Monday, 14 August 2017

Day 2785 (14/08/2017)

Up early as Thomas was unwell, then the morning spent working.

I went off to the gym, where I am now doing 5 minutes on the cross-trainer and then reps of 20, 15, 10 & 5 on some weight machines then finishing with sit-ups, then another 5 minutes on the cross-trainer and then a few minutes on the punchbag.

If I keep adding to my daily routine and keep going every day during the week I should start getting back into shape (I know I have said that before).

Then in the afternoon I had a 90 minute telephone conference call about my Copyright case, which wasn't expensive at all; my solicitor is £300 p/hr and the barrister is only £325p/hr plus VAT, so I should get change out of £3k when you allow for the 3hrs charge to read the material he was sent.

I was trying to hurry them up but no, lets slowly go thru everything for 30minutes first. Saying that it was nice to hear the barrister agree with me and say I might actually not end up out of pocket after nearly 6yrs.

So Court papers should be issued within the next few week to 3 forces and a letter is being sent to the College of Policing explaining the law to them and why if they don't assist us they will be committing a criminal offence (oh how funny would that be to raid their offices and close them down).

Then back to work.

Day 2783 & 2784 (12 & 13/08/2017)

Saturday was quite busy getting a load of work done as in the evening my wife and I were meeting here family for dinner at Clavelshay Barn Restaurant.


The food was quite nice and it was actually a good evening, just annoying that i actually forgot to get a group photo.

Sunday it was back to having breakfast at Mum & Dad's, then making a nice roast pork dinner later.

Day 2782 (11/08/2017)

Busy in the office and happy to finish my first week back at the gym.

Day 2781 (10/08/2017)

Another busy day in the office but back to the gym.

Starting to not ache so much.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Day 2780 (09/08/2017)

I swear it is August but it is like November outside, as it is cold, with rain and wind :-(

I went to the gym again but could hardly lift my arms, this better start to pay off soon :-(

The photos are after the cross trainer and weights and just before the sit-ups, anything to put the sit-ups off for another minute or two.

Had a nice Mexican in the evening.

Day 2779 (08/08/2017)

Tuesday, so cleaner day again, when the house is at its most presentable.

I went to the gym again but my muscles were killing me.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Day 2778 (07/08/2017)

Monday and back to work.

I went to the gym today, going upstairs into the gym, with 5 minutes on the cross trainer and then reps of 20, 15, 10 & 5 on some weight machines then finishing with some sit-ups and a few minutes on the punchbag.

Hopefully I will get back into the swing of things soon.

I got a package from Richard Herring today, as I sponsored his program and am hopping to get up to Edinburgh for a couple of days to see some shows this year but if not then I will definitely go next year.

After a fairly active day it is slightly annoying that my highest FitBit score is still from last Wednesday, which upon reflection must relate to how many times I got up and helped myself to another plate full of food at the Chinese restaurant :-(

Day 2776 & 2777 (05 & 06/08/2017)

Saturday was mostly in the office doing some reports.

Sunday was a bit in the office but dinner started with a nice salad type starter.

Then roast duck breasts, with dauphinoise potatoes, carrots & pak choi, very nice :-)

With a nice bottle of wine that Gary & Elaine has got me for my birthday.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Day 2775 (04/08/2017)

Still loads to do with work but having the hedge cut today.

It always looks a lot better after the hedgeman has been (and is actually cheaper and safer than hiring the tools yourself).

Went for another swim today but hopefully I will be in the gym next week, so my FitBit should be showing a vast improvement as I have to take it off for swimming.

Day 2774 (03/08/2017)

Up early and wearing long trousers I went to a meeting in Bristol first thing, which was really just a catch-up with a data company we are linked to.

On the way back I went for a swim then back home to catch-up on work.

Day 2773 (02/08/2017)

Bust day, with a hair cut at lunchtime.

Then off for a swim.

Then in the evening we went to Mei's Chinese Buffet in Taunton for Elaine's birthday.



Then back for tea & cake.


A great evening.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Day 2772 (01/08/2017)

August already, so a new Kylie picture on the calendar.

I have spent quite a bit of time dealing with solicitors again recently and am desperate to get them all settled but fear they wont be sorted as quickly as I had hopped, which is very annoying.

Busy at work again :-(

Made a nice chilli beef egg fried rice for dinner.


Day 2771 (31/07/2017)

Back to work after a fairly work free few days.

I went for a swim in the afternoon but have not made it back to the gym yet.

Day 2769 & 2770 (29 & 30/07/2017)

We had originally planned to be away for a few day but as Thomas was still with us we stayed at home, mostly chilling.

On the Saturday we went out to the nearby Sheepy's Cider Farm, where there is a small museum, farm shop and tea room, along with a few animals and a country walk, which was very nice.


Then home and pizzas for dinner :-)

Sunday I did a nice roast beef dinner.


With a big fresh fruit salad, to help Thomas be a bit more regular :-)

Quite a nice relaxing weekend.

Day 2768 (28/07/2017)

Another relaxing day of doing very little but I popped out in the afternoon to go to Exeter to pick up my passport.

Day 2767 (27/07/2017)

My 50th Birthday and 6 years since we lost Kim, so as always a day of mixed emotions.

We had a nice breakfast.

Then after a relaxing day we went to Bridgwater to refresh the flowers on Kim';s grave, which we try to do every month but due to us being a away for the last few weeks it had been a bit longer.

Then afterwards we went to my Mum & Dad's for tea & birthday cake.

Then in the evening I had planned to have a nice romantic paella for two but had to alter my plans as Thomas is with us while he gets better, so it was a less romantic paella for three :-)

It was lovely.

Quite a nice day.