Saturday, 17 June 2017

Day 2727 & 2728 (17 & 18/06/2017)

Up early on Saturday to finish some reports and still a few things to do, so not as relaxing as I had hoped.

Even though I was busy I made time to bake, this weeks its a lemon cake.



Obviously at the moment I only make cakes in a loaf shape, its easier (to find the tin).






Day 2726 (16/06/2017)

Another busy day in the office, hoping to relax a little bit this weekend but still have reports that need doing.




Day 2725 (15/06/2017)

A busy morning in the office then off to my pensioners meeting in the evening, where I thought it was important to celebrate the victory, so I took along a few chilled bottles of champagne so everyone could have a glass.


On the way back the motorway was closed, so a 20 minute turned into an 80 minute journey :-(



Day 2724 (14/06/2017)

Another busy day in the office but I'm getting closer to my staff doing more and me having some free time, which I desperately need.







Day 2723 (13/06/2017)

It started as a normal day, with still loads of work to do but before lunch I heard that our constant pointing out of the law to my former employers had eventually got them to make the announcement that they would no longer be reviewing our pensions.

It has taken far too long but still came as a shock, as we have a number of court actions pending against them (still) and there was no indication that they were going to change their approach.

Whilst it could have made life slightly difficult for us, others were having to sell their houses in case they were unable to make mortgage payments should their pensions be reduced.

So all in all it was very welcome but we will not stop our campaign until we get a full apology and those responsible lose their jobs. Plus people in other parts of the country are still at risk, so we need to keep the pressure on until it is a national government order that they will never try to review us again.

Anyway to celebrate we had two for Tuesday :-)





Day 2722 (12/06/2017)

Another busy day in the office with little time to relax.

We have booked a holiday, not quite in New York but in Malta, with the kids, and I can't wait.





Friday, 16 June 2017

Day 2720 & 2721 (10 & 11/06/2017)

A weekend spent in the office working but always time for baking, this week it was a coffee & walnut cake, which was OK a bit dry and may be next time a touch more coffee.




I did a Mexican, with nacho's and wraps in the evening.


On Sunday some friends were visiting my Mum & Dad's, so I didn't go over for breakfast but when my wife came home we went over for tea & cake, which was nice.

Then we went home and had a quick but nice Italian for dinner.






Day 2719 (09/06/2017)

Still really busy at work, so basically a long day in the office.


Day 2718 (08/06/2017)

It was an early start with breakfast and then straight into the rest of the meeting.

Thankfully we managed to get it all sorted by just after lunch and so we could leave early and it meant I was home for dinner with my wife.



Day 2717 (07/06/2017)

An early morning and a drive into Birmingham and then a day of management meetings.

We stayed at the same hotel as it has great facilities for our meetings.


I didn't get a full suite this time but I did get a nice sized room with a separate kitchen & lounge, which I never had time to use.




In the evening we went to Akrams the curry house I last visited in 2004 and had the same meal as 13 yrs ago.

 


Quite a productive day and nice evening.




Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Day 2716 (06/06/2017)

6th of June, the anniversary of D Day and my passing out parade from 1987.

Still really busy in the office and have to go away for a few days tomorrow.




Day 2715 (05/06/2017)

Really busy in the office, still.




Saturday, 3 June 2017

Day 2713 & 2714 (03 & 04/06/2017)

A busy weekend with still lots of reports that need doing.

Even though I was busy I made a banana & walnut cake, possibly my first ever and it looked great.

 


My wife had a bet on the Derby today and got a free £10 bet which she offered to me. I had a quick look and put £5 each way on Wings Of Eagles and surprisingly won £120 :-)

I did some nice lamb steak wraps, with a tomato & mozzarella salad for dinner.


More awful events, this time in London but thankfully our family & friends are safe and it could have been so much worse for everyone.

Sunday and I did some nice trout with roasted vine tomatoes.


 

To tired to do too much work.



Day 2712 (02/06/2017)

A busy morning working in the office, then out for a quick haircut.


Then off to Birmingham, in the worst traffic ever, to see Take That.



