Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday 20th March 2017 to Sunday 26th March 2017

Monday 20th March 2017
Into office early then off to School for Lucy's parent teacher Consultation all pretty good stuff.  Watched a bit of telly then bed about 10.20,

Tuesday 21st March 2017
Up at 5:15.  Dog walked, papers fetched - into office for 7:30 all good.

Monday 13th March 2017 to Sunday 19th March 2017

Monday 13th March 2017
Up early.   Dog walked, paper fetched, in office for 7.30 got out 5.20!!  Not working well this new role!   Watched a bit more Broadchurch when I got home - reet good.

Tuesday 14th March 2017
Up early. Dog walk, papers, office for 7.30


Rest of the week stuff also happened but has gone largely unrecorded.

Saturday 18th March 2017
Ashbourne Football tidy up - litter picking and schiz.  Afternoon another failed photo session.



Did a bit in the Greenhouse
Broad beans Sweet Peas, some planted in Spring some in November

Early Onward Peas - coming on nicely.
Cauliflowers making an appearence






Sunday 19th March 2017
Did a bit down the lotty

Getting there in terms of digging over.   Not long bnow



Sarpo Mira Spuds chitting





then football at Chellaston.  All good stuff.


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Monday 6th March 2017 to Sunday 12th March 2017

Monday 6th March 2017
Up early dog walked, papers fetched, the usual.  Into office early doors.   Loads of work, didn't get out until about 5,30, such is life.  Started watching Broadchurch - Ace!!

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Have moved into new office.  It's a bit warm in the morning so opened the windows up wide.  Asked one of the techies to sort me printer out and he asked if I fancied going to the Derby match so got in touch with Dan to get on the Rams Bus ace.  Walked home and got soaked but such is life.   Watched another episode of Broadchurch and then in bed for about midnight.

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Up at 5.30, Dog walked, papers fetched, into the office for 7.22!!!  Started putting in a window into the gate for the dog to see out as we think she's getting dirt in her eyes from looking underneath the gate.    After that got Phil to drop me off a footie practice - hurt me knee but such is life.     Watched a bit of Broadchurch when got back.


Thursday 9th March 2017
Back home a bit late due to doing interviews.  Watered in the greenhouse.  Missed an Iron Cobra double pedal for £51 on eBay bugger.   Put another bit onto the Dog Window - she's beginning to take an interest in it.


Friday 10th March 2017
Over laid - got up at 5:55.  Rush, rush but still in the office by 7.40am. All good stuff.
Friday night went to see Jonny Bigland's group DC d DC at Checkley with Phil.   Good fun


Saturday 11th March 2017
Cancelled golf did a bit on lotty. instead.  It's coming on.

Sunday 12th March 2017
Did a bit on lotty, came home as mum and dad came over.  Footie at lunchtime - ran the line for em.  Count Arthur Strong at 8pm at Buxton Opera House - all good fun.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Monday 27th February 2017 to Sunday 5th March 2017

Monday 27th February 2017
No work today - got three days off for Shrovetide and what have you.   Took Lucy to school in the morning sat in traffic for ages.  Did a bit up in me attic learning a Foo Fighter song with a bit of stupid timing in it.  One bar of 9/8 just to make it hard to count.  Never mind.   Picked Lucy up from school sleet in the air.  Went and got presents for Missus' birthday.

Tuesday 28th February 2017
Last day of Feb!!!  Bosskats birthday part 1.  Did a load of work getting greenhouse ready.



Also ferried missus, Lucy and Phil round for Shrovetide.  All good stuff

Wednesday 1st March 2017
Up early, last day of the mini-break.   Got some hours in down at the lotty and got five beds weeded which was good.


Thursday 2nd March 2017
Up early  Dog walked.  Took minibus to work as had a parcel to send off.  Had a meeting and found out I've been seconded to a new role for a few months.

Friday 3rd March 2017
Up early, into the office early, walked instead of mini-busing.  Took some stuff over to new office. Left work just before 4pm.  Back home chillaxed with telly.

Saturday 4th March 2017
Up earlyish (7am!), dog walked, papers fetched, did a bit more in the Greenhouse.  Took Lucy and boss kat for a spin round so Lucy could get pictures for her art studies.  Golf course closed due to all the rain so took the pooch for a walk up there instead - got half a dozen decent golf balls so pleased with that.


