Monday, 31 October 2011

Sunday 30th October 2011 to Saturday 5th November 2011

Saturday 5th November 2011
Washed missus' car and the wretch's ped. Golf at 12 noon, first Winter League golf of the season - weather not bad but getting dark towards end! We shot a nett 70 off three quarter handicap in the betterball format which wasn't too bad considering we had bad holes at the same time; think I had five pars in total so not great golf by any stretch but it was what it was.

Friday 4th November 2011
Decided I should have a rest day. Chucked it down with rain too so was glad I didn't go on the bike. Fireworks on Ashbourne Rec at 7:45pm - excellent as usual - weather was too still though and so some of fireworks were hidden in their own smoke! Such is life.

Thursday 3rd November 2011
Tired this morning. Didn't get on the road til gone 6:30 but ran up town and back, nice and steady and was back for more or less 7am.

Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Up early, did a couple of emails then cycled2work - modified the Broadway diversion a bit - it works a treat.

Looking at it the wind should be behind me at times on way home which will make a change! Will see if that's so later. Didn't feel like it was helping in all honesty but it wasn't as bad as it's been over the last few months so that's good!!

Tuesday 1st November 2011
Band practice tonight so drove to work. Ran up town and back to start day off. Garmin watch absolutely flat so not sure what that means. Anyway, it's on charge again.

Monday 31st October 2011
Cycle2Work with the Broadway shortcut again (not sure if it is shorter - certainly easier without Krays Hill. Will see what it's like cycling back in the dark!

Not much fun in the dark but my Amber Valley parking permit runs out at end of November anyway so only another four weeks. Trip home plus car journey here:

Sunday 30th October 2011
Clocks go back, aaaaggh. Phil gone to work at crack of dawn. Went for 6 mile run - very slow, lot's of walking!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Wedneday 26th October 2011 to Saturday 29th October 2011

Friday 28th October 2011
Back to Cycle2work - bit parky out and a bit darker but good fun and found a new shortcut through Swanwick - cuts out the evil that is Krays Hill which is double good as it's full bore loony roadworks down there right now.

Garmin watch fell to bits at Belper but such is life - have got all the bits! .

Thursday 27th October 2011
Up early but got asome work to do at home so didn't get out til 6:30 so just did a two mile round the block sort of thing.

Got thoroughly embarassed at work with a presentation for 20 years service. Cripes, how time flies.

Wednesday 26th October 2011
Back to reality - woke up in my own bed, ran up town and back. Tired but not a bad pace.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday 16th October 2011 to Saturday 22nd October 2011

Thursday 20th October 2011
Got up about 5:30ish. A bit more snagging then got on with cleaning up my mess. Found a roller in the box that was wrapped in cellophane from last time we did any painting - it seemed to be still wet so cleaned that out before putting everything away. It's ready now for plumber and electrician to finish the job off.

Wednesday 19th October 2011
Getting tired'er. Got up 5:45, did a bit of snagging in the bathroom covering up little bits that got missed. Cleaned all the brushes and tidied up, fetched papers, running late. Got to Belper for 6:35 and then biked into office for 8:30, shower and then back to me desk.

At noon the forecast for 4pm is North Westerly Wind avg 13, gusting to 21mph - am going to see what it actually feels like and report back later. -- Wind was actually fine really set off at 5:15ish and back to car for 5:55ish so a steady ride back with quite a bit of pavement which always slows things down.

Did a bit more snagging on the paintwork before bed.

Tuesday 18th October 2011
Up at five thirty so a bit of a lie-in, which was nice. Didn't do any running or anything other than gloss skirting boards and door frames. Practice with the band after work. Back home for 8:30, another go at the skirting boards and then off to bed.

Monday 17th October 2011
Up at 4:30, third coat of paint on shower room. Just about there now. Going to cycle in to work in a bit. Cycled in to work and then back home against the bloody wind. Nightmare. Back to car for just gone six though so not the end of the world.

Funny thing was coming along the funny path after the Wimsey Way diversion I sensed a presence. Which turned out to be an oldish chap on a bike who used me for a wind shadow for the next couple of miles overtaking me down near the pub - nice to see someone else uses the same shortcuts I'll let him overtake next time there's a strong wind.

Have ordered a replacement strap for the Garmin which am missing already unfortunately. Put fourth coat of paint on the bathroom - it's done now - about time.