All Saints were the support and they were quite good.


Then Take That did just under 2hrs  of great entertainment, with brilliant visuals, a great show and plenty of old classics.


Then on the the walk back to the car we got soaked, so had a slightly uncomfortable drive home.




Day 2711 (01/06/2017)

June already but thankfully a nice picture of Kylie on this months calendar.


The rest of the time spent in the office, working.




Day 2710 (31/05/2017)

Another day spent in the office, so much work on at the moment, its a pain.




Day 2709 (30/05/2017)

Basically just really busy in the office and not much else happening.




Day 2708 (29/05/2017)

Bank Holiday Monday was a late breakfast and work in the office.


Then after a visit to Bridgwater we had a meal inside instead of a BBQ due to the weather.




Sunday, 28 May 2017

Day 2706 & 2707 (27 & 28/05/2017)

I was up early to carry on with the never ending amount of work. After a nice breakfast and more work i went over to visit the Wells Comedy Festival, where I had tickets for a couple of Richard Herring shows.



It was nice to force myself out of the office for the day as otherwise I would have stayed at my desk for the whole day.  

 After a break of a few weeks it was back to my Mum & Dads for breakfast on Sunday.


Then back to do some work before having a BBQ, which was partially broken with a rain shower.


With a nice & fat too strong jugs of Pimms.


Did a nice afters of BBQ baked peaches, with crushed amaretto biscuits, meringue & creme fraiche, which was very nice.
 

I know I have been really busy with work this week but I am determined to relax more and spend time in my garden this summer.





Day 2705 (26/05/2017)

A really busy day in the office, non stop, so much work at the moment, if it carries on like this my business partner will no doubt suggest we should employ more people.






Thursday, 25 May 2017

Day 2704 (25/05/2017)

Still really busy but had to be out of the office today to have a meeting with a few ex-colleagues to meet with a solicitor in Bristol.

It was a really hot day but my wife told me I had to dress a bit smart, so I was in long trousers, on a really hot day, when I should have been in shorts.


Before the meeting we had a get together over a pizza hut buffet.



Then back to the office to try to catch up with far too much work at the moment.



Day 2703 (24/05/2017)

Woke up to the terrible awful news of the terrorist attack in Manchester.


What a pointless attack on innocent people.

Basically sill very busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.



Day 2702 (23/05/2017)

I'm still really busy in the office, catching up with work and not doing much else but voted today in the general election as I have postal ballets.


I used my vote tactically to try and get this woman and the rest of her corrupt scummy friends out of power.




Day 2701 (22/05/2017)

Basically busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.



Day 2699 & 2700 (20 & 21/05/2017)

Saturday morning was spent doing loads of work as in the late afternoon we popped into see my mother-in-law and then went to Porthcawl for my uncle Terry's 80th birthday.


 We had quite a nice time and there was fairly nice buffet which is always a result :-)
 

Sunday, with Mum & Dad still in Wales I missed out on my usual croissants but at least I could do a bit more work before going out and dong the shopping for dinner.

I got my wife some nice yellow roses.


And we had sushi for starters.


Followed by a nice roast beef.



Quite a nice day.



Day 2698 (19/05/2017)

Basically busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.



Day 2697 (18/05/2017)

Basically busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.



Day 2696 (17/05/2017)

Basically busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.



Day 2695 (16/05/2017)

Basically busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.



Day 2694 (15/05/2017)

Basically busy in the office catching up with work and not doing much else.




Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Day 2693 (14/05/2017)

We had breakfast with Lee at the hotel, which was nice.

Then Lee had to go, to get ready to go to America, and we waited for Thomas, having some breakfast at a coffee shop down the road.



Then we had a wander around looking at some tourist sites.








Then Thomas went off to watch West Ham in a pub.


And we went off for a nice afternoon tea, with pink champagne, on the 35th floor of The Shard.

 
 
 

 







Then we had a wander around and had a look at HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge.

   
 

 Then back on the tube to go back to the hotel to get our bags.


Then to our car and a drive home after a lovely weekend.