Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017 to Sunday 30th April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017
The usual - dog walk, papers, work, home about 5:30.  Did a bit of potting and what have you.  Got everything into greenhouse ahead of the big freeze.  Got little paraffin heater going for first time this winter,

Tuesday 25th April 2017
Up early.  Dog walked etc.  Into office for 7:30.  Missus got tickets for Ed Sheeran so got home about 5pm so she could have car and go to Sunny Nottingham - did a bit of tuning on new bass drum tuneds batter head for 60hz and Resonant head to 65hz - still not sure I'm happy with it though.  Also fitted Evans damping pad thing.  All good stuff - bed about 10:30 missus got in at silly o'clock,

Wednesday 26th April 2017
Up early.  Dog walked, papers fetched into the office for 7.30am again.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Monday 17th April 2017 to Sunday 23rd April 2017

Monday 17th April 2017
Up early, dog walked, papers fetched - Easter Monday - no work today thank you very much.  Went to Homebase to have a look at patio paving - crap.

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Still off work.  Ace.   The usual sort of stuff.  Went to Hangar 4 to have a look at patio paving - much better   Having some of that.   Just need to work out how much sand etc. we need.  did a bit down lotty too - missus turned up unannounced bless her.

Wednesday 19th April 2017
It couldn't last! back to work.  Never mind.  Funny day in the office.   Did a bit down the lotty - got a couple of clocks up on the sheds and weeded another bed.

Thursday 20th April 2017
Up super early.  Good.  dog walked.  Into office for 7.30, second car in the car park.

Friday 21st April 2017
Rigmarole getting home with a car overturned on A38.   Dog walking and stuff

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Started on the great Patio project.  Went up to Hangar 4 paid for patio paving and  cement and sleepers and stuff.  Measured out and started removing turf. Took some turf to the lotty to make a path on number 7 that I can just mow rather than have to weed.  Am going to use slabs for other side of bean row and perhaps down the bottom somewhere.


Set off for Gig at The Navigation on Horninglow Road in Burton.



Funny gig it was,  Burton Albion got points to avoid relegation so lot of their fans in but worse for wear.  Never mind took the big-little EFX kit out again.   Quite like the compactness of it.

Sunday 23rd April 2017 
Up early.  Proper knackered.  Took two more loads of turf down to lotty and path for number 7 is complete.   Did a load more digging and a load of discussing with young Phil.  Need four more sleepers for a start.   Never mind, over to me mum and dad's for tea and put new roof felt on his shed while we were there - after doing that I reckon I can probably do mine with a bit of help from missus.  We'll see.  Got home, took dog with to lotty to water then put stuff away and off to bed.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Monday 10th April 2017 to Sunday 16th April 2017

Monday 10th April 2017
The usual plus did some pottering in the greenhouse also daisy chained some of me drum lights so I know how to slave them together so they all do the same thing - need to modify the casing for them and we're away!

Tuesday 11th April 2017
The usual - up early dog walk etc.etc. At 10:24 I won a three piece Tama Superstar Shell Pack for a really low price so really pleased about that.  Had to fetch it from Sheffield which was a bit of a bind.  Dropped in on me mum and dad on way back so that was good.  Back home about 7.10pm and straight into the doghouse.



Wednesday 12th April 2017
Overlaid - got up at 5:55 and playing catchup right from the off.  Such is life.  Still got to work before 8am but would have preferred to have been earlier.  Left work early for dentist.  All went well got to do more work on me teeth meself - interdental brushing apparently, Still survived it.   Did some drum tuning and then did a bit in greenhouse.  Took pooch the long walk through the meadow - all good stuff.

Thursday 13th April 2017
Up at 5:15!  Back to normal, into the office before 7:30.  Reet busy day, left about 4.15 as missed the bus again!!  Never mind.  Got home, Tea then took pooch the long walk through the meadow - it's summer again!   Went down lotty, strimmed and mowed and then come home and watched Broadchurch and then Billions.  Both grand telly.

Friday 14th April 2017
Up at 5.15.  Dog walked.  Papers fetched, into office nice and early. An amazing amount of phone calls all things considered.  Never mind.   Busy Day back home for 6pm.  Did a bit down the lotty.  Modified me plant pot lighting system so I can DMX the two lights together so they are proper syncronised.  Good stuff.

Saturday 15th April 2017
Up early, papers fetched.  Did a bit in the greenhouse.  golf at midday'ish.   Played okay got par on the last with a 20 footer, John three putted and it was all square so no shiny pound exchanging hands! Good good.   First gig with the small-big kit went pretty good all things considered.




Sunday 16th April 2017
Up early.  High stress day.  Mum and dad coming for lunch as well as Janette's brother Paddy so it will be high stress.  For Sure.  Did a bit in green house too so all good stuff.   Had a drink or three two and am still off work until Wednesday. Whoop.


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017 to Sunday 9th April 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017
Up early.  Dog walk.  Work.  Home.  Did a bit in Greenhouse then did a bit down the lotty with the dog in tow.   Bit of telly bed a bit late.


Tuesday 4th April 2017
Up early.  Dog walk. Work then on bus to Derby at 5:15'ish from Nestles (as was), over to Derby Bus Station then Costco, yukkety pizza then Derby County F.C. for a reet good game with 6 goals in it and Derby coming out on top.  Fulham are a really good side though - Derby couldn't get the ball for much of the first half!