Sunday 5th March 2017
Up at 6:30.   Dog walked - clear skies so looked for a brief period as if they'd got the forecast wrong.  They hadn't by 8:20 it was chucking it down.  Had a couple of jobs to do on the lotty so thought stuff it am going to get them done.  Anyway got the little jobs done - screwed a deconstructed pallet to the back of number 13's shed - it holds the canes upright and wind shouldn't be able to disrupt it (here's hoping.



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Monday 20th February 2017 to Sunday 26th February 2017

Monday 20th February 2017
Blimey you lose track of time don't you.  Up early, dog walks.  Back home, Tea, Did some drum practice in the Drumattic.   Watched a bit more of The Killing.

Tuesday 21st February 2017
Up early.  Dog walk, stuff.  Took Lucy to school so not in the office til 8:40 (walked from Car Park) still couldn't be helped.  Walked to the car and back at lunchtime.  All good stuff.  Got home for about 5:40pm Dog walk Drumattic watched last episode of series one of The Killing.  Superb scandi telly I have to say.   Watched first episode of series two - I don't think it will be as good but it will still be better than most telly.

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Up reet early. Dog walked, papers etc.etc.   Parked up and walked to office by 7.20am - people will think I shat the bed so they will.   Never mind.  Am enjoying the walking mullarky while the weather's good.


Football with Lucy after - played in goal for a bit - lost 5-3 but Chumlee was goal hanging for one of em and another I had no chance (was culpable on one of them though it must be said).  Never mind, another episode of series 2 of the Killing when got back - top telly.

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Up dead early.   Dog walked, papers fetched   Trying out fitness watch that I got from work at Christmas.  Think Lily pulled it off as when got to Sainsbury's I couldn't find it!   So u-turned and there it was on floor outside the paper shop - very lucky - people must have walked round it but fortunately there'd not be many folks about it.

Work for 7.40 after walking in. Carefully observing puddles and car positions to avoid a soaking!

At 8am I've got 50% of required steps in - took pooch round town and walked from car to work this morning - can't be bad.


Not even 9am and half way there according to this!!

Friday 24th February 2017
Up early. Work. Delivery to Storeship.  Home.  Gig at Winking Man - blast from the past stuff and no mistake!







Saturday 25th February 2017
Up early after getting to bed at 3am!   Rather cream crackered.  Golf cancelled as John not well.  So did a bit in the greenhouse.  Fell asleep about 6pm supposed to be going out Saturday night but so tired I couldn't.

Sunday 26th February 2017
Up early.  Dog walked.  Lucy football at Belper, they lost 4-0 but played well.  Over to me mum and dad's for tea.  Marvellous.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Monday 13th February 2017 to Sunday 19th February 2017

Monday 13th February 2017
Up early, dog walked, papers fetched, First day of off-site parking at work - first on the bus into office for 7:30 am all.  Sent off a pedal thing I sold on eBay - it paid for the mic stand, projector stand and music stand I also got with it from Pyes!  Whoop whoop.

Got home and did a bit of recording in me drum studio! More dog walking, more The Killing - what a great series that is.

Tuesday 14th February 2017
The usual.  Work for 7.30am, first in the office as usual.   Went to ScrewfixDirect.com to get a combination padlock and some CCTV signs for the Cycle2Work shed which is causing some stress at the moment.   Back home for 5pm, dog walk up golf course - only found one ball which was disappointing.   Did a bit of drum stuff up in t'attic. Steak night at Golf club - great fun.   The Killing when I got back then fell asleep before end so thought it's probably time for bed.

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Up earlier than ever.  Dog walked, papers fetched.  Into office for 7.30, first on bus again.
Did a bit of work on reports in the evening - all good stuff.

Col Keyworth tagged me in a video post of the band which was quite good - you can only spot two cockups by me so nearly the full set!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KgjvT-I9TE&feature=share

Thursday 16th February 2017
First in again.  All good stuff.   Dog walked then up in the Drumattic after work for an hour or so.

Slowly getting there - using Cubase 8LE, with a Zoom UAC-8 for mics (only mic'ing hihat at the moment rest of it is MIDI traffic coming from the Alesis DM6)  Pair of Alesis Elevate 8 monitors I got cheap from John Pyes.




