Monday, 19 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017 to Sunday 25th June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017 
Up before 5am, Down to Lotty  to water - wasn't first person there so a bit disappointed then got papers and then into office for 7.30.  Got to see if I can get an emergency dental appointment.  Got an emergency, problem with a tooth at the back - needs root treatment apparently so two 45 minutes sessions to look forward and a course of antibiotics in the meantime.  Oh Joy.   Did some work at home.   Went down to lotty about 9pm thinking I'd have a clear run at watering but there were loads of people there so used water out of the IBC in the main.  Did a bit of tidying up on number 7 as well.




Tuesday 20th June 2017
Up at 5am.  Dog walk, papers fetched.  Decent day at work.   Back home a little after 5pm.   Didn't do much else as tiredness is catching up on me.   Went to bed at 9:30.

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Longest day - it's all downhill from here into darkness!  Got up at 5am took pooch to lotty and we got everything watered so I don't have to go tonight.  Got a small tub of strawberries while I was there but forgot to bring back a couple of courgettes that I did spy on me rounds.   Never mind.


Got papers and got into work for just after 7.30.   All good stuff.  Over to me mum and dad's after work to do a load of watering.  Dropped some strawberries off for Uncle Micheal on way home - everything tickety boo,



Thursday 22nd June 2017 
Nights closing in again.  Up early, dog walked, papers fetched.  Hectic day in the office.  Got done for about 4.30 then back home to find stuff for camping with.  Put roof bars on for kayak transportation.

Friday 23rd June 2017
Up early.  Dog walkeds, lotty watered.  Everything watered.  Car loaded up and off to that Wales on me tod.    All set up by mid afternoon bit cloudy, a bit cool but that's typical of my luck, Our Andrew arrived about 3:30/4:00pm so went to get some bait from Telboys and then BBQ, then gettting ready and off to Lligwy for a spot of fishing - four bass and a dogfish between us in a session spoilt by the rain. All fish returned,

Camping bed is just a fraction too big for tent!!


BBQ tea!

Fishing Lligwy

Small bass

Dogfish!



Saturday 24th June 2017
Up early and off golfing with Paul.   Tee off about 6.25 played okay 33points same as Paul so honours equal.






Then back to the site by 11am.  Went into Holyhead did a bit of shopping and then back to site to sit in the sun for most of the afternoon. Loaded kayaks up for transportation back home, then went and dug some bait for the evening session.  Vic and myself fished the cafe beach but nowt doing there so went to bottom of the ramp and fished off there - both of us getting a small bass which were both returned



Sunday 25th June 2017
Up early, went and recovered a rig that was lost on the cafe beach then finished packing up.  On the road for 8.45 taking it steady with a yak on the roof.  Back home for 12.30 with a few stops to check yak safe and pick up coffee to keep me keen.   All good stuff.  Unloaded, dried the tent out as it was raining intermittently in sunny Wales.  Then did little apart from dog walks and bed early at 9.22!!


Monday 11th June 2017 to Sunday 18th June 2017


Friday 16th June 2017
Up early, watered lotty.  Got papers.  Couldn't get an appointment at Dentists got to ring back on Monday at 8.45am  Took Lucy to see Sarah Calman at Buxton Pavillion Gardens which is sort of the Opera House - was good fun and Lucy enjoyed it.  Then went to Phil's mate Lewis' 18th Birthday at Wyaston Village Hall - bit of a blast from the past as we used to rehearse there 25 years plus ago.

Buxton Pavillion Arts Centre thing not sure what it's called exactly

Phil's mate Lewis (who Phil calls Kermit)

Saturday 17th June 2017 
Up early.  Watered at the lotty.  Fetched papers.  Did a few jobs then took me mum and dad to Hull to get on a cruise ship.  Then back home and loaded up for a gig at the Gate Inn, Branston which was good fun if a little low in attendance due to the fact it was red hot.
Gate Inn, Branston


Sunday 18th June 2017
Father's Day - got to bed about 3am after gig.  Dog woke me up at 5am (asleep on sofa see - I was jiggered).   Took pooch out then had another kip!   Went and watered down at the lotty.
Then pottered about went on a mini shopping trip with the missus got some bedding plants had a look round etc.   Barbecue Tea.  Got some more lettuces on the go and some purple broccoli for next spring.




Monday 5th June 2017 to Sunday 11th June 2017

Not sure what else happened this week!!

Thursday 8th June 2017
Drove down to London to see Phil Collins at the Royal Albert Hall.  He had a trip Wednesday night so gig was cancelled - all that ruddy way!  Never mind made most of it had a good walk round Leicester Square and Covent Garden - missus got a Micheal Kors purse and we saw School of Rock which was very good in all fairness.