Wednesday 5th April 2017
Up late - woke at 4am, went back to sleep got up in a mad rush at 6:30am Disaster.  Got to work for 8.15 which I suppose ain't bad all things considered but have left me phone at home which isn't ideal!  Anyway, finished about 4:45 back home for 5:30, tea then did a bit in the greenhouse, potting stuff up.  Have put the propagator away as didn't seem to do any better than some of the stuff in the greenhouse - in fact courgettes set off in the greenhouse but not in the propagator.  Have got just about the right number of tomatoes going I think - also got a few sweet peppers and a few cucumbers going as well.  Went to the allotment to get some purple broccoli for the missus.  Watched Broadchurch which was excellent but unfathomable as usual.   Bed a bit after 10pm.

Thursday 6th April 2017
Up late but not as late as yesterday, into the office more or less on time.

Friday 7th April 2017. 
The usual then a gig at Peakdale.  Very tired - back at 1:30, watched highlights of the Masters Golf, bed at silly o'clock
Above - drum illumination using cheap lights I got in auction and cut out plant pots!!  Ace eh.


Saturday 8th April 2017
Over to Darley Dale for me mums birthday then back to Ashbourne to get a load of lotty stuff done.   got runner beans and early onwards peas in and covered up.



Fell asleep while supposed to be watching Masters - such is life!

Sunday 9th April 2017
Up early as usual.  Dog walked. Shoes polished.  Loo rolls replenished etc.etc.  All the little jobs.  Did an hour down the lotty - weeded the onions and got half rows of beetroot and radishes in.    Got back and did a load of potting.  Lucy football at half one - superb weather - little dog loves it.

Wanted to watch Masters but two tired so went bed at 9:15

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Monday 27th March 2017 to Sunday 2nd April 2017

Monday 27th March 2017
First day back at work in British Summer Time - don't like it.  Was up mega early though and took dog out, fetched papers, saw a headgehog!  Into office a little bit late can't be helped.  Busy day,  Back home for a bit after 5pm.  Took pooch along the line - saw a small not-green woodpecker - will have to see what kind it is but it definitely looked woodpeckerish.  Did a bit in the drum attic.  Our Andrew has lent me his double pedal but I reckon it needs a fair bit of adjustment.


Did a bit in Greenhouse sowed some bits and bobs used one of the large pots the missus got for some sweetpeas for the lotty.   Did a bit of web work, watched a bit of telly.  Off to bed 10.30


Tuesday 28th March 2017
Up early.  Dog walked, papers fetched into office for 7.40.  Going lotty later without fail.  Home for about 5pm, dog walked, loaded car up and took a load of stuff down the lotty - big tub, sharp sand, carrot seeds, seed potatoes etc.etc.   Must remember still owe Bernie £2.  Anyway, got stuff in position, got a wheel barrow of top soil in the tub, got drenched when heavens opened.   Went home soggy.   Watched Broadchurch and a classic albums program on the The Big Pink by the Band - very good.


Wednesday 29th March 2017
Up at 5:10.  Dog walked, forgot paper money so had to make two trips up town.  Into office just after 7:30.  Ho hum.  Back home for about 5pm - it's good this starting early mullarky.  Dog walk, telly and did a whole lot of potting after my lovely missus cleared the bedroom window so I could put a load of propagator pots we have from Wilko in it.  Got lots of tomatos, cucumbers etc going.  All good stuff.   Did a bit of practicing to a click as well which was nice.

Thursday 30th March 2017
Up at 5.15.  Not raining bonus.  Took pooch a walk, got papers etc. even remembered to take paper money with me this morning.  Into office for 7.30am


Friday 31st March 2017
Friday already, good.   Not a bad day bit long at work.  Went to see Jukebox Heroes at The Winking Man - a right good night.    Bed about 1:30 in the morning not so good.

Saturday 1st April 2017
Up earlyish considering, dog walked, papers fetched etc.   Golf cancelled due to weather forecast rather than actual weather. Did a load in greenhouse and what have you.   Gig at The Olde Royal Oak in Burton at night - very good stuff.  

Sunday 2nd April 2017
After getting to bed at 2:45am and up at 7:30am to take pooch out am somewhat knackered.  Can't be helped.   Did a load in Greenhouse.  Football with Lucy at Chellaston in the afternoon.


Lovely summery sort of a day - pooch was tatered so let her have a kip and give her a bit of shade - bless.



Back home, tea then with dog mithering we went a walk up golf course - still a fair number of folk playing.  Found a few balls all good stuff.  Was dead tired so bed a bit before 10pm. 

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.


Friday 24th March 2017 
The usual.  Left office about 4pm.  Gig at the Ex-Servicemen's club - great turnout  went down well - didn't play well though.



Saturday 25th March 2017
Cripes Pay Day already.  Up early knackered though.  Papers and dog walk - took any posters that were still up down.  Did a load in the greenhouse.  Golf at lunch time - also didn't play well but a lovely day for it so who cares!



Mowed all lawns, lane, front after the golf - all good stuff. Kip on sofa at 7pm.  Up at 9pm to take dog walk and went down with missus to let Phil's god parents' dogs out.




Sunday 26th March 2017 
Mothering Sunday - up at 7:30.  Not brill. Did a bit in greenhouse   Lunch at the Ketch - bit of a pallava with Brother going to wrong pub about fifteen mile away.  Never mind.  Got home - more in the greenhouse and getting a big tub ready for a carrot experiment!!   Missus has bought a banjo as well!!!

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.

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