This month I headed up to Kirkcaldy in Bonny Scotland for the weekend. Why? Well, for the little critters that I collect, Bad Taste Bears!!!Let’s just say I hate the trains, and I wish I didn’t have to use them. The rail network is a pile a shite and that is being nice. Six minutes before my train was to arrive, it was cancelled. So I had to catch four trains to get to Scotland which added 2½ hours onto my journey there. On they way back, was exactly the same as well. Fucking murder is an understatement. Luckily, I didn’t miss a connection, but was too close on several occasions.
The weekend overall was fab. I got to meet a load of people, which I have chatted to a few times over the net, while meeting some old faces from the previous signing in Manchester.
The whole signing was very well organised. The guy who owns the shop spent ages organising the event, and it was well worth it.
This time, I came with a gift. Not for Pete, the creator of the bears, but for his wife, Dawn. I brought her a Fag Hag certificate, as a while back she became my honourably Fag Hag. Though, she wasn’t there to accept it, Pete did on her behalf.
All along, I had stated that I was only going to collect the actual figurines and nothing else within the merchandise range. So, at the beginning of the year, I suddenly decided that I wanted to collect all the badges. Trust me, that is a lot harder than you think, but hey it’s another sad hobby that I have.
I had always stressed that I wouldn’t go into another field, but guess what? I have decided that I am gonna get the keyring range as well. While there, I got my first three keyrings, and Jay then bought me another three as a gift (Bless her).
After the signing, I then spent the rest of the day drinking. Come 11pm, I was steaming and walking around in my underwear in front of everyone. Don’t ask me why because I don’t really know. Supposedly I showed my arse, but I have had no recollection of this!!!
So, the majority of you reading this, may think I am a sad twat, but it keeps me out of mischief and I am enjoying it. So I aint bothered!!!