Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Day 1676 (30/07/2014)

Busy morning doing some stuff in the office, getting some new glasses then driving up to to Preston for a couple of meetings.

Obviously need to eat whilst I'm there, so I expect a visit to an Indian restaurant late.

It did,


and it was quite nice.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Day 1675 (29/07/2014)

Back at home, so will aim to go to the gym later.

In the morning I had a meeting with my local MP, at a country pub, who said he would help me in my current predicament and would be writing to the Home Secretary.

Then in the office working, whilst my gardeners did the hedge around my garden.

Busy day today as tomorrow I have to go up north as I have a meeting with the University in Lancaster.

Day 1674 (28/07/2014)

There was a heavy thunder storm overnight but the rest of the day, which we spent with Kelly, was lovely.

Always great to spend time with her. Next time will be up in Edinburgh.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Day 1672 & 1673 (26 & 27/07/2014)

I don't go to the gym at the weekend but the next time I do go I will have to remember to put in a different age as its my birthday tomorrow.

This is always a time of mixed emotions but I suppose it does get easier with the passage of time but I think we all miss Kim so much, every day.

My Mum & Dad are away for the weekend and Thomas is going away for a week on a photography assignment covering the cricket and a football match, so we are off to Brighton to see Kelly for my birthday.

Saturday - We went via Bridgwater, to take some flowers to Kim.

We aim to go every month to keep it looking nice with fresh flowers but sometimes its a little bit longer. Always poignant.

Then off to Brighton to see Kelly,

and have a nice Chinese.

Then back to Kelly's where she had made me a lovely carrot cake.

Sunday - It's my Birthday and we spent the day with Kelly in Rottingdean, having a lovely Sunday roast at Ye Old Blackhorse.

Then back to Kelly's where my wife did a cake for me,

yes she put the candles as 74 not 47, hahaha.

Day 1671 (25/07/2014)

Similar for yesterday and the day before etc, its hot, in the office then the gym.

Having thought more about my plans to fit into my old pepe jeans by this time next year I have realised that this would mean loosing 1Kilo every week for a year. This may be quite a hard task.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Day 1670 (24/07/2014)

Like yesterday, hot (I'm not complaining), a bit of work in the office and then in the gym.

I did my usual routine in the gym and then 30 lengths in the pool. I'm feeling better and apparently I have lost 2 stone since I was in hospital in January but I am the same weight as when I first went to the gym a couple of years ago.

Hopefully I can loose another 4 stone by Christmas and then another 5 stone by my 48th Birthday. I should then be close to fitting into my size 32 pepe jeans from 1986.

Also this should mean that my snoring wont be so bad next year.

As I've been sweating so much in the heat I've had quite a short haircut.

Day 1669 (23/07/2014)

A bit of a similar theme again today, its hot, I spent time in the office but still not fully able to concentrate 100% on work, then off to the gym.

Had a nice dinner but my wife did a prawn cocktail for starters. I was just about to tuck into it when she came back to sprinkle some paprika on the top.

Unfortunately it didn't sprinkle out so she hit it hard and emptied half a pack on paprika on my prawn cocktail.

Oh well.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Day 1668 (22/07/2014)

Tuesday was a hot day in the office & the gym, then off to Cosmo in Bristol for a multi birthday for Thomas Elaine and me.

It might not look like it but this was a lot less than I had last time we went there.

Then it was back to Gary & Elaine's for tea & a chat, hearing about his new friend, Mr Snappy the Bristol Crocadile.

Then Kelly made a few stickle-brick models, a McDonalds meal and a monkey in a banana tree.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Day 1667 (21/07/2014)

The weather is still great and we seem to have missed out on the storms that hit many others over the weekend.

I went to the gym again today but had to cut my swim short as I had mis-timed my visit and ended up visiting at the time of the old ladies aqua-aerobics session.

Still don't have enough enthusiasm for work.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Day 1665 & 1666 (19 &20/07/2014)

We had a new washing machine installed yesterday,

what an exciting life we lead.

Thomas is off in Birmingham for weekend for the annual get together for his agency, so I doubt anyone will take photo's of the go-karting and drunken behaviour.

We had some great curry themed Burritos last night.

Another winner from Kelly, our visiting chef.

It is supposed to pour down this weekend but if it stays dry long enough I will cut the grass and aim to have a relaxing time.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Day 1664 (18/07/2014)

Me & Kelly went to the cinema last night to watch a National Theatre Live showing of SkyLight, with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

It was very good and not overly long.

Also I had a very nice frozen green yogurt, with honey.

Getting back on top of my work but really behind in writing my book, which I must get done this summer.

Looking forward to Burritos later.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Day 1663 (17/07/2014)

Yesterday was fun, with Thomas's Birthday.

And then all out for a curry in the evening.

Loads of things to do in the office but so little enthusiasm.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Day 1662 (16/07/2014)

It's hard to believe that this was 20years ago today.

Thomas is now taller than all of us and his mother still looks after him as much as when he was first born.

It must be said that Kelly still looks good in a hat.

