Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday 24th July 2011 to Saturday 30th July 2011

Saturday 30th July 2011
Woke up dead early don't know why. Spangler Phil had gone to work at the crack of dawn bless him. Went and watered everything including neighbours hanging baskets as he's on holiday. Went out on bike to fetch papers which was okay as well. Details . Golf at 12:05 - set off brilliantly, par, birdie, then double bogey, double bogey, then par, then bogey then birdie, then another birdie, then a double bogie on the ninth for 22 points going out - all went a bit crap on the back nine with only 15 points and only two pars. Wierd game never mind. Details. Off to Trent Bridge for the test match tomorrow which should be fun. England have pulled back after Broad's hat trick, awesome stuff.

Friday 29th July 2011
Up fairly early, good. Phil off to work at 4:45 bless him. Didn't go and follow him to make sure he arrived this time. Good. Anyway, used the Boardman for it's intended purpose Cycle2Work and it performed admirably (if rather slower than the Giant). It's certainly comfier and lower geared than the Giant which is handier for hills and the bumps of sh*tty Derbyshire roads. Averaged 12mph overall, way slower! Details. Rode back from work 12.3mph average. Details

Thursday 28th July 2011
Could barely walk when got out of bed this morning. Have a follow-up appointment at the doctor's which will hopefully help. Went on a bit of a hill climb with the new Boardman, only four miles but by crikey it was tiring - was expecting to find a farm that sells haylage for my cousin but the directions given by Phil - turn right past Darley Moor were not as useful as they ought to have been. Details. Then I thought, if the leg can take that that it can take a bit of a golf walk so I went up the golf course as well. Hit it quite well - have made a driver out of an old Cleveland HiBore XL head and a really, really old Howson shaft (from way back when) - it's a little bit shorter than it should be but I've order a £3.50 extension rather than spend £30 on a new shaft (they seem to have got really expensive than they used to be). Details

Wednesday 27th July 2011 : Evening Updates
Reasons to be cheerful have two wheels generally...

Wednesday 28th July 2011
Forgot to mention that on Monday night I got branded by son's moped. So got an appointment with Nurse to have the burn looked at last night. Think it's infected so haven't been out running this morning. Been to Maccy D's though for breakfast that was belter! Such is life.

Tuesday 26th July 2011
Watched Phil set off for work at 4:45 on his lil moped. Asked him to text when he got there but he didn't so went out on bike to check he'd arrived. Never mind 7 miles on the bike to start off with. Details. When got back got changed and did three mile run at 9:55 pace. Details

Monday 25th July 2011
Tired but had to get up early so I did! Anyway got some work done early doors then ran the old five miler. Details. Got back from work; Phil has passed his CBT so can now ride his moped with impunity as long as rides it properly. Went out on bike to pay for some petrol for him. Details

Sunday 24th July 2011
Not much to report. Up at 4am to take Phil to work. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to as the young un is having his moped competency test thing tomorrow so next week he'll be able to take himself all being well!!! Donington Market at 10:30am - not overly impressed - got some bits and bobs but would normally pick up some magazine cheap but they didn't have nowt I wanted. Got some black spray paint for me driver project.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday 17th July 2011 to Saturday 23rd July 2011

Saturday 23rd July 2011
Up at 4am to take Phil to work. Damn tired. Golf at 2:04 only did nine holes as that's what John fancied. Tried the driver out and it went really well - however compared the shaft to my usual driver and found it to be 2" short! Such is life. Am going to pull the shaft that's in it now and replace with a good one - it goes really well but could do with a full length shaft I reckon. Am also going to respray it. Am debating spraying it black white to make it look like one of them R11s you see the pros using in the open. Details.

Friday 22nd July 2011
Knackered from badmo last night - more tiring than you'd think so it is. So nothing on the cards at all. Have fitted an old driver shaft to the Cleveland driver project. We'll see how it works out.

Thursday 21st July 2011
Knackered but gotta keep goin. Got up about 6:10, got run up town and back. Details. Had brekko, went up to Royal Mail sorting office to pick up a driver head which cost me all of £8.49 and will be transformed into an awesome Cleveland Custom HiBore XL driver. Will be last Badminton of the current term tonight so daren't miss another then am going to get working on the driver project!

Wednesday 20th July 2011
Tired but gotta keep doin somethin. Got up at 6, got out for about 6:20 up town and back. Wierd thing was I saw someone (bloke I think) sat under a tree on the 6th at Ashbourne G.C. when I came back from town he was gone, very odd. Details Was in a meeting all day at work which was sort of interesting!! Then back home, up golf course about 8pm but as it was wednesday medal it was a bit of a pig to get on never mind it added up to getting on for another 3 miles! Details.

Tuesday 19th July 2011
My lad is sixteen today bless him. So up early to stick up pictures and balloons and stuff. Running a bit late but still ran up town and back. Details.

Monday 18th July 2011
Washed out again. Chucking it down when I got up unfortunately so drove up town and then walked from Leisure Centre. Fed up with this rubbish weather. Have got 3 groupon vouchers for Uttoxeter golf club to look forward to though so hopefully better weather is just around the corner. Bit of golf practice in the evening - wasn't bad all things considered! Details.

