The Craziest Brit Between Three Countries

I hopped on the flybus just after ten minutes past six in the morning to catch the flight to Gatwick for the next leg of my adventure, armed with my twenty-five litre rucksack, a ridiculous amount of energy, my owl t-shirt and of course the puffin I bought in Iceland!  Today, I have been to three capitals! This is a …

The Maddest Brit In Iceland: Day Three

I did not miss Jeremy Corbyn on this bustravel tour! I much prefered our new guide for the south coast tour, which is where I went today.  The tour guide was much more interesting than the day before I am probably saying this because I was preoccupied with sorting out some stuff for my gold DofE qualifying expedition. I know,I …

The Maddest Brit In Iceland: Day Two

This is what Iceland’s all about, geysers and plate tectonics. It almost reminds me of the times I did Geography! After putting up with the snoring in the room at 4am, I woke up again at roughly 7:40ish. I put on my full waterproofs because the forecast suggested rain and headed for the kicthen for some water. A minibus arrived …

The Maddest Brit In Iceland: Day One

I love getting up at three o’clock in the morning, no seriously, I do! That might sound bonkers, but 5 hours of core Sleep and two twenty minute naps throughout the day is perfectly​ sufficient for me! We call that E5 in the polyphasic sleep pattern business. This morning, I had a flight to catch An Easyjet to Iceland and …

Lemons!!!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Tetracious Frustration, the only blog site powered by lemons…  I eat entire lemons… Most people I know have seen me eat an entire lemon at some point. Of course most people’s reaction to this is broadly similar and usually goes along the lines of “are you eating a lemon?” Which roughly translates to “stop …

The birth of the sixth

“Alex? Can you hear me?  “Please don’t leave me!”  “Fine! Don’t reply then.  😕” When I awoke it was quiet, too quiet. I was disoriented, confused, not entirely sure of what had happened. “What was reality?” That was a question, I asked myself, “where am I?” was another. These questions weren’t that important, because I had to consider the possibility …

Argh…

I’ve just spent four hours mucking around with insurance quotes and I don’t like any of them! This 31 post challenge is not going well 😂

Be Different!

Prometheus was punished by the Gods for giving the gift of knowledge to man. He was cast to the bowels of the earth and pecked by birds.  Argh! Bird, bird, bird, kill it, it’s evil!… In Portal 2, the story of Prometheus was told by a turret who claimed to be “different.” This turret was known as the ‘oracle turret’ and …

Because I need to write a post, but am too tired

Well, all I can say is what a week and that I am exhausted. It’s my mother’s birthday tomorrow, so I’m going to get some sleep. Heaven knows I need it after all the late nights I have been having! Enjoy your evening everyone!

Is it fixed now? Good, don’t touch it again!

…. Alex…  No, those holes in the back of the television are not for you to spit Ribena into… Liquid and electronics don’t mix When I was six, I saw some holes in the back of the television and decided that it would be a ‘fun game’ to spit Ribena down the holes of the television. I was extremely surprised …

Lists!

April is blogging month. That’s right, I was challenged to write thirty-one blog posts this month despite the fact that April only possesses thirty days. It’s day six now and I haven’t published a single post. In fact, I’ve written a load of tripe (like I usually do) and proceeded to chuck the majority of my posts in the bin. …

Pineapple Does Belong On Pizza!

I love pineapple on pizza Alex! Remember, I told you to order one with pineapple while we watched stranger things. Yes, I remember! I also remember the food coma that I went into afterwards… I would seriously not recommend binge watching stranger things… But yes, moving swiftly on, contrary to what you might believe, pineapple on pizza is much more popular …

Have you got a quid mate?

When I worked in Waitrose, someone handed me a new fiver. I was so excited because it was all new and shiny, but I had to give it to someone because they needed change for a tenner 🙁 What an absolute shame that must have been for you… Well well well Britain, the new quid coins have arrived and as …

And now for some astrology

Alex, I don’t think you should be writing a blog post about something that’s so scientifically illogical. How on earth can the movements of the planets and the stars have any impact on you? What’s that? You’re gonna write one anyway… I see, well good luck. Quite simply, celestial objects don’t have an impact, but it’s still interesting to read! …

It’s Gonna Be A Tetra Year!

2016 was a year where I predicted Brexit, predicted the election of Trump, won money on a horse, bought a Pixel, learnt Go, solved numerous tsumego puzzles, swore at hills in Exmoor and developed an amazing credit score. It’s a year I will forget So while I’m sure it would be lovely to review it, that year is done, that …

And Where The Hell Have You Been?

Hi there… It’s been a while huh? I suppose you want an explanation as to where I have been for these past months. No unfortunately I have not been sunning myself on a nice beach in Bali, nor have I been relaxing in the hot springs in Iceland. Seriously, though, I could really do with a break from my life. …

The most pointless things that are in my house

So I was looking around my house the other day and there are loads of things that we have scattered around the house for the purpose of ‘novelty’ and there’s quite a lot of things that have caused us all to say “oh for goodness sake, why have you bought that?” There’s also a lot of things that we’re keeping …

I Didn’t Want To Do This But You Leave Me No Choice

Oh so you want a war now do you? I accept your challenge; I do suspect that we’ll end up like Russia and America on this one. We have enough nukes to blow each other to kingdom come, but would you really want to risk it all for this? Let me warn you, I know how to play the game, …