Friday, April 19, 2013

You Better You Bet

Never been a betting man as money has always been so difficult to earn yet it can so easily slip away. But like everyone except Lemmy and I, son, Steve, is a huge football fan. And like so many of them, he knows the inside out of the clubs and teams, and often, whilst talking to friends about the game, foretold the match results on a fairly accurate basis.
He asked if Dad would like to join him for "a little flutter?" so we signed up for on-line betting, put £10 in the pot, and away we went. No, not every one of his forecasts won, after all, we are only human. But we got up to about £45 with our winnings, and made use of the £5 Free Bet offered each week.
Every Thursday, Steve encouraged me to use the £5 on the Sky Darts matches. A darts fan since my teens, I didn't do too well, until a couple of weeks ago when I clicked Adrian Lewis to win his match 7-4 by mistake.
"Well, it's only a Free fiver," I reasoned, glibly, and allowed the bet to go through.
The result was 7-4 to Adrian, and it won £9. Not bad! Thank you.
Yesterday, SkyBet had an accumulator offer of a 10/1 bet on Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock, Michael van Gerwen, and James Wade winning their games. After watching the matches for the past 9 weeks, (as Steve and other football fans read about and see match results), I began seeing the player's 'Form' and thought this bet looked all right.
So, I put my 'free' fiver on it, and sat in the armchair with beer in hand, (of course), to watch and be increasingly thrilled as each player won their game, and by doing so, won me the £50.
Knockout! Thank you very much.
Like Steve says, I always enjoyed watching the darts, but with a bet on the outcome of some of the games, it is so much more exciting.
I agree with that.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Behind The Music: Motorhead.

Most rock fans must have watched at least one documentary in the Behind The Music series on TV. Not before time, Eagle Rock have produced Behind The Music: Motorhead, which will be getting its premiere across America on 20th April, at 9pm on VH1 Classic.

Being involved peripherally, I have asked to be notified as and when the UK / European telecast will take place, and as soon as I know, then so will you MHB's.

Monday, April 08, 2013

At The Post Office.

The batch of fanzines for European MHB's are now on their way. Wife, Jane, and I have just delivered them to Upton Post Office, where Karen and Aimee will be printing and sticking on the elusive 20 pence stamps and putting them into the postal system.
The story is that the Post Office as a whole are out of stock of 20 pence stamps, so your envelopes will have 2 x £1 stamps, 1 x 50p stamp, and 1 x large, gold, printed 20p stamp.
Again, apologies for the delay which has been beyond my control, and thanks to Karen and Aimee for doing part of my job, to get them to you. I am sure that it is a fault which the Post Office will not wish to be repeated.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Patience, Please.

As per the last entry, I am still waiting on stamps to mail out the fanzine to European MHB's. I had to post the UK copies out as the postage increased last Monday, and had I not put them in the box, it would have increased the bill.
I promise the fanzine for April, and it will be with you in April. This is the first time they haven't been posted in one hit, due to problems beyond my control.