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shaunbhoy
13th June 2011, 09:39
Bleedin Blackwall Tunnel!!!!!!

:tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:



Had to take Mrs SB, and SB04 and SB05 up to London on saturday for a 50th Birthday Party for one of Mrs SB's cousins. Her cousin lives in SE6, and as quite a large number of us were descending for the Party, accommodation was of a premium.
Anyway, SB04 has now turned 18 and has been mad keen to get himself a tattoo for ages now. Although I was reluctant to go, as this party would involve serious mingling with some of the less savoury members of Mrs SB's extended family, I decided to make it as painless as possible by also getting another outstanding visit incorporated.
One of my nieces runs a tattoo parlour in Chingford, and so she was happy to do her cousin SB04's tattoo for free.
So SB04 and I duly headed to my sister's place in Highgate for a Bar-B-Q, before then proceeding to Chingford for the tattooing. Meanwhile Mrs SB and SB05 travelled up with SB01 and his fiancee and sprog, straight to the party.
Everything was going swimmingly at this point, however a few of the wheels started to fall off when we attempted to head from Chingford to SE6!!! Instead of simply poodling round the M25, I instructed the TomTom to get us there, and it duly plotted a course directly south which all looked pretty cushty! How wrong was I?
All seemed well at first as we passed such exotic venues as Walthamstow Dog Track and the Olympic Velodrome and Stadium complex. However, by the time we were being sucked into the vehicle-ridden vortex that surrounds the Bloody Blackwall Tunnel, it was all starting to go Pete Tong!! It took ages to disgorge ourselves from the melee, although we did end up passing through salubrious places like Whitechapel, Bermondsey, and Lewisham, not to mention Tower Bridge!! So it was not a complete disaster.
Anyway, when we finally did get to the Party I decided to stay sober and drive back to where we were staying in Kent, rather than spend an arm and a leg on a taxi for us all!!
That was quite a sensible move as it transpired as the affair was liberally sprinkled with "family flashpoints and contention" for want of a better description. And I caught most of it too, which was gratifying! I am now off to Facebook to see just how many of these have been loaded up! :happy

DodgyAgent
13th June 2011, 10:07
Bleedin Blackwall Tunnel!!!!!!

:tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:



Had to take Mrs SB, and SB04 and SB05 up to London on saturday for a 50th Birthday Party for one of Mrs SB's cousins. Her cousin lives in SE6, and as quite a large number of us were descending for the Party, accommodation was of a premium.
Anyway, SB04 has now turned 18 and has been mad keen to get himself a tattoo for ages now. Although I was reluctant to go, as this party would involve serious mingling with some of the less savoury members of Mrs SB's extended family, I decided to make it as painless as possible by also getting another outstanding visit incorporated.
One of my nieces runs a tattoo parlour in Chingford, and so she was happy to do her cousin SB04's tattoo for free.
So SB04 and I duly headed to my sister's place in Highgate for a Bar-B-Q, before then proceeding to Chingford for the tattooing. Meanwhile Mrs SB and SB05 travelled up with SB01 and his fiancee and sprog, straight to the party.
Everything was going swimmingly at this point, however a few of the wheels started to fall off when we attempted to head from Chingford to SE6!!! Instead of simply poodling round the M25, I instructed the TomTom to get us there, and it duly plotted a course directly south which all looked pretty cushty! How wrong was I?
All seemed well at first as we passed such exotic venues as Walthamstow Dog Track and the Olympic Velodrome and Stadium complex. However, by the time we were being sucked into the vehicle-ridden vortex that surrounds the Bloody Blackwall Tunnel, it was all starting to go Pete Tong!! It took ages to disgorge ourselves from the melee, although we did end up passing through salubrious places like Whitechapel, Bermondsey, and Lewisham, not to mention Tower Bridge!! So it was not a complete disaster.
Anyway, when we finally did get to the Party I decided to stay sober and drive back to where we were staying in Kent, rather than spend an arm and a leg on a taxi for us all!!
That was quite a sensible move as it transpired as the affair was liberally sprinkled with "family flashpoints and contention" for want of a better description. And I caught most of it too, which was gratifying! I am now off to Facebook to see just how many of these have been loaded up! :happy


No one can accuse you of being posh

pacharan
13th June 2011, 10:12
I saw a Scotchman in London on Saturday with 2 young boys who I took to be his sons. They were all of 7 or 8 years old.

Each one was wearing a tee shirt with a big downward pointing arrow emblazoned with the slogan "Suck on this". I was quite shocked.