Friday 17th February 2017
Up late - 5.55am dog walked, papers fetched, not first on bus but still first in our office so not too bad all things considered and I got the car juiced up on the way too.  All good stuffs.   Did a bit more up in the studio before noticing that I've pushed the cone in on one of my monitor speakers.  Gutted.

Saturday 18th February 2017
Up early, Dog walked, papers fetched.  Went on the interweb and found that there is a way to cure pushed in speaker cones using a hoover - gave it a go and it works a treat.  Over to Belper for dog grooming at 10:30.  Back home and then golfing at 12:54 for once I managed to beat load Bandidos with 21 points - although John did come back well with 10 points in last three holes - not that I'm bemoaning the handicap system, you understand!

Took el pooch for a walk on the golf course.   She loves a run up there.


Watched some more The Killing - what superb TV that is.

Sunday 19th February 2017
Up early Dog walked.  Getting lighter every morning it seems!   Went down Lotty for 8.15 - left pooch at home as she'll only get dirty if I take her down the lotty.   When got there a rabbit was running round the inside of number 7's fence!  Found a little hole to get through it had so I've put a whopping big bit of wood behind it - will have to check both fences I think.   Brought 6 loads of manure up from the bottom for number 7 will have to do same for t'other one next week I reckon.  Left lotty about 10am and set off on next job after a cuppa.   Emptying the shed that the rat's have been in.    Found out we have 14 camping chairs!   Is that enough do you reckon?    Had to miss Lucy's football match as it took all day to empty the shed and even then I've not really emptied the whole thing - I couldn't find a nest in there so am hoping the buggers have ate everything edible and inedible and then buggered off.

Think Lily wanted to go to the match though!



Did a bit up in the attic as I put the carpet off our Andrew's big tent up there as well some of Lucy's books (need to get a box from work for them)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Monday 6th February 2017 to Sunday 11th February 2017

Monday 6th February 2017
Work really early, home not too early but not bad.  Missus off to group.  Got a load of stuff up into the attic for me studio.  Going to be great.  Perhaps.   Got big PC up there and working - internet and everything.


Tuesday 7th February 2017
The usual, home while it was still light which was a good job as the roof has blown off one of the sheds.  Such is life.    Put temporary polythene sheeting on it while decide whether or not to put a new roof on it anyway.  Have got the roofing felt anyway!  Watched two episodes of Scandi drama The Killing - excellent.


Wednesday 8th February 2017
The usual.  Bit of a disaster callout on way home to look at a computer.  Back home for 7pm and did a bit in the attic.  Connected the Alesis DM6 I got for diddly squat to the big computer and now I can record midi drums which wasn't my main intention but will be interesting to see if I can do hybrid drums and midi in the long run.     Derby County put out a reserve team and suffered the consequences against Leicester in the cup and lost 3-1.  Such is life.  Watched episode three of  The Killing - it is superb even with the subtitles.

Thursday 9th February 2017
Up early, dog walked into the office for 7.40 - Car swapped as well.

Friday 10th February 2017
Went to that Wales - cold as anything!!



Saturday 11th February 2017
Woke at 4:30am, out of bed 9am.  Break.  Golf at lunchtime with Paul from Church Bay Cottages -cripes can he hit a ball even into a 35 mph gale!   Anyway, I lost by 1 point although he did misdirect me a couple of times - greens further away than told and gave me a wrong line once.  Never mind, he is from Warrington after all. 

Watched England just squeeze past Wales which was nice when you're in Wales, Good job wasn;t in a pub!!

Fished at Flag Pole mark at night - rubbish and very cold.   Got home late 

Sunday 12th February 2017
Got to bed at 1am after watching some right old rubbish on telly.   Woke at 4am,  Thought will need to make mesen sleep a bit more so did so - got up at 5.40am, on road for 5.50am

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Monday 30th January 2017 to Sunday 4th February 2017

Monday 30th January 2017
Can't remember today but the usual I would imagine with dog walking and papers and load of work.  Learnt Van Halen's Jump at night playing it on a four pad and bass pedal set up.  Will get it into an MP3 and have a listen when I get a minute


Tuesday 31st January 2017
Same again barman.  Watching some more fortitude excellent program.

