Sunday, 26 February 2017

Day 2615 & 2616 (25 & 26/02/2017)

Another weekend with my wife spending Saturday visiting her mum.

Ordered a nice Chinese in the evening.

Sunday and breakfast at my mum & dad's where their new conservatory is just about finished and looking good.

In the evening we had more Chinese.

Day 2614 (24/02/2017)

For some unknown reason after being sat on my office chair for at least 12 hours a day for the last 4 years my office chair broke.

I thought I could make do with Lee's old chair but when I checked that was falling apart, so I had to buy a new chair and the best available appears to be really uncomfortable.

I will have to buy a cushion to sit on as it is quite uncomfortable.

Some annoying things happening with work, not getting enough research jobs in to pay the office and salary costs, trainers not being as good as we thought / hoped and I seem to have agreed to go back to Romania to go to the office to do some things (what joy) but thankfully its only for 3 days.

Day 2613 (23/02/2017)

I had to drive to Cardiff first thing but managed to go to the gym for a few minutes beforehand.

It was a wet & very windy drive to Cardiff but I arrived in time for a nice (nearly christmas) lunch with my cousin Peter.

Then I gave a talk in the afternoon that went quite well.

Then a drive back home, via a pensioners meeting, so it was quite late by the time I got home.

Day 2612 (22/02/2017)

More work and going to the gym.

Doing sit-ups is still painful to do but not so painful afterwards.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Day 2611 (21/02/2017)

Working in the office but still time for the gym.

Feeling better with all of this exercise and fruit for lunch.

Slightly stressful day at work as I found out we have to get in £12k a month just to pay the bills and the wages.

Having staff is much more stressful than just being a one-manned band.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Day 2610 (20/02/2017)

Monday and a fresh week but with work to do.

I also opted for the gym again, with a little routine, including sit-ups.

I'm getting to the stage where I sort of look forward to going to the gym, doing my exercises, having a shower and then getting back and having my fruit.

Now if I can only do this, making the routine harder and longer, for the next year or two then I should start to get a bit slimmer.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Day 2608 & 2609 (18 &19/02/2017)

A busy ish weekend, made longer by the bloody poor internet.

Made a nice Mexican in the evening.

Sunday started with work, which was difficult with the internet.

Dinner started with Sushi.

Then I made a fish soup. Starting with boiling some potato & leak in a fish stock.

Then blitzing that up.

Then adding tomatoes.

Then adding cream.

Then adding, salmon, haddock, cod, crab and some prawns.

Quite tasty.

Day 2607 (17/02/2017)

A busy day at work.

I was going to go to the gym but my stomach felt like I had had a cesarean (actually probably more painful) so I went for a swim instead.

Day 2606 (16/02/2017)

Still working but went to the gym, upstairs for an actual workout.

I even did some sit-ups.

Not dead yet but slightly knackered.

Day 2605 (15/02/2017)

Still waiting for BT to do something.

The copper line broadband is just about workable to download things but when I upload a photo to the blog or try to email a report to someone it takes ages.  There are times I have had to leave my computer on overnight just to upload something or sync with work.

The thought of this carrying-on for the next few months is not good.

I went to the gym but the pool was busy, so I waited until it was empty enough for me to swim but then loads people came in and made it unbearable, so I left before I killed one.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Day 2604 (14/02/2017)

It was valentines day which started with a very nice breakfast, eggs benedict.

My wife's flowers also came out today.

Plus we got a gift from our cleaner Ann, who knows how much my wife likes gnomes and how much I don't.

In the evening we went out to Tristan for a nice meal.

A very nice night out.

Day 2603 (13/02/2017)

Just another day, working in the office, going for a swim, having fruit and then doing more work.


Saturday, 11 February 2017

Day 2601 & 2602 (11 & 12/02/2017)

No lie-in and nice breakfast this morning as my wife went to her mothers this morning. I spent the day catching up on emails.

I also had the largest hot chocolate possible, quite nice.

Made a nice meal in the evening.

Sushi for starters followed by crab & chilli ravioli.

Sunday was a back to normal with work in the office and then dinner.

I bought some flowers but I'm beginning to wonder if they will actually flower.

Did a nice prawn & avocado for starters and a pork loin for mains.


A nice weekend of food.

Day 2600 (10/02/2017)

Another day another hour spent on the phone to BT but this morning it was to my personal complaint handler who was frankly embarrassed at my treatment and agreed that it might actually be quicker and easier for me to move than wait for fibre broadband been reconnected to my house.

Oh good.

Went to the gym fort another swim, so that's another week with daily swimming session, and around 125 lengths swum.

Nice fruit & yogurt for lunch.

In the afternoon my BT broadband came to life, which surprised my personal complaint handler, who couldn't understand why that happened.

Whilst it's nice to have Internet back to my house it is actually bad for a few reasons.

Firstly its ADSL not Fibre, so the speed is pathetic and not good enough for our requirements.

Secondly it confirms that my fibre has defiantly now been disconnected and seeing as the local exchange was full with a waiting list, I suspect that my connection has now been given to someone else and there is no date for it to be upgraded.

What f**king joy.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Day 2599 (09/02/2017)

Another day another changer in plan by BT about when I will be online, at this rate I might just move house and start again.

Sort of busy with work but catching up.

I went for a swim at lunchtime and as I had to pay some cheques in i bought some lunch for me and my wife.

Very tasty, nearly as nice as bowl of fruit :-)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Day 2598 (08/02/2017)

I was up early (ish) to send some emails and then go off to Bristol for a meeting with some old friends who are going to be doing some training for us. I had met them before but today was to introduce them to the Director of Training and to actually talk about the structure of courses etc.

We had one meeting the morning and one after lunch, so had lunch at the hotel we were meeting at, which was quite nice.

I then drove home and went straight to the gym for a swim before going home for dinner and to catch up on my work.

Another late night.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Day 2597 (07/02/2017)

Really busy with work and really pissed off that BT are now saying it might  be the 20th of February until I get connected to the internet.

Day 2596 (06/02/2017)

A busy day in the office but still time for a swim and some fruit for lunch.

Day 2594 & 2595 (04 & 05/02/2017)

A fairly busy weekend, which started with some nice pancakes and fruit.

I was still working late into the evening so made a quick spaghetti bolognese, which was quite tasty.

On Sunday it was a bit rushed and there was no Sunday roast as we went to Bristol to have a family discussion about my mother-in-law.

As we needed dinner we stopped off at a harvester for a quick dinner.

Quite tasty but not a Sunday roast with a bottle of Pinot.

Has a coffee & a custard slice when we got home.