30k making it into the home we want it to be, and still have spent less than some of the houses we have seen that “ready to move in to”. It’s the sort of house that need lavish attention – lots of love and care – and it’ll be fab. Trouble is, it’s a part-exchange property that is currently in the hands of a national house builder, and they are unlikely to listen to our offer for it until we have a buyer lined up for our current home. I just hope someone else doesn’t beat us to it. I think it’ll take another couple with vision to want to take it on – I just hope they are few and far between.

I also found time to update marcnobbs.com at the weekend. You’ll now see thumbnails of the covers for my two books on the ‘welcome’ screen and bigger versions on the home page. I’ve also updated a few other minor things. I’m planning to add extracts from some more of my older stories soon.

I’m going to finish today with a of joke that was e-mailed to me at the tail end of last week. Enjoy.


A man was in a long queue at his local Tesco store. As he got to the register he realized he had forgotten to get condoms, so he asked the checkout girl if she could have some brought up to the register.

She asked, 'What size condoms?' The customer replied that he didn't know.

She asked him to drop his trousers. He did.

She reached over the counter, grabbed hold of him and called over the intercom, 'One box of large condoms,Till 5.'

The next man in the queue thought this was interesting, and like most of us, was up for a cheap thrill. When he got up to the register, he told the checker that he too had forgotten to get condoms, and asked if she could have some brought to the register for him.

She asked him what size, and he stated that he didn't know. She asked him to drop his trousers. He did.

She gave him a quick feel, picked up the intercom and said, 'One box of medium-sized condoms, Till 5.'

A few customers back was this teenage boy. He though what he had seen was way too cool. He had never had any type of sexual contact with a live female, so he thought this was his chance.

When he got to the till he told the checker he neede some condoms.

She asked him what size and he said he didn't know.She asked him to drop his trousers and he did.

She reached over the counter, gave him a quick squeeze then picked up the intercom and said...

'Mop and bucket, Till 5'



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