Friday 9th June 2017
Up early.   Breakfast at 7.30 in t' Travellodge, Then a mini-shopping trip then the long drive home.  All good stuff.  Good to take the wee dog a walk when got back.


Saturday 10th June 2017
Gig at The Wyggeston, Burton.




Missus went to Football presentations at the Golf Club had a smashing meal and both bosskat and Lucy received awards so they were both well-pleased.

Monday 29th May 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017

Monday 29th May 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017

Was on Holiday for most of it - back home on Saturday 3rd June 2017
















Did the usual sorts of things yakking, fishing, shopping, chilling etc.etc.  and why not.  Back on Saturday 3rd June with a bang.   On way back A55 shut due to someone jumping off a bridge or threatening to so that added a fair bit of time to proceedings - such is life.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017 to Sunday 28th May 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017
Up at 5am.  First trip to lotty with two courgette plants.


Then dog walked and papers fetched.   Took pooch back home.  2nd trip to Lotty with tray with about 30 odd runner bean plants in it.   Got to get everything out and in this week it's all go to get greenhouse set up before hols.



Went back in the evening got the beans and the courgettes in - did a bit of weeding - all good stuff

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Up reet early.   Took some more stuff to lotty.  Took wee pooch a walk up town got papers.  got into work in good time.  got away about 4.20.    Took pooch a walk through the big meadow - got a picture of a comma butterfly which we saw on the walk. 



Went up lotty again - got bean rown on number 13 sorted, got some french beans in, Got sweet corn on number 7 in.   Got a couple of pumpkins in, one on 7, one on 13.  Still some more to come. 



Wednesday 24th May 2017
Up before 5am.  Watering lotty at just gone 5am.  Dog walk papers fetched.  Took marigolds to lotty ready for planting tonight.  All good stuff into the office nice and early too!  Did a shift at the lotty after taking little dog a walk through the big meadow.  


Got a load of stuff in the ground and got everything mowed. 

Thursday 25th May 2017
Did a load of tidying in greenhouse to get irrigation system in place (didn't quite manage to get irrigration but have got space now to actually do it!.  Then did another shift at the lotty until it was too dark to do any more got loads planted but ran out of time and light to get the second lot of sweetcorn in. 

Friday 26th May 2017
Up at the crack of dawn (and I mean the crack - 4:30am).  Took pooch up to the lotty and we got to it.  Got the sweetcorn in.   
Sweet corn on 13, till half a bed for something else

Sun coming over the hill and lighting up 7 - all watered by now. 

Got everything watered and all the watering cans are full too for last watering - all seven of em. Into the office for 7.40am

Got out of the office a bit earlier at 3.30pm did loads of jobs at home in preparation for going on hols. Gig at the Old Star Uttoxeter so set off for there at 7ish.  Went okay although had some jip getting a good sound from 18" floor Tom.  Got home between  1.30 and 2.00am

Saturday 27th May 2017
Up at 4.30am off to lotty with la pooch.  Tidied up and watered everything to within a inch of its life.  Have got nephew Ben looking after em in the week and hoping for a bit of rain.  Car all loaded up and then off to Welsh Wales. 5 hours or so later finally arrived. A bit grey.  Dug some bait but was so knackered I had a kip and woke up at 5am with dog whining at the door.  Never mind!!

Sunday 28th May 2017
Up at the crack with la pooch.  Did a few parish Council emails. 


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Monday 15th May 2017 to Sunday 21st May 2017

Monday 15th May 2017
Up early, the usual, Dog walk, papers into office early doors.  Left about 4.30.  Got some tomato plants ready for me dad.  Did a bit in the dum attioc Bed about 10.30.   Tired.

Tuesday 16th May 2017
Another rubbishy sort of a day at work but the usual overall.  Dog walk. Bit in the greenhouse.  Planted a few stocks in the border, tidied up some weeds I found on the ground (thanks ma!).

Wednesday 17th May 2017
Up early, didn't sleep last night.  Up town just gone five papers late.  Into office before 7.30.  first meeting with Parish Council.  It was alright.

Thursday 18th May 2017
A break in the weather at last after three days of much needed rain. Into work for 7.30 everything running slowly today after another night of troubled sleep.  Long day in t'office, got home then went to fix a computer for Phil's god parents.  All done in no time at all back home and then up in the drum attic.   A bit more work on Led Zepp's black dog - getting there now got some semi quaver triplets happening on the bass drum which was one of the things Bonham was famous for.

Friday 19th May 2017
Up at 5:15 a bit later than normal.  Dog walked, papers fetched into the office at 7:20 eek.  Never mind, rain is back.  Not been to lotty since Sunday it will be covered in ruddy weeds.  Got bean row done on number 7.  