Wednesday 1st February 2017
Blink and you miss it.  There's first month of year already gone - what happened.  Busy day.   John Pyes on way home.  Footie at night then more Fortitude.  All good.


Cripes I'm rubbish of late at keeping things up to date!!

Saturday 4th February 2017
Can't remember much but can remember doing a bit in the greenhouse where me Sweet Peas are doing nicely.


Also did an bit on the lotty chopping down Raspberry Canes so am ahead in the game there.


Sunday 5th February 2017
Bit on the lotty and stuff.  Footie cancelled again. Phil done me a fire drum thang.  Also chainsawed some me  fence stakes that I want to use for path edging.
Went out on a Gritting run with him - must be mad.




Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Monday 23rd January 2017 to Sunday 29th January 2017

Monday 23rd January 2017
Up super early and into the office for 7:30.  New regime.  Back home about 5pm - new regime.  Been up in attic did a bit of tinkering with drums and the recording gizmo.  Very clever stuff if I do say so myself.


Tuesday 24th January 2017
Kept waking up all night cause Lucy wanted waking up at 6am, I got up at 5:15 and took dog out etc.  Got back and woke Lucy up at 6am into the office for 7:30.  Everything sort of on rails.

Wednesday 25th January 2017
Footie practice day - might damn cold.


Thursday 26th January 2017
No recollection of Thursday apart from attending a council meeting and giving the DDDC some jip regarding their handling of a planning application.

Friday 27th January 2017
The usual plus went out for a meal at The Bluebell while Derby drew 2-2 with Leicester City.   Not a bad result and a shame to concede the draw with only minutes left.

Saturday 28th January 2017
Golf cancelled as absolutley chucked it down - did a few bits and pieces - cleaned both cars inside and out and then a gig at Burton to finish off.






Got to bed a 2:30 in the morning

Sunday 29th January 2017
Up at 7:30, walked el pooch. Did some more bits.   Over to Derby to get some prints from Costco in Derby - didn't buy anything else as they didn't have owt else that we wanted!!!


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Monday 16th January 2017 to Sunday 22nd January 2017

Monday 16th January 2017
Up early doors considering.  Not so much of a rush as have got to take Lucy to school but still up at 5:30.  Dog walked, papers fetched, in the office before 8:30am   Lots done then took a load of stock to a local company and then back home for about 5pm.   Watched Sherlock again - better second time around.  Also did a load of stuff with snare drums and tunings - I've got a Premier Project One 8" snare from the 80s that I don't use and apparently they're now worth £300 so might well be selling that baby in due course.


Tuesday 17th January 2017
The usual I would imagine! Did a bit of tinkering with midi stuff when got home.

Wednesday 18th January 2017
Total misfire - didn't get up until 6.15am but still got into office before 8am.  Back home a bit after 5pm Footie Practice for Lucy.


Bed at 9:30 very tired, can't remember falling to sleep!


Thursday 19th January 2017
Woke at 5am, up at 5:25.  Dog walked etc.  Into office for 7.50am.  Found out last night that a snare drum I got for next to nowt is worth £150 plus and another I've had for over 30 years is worth between £300 and £500 - I don't really use either so am debating my options.


Got home about 5:30, tea and dog walks.  Watched the newer version of the Jungle book on Now TV and it was grand.  We are saving a ruddy fortune switching to Now from Sky.   One of the best things I've done!


Friday 20th January 2017
Up at the crack of dawn, Dog walked and into the office for 7:30am.   Impressed with mesen!  Got home in good time - dog walk watched a bit of telly bed early enough.

Saturday 21st January 2017
Up early dog walked, 10.15 waiting for the bus to Derby.  Derby for about 11.15am off to the Standing Order - DCFC vs Reading day - ace fun.   Went to Silk Mill after Standing Order and finally to the Waterfall before hightailing it to the match.  Derby beat 3-2 so you can't ask better than that!!
Derby 3 Reading 2 - reading playing with 12 men when you include him in the black.

Bed early after watching some tat on the telly as Lucy had a sleepover guest in the form of the Grace Bill.  High maintenance that one.


Sunday 22nd January 2017
Up early.  Dog walked, coffee on all good stuff.  Fitted a USB3.0 port to the big PC for the old recording studio mullarky.  Football with Lucy in the afternoon.  They lost 3-1 but had some great chances.








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