Sunday 17th July 2011

It's odd when someone totally controls a major but that's what Darren Clarke did today. It's unfair to say he had some lucky breaks, though he did. The reality of it can't be overlooked that he played supremely good golf and was the best in the field over four days. Even having the luxury of bogies at the last two holes should not take anything away from what was such a well deserved victory. Well done Dazza Clarke, you dazzled em today, fella!

Well up at 4am. Tinkered a bit more with Ashbourne Fly Fishing Club's website. Link Here.

Took Phil to work early doors. Fetched him back at 9:30. Fetched un healthy brekky from the Picnic Basket on Buxton Hill - highly recommended!!!

Lunchtime'ish thought it'd be good to wash cars while sun out. Didn't last long - see pic above!!!

So am watching Open from Sandwich - come on you Dazza Clarke!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Sunday 10th July 2011 to Saturday 16th July 2011

Come on Clarkey!
Am hoping Darren Clarke's putter warms up tomorrow. He could be four shots or more better off if he'd been as good with the short stick as he was with his irons and woods. Still, if there's any justice Dazza will dazzle and hold onto his lead for another 18 holes. That would be a very welcome fairy tale ending!

Saturday 16th July 2010
Up at 4am. Took Phil to work. Listed a load of tat on Ebay. Our Andrew and Shona came. Lucy's Party. Loads of open golf. Went and did a bit of golf practice which was ace. Took driver out of the bad by accident and found out I was hitting the 3wood about the same distance anyway - how does that work??

Friday 15th July 2011
Was going to cycle in today but just mega tired when I got up and the missus has expectations so thought best to come in car. So did a tired walk/run thing. Details

Thursday 14th July 2011
Went to a nice group in Chelmsford last night. Stopped at a Premier Inn and then drove back up this morning. No exercise and am totally knackered now!! Never mind the golf's on the telly!

Wednesday 13th July 2011
Got up early doors, got stuff ready for driving down to Chelmsford this afternoon. Bit disappointed about this as it's my little girl's birthday but will make it up to her in due course! Did a v. tired walk/run this morning which is better than nowt! Details.

Tuesday 12th July 2011 continued.
Rode back to Belper from Work. Details. Got overtaken by a guy on a Boardman racer and a bunch of Cyclists although also overtook a commuter and a guy on a mountain bike still 4-2 defeat on overtaking terms! Had a bit of a walk with a 7-iron up the golf course that was okay.

Sad to hear of loss of BBC golf commentator Alex Hay at age of 77. He'll be greatly missed. He had an ace habit of giving players a great build-up only for them to go and cock it up. I remember him describing a south african player as being a genius at getting out of bunkers only for the player to leave it in the sand! Shame.

Tuesday 12th July 2011
Quick bit of a ride up town and back to get papers. Details. The drove to Belper, parked up and rode onto work for a total of about 13 miles so far today. Details.

Monday 11th July 2011
Bit of a run up town and back to start. Details. Into work in good time - going to cycle to work tomorrow. That's my plan. 7.5mile mini-bike ride to test FCR1 still in good shape. Put a bit of air in tyres and then off we went. Details. Then did some golf practice but forgot the watch as it was gettin a bit dark! Lucy gone to Duke's Barn bless her.

Sunday 10th July 2011
Start the day off with a proper hangover. Great Start. Helped the spangler major working on his many garden machinery items fitting a broken bonnet to a whopping sit-down mower that he later mowed the grass verges locally. Bit of golf practice later on.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sunday 3rd July to Saturday 9th July 2011

Saturday 9th July 2011
Bit of a walk/run thing to start the day off. Golf at 12:50. Black tie do at the golf club afterwards which was interesting.

Friday 8th July 2011
Ten days to go on the 2011 cycle2work project. Walked up town and back as I legs are seriously tired from last night's badminton in which I was regularly whooped by the bleedin kids. Such is life. Bit of golf practice that was a bit rubbish.

Thursday 7th July 2011
Ran up town and back, three miles and steady.

Wednesday 6th July 2011
Ran up town and back for first time in a few days. Was okay if a bit slow. Dentists at 9am, hygenist at 9:40am, got to work for 11am. Got told off for it too. Such is life. Final performance tonight and then drums to pack away again.

Cycle2Work Time Again
Am liking the look of this boardman that'll mountain bike or commute. V Nice.

Tuesday 5th July 2011
Got to leave work early so came into work early to make an extra three quarters of an hour before I start.

Monday 4th July 2011
Walk up town and back as toes on left foot hurting. Details. Did the kids musical thing - hills are alive with the sound of music and a bit of drum racket. Did a few holes on the golf course which was better - started doing that thing where you pull your elbows together which improved things quite a bit. Still work to be done but am seeing an improvement - maybe the stress of Wentworth past is helping!

Sunday 3rd July 2011
Not much to report. Did a few holes of golf not bad at all. Got drums down to village hall for kids school musical thing. Got a change of handicap notice from golf club down to 17. Swines.

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