Wasn't you was it?

MrMark
13th June 2011, 10:14
I saw a Scotchman in London on Saturday with 2 young boys who I took to be his sons. They were all of 7 or 8 years old.

Each one was wearing a tee shirt with a big downward pointing arrow emblazoned with the slogan "Suck on this". I was quite shocked.

Wasn't you was it?


Oh no. I now have visions of Russ Abbott. :eek

MarillionFan
13th June 2011, 10:30
Tattoo? Classy.

My kids will be getting a tattoo over my dead, decaying body.

Sysman
13th June 2011, 10:44
Tattoo? Classy.

My kids will be getting a tattoo over my dead, decaying body.

Or do what a mate did when his daughter wanted a bit of body piercing.

"Not while you are still living in my house".

cailin maith
13th June 2011, 10:48
I saw a Scotchman in London on Saturday with 2 young boys who I took to be his sons. They were all of 7 or 8 years old.

Each one was wearing a tee shirt with a big downward pointing arrow emblazoned with the slogan "Suck on this". I was quite shocked.

Wasn't you was it?

Given that he said his son was 18, thats unlikely isn't it?


Tattoo? Classy.

My kids will be getting a tattoo over my dead, decaying body.

It's not the tattoo that'll make them chavs... :rolleyes:


Or do what a mate did when his daughter wanted a bit of body piercing.

"Not while you are still living in my house".

That'll be my line... well, almost. "Get what you like when you are 18"

MarillionFan
13th June 2011, 10:51
Or do what a mate did when his daughter wanted a bit of body piercing.

"Not while you are still living in my house".

Two of my nephews got into tattoos in a big way. Their old man has quite a few but in later life regretted them, but didn't persuade them not to have then.

Both went over the top, to the point one has tats covering most of arms, shoulder back (he's 25). The other not so many but had them arms (visible again) and on his neck / throat.

Off shoot. Both are now so fooling ugly they cannot get a
job.

The odd one, discrete fair enough, but if you go
over the top and can't get a job because of it then it's just dumb.

oracleslave
13th June 2011, 10:57
No one can accuse you of being posh

WHS ++ you peasant.

EternalOptimist
13th June 2011, 11:03
It's not the tattoo that'll make them chavs... :rolleyes:




heh heh

good one CM

SimonMac
13th June 2011, 11:07
A real man would have navigated by the stars alone, even during the middle of the day!

shaunbhoy
13th June 2011, 12:50
No one can accuse you of being posh

Maybe so. But then again, not being a pretentious prick, that would not bother me.

TestMangler
13th June 2011, 13:04
Tattoo? Classy.

My kids will be getting a tattoo over my dead, decaying body.

Tell your kids to make their tattooing a public event with tickets at say £5 per head.

I'd pay that to see your dead, decaying body :tongue:tongue:tongue

shaunbhoy
13th June 2011, 13:09
Tell your kids to make their tattooing a public event with tickets at say £5 per head.

I'd pay that to see your dead, decaying body :tongue:tongue:tongue

By the time my body has started decaying, you might have saved the fiver up from your paper round!!

:wink

TestMangler
13th June 2011, 13:11
By the time my body has started decaying, you might have saved the fiver up from your paper round!!

:wink

OK Shaun, didn't realise you and MF were the same person though :happy

shaunbhoy
13th June 2011, 13:12
OK Shaun, didn't realise you and MF were the same person though :happy

We're not. But if I pack a bit more timber on, with the right lighting............:tongue

Lockhouse
13th June 2011, 13:13
I'm dead against tattoos, always have been. A few months ago I discovered that my 23 year old daughter who lives at home has has a small discrete tattoo for four years and not told me...

And my wife thinks I'm going to notice when she has a haircut or moves some furniture? Sheesh.

MarillionFan
13th June 2011, 13:22
We're not. But if I pack a bit more timber on, with the right lighting............:tongue

And grow about 14 inches taller.

shaunbhoy
13th June 2011, 13:39
And grow about 14 inches wider.

FTFY

:wink

Incognito
13th June 2011, 13:43
It took ages to disgorge ourselves from the melee, although we did end up passing through salubrious places like Whitechapel, Bermondsey, and Lewisham, not to mention Tower Bridge!!

Blackwall tunnel is normally quite good, it's the rotherhithe tunnel that's soul destroying.

shaunbhoy
13th June 2011, 14:28
Blackwall tunnel is normally quite good, it's the rotherhithe tunnel that's soul destroying.

I know. I lost a wing mirror in there circa 1990!!

:laugh