Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Day 613 (31/08/2011)

Well Mr Pix was very happy & excited yesterday as he got a job at M&S. It seems well paid but apparently he is still going to get his allowance from us, can that be right? Our kids are so much better off than us.

Have a meeting today with my Dad at the Hospital to ask them a few questions about his Hip Op, will try to do my best impression of a solicitor, just to make them a bit fearful of my questions.

Should still be able to go out on my bike later but who to listen to.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day 612 (30/08/2011)

Spent a lovely day with our friends in Bristol. We had meant to just pop round for a cup of tea just after lunch but ended up staying for diner and didn't leave until after 9:30pm.

I wish we saw these friends more often as we have been close for many years but when you move away and are busy with work & kids its hard to get together.

Have a fairly busy week ahead as I have enquiries to do and have to prepare for the two courses coming up.

If it stays dry I will try and go out on my bike today.

Update - 15:00 - Went out on the bike, further than last time despite not having gone out for over a week. Listened to George Harrison today, very underrated.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Day 611 (29/08/2011)

Well 1984 at The Brewhouse on Saturday was very good, so much better than the film.

Bank Holiday today, so having a day off popping up to Bristol to see some friends and get our passports photo's signed.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Day 609 & 610 (27 & 28/08/2011)

The weekend is here so it can stop raining and I still wont go out on my bike as I rest on the weekend. I know what your thinking, rest from what, but what can I do those are the rules I created and can do nothing about.

I must buy a new shredder this weekend as I appear to have burnt old the old.

Looking forward to seeing 1984 at the Brewhouse later.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Day 608 (26/08/2011)

It's raining lots but at least the internet is on.

Update - 21:00 - I have been going thru the scratch cards G&E got me for my birthday.

So far lots of mess and only a £2 win. One card left but I will have to wait for Thomas to be home to explain what to do.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Day 607 (25/08/2011)

Weather nice, no its raining, no its nice, no its raining, bugger I wish the weather would sort itself out. Last night it was like an awful November's night.

So today woke up to no phone or internet in the office, not happy, luckily I can use the 3G dongle for the important things like twitter & my blog but I need to work.

Not been able to cycle this week as have had things on but still hopeful for tomorrow.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Day 606 (24/08/2011)

Not been able to go cycling for the last few days but aiming to go out at lunchtime.

Must get the plane ticket for the course in America today, leaving it a bit late.

Getting thru my work but must get some time to update my course.

Update - 17:00 - Golly it 5pm and I haven't done any paid work yet. I have booked my flight & hotel for America and done some stuff in town. I was so busy I didn't even get to go out on my bike (what a shame).

Got tickets to see Richard Herring in November, can't believe I haven't seen him for months.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Day 605 (23/08/2011)

Not much happening today, just work & Ann our cleaner is here.

I must book my plane tickets for the USA as I'm going in less than a month.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Day 604 (22/08/2011)

Nice to get back home yesterday and see Kelly, although she had gone out to the cinema by the time we got back.

Off to Gloucester today for a meeting.

Update - 18:00 - Well it went OK at Gloucester, nice lunch.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Day 602 & 603 (20 & 21/08/2011)

The day of the Wedding in Romford, not ours but my cousin Sarah and her fiancee Steve.

The wedding was lovely & went well. It was great to get together with my family who I really enjoy spending time with. A few photos of the weekend, which basically explain the weekend.


Now home and just getting a few things ready for tomorrow as I am in Gloucester.

Day 601 (19/08/2011)

So the rain stayed off for my lunchtime cycle yesterday, what joy. I had James on my headphones. No cycling or diet for the next few days but I have been quite enjoying Jacket Potato's with Cottage Cheese.

As always we are running a bit later than planned. My wife still has no shows for a wedding that we are leaving for in 3hrs time. She bought her dress ages ago and looks lovely but at this rate may be bare-foot. She also said my suit is looking a bit tatty, not my fault, I was at a conference and someone spilt gravy on it, that just wont come off.

When I wear a suit I just look like a tramp dressed by a charity shop, always have always will.

Anyway things to do before driving to London (well its Essex really but anything in the South East might as well be London). It's just a shame that Kelly and Gary & Elaine wont be there but it will be nice to see everyone else.

I have added this weekends Title for the blog, so I can update it from my i-phone. I could write it but always end up getting it wrong.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Day 600 (18/08/2011)

It was raining yesterday so I didn't go out on my bike but I had my healthy museli for lunch.

Then we went out to The Old Mexican for a dinner for my belated birthday.

Well today its raining even more, so I may not get on my bike again this week.

Looking forward to the weekend in London at Sarah's wedding.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Day 599 (17/08/2011)

So yesterday I was back out on my bike, though feeling a bit saddle sore. I cycled about twice as far as yesterday. I hadn't intended to do that, it was just that I went past the lane I had meant to turn down.

This morning I woke up with the bloody song in my head, why oh why. How annoying.