Sunday 16th October 2011
Not much to report. Got up early - put first coat of paint on shower room. Went to Nag's Head for Pad's birthday. It was alright. Back to golf club for nine holes. Worst for a while but such is life. Back home, second coat of paint on bathroom. Have I mentioned that the Garmin 405cx is out of commission until I get a new strap for the damn thing, thought not.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sunday 9th October 2011 to Saturday 15th October 2011

Saturday 15th October 2011
Going DCFC to see match against Southampton this afternoon so not planned owt else. Got up town, caught 12:25 Swift bus to London met up with Jason, few drinky poos and then match, 1-1 draw. Bus back at 6:30 after a few more drinky poos then walked home with a bag of chips. Poifect.

Friday 14th October 2011
Cycled into work.

Thursday 13th October 2011
Early into work, badminton at night, moved lots of stuff about for the windows again.

Wednesday 12th October 2011
Quick (slow) run up town and back.

Tuesday 11th October 2011
Tired again but giving it a go still. Ran up town and back slow - 11:30 miles.

Monday 10th October 2011
Tired again but coughing better I think. Did a very slow run up town and back which is okay when your lungs are full of cak.

Sunday 9th October 2011
Woke up with slight head pain and nausea. Nothing to do with alcohol, you understand. Did some work on my shed and moving stuff about. Played some v average golf in the afternoon just sneaking a slight win by a shot on John on the 18th green. Made two really long putts on the first and last holes for par so very streaky stuff really.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Sunday 2nd October 2011 to Saturday 8th October 2011

Friday 7th October 2011
Nothing today - weather was rubbish when I woke up and I thought - I've done enough.

Thursday 6th October 2011
Still not feeling 100% but Keep calm and carry on as people seem to be saying again. Got up early, didn't like the weather first thing but thought what the hell, wind can't be any worse than last night, let's give it a shot. Steady and although a bit nippy first thing, by the time I got to top of Pentrich I'd took me jacket off!

cycled home against the wind and it was worse then Wednesday. Nightmare. Got home, bite to eat then off to Badminton. Mega lightning at 10:30, well impressive.

Wednesday 5th October 2011
Cycled to Work from Belper - averaged 13mph which was okay, not sure whether wind was with, against or across me this morning - very odd, am hoping it's not in me face going home!! Have added a light to me helmet for extra visibility this morning. Meant to take a picture of it - must try and remember to do so. Cycled up Pentrich hill again which is like a 160 feet ascent over just under a mile and I hate it! You can see the climb on the elevation chart on the link below starting just short of 5 miles and ending just short of 6 miles. Fun.
Hard work against the wind going home thought!

Tuesday 4th October 2011
Can't shift this cold. Such is life. Got up 5:50ish. Walked up town, ran back in bit.

Monday 3rd October 2011
Up early. tidy up. Cycle2work.
Cycled back to Belper against a 20 mile an hour wind which was a pain in the ass to the say the least. So where I got back in 40 minutes on Thursday night it took nearly 48 minutes last night.
Hard work but I did try a slightly different route through Swanwick to eliminate hills which was at best semi-successful.

Sunday 2nd October 2011
Coughing all night so up with the lark, tidying up a bit, soon as it was anything like light I got out tidied up a bit outside then weeded the border which was long overdue. I also pruned back this thing that I'm going to call Giant Hogweed that seems to be trying to take over the border. It's only been in about six months and the stems are thicker than bamboo and it's covered over no end of plants so I pruned that beggar right back. After that I got rid of all the hardcore that Phil left on a piece of wood on the lawn after driving the tractor into the fence (he had to dig the old post out the ground). All Good. When Phil was back from work I did some more on the shed getting shelving in down the ten foot side which was okay. Nothing much else to speak off other than a few trips down to the recycling centre to get rid of various bits of tat. Went to Stepping Stones with me mum and dad at lunchtime. I had a million free dessert with a main vouchers so we took full advantage of that. First time I've had a pud there and it was very nice indeed. Got back and got all of the stuff that's been sat in a tent on the lawn into the shed so that was good and all going to plan. Was about to take the tent down and it started to flippin rain which wasn't so nice. Set me mum's kindle up so she can get books now which was good. Went bed early reading my kindle - I nodded off and dropped the kindle on me face which was fun.

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