I on the other hand still have the same haircut, still wear shorts & t-shirts every day but am substantially larger.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Day 1661 (15/07/2014)

Recovered from yesterday's long drive and back to the gym. I have set the 10minute cycle at a harder level and added another set of weights to my routine.

Doing work in the office and looking forward to Kelly coming home later.

Day 1660 (14/07/2014)

Up early, to finish of a report then drive to Coventry do a few hours training and then drive straight back.

I was totally knackered and was in bed by about 11pm as I couldn't keep my eyes open.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Day 1658 & 1659 (12 & 13/07/2014)

My weekend was spent mostly working with little enthusiasm. When I have this last report done I must get started on turning my course into a book or two, as I no longer want to be trying to do loads of courses and this might be a way forward.

I have a slightly busy start to the week as I have to go to Coventry tomorrow morning but the rest of the week should be easier although I will have to step up my fitness regime again this week.

Doing a nice salad for Sunday dinner as too hot for a roast.

It was lovely and clearly enough for two days.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Day 1657 (11/07/2014)

Actually had some energy to do some work today but I have about 4 days work to do and only the weekend to do it, which is rather annoying as I want to spend time with my wife.

Went to the gym, for the fifth time this week, 10minutes hard fast cycling, then a set of weights, doing reps of 20, 10 & 5, then into the pool for 22 lengths. Looking forward to the weekend off from the gym and in Coventry on Monday so will only make four times next week.

Already up to T in going thru my music, unfortunately most of what I wanted wasn't copied properly, so I might be busy for the rest of year downloading new stuff.

Day 1656 (10/07/2014)

It would have been working in the office and then the gym but to be honest I just couldn't work, even though I had plenty to do. I could do no more than watch about 4hrs of YouTube video's.

I forced myself to the gym again, 10minutes hard fast cycling, then a set of weights, doing reps of 20, 10 & 5, then into the pool for 22 lengths. Totally knackered but feeling the benefit.

In the afternoon I went up to Bristol to meet up with the boys from the van I used to be on for one of our regular get to together's.

When I was explaining my recent events most expected me to have lost my temper & hit someone. I don't know, talk about give a dog a bad name, you put a few people in hospital and the next thing you know everyone expects you to always be violent but I'm a lover not a fighter ;-)

Anyway it was great to see the boys (there were no girls on our van).

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Day 1655 (09/07/2014)

At work early in the office as I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep, my arms still ache :-(

Day 1654 (08/07/2014)

My arms are still aching from yesterdays session in the gym but again today my life was mostly doing some work in the office and then off to the gym.

It's not that I spend hours in the gym using every machine and muscle group, its only about half and hour in the gym (10 minutes on the bike then doing a few weights) then another half an hour in the pool but it does kill me as I tend to throw myself into it in an attempt to make a difference.

If the worse thing happens I might even fit into a suit by the Autmun time but for a number of reasons I hope I don't have too; although I will dress better, which should please a lot of people close to me.

Sorry to see Kelly go back to Brighton today but she will be back next week as it's Thomas's birthday.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Day 1653 (07/07/2014)

I did some work in the office (although not as much as I needed to do) and went to the gym & for a swim.

The gym was knackering but I tried not to overdo it as there is no need to kill myself but I am trying to make the most of eating less but doing more exercise. I really want to lose lots of weight this year and get fit.

It would be easier if I wasn't so tired the whole time but every afternoon I fall asleep and yawn all day.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Day 1651 & 1652 (05 &06/07/2014)

The weekend, so no swimming but still a bit of work in the office.

Like any middle class, middle aged white man, I cut the grass and tidied the garden on Saturday.

Did a nice Duck Breast for Sunday dinner.

Day 1650 (04/07/2014)

Work in the office and a swim at the gym, a boring and repetitive daily routine but at least i made it swimming 5 times this week.

Still struggling to do as much work as I have to but getting thru it slowly.

Most importantly "Friday Night is Burrito Night"

Another winner from Kelly.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Day 1649 (03/07/2014)

Work in the office and then a swim at the gym.

Next week I will hit the gym upstairs with a vengeance, going on the bike, cross trainer & weights. This time I'm taking the opportunity of eating less to combine it with lots of exercise then hopefully I can loose lots of weight.

I'm also now going thru the music I managed to copy over from my old computer. I lost loads and others didn't copy over fully, so I've started listening from A and will work my way thru to Z, listening to all of the tracks to see which ones are dead links. This may well take most of the month.

Day 1648 (02/07/2014)

Office work & a swim followed by all four of us meeting up with Gary & Elaine for an Indian at The New Red Rose in Clevedon.

It was a nice meal and a great evening as always with G&E.

Nice to relax.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Day 1647 (01/07/2014)

Apparently it's July already, this year is truly flying by. No doubt we will be ordering our turkey soon but still not getting the decorations down from the loft until the week before Christmas.

Anyway first of the month so it's time for a new picture of Kylie.

My wife made a lovely bread & butter pudding last night.

Not bad for a first attempt.

Still feeling knackered all day, just can't stop yawning so not working much.