So today is going to be my Birthday, well my unofficial Birthday, so we will probably go out for a Mexican tonight.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Day 598 (16/08/2011)

Well yesterday I did go out on my bike, not for long but it was a start. I then eat a bowl of muesli with no added salt or sugar, it was horrible so I added more fruit & it was OK. Then for dinner a jacket potato with cottage cheese.

What a crap day where was my cake.

I did say to my wife that I could eat healthy one day this week, then two days next week and just work my way up, like I am doing with the cycling, she didn't agree.

Can't believe how busy September & October are going to be.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Day 597 (15/08/2011)

Well I spent a lot of time at the weekend shredding old company documents that I no longer needed. Each resulted in about 3 big bin bags full of waste. I have done two years got one more to go. Why did I keep everything. Having realised that mistake a few years ago for the last 5 or 6 years I keep the bear minimum but this is a task I should do every year.

I have a number of chores to do and calls to make today. I must get the garden done and get the boiler sorted.

I am also hopeful of getting back out on the bike. It will only be a short journey as I will have to work my way back up to the daily 7mile route but its a start.

Also if your interested the answer is yes, we did have a curry, the kids insisted.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Day 595 & 596 (13 & 14/08/2011)

The weekend is here and I have a few work type things to do but must cut that bloody grass if it stays dry.

Update - Sat 16:30 - Well it rained a little but I went out and cut the grass.

It's looking better now, just looks crap instead of wild & over grown.

Wonder if we should phone for a curry tonight?

Friday, 12 August 2011

Day 594 (12/08/2011)

My wife has gone back to work today after taking some time off to get over the recent events. She feels that she will be able to concentrate & talk to customers. I hope it goes OK for her but it has been nice to have breakfast together every day this last week or so.

I must knuckle down and get back into work mode.

I also have to prepare for loads of courses in September & October. Not looking forward to being away.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Day 593 (11/08/2011)

So after yesterday's funeral it is now trying to get back to normal life & work.

The weather was lovely yesterday but today is it very gray & wet.

Day 592 (10/08/2011)

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Day 591 (09/08/2011)

Sad sad scenes from London & elsewhere overnight.

What you need at times like these are good leadership in the police and a decent government. We're fucked then.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Day 590 (08/08/2011)

Early start today, went to the doctors to get some more antibiotics as my leg has still not completely cleared up, though its only painful if I touch it, so I don't.

Didn't cut the grass this weekend as it rained on off. The grass is now about 2' tall in place.

Must try my shirt on later to make sure I look presentable for Wednesday or I will have to go to my special shop  to get a new a bigger one, as long as Billy Smarts aren't using it (haha).

Doing a bit of work today.

Another photo from last week, when we saw the Olympic Torch (well 1 of the 5 prototypes).

BTW this is an optical illusion as I am not that much bigger than my wife, I am just a lot nearer the camera and it was taken thru one of those fairground mirrors that make u look out of proportion.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Day 588 & 589 (06 & 07/08/2011)

Well yesterday we popped into a traveling displaying drumming awareness for The Olympics. Apparently its London next year. Who'd heard about that.

Well apparently there are 5 prototype torches and this is one of them. The real one is still being made.

Then off to the Taunton Flower Show.

Doing a bit of work today and may cut my grass tomorrow if it stays dry. It is the longest it has ever been and I might need a scythe.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Day 587 (05/08/2011)

So Mr Pix came home last night from his boys jolly to Newquay.

To welcome him home and to save cooking we decided to order a takeaway curry from our favorite curry house in town, Saffron's. I phoned as usual and after checking my delivery details the man said (imagine an Indian accent but when I told the story to the family he sounded Mexican)

"Hey Mr Smith, where've you been, it's been weeks"

Now I would point out that yes I like curry (a lot) but there is no way I can be their best customer. We did go thru a stage of having a curry every week from them but what with me being in hospital and then being away it has probably been a couple of months since our last order but to be greeted like this seems wrong.

If the sun stays out today then I will be taking my wife to the Taunton Flower Show later.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Day 586 (04/08/2011)

Its raining and barely warm today, very different from yesterday.

Mr Pix is on his way home today after a few nice days away in Newquay.

More work to do.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Day 585 (03/08/2011)

The sun is out and its going to be a lovely day, weather wise. Also lovely in Newquay for Mr Pix, who will probably spend the day down at the beach.

Might take my wife out for lunch or to the cinema today, which may make the day easier.

Getting thru my work.

Update - 12:00 - Not being funny but I hate dreading phone calls and now I have more reasons to hate phone calls, as nearly every day I get a call asking me if I have got Kim's Will yet, despite me saying it will be a week after I got her Death Certificate.

Saying that they did come up with a good idea to collect funds to have some benches put at a National Park that she helped create. She would have liked that.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Day 584 (02/08/2011)

Getting back into the swing of things at work.

This morning we had some lovely cards from Kim's work, which were a mixture of with sympathy & memories of Kim. Most of them mentioned her sense of humor. It was nice to read them and to know she was the same at work as she was at home.

Mr Pix is having a nice time away, though the weather is not great.


Monday, 1 August 2011

Day 583 (01/08/2011)

Back to work, lots to catch up with. Thankfully not going away this month but have a busy September & October.