Everything nice and green and covered in weeds as predicted.

Saturday 20th May 2017
Bloody rained all day didn't it.  So did some stuff in the greenhouse, did a bit of drum attic in the afternoon. Went to see a band called the Mysterons at Shaws in Leek with Paula and Darren.   Got to bed at 2am!  Yikes

Sunday 21st May 2017
Up earlyish.  Dog walk. Down lotty for 3 hours.  Got bean row in Number 13 done - two barrows full of muck just like on number 7.  Weeded onions and pea beds, weeded raspberry area - got a barrow of much on there as well.  





1pm set off for Nottingham to see Jeff Dunham at 3pm - he came on at 3.15 and it was 5:30 when we got out so sat in an uncomfortable seat for three hours or so - bloody marvellous.  Home for 6.45 decided enough was enough!!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Monday 8th May 2017 to Sunday 14th May 2017

Monday 8th May 2017
Up early dog walked, papers fetched, got to car park before bus did so walked the mile into the office and still here for 7.30.   Busy day and then at almost 4:00pm had to run an errand to ruddy Heanor - can anyone do stock control, anywhere?  Never mind.  Back home about 5.15pm.  Tea, then did a bit on the patio project, fitted a new wheel to me wheelbarrow.  Went to Lotty and did a bit - extended the paved area on number 7.  Watered everything then had before went home had a chat with a chap on the lane about badgers and stuff.  All good stuff.

New tyre on me wheel barrow, small dog not botherd

Put the 18" pavers near the fence down to extend patio at Lotty. 

Tuesday 9th May 2017 
Up at 5.15, dog walked, papers fetched into office for 7:30am all good stuff.   Al Murray tonight at Buxton. He's gone very sweary but is so quick witted it's scary.
Al Murray at Buxton Opera House - Phil is under the little red arrow

Wednesday 10th May 2017
In work early then over to Matlock for Local Plan Inspectorate Hearings - did my bit, came home found that you can't get through Snitterton Lane over to Wensley any more - progress?  I don't think so.  Did a bit down lotty.

Thursday 11th May 2017
Up early, dog walked etc. etc.   Into office early. Home for about 5.30.  Dog walked up back of Mount Pleasant Farm and then back down through the village.   Went to Lotty with missus, did a bit of watering.


Friday 12th May 2017
Up at 5.30.  Dog walked, papers fetched into office for 7.30 everything running on rails so far.  Took Lucy and me mum to see Habeas Corpus or something like that at Bakewell Town Hall by the High Tor Players which was reet good fun.
Cut my hand on broken glass before which was less good fun but such is life.

Saturday 13th May 2017
Up early, dog walked papers fetched.  Did a bit of digging on the ongoing patio project.  Bit of Lotty.

Sunday 14th May 2017
Dog walk the usual.  Did a bit of Lotty.   Glorious day you'd be mad not to.   Got more brassicas into 7, done pockets for courgettes and pumpkins etc on number 7 - thinking of having 3 pumpkins, 2 butternut, 2 courgettes or some variation.


Footie in the afternoon - ran the line - Ashbourne loss 4-2 after leading 2-1 at one point.  Shame they played so well - goal cleared off the line, one off the post/  Such is life



Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017 to Sunday 6th May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017
Did a load up at the lotty.  In morning got in a row of peas and a row of red cabbages as well as digging a bit out on 7.  In the afternoon I got rid of the last of the brassicas - have got bags full of weeds and garden waste all ovet the shop now will make an effort to get it do the tip tomorrow I reckon.

The bean row with slabs for picking from  shed side.

Bed cleared and spuds in - Sarpo Mira in row closest to gate


Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Up mega early.  Papers before they'd arrived then got wheel barrow to lotty from home and watered everything before getting to work for 7:30.  Planning to go straight to lotty after work - load up wheelbarrow with garden waste and get as much as possible to tip in short order

Went again to lotty after work.   Got some compost down, load of weeding, watering, fetched up more woodchip for number 13's pathways.  Planted more sunflowers and sweetcorn in the greenhouse and got some more peas going in gutters.  All going to be ace in due course.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Up at 5.25,   Fetched papers then me and doggo went to lotty to do some watering so she got two walks sort of.  Into office for 7:30 all good stuff.


Thursday 4th May 2017 to Sunday 7th May 2017
Was busy with stuff, you know how it is when you're busy.  Had a right good fire on the lotty.



Got number 7 coming on nicely

Number 13 is a bit hehind but will be thereabouts
Had a spin on me bike on Sunday night as well for first time in 2017!  And we're